Cooler temperatures mean that it is time to use your heating system. Unfortunately, your system might not be ready for use. One common issue that can occur is the electrical breaker keeps tripping when you turn on the heat. If that is happening to you, here is what you need to know: Why Is the Electrical Breaker Tripping? If the electrical breaker trips once and then does not do it again after you flip it back on, you probably do not have a problem.
- A central air conditioner is typically thought of as including only the outdoor condensing unit and indoor air handler but the duct system that runs throughout your home is also a vital part of the system. The blower fan in the air handler blows ambient air over cooled coils and then pushes that air out into the ducts. If the ducts aren't working properly, the cooled air won't reach your home properly.
- If your home feels drafty and your electrical bills have been rising, then the time has come for you to do some home weatherizing. By properly weatherizing your home, you will prevent outside air from leaking into your house and lowering the efficiency of your home's HVAC system. Plugging air leaks will also help avoid the drafty feeling in your home that makes it feel colder or hotter than it really is.
- If you are thinking about installing a new heating option in your home or if you are trying to decide on the type of heat that you would like to use, you might be leaning toward the idea of installing a furnace. Even though furnaces are very popular among homeowners and are quite effective at heating homes, you might want to consider the benefits of installing a boiler instead. These are a few reasons why.
- It isn't uncommon for air conditioning units to be installed next to other common household utilities, but this convenience can also lead to unintended consequences. If, for example, your air conditioning unit is too close to your dryer vent, it may be sucking up loose pieces of lint. This lint can coat your condenser coil without you noticing, eventually leading to reduced airflow, overheating, and a loss of efficiency. If the lint continues to build up, it may even cause your coil or compressor to fail, requiring an expensive replacement.