How Disruptive Is A Mini-Split Installation?

If you're looking for an alternative to traditional duct-based central air conditioning systems, then mini-split units offer many advantages. These systems remove the need for complicated ductwork by combining the evaporator and air handler into a single unit. In theory, this means a quicker and less disruptive installation process along with a more energy-efficient system. Of course, theory and reality don't always entirely line up. If you're looking for the cold, hard facts on mini-split installations, then you've come to the right place.

Why Your AC Is Leaking Water

An air conditioner (AC) pulls and condenses moisture from the air. The moisture collects in the condensate pan and flows out via the condensate drain line so that it doesn't damage the AC. However, some malfunctions can leave your AC leaking water. Below are a few examples of such malfunctions. Line or Pan Clogging The condensate pan collects condensed moisture while the condensate line drains the moisture out of the AC.

Is It Time To Replace That Aging Air Conditioning System? Tips For Making A Dollar-Based Decision

The costs involved in the installation of a new air conditioning system can be significant. But like all appliances, the components that make up your home's air conditioning system are sure to experience mechanical wear as they age that can make them require too-frequent repairs, as well as the damage they might suffer from misuse or poor maintenance.  The expected costs involved in the installation of a new air conditioning system can cause many homeowners to attempt to extend the lifespan of their current system, but that is not always the wisest move.

Getting Ready For Spring? 4 Steps You Shouldn't Ignore When Shutting Your Furnace Down

Winter may be going full strength right now, but in a few short months, spring will arrive. When it does, you'll want to be ready to put your furnace to bed. If you're like most people, your furnace shut-down procedures including turning the system off and forgetting about it until the temperatures turn cold again. Unfortunately, that's the worst thing you can do for your furnace. To help your furnace recover from a long, cold winter, here are four steps that will need to be taken before you shut down the system this spring.

Off-Season Air Conditioning Maintenance? Winter AC Service Tips For Busy Homeowners

For most families, the summer months can go by in an accelerated blur. Graduation ceremonies, June weddings, and family vacations are quickly followed by the rush of shopping for school supplies and getting the kids ready to go back to class. All this activity can mean that important home maintenance projects get postponed or even overlooked. When the neglected home maintenance project involves the air conditioning system, homeowners may find themselves starting off the next year's cooling season with equipment that is operating inefficiently or not working at all.