At this time of year, many homeowners are getting ready to do some spring gardening. Sprucing up the yard is a Spring tradition. What do you need to do to prepare your air conditioner or heat pump for Summer? When working around your outdoor compressor, here are some things to keep in mind.
We covered some of the errors that folks make when landscaping around their exterior units in an earlier post. But today, we’re going to cover other common errors that impact your comfort during the warm months. Common air conditioning mistakes are simple to avoid when you know about their pitfalls.
Air Conditioners are sold with different sizes and ratings. The size of a unit is measured in tons (if you want to read the back story including lots of fun history and math, this article explains). When shopping for the right size air conditioner, it is important to select the correct tonnage for your equipment. An oversized air conditioner will not work as well as a correctly sized one.
Spring and summer are prime candidates for allergens outdoors. Grass, tree, and flower pollen is a concern for seasonal allergy sufferers. Your HVAC system can help prevent allergic reactions while inside your home. We’ve put together the top tips for preventing allergies with your HVAC system.
A common problem for homeowners in the DC area is uneven heating. We regularly have metro area homeowners call to ask, “why does my house heat unevenly?” Once section of their home is warm and toasty, but another area feels like a meat locker. This is very frustrating for the homeowner because we all want to be able to live comfortably in our whole home. The common causes for this cold zone depends on the type of heating system.
Heat pumps can be a very efficient solution for heating and cooling your home, but if you live in the D.C. area you are at the northern limits of their effectiveness. Extremely cold weather can affect heat pump efficiency. This is why your cousin in Michigan owns a furnace.