As a commercial property owner or manager, familiarity with common HVAC problems can help you anticipate potential HVAC-related disruptions, as well as make informed decisions that will help keep business operations running smoothly. In this blog, heating and air conditioning contractor Amber Air Conditioning discusses common commercial HVAC problems.
Many homeowners tend to perform heating system maintenance just as the fall season is edging into winter. While it may seem counter-intuitive, there are actually benefits to performing your heating maintenance in the summer instead. In this blog, Heating and air conditioning contractor Amber Air Conditioning shares a look at why you should have heating system maintenance performed this season.
There are many home improvements that can increase your home’s energy efficiency. Prioritizing which to do first should never be left to chance, which is why you should have an energy audit performed by a professional auditor before doing any home remodeling. Heating and air conditioning expert Amber Air Conditioning, Inc., shares why an energy audit may just be the most important thing you can do for your home. What Is an Energy Audit? During an energy audit, an auditor takes a look at everything that has to do with how your home consumes energy. This includes inspecting every appliance, every lighting fixture, and even small things such as power strips and smartphone chargers. The auditor also assesses components that might affect energy consumption, such as wall insulation, fenestrations and the integrity of your home’s ductwork. Problems such as leaks, insufficient insulation and inefficient appliances are noted and included in a detailed report. Remember to […]
Under normal operation, heating systems emit a steady and continuous hum. Sometimes, however, it may make noises that could indicate problems which shouldn’t be ignored. Amber Air Conditioning shares a list of common heating system noises and what they mean. Creaking and Popping – This usually happens when you’re starting up your heating system for the first time of the year. The temperature differences as the heating system starts up cause expansion and contraction in the pipes, resulting in creaking and popping sounds. As the temperatures normalize, these sounds should stop. On the other hand, persistent creaking and popping should be inspected by a heating and air conditioning professional. Buzzing – This is common with fuel-based heating systems. There are many reasons your heating system would start buzzing, and depending on the source, some of them can indicate a problem. For instance, if the control unit is buzzing, it could mean that the voltage transformer […]
Americans spend a great majority of their time indoors, thus indoor air pollution can be a huge nuisance. If symptoms arise in infants, the elderly, or those suffering from respiratory illnesses, air pollution could be the cause. Air conditioning isn’t all about heating and cooling; it’s also about the quality of the air you breathe. By filtering out pollutants, you can improve indoor air quality and minimize health risks at the same time.