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

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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.

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 …

Blowing Hot and Cold: 4 Tips to Prolong the Life of Your HVAC system

16 May 2016
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Installing an HVAC system in your home requires a significant financial investment. However, with the average life span of 10 - 15 years, it is an investment that pays off. If you want to get the most out of your investment, there are several things you can do to prolong the life of your HVAC system. Checking and Cleaning You should check and clean your HVAC system twice a year, once in spring, before you need the cooling system in the summer, and once again in the autumn, before you need the heating system for winter. Read More …

Tips For Cleaning Your HVAC Air Ducts

5 April 2016
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It is easy for the ducted systems within your home to be out of sight and out of mind, but just because you can't see them does not mean that they aren't filled with dust, dirt, and grime. Not only can the air ducts within your home be lowering the air quality within your space, but they can also be decreasing the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. This means that you need to make sure that all air ducts within your home are cleaned thoroughly following the most helpful tips designed to offer real results. Read More …

2 Common Problems When a Heat Pump Is Operating in “Heating Mode”

23 February 2016
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A heat pump is one of those appliances that many people appreciate having in their homes, especially when it is wintertime. These appliances help to moderate the biting cold of winter by generating much needed heat inside homes. However, a considerable number of homeowners often experience heat pump failure every now and then, and they don't have the slightest clue about what the problem might be. If you are a greenhorn when it comes to troubleshooting heat pump problems, there is no need to worry. Read More …