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We always stress the importance of having routine heating maintenance done for a residential heating system before winter arrives. It’s not difficult to convince people that it’s vital they have their furnace or other heater in top shape to handle the serious cold winters we experience in Pennsylvania.
It’s a bit harder to convince them of the importance of this same regular service for water heaters—and the reason is that water heaters work around the year and people tend to take them for granted. But water heaters must have regular maintenance to work their best.
One of the most beneficial regular maintenance jobs necessary for any water heater is the tank flush.
Gas furnaces are not dangerous appliances to have in your home. The modern gas furnace is built with safety uppermost in mind, and if they did regularly pose dangers they wouldn’t even be allowed in residential buildings.
However, many appliances can become dangerous if handled wrong or kept in poor condition, and this definitely applies to any gas-powered appliance. Combusting natural gas, such as in a gas furnace, can lead to carbon monoxide leaks and fire hazards. If you know the right steps to take each year with your gas furnace, you can reduce the chances of furnace dangers to almost nothing.
Below are the best ways to ensure a safely working gas furnace this winter.
Rust and other forms of corrosion weaken metal and cause it to decay. It’s rarely a good thing to have rust occur, and this is true for water heaters. You don’t want to see rust developing on any part of your home’s water heater.
But how serious is water heater corrosion? You may have heard that conventional wisdom is that when a water heater starts to show signs of rust, the whole unit needs to be replaced. There is some truth to this, but it isn’t the whole story. Below we’ll look closer at the issue of rust and your water heater.
This is the type of question that might nudge into your brain as we move deeper into fall and closer to the time when we’ll all need our furnaces in Levittown, PA hard at work. You might have a furnace that’s already done a decade or so of warming your house, and now you feel concerned about when it’ll need to be replaced.
As we’re writing this, the official change to the fall season is only a few days away. This doesn’t mean the weather instantly turns cold after that date passes. But the transitional period of fall is the ideal time to make winter plans for your home.
The most important fall-preparation step is to have your heating system thoroughly inspected and tuned up. This job requires professionals; you can’t try to go DIY for full maintenance service on your furnace or any other type of heating system.
Air conditioning systems are built for function, not for decor, but it’s still difficult for any homeowner to decide to replace a central air conditioning system because of the cost. People want the most years possible from an investment like an AC.
If you are currently facing a situation where you think your AC is ready for replacement, but you’re still hesitant because maybe you can get a few more years out of it, you’ve come to the right place. We handle all types of air conditioning services, such as AC installation in Newtown, PA, and we can share some wisdom regarding how to tell if your air conditioner has gone through its final summer.
The answer to the question in the title depends on how much humidity your home deals with during the summer. If you don’t normally experience extremely high indoor humidity (relative humidity higher than 70%, although some people find more than 60% uncomfortable), then your AC will be able to keep you cool and happy. The air conditioner is not exactly controlling the humidity—although it’s doing some dehumidification—but it doesn’t have to work hard against humidity to deliver a comfortable environment for your house.
If high humidity is a problem you often encounter during warm weather, then it’s unlikely your AC can do much about it. It can provide cooling, but it won’t make a noticeable effect on humidity because an air conditioning system isn’t equipped to do that job.
You should not need to add more refrigerant to your AC during the summer. In fact, your system should operate for many years without ever needing more. With a full understanding of what refrigerant is and how it works to keep your AC pumping efficiently, you’ll have a better understanding of what to expect from your system.
You aren’t the only person who wants to know if an air purifier can help you clean out pollutants from your indoor air. Homeowners today have greater concerns about indoor air quality than ever before, and HVAC professionals like us can offer air purifiers in Bensalem, PA that make a difference.
And, yes, whole-house air purification systems can make a significant difference for indoor air quality. You’ll need the help of professionals to select and install the right set of purifiers and filters.
Air purifiers can use several methods to clean household air. Here are the most common:
When your home’s water heater can no longer deliver the amount of hot water you need on a daily basis, your life will get far more difficult. As long as a water heater was correctly sized when it was installed, it shouldn’t have any difficulty meeting the daily requirements of a household. When the hot water volume starts to drop, it warns that something is wrong that will require either water heater repair in Bensalem, PA or a complete water heater replacement.
We’ll look over several of the more common causes of a drop in the amount of hot water you’re receiving from your water heater.