Spring maintenance is one of the busiest times of the year. Most of your house needs attention, for the cooling season is about to begin. In addition to general cleaning, you ought to fix drafty windows and leaky roof boards to prevent them from affecting your indoor climate throughout summer. Your outdoor plumbing also needs some maintaining, as you may need to water your lawn more often in the coming months. But above all, you should give your HVAC system much-needed care to ensure energy efficiency and good air quality. Below are things you need to do to ensure that your air conditioner is summer-ready.
Changing the HVAC filters is an important part of HVAC system care and maintenance. Neglecting to do so can reduce HVAC efficiency as well as affect your indoor air quality. Amber shares a look at what happens when you don’t change your heating and air conditioning filters.
As March temperatures in Southern California are slowly rising up from cooler winter levels, homeowners are gradually shutting down their heating systems in preparation for spring. While we’re all looking forward to warmer weather in the days ahead, a number of homes will begin to display a common HVAC problem: a constantly running furnace. Amber Air Conditioning Inc. has resolved countless HVAC issues involving furnaces not shutting down or cycling on and off continuously. That’s why our professional technicians have decided to list below a few quick fixes that can help you out. Heat Exchange Problems With constant use, dirt and grime can build up in and around the heat exchange. This greatly reduces its capacity, while at the same time causes your furnace to consume more energy without providing any heating at all. You can avoid this issue by making sure that your HVAC system regularly gets seasonal maintenance. Air Filter Blockage Our pros […]
The advent of energy-efficient HVAC systems has dramatically improved the way homeowners utilize their heating and cooling systems. In addition to providing savings on utility costs and improved performance, energy-efficient HVAC systems also have environmental benefits: Fewer Carbon Emissions Grid-based electricity is produced mostly from fossil fuels such as crude oil. More electricity consumed means higher direct carbon emissions, which, in turn, can be harmful to the environment. Therefore, households that use inefficient HVAC systems have a negative impact on the environment, and will continue to do so as long as they keep using the same. According to the Energy Information Administration, an average home spends almost half of its annual energy costs on heating and cooling alone. Making the switch to energy-efficient HVAC systems can have a long-term positive effect on your annual energy consumption. More importantly, your home’s carbon emissions and its environmental impact can be dramatically reduced. Ozone-Friendly Refrigerants You may have […]
Thermostats are a small yet essential part of every modern air conditioner. It’s the “face” of your HVAC system, and with the right kind of thermostat, it can help improve the A/C’s overall efficiency. Amber Air Conditioning shares a closer look at how it works. How Do Thermostats Work? Most homeowners might be surprised to know that thermostats do not have anything that resembles a thermometer, despite being used to regulate your home’s indoor temperature. Instead, it relies on a much simpler mechanism: thermal expansion. Materials expand when exposed to heat, but at different rates. This principle is the backbone of the traditional thermostat: two strips of different metals, usually steel and copper, are fused together. The difference in expansion rates bends the strip as the temperature increases. This triggers a switch that turns on the air conditioner (or dampers, if you have a ducted system), which then begins pumping out cool air. As the […]