Can You Plug a 220V Cord into a 250V Outlet?

November 25, 2022 | Electrical

In most U.S. homes, 220-volt (V) outlets are the most powerful. However, some air conditioners, water heaters, stoves, air compressors, and other high-power devices may require up to 20 amps (A), 250V. Even large power tools may use 250V. Since not all cords and outlets are compatible, often depending on their power rating, “Can you […]

How Do I Find My HVAC Intake?

November 18, 2022 | Air Conditioning

Your HVAC system contains numerous vents. The HVAC intake supplies fresh air to your furnace from outside your house. It delivers clean air and oxygen that enable the furnace to run efficiently and prevents the system from drawing air in from unconditioned areas, which can reduce air quality. You may wonder where your HVAC intake […]

Is R22 Colder than R410A Refrigerant?

November 11, 2022 | Air Conditioning

Newer air conditioners are designed to use R410A refrigerant. A phase-out of R22, or Freon, began in 2010 after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found it was contributing to ozone layer depletion and ecological damage. No more AC units that use R22 are being built, and the old refrigerant is no longer being manufactured or […]

Fresh Air Intake System Maintenance Tips

November 4, 2022 | Air ConditioningAir Quality

The intake pipe provides fresh air to a furnace so it works efficiently. It also helps keep pollutants out of your indoor air. Understandably, it’s important to properly maintain the fresh air intake system. Dirt and blockages can have a profound impact on your heating system and home. To avoid potentially hazardous situations, follow these […]