Tips for Installing Ductwork in an Old House

January 27, 2023 | Air Conditioning

Do you enjoy the charm of your old home, but miss the comfort of a modern HVAC system? Updating your heating and cooling system often requires installing bulky air ducts. While the property may not have been designed for ductwork, there are options for you to reap the benefits of a fully conditioned space. Installing […]

What Does a Fresh Air Damper Do?

January 20, 2023 | Air Quality

Dampers may be found in various parts of an HVAC system. A fresh air damper is one of them. It works similarly to dampers elsewhere in ductwork but allows air in from outside. It is located in the duct leading to the air handler (before the fan), at a point where air can enter the […]

How to Know You Need an AC Refrigerant Recharge

January 13, 2023 | Air Conditioning

Your air conditioner will need to be “recharged” if it’s low on refrigerant. The process includes adding coolant and pressurizing the system as well as checking for leaks. After all, an AC doesn’t burn up refrigerant. It circulates through a closed system so if it’s low, there’s almost certainly a problem. But how do you […]

Signs Your Furnace’s Heat Exchanger Is Failing

January 6, 2023 | Heating

The heat exchanger is a major part of a gas furnace. It extracts heat from the combustion chamber (which is sealed to contain toxic flue gases) to warm the air pushed through it. Heated air is then delivered to your home via the blower.  A failing or cracked heat exchanger can cause toxic gases, including […]