Are you looking for a great do-it-yourself project that can end up saving you money? If so, you should follow these steps to make your furnace more efficient. These simple furnace maintenance jobs can increase the efficiency and air flow of both your air conditioner and heater. Basically, you could help reduce your electricity bill during the summer and winter just by performing these simple task. Best of all, you don't need any particular skills or complicated tools to do them.
When they work properly, radiators quickly heat up and provide comfort throughout an entire home in just minutes. While you may be able to adjust your heat settings easily by adjusting the thermostat, few people venture down to the boiler room or make much of an attempt to troubleshoot faulty radiators on their home. There is a good reason your radiators aren't providing adequate heat, and here's how you can find out what to do about it.
If your commercial building is like most, your entire commercial HVAC system is probably located on the roof. While this keeps it out of the way and minimizes ground level noise, it does present a few maintenance challenges. The following are a few tips for you or your maintenance crew to implement to avoid some common issues.
Tip #1: Protect against birds
Birds often seek shelter and create nesting sites next to or even inside of a rooftop HVAC unit.
You've probably heard of carbon monoxide poisoning, and if you're like most people, you know it can occur if your heating system malfunctions or is not vented properly. But this is not the only possible cause of carbon monoxide poisoning. This poisonous gas is produced whenever any fuel -- be it wood, propane, oil, or natural gas, is burned. In that light, here's a look at four silly mistakes that may lead to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
Have you discovered water around your water heater but aren't sure where the water came from? A leak can indicate that your tank has eroded and needs replacing, but the problem is oftentimes much simpler and cheaper to fix. There are a couple of places to check for problems and potential leaks before you jump to replacing your entire unit.
The drain valve is located near the bottom of the tank and is used when you need to remove water from the tank for repairs or for yearly tank flushing.