Is it Time to Replace Your Home’s Ductwork?

December 21, 2022

As any homeowner knows, keeping up with home maintenance is an essential part of owning a house. But one of the most important yet overlooked pieces of home maintenance is your ductwork. Ducts are responsible for circulating air throughout your home and ensuring that it remains comfortable year-round. Unfortunately, over time, ducts can become worn down, which can decrease their efficiency and lead to uncomfortable living conditions in your house. Let’s take a look at some key signs that indicate you need new ductwork installed. High Energy Bills If you notice a sudden spike in your energy costs each month...

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Signs You Need to Call an HVAC Expert

November 18, 2022

You probably rarely think about your HVAC system except when something goes wrong with it. Your HVAC system isn’t a DIY project, so most things should be left to the experts. This is when you should call an HVAC expert to service your heater or air conditioner. Noisy System Your HVAC system shouldn’t be making banging, clanging, or squealing noises. If you hear strange noises coming from your HVAC system, get an expert to look at it as soon as possible. By getting it taken care of quickly, you can prevent further damage from occurring. Hot and Cold Spots If...

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How Do Ductless ACs Operate?

April 15, 2022

You may have heard about mini-split systems, otherwise known as ductless systems, but you may not be familiar with how they operate. Let’s explain the process in more detail so that you can determine if these systems might suit your home. Ductless ACs Work Like Heat Pumps Ductless air conditioners keep a home cool by transferring heat energy from the inside to the outside. This is precisely what any heat pump does. There are three main components: the air handler inside, the compressor outside, and a refrigerant line connecting the two. The only difference is that a mini-split comes with...

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When Is It Time to Replace the Ductwork in Your Home?

October 19, 2021

If you wonder about replacing the ductwork in your home, we have a few suggestions that may help you decide. If your ductwork is older but you have regular cleanings and maintenance, then you may not need to replace it for a few more years. You should have annual checks and cleanings for your home’s ductwork so you know if there are any issues. Your Heating Bills Got Higher If you notice that your heating bills keep getting higher instead of fluctuating, then you may have an issue with the ductwork in your house. There may be a hole or...

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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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