Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

May 24, 2021

Louisville, KY, summers are sizzling hot and humid. Your air conditioner will regularly cycle to keep your home cool. If you notice a stinky or otherwise unpleasant smell when your air conditioner turns on, this isn’t normal. Read on to learn about four possible causes of a smelly air conditioner. 1. Clogged Condensate Drain If you walk past the indoor unit of the air conditioner, you might notice a musty smell even when it’s not running. This is likely caused by a clog in the condensate drain. Bacteria, mold and mildew thrive in this dark, warm and wet environment. An...

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 13, 2021

The warm air has arrived, and you finally gave into turning on your air conditioner. When you did, you noticed some noises you do not remember from the previous season. Ignoring these may lead to substantial repair bills or a premature unit replacement. Learn about some of these noises and what they may be telling you. Then, you can contact a repair technician to solve the problem and get the cool air flowing again. Rattles, Clanks, and Bangs Rattles, clanks, and bangs can have several points of origin. In many cases, these tell you something is loose somewhere in your...

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 16, 2021

You should purchase the right furnace size if you need a new model or want to install a different unit in your Louisville home. The right furnace size goes beyond choosing a small, medium, or large appliance. You need the right-sized furnace to efficiently heat your house and manage your energy costs. If you don’t get the right furnace size, you may have difficulty escaping the winter’s cold or soaring energy bills. Other consequences of the wrong furnace size may include an uncomfortable home, frequent repairs, energy inefficiency, and a shorter equipment lifespan. Here are steps to help you choose...

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How to Minimize Wear and Tear on Your HVAC System

December 17, 2020

Your home’s HVAC system is a major and costly investment. You should do what you can to minimize wear and tear on it so that it lasts as long as possible and you have fewer repair bills. Follow these tips to keep your system in great shape: Change Your Filters The easiest way to minimize wear and tear is to regularly replace the air filters. This will help your system have good airflow and reduce how hard your HVAC system has to work. Improve Insulation Good insulation will keep conditioned air inside your home. This also reduces how hard your...

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Going Ductless? What You Should Know

September 18, 2020

Mini-split AC units are ductless systems that cool a single room, so they can be ideal for certain households. It could be that you had a room added that your ducted AC won’t be able to reach. It could be that you need a shed or other outbuilding cooled. In that case, consider a mini-split. However, you should first weigh the pros and cons. 1. Cost of Installation Mini-splits can be expensive to install, exceeding $2,000 when multiple units are installed. Though mini-splits can save you money, these savings will only be seen in the long term. So, for example,...

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The Different Careers in HVAC

July 15, 2020

HVAC is one of the most important industries out there. Everyone from large corporations to homeowners rely on HVAC professionals to repair, install and maintain the systems that controls their comfort. Here are some of the different and most popular careers in HVAC. Residential HVAC Service A career path for those interested in the heating and cooling industry is to work with residential systems. This category consists of HVAC technicians who go from home to home and respond to residential needs. Solar technicians that work on solar panels are in high demand. Air conditioning specialists are needed so homeowners can...

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Energy Saving HVAC Tips For Earth Day

April 16, 2020

During the hottest and coldest months of the year, your HVAC system could be using up quite a bit of energy. Luckily, there are some simple steps that you can take to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system and potentially reduce your energy bills by a significant amount. There’s no better occasion to reduce your carbon footprint than for Earth Day on April 22. Clean and Service the System One of the best things that you can do for your HVAC system is to have it regularly cleaned and serviced by a technician. Even though most modern HVAC systems...

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Ways to Extend the Life of an HVAC System

March 17, 2020

Keeping your home’s HVAC system functioning at peak performance should be a priority. While most HVAC systems last an average of 10 to 15 years, there are several maintenance tasks you can complete that may extend the functional lifespan of your unit. Below, you’ll find three basic maintenance tips you can tackle on your own to keep your HVAC system working in great condition. 1. Schedule at Least Two Tune-Ups Each Year An HVAC system isn’t typically high-maintenance, but that doesn’t mean routine inspections aren’t important. Your system should be inspected, cleaned and tuned-up at least twice a year to...

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Steps to Dog Proof Your HVAC System

September 15, 2019

Your dog is a faithful companion. However, your pup can also inadvertently become a nuisance to your home’s HVAC system. Thankfully, there are a few easy steps you can take to make sure your heating and cooling remain intact while your puppy roams safely in your living space. Here are three ways you can dog-proof your HVAC system. 1. Protect Wiring Wiring can seem like an attractive chew toy to pets. That’s why it’s important to take the proper actions to keep your dog from getting to any wires that may be attached to your HVAC system. Metal conduit tubing...

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The Best HVAC System for a Multifamily Home

August 15, 2019

Selecting the best HVAC system for your multifamily home is an essential decision. This decision is one that will affect your upfront and ongoing costs. Choosing wisely in the system you install will come from knowing the factors that come into play. Here’s how you can determine what the best HVAC system for a multifamily house is. Planning for Peak Energy Demand You want your HVAC system to be able to handle the peak energy demand of a multifamily home. This is different than when deciding on a single-family home’s HVAC system and requires that variance in energy consumption is...

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