How To Test Your Central AC Condensate Pump

If you have a central air conditioning system that seems to allow water to run all over your floor, then you likely have a problem with your air handler or evaporator unit. Fortunately, the issue is typically not a major one and likely involves part of the condensate drain system. This system handles the condensation that builds within the air conditioning unit and drops down from the evaporator coil. A collection pan holds the water and a small tube feeds it outdoors. Read More 

Optimize Your Home’s Energy Efficiency Using These Easy Methods

The energy efficiency of your home can have a significant impact on your monthly power costs throughout the year. If your home is not very energy efficient, your HVAC system will have to work harder to do its job, which may result in higher energy expenses, unnecessary wear and tear, and the need to make costly repairs. However, if you can efficiently protect your home from the outdoor elements, you should find that it's easy to maintain comfortable temperatures inside without wearing your HVAC system out. Read More 

5 Myths About Radiant Heating

Underfloor heating systems are becoming more popular in the United States. However, with popularity often comes myths that are misleading or simply incorrect. Below are five myths that you may have heard about underfloor radiant heating that are simply not true.  You Cannot Have Wood Flooring Above a Radiant Heat System Wood flooring is known for cupping and buckling when there are drastic heat and moisture changes in your home. This makes many people assume that wood is not a good choice for flooring if you want an underfloor radiant heat system. Read More 

Cleaning Mold From Your Central Air Conditioner Drain

If you have a central air conditioning unit that utilizes a two-part system to cool your home, then you probably enjoy the convenient and efficient cool air that the system provides. However, when the cool air blown into your home smells moldy and musty, then the air may not be as enjoyable as it once was. If you notice this type of smell coming from your vents, then it is time to investigate the drainage system that attaches to the evaporator that sits in your basement. Read More 

Give Your Air Conditioner A Hand: Techniques For Reducing Energy Costs While Staying Cool

Many Americans expect their air conditioner to keep them cool and comfy during the heat of summer. They may also worry about the high energy costs running an air conditioner can cause. While new energy-efficient air conditioners aren't the energy hogs their ancestors were, they still account for a rising energy costs during hot weather. If you have been limiting your AC use because of concerns over energy use, you will be happy to know there are some things you can do to make your home more comfortable without raising your energy bill. Read More