Common Problems That Can Develop With Your AC’s Compressor

July 15, 2022

Your AC unit consists of several components, but there are vital parts that work to ensure that your AC unit functions efficiently and effectively. These include the compressor, condenser, and evaporator. However, the AC compressor is the most mechanical component of these critical parts. Its sole purpose is to circulate the refrigerant responsible for making warm air cold throughout the unit. AC compressors do excellent work. However, running them almost every time under pressure can result in costly repairs. Sometimes you may need to replace the whole unit, though this is mainly if you do not keep up with routine...

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What HVAC Dampers Are and How They Work

June 14, 2022

If you’re looking for ways to improve the effectiveness of your home’s heating and cooling and reduce your energy costs, a zone control HVAC system is definitely a great option. This type of system uses what is known as an HVAC damper to control and direct the airflow to those areas where it is currently needed most. To help you better understand how this works, here is a full overview of HVAC dampers, how they work and the benefits that they can provide. What Does a Damper Do? There are numerous different types of HVAC dampers, but they all essentially...

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Why You Should Choose a Licensed HVAC Contractor

March 17, 2022

Whether you need to install new HVAC equipment or are looking to replace your old, inefficient equipment, the choice is always between a licensed and an unlicensed HVAC contractor. It is important that you get the highest quality service when you need a quick tune-up. While it is tempting to hire unlicensed HVAC contractors for your project, going with a licensed professional is most beneficial. Here are some reasons why. Extensive Training and Experience The HVAC industry is ever-changing. New makes and models of heating and cooling equipment come out every year. The Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board is responsible...

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Top Reasons to Get Your Ducts Cleaned

January 3, 2022

If you have a centralized heating and air conditioning system, then it’s highly likely you have ducting running throughout the walls and floors of your home. While you might not give it much thought, all the air in your house, including all the particles in it, travel throughout your ducting on a consistent basis. Just like the rest of your home requires cleaning, so does your ducting. A Cleaner Home Probably the most desirable benefit of having your ductwork cleaned is that it creates a cleaner living environment for your entire household. As a professional removes all the dirt, dust,...

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What Is a Thermostatic Expansion Valve?

October 20, 2021

A thermostatic expansion valve is used in all newer models of air conditioning units. Its primary function is to regulate the flow of refrigerant into the evaporator, and without it, your air conditioning system would cease to function efficiently. The Definition of a Thermostatic Expansion Valve A thermostatic expansion valve goes by a few different names such as thermal expansion valve or abbreviations like TXV or TEV. The whole device consists of a metal main body with two tubes coming out of either side, copper wire and capillary tube connections, and a slender glass container off of one side that...

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 14, 2021

Winter has finally come to a close, and with the warmer weather coming, it’s time to put the furnace to bed. Most people consider changing their furnace filters and flipping the switch at the thermostat. However, if you truly want to turn your furnace off, it goes beyond flipping this switch. Find out what all is involved and if it is worth it for your home. Does Your Furnace Have a Pilot Light? Before looking at what is involved in turning your furnace off, look for what style of furnace you have. Specifically, you are interested in understanding if your...

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The Newest Innovations in HVAC Technology Today

November 20, 2020

Many homeowners currently own an HVAC system and depend on their systems to keep their homes at a comfortable temperature. If your system is getting old and you don’t want to invest more money in repairs, you may be trying to decide between the several different types of modern HVAC systems available on the market. If you’re having trouble choosing one, read on to learn about five innovations that are among some of the newest on the market. 1. Home Automation Advancements Home automation is a modern technology that integrates devices found in homes with computerized automation capabilities. Lights and...

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What are the Types of Smart Thermostats?

October 20, 2020

3 Common Issues Your Furnace May Present to You Without a properly functioning furnace, the winter in Somerset, KY, is going to be long and miserable. Fortunately, though, most furnaces tend to operate fairly reliably, even after years of service. Furnaces can run into issues, though. If you know the most common problems that furnaces encounter, you will be able to quickly identify them so that can get to your home to begin repairs. Plus, you’ll be able to better protect your furnace so that the problems don’t occur in the first place. Problem 1: The Furnace Doesn’t Turn on...

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Getting to Know the Benefits of MERV Filters

September 23, 2020

The residents of Somerset trust for their home comfort needs. We can install, maintain and repair heating and cooling systems of every major brand. There is one part of climate control systems that many homeowners take for granted. Using the right filter can have a big impact on the performance of your equipment and your indoor air quality. In the HVAC industry, we use the MERV rating to measure the strength of system filters. What Is MERV? MERV is an acronym for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. It is a measure of how well a filter can capture small particles. High...

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Are HVAC Maintenance Contracts Worth The Money?

March 19, 2020

Typically, when you sign a contract, you have to give up something. This is essentially a compromise to make the contract worthwhile for the other party. Whether it’s a phone plan where you’re tied to using that phone for the next two years or a non-compete agreement that waives your right to go to work for a competing employer, there always seems to be a “catch” when you sign a contract. When you hear the term “maintenance contract,” then, you may be concerned that you have something to lose. Fortunately, this type of contract is something well worth the money...

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