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Heidi's HVAC Help, Ideas, Troubleshooting Tips and More

Hello, I am Heidi, and this is my blog devoted to HVAC issues, repair, troubleshooting, maintenance tips and more. Before you dive into my posts, let me introduce myself. I am a mum of three kids and married to an amazing husband. I used to work in the HVAC industry, but now I spend most of my time working as an editor from my house. I needed something that offered the flexibility of staying at home with my little ones, but I miss the hands-on nature of HVAC work. In this blog, I plan to post on a variety of HVAC related topics. If you have questions or concerns, I hope these posts help you.

Commercial Cool Rooms: Practical Tips for Controlling the Ambient Temperature

2 April 2018
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Commercial cool rooms should remain at the desired temperature at all times to prevent the spoilage of goods or the overheating of equipment. Under ideal circumstances, keeping your room cool would involve installing an appropriate air conditioner and setting the recommended temperature. However, in reality, this simple process will not keep the entire room uniformly cool. Common issues such as vent obstructions, room layout and general practices can cause ambient temperature problems. Read More …

The four common indicators of a failing AC compressor

12 February 2018
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Your ducted air conditioning's compressor plays a crucial role in ensuring the house remains at your ideal temperature. Proper maintenance checks are good for the unit, especially because in most homes, it is located outside the house. However, even with excellent maintenance, the unit will eventually fail and need replacement. Below are a few of the signs which normally indicate that an outdoor AC unit is not functioning properly. When the circuit breaker keeps tripping Read More …

Diagnosing Some Common Problems With a Commercial HVAC System

21 February 2017
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Keeping your commercial building's HVAC system in good working order is more important than you may realize; for one thing, that commercial building is no doubt much larger than your residential home, so wasting energy at your commercial building can mean some steep but unnecessary utility bills. The building's temperature can also affect the overall wear and tear of computers, production equipment and even phone lines. When your commercial building's HVAC system begins to fail, note some common problems you may be facing and what you might expect by way of needed repairs. Read More …

Understanding Noises From Forced Air and Steam Heating Systems

29 July 2016
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Noises from your heating system can indicate serious problems or minor issues. Wondering what those weird noises mean? Here's a guide to common noises from your blower, vents, boiler and baseboard heaters. Vent Noises High Pitched Hum If it sounds like someone's playing with a tuning fork in your vents, it means that the system isn't pulling enough return air. To add more return air -- try cleaning your filter, and in lieu of that, talk with an HVAC installer about enlarging your ducts. Read More …

Commercial Central Heating: Simple Guidelines on Promoting Energy Efficiency

25 May 2016
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If you are thinking of upgrading the forced air heating system in your commercial building, it is important to think about improving energy efficiency. Basically, the forced air system works by heating outside air using electrical, gas or even solar energy. It is an advantageous choice because it uses the normal AC ductwork for heat distribution. Unfortunately, air heating often requires high energy which increases the total business expenses. You can reduce your long-term expenses by upholding practices that lower your heating energy demands. Read More …