Heat pumps are great at keeping a home comfortably warm, but a common problem with these appliances is they have a tendency to freeze up when it's snowing and/or temperatures are really low. Although the machine does activate a defrost cycle to help get rid of the ice, that's energy that could be better used on other tasks. Here are two things you can do to keep your heat pump nice and ice-free this season.
An air conditioner doesn't make much noise, when it is running. The condenser runs outside, but it is a consistent hum that will almost sound like white noise inside your home. There are noises that are a clear indication that your air conditioner will need to be serviced in the near future. Here are 4 problematic noises to look out for.
Is there a constant thumping noise that seems to be coming from inside your air handler, when the air conditioner is running?
If your air conditioner has recently died, then you may be looking for a replacement. When looking at your options, you may have noticed that many of the devices list the cooling capacity in BTUs. This unit of measurement is quite foreign to a lot of people. Keep reading to learn about BTUs, what they are, and how you can figure out how many you need when shopping for an air conditioner replacement.
A plumbing leak can cause a surprising amount of damage to your home, even if the leak is fairly small. The problem with a small leak is that it can go on for a long time undetected. Leaks may not be obvious if you can't see water dripping from a pipe. Plumbing pipes are often under the ground or between walls so you don't know what's going on with them. Here's when to suspect you have a plumbing leak, how to find where the leak is located, and what to do to fix it.
Having your furnace quit working can make the house cold and uncomfortable. This is why you need to call for furnace repair services at the first sign of a problem. It is obvious there is something wrong if you have to keep turning the thermostat higher and higher to keep the house warm. However, if you can notice that something is going wrong before that, you may be able to save yourself some money and keep the house comfortable.