Common HVAC System Bad Habits and How to Avoid Them

The HVAC system is one of the biggest home investments you will ever make. Having this in mind, it’s important to make sure you are getting your money’s worth out of the system. The easiest way for you to accomplish this is by making sure you are maintaining and caring for your HVAC system properly. Unfortunately, there are more than a few bad HVAC habits that may impact your system’s health. To help ensure you only use good habits for your HVAC system, get to know the bad habits, which are found here. Continue reading “Common HVAC System Bad Habits and How to Avoid Them”

How Do I Find a HVAC Contractor? Do I Use a Contractor Finder Service?

When your HVAC system needs repairs or maintenance, you probably know it is time to find a professional. Unfortunately, with so many options in the Kansas City area, this is often more challenging than it may seem. While this is true, there are some tips you can use to ensure you find the right contractor for the job. Continue reading “How Do I Find a HVAC Contractor? Do I Use a Contractor Finder Service?”

Is There a Difference in HVAC Equipment Warranties?

There are some homeowners who are somewhat apathetic when it comes to HVAC warranties, with the firm belief and hope they never really have to do anything with it. There are others who follow the adage – the devil is in the details -and believe that any claim they make will wind up being denied because of some obscure technicality. Continue reading “Is There a Difference in HVAC Equipment Warranties?”

My Salesman Said a Variable Speed (VS) Motor Will Fix My Airflow Issue

The word “variable speed” refers to the blower motor that is inside your air handler or furnace. It is an ECM (electronically commutated motor). An ECM’s are types of DC motors that function with a built-in inverter and a magnet rotor. Together, these components can achieve higher levels of efficiency than most of the AC motors being used today. Continue reading “My Salesman Said a Variable Speed (VS) Motor Will Fix My Airflow Issue”

HVAC Technology: I Want One of Those Amazing Controls!

Technology and innovation have transformed the HVAC industry in several ways. Today’s automation and control systems for HVAC systems help you better manage the temperature and comfort in your home. However, if you aren’t convinced these amazing controls are life-changing, keep reading. Here you can learn about what they offer and why you need one. Continue reading “HVAC Technology: I Want One of Those Amazing Controls!”

Keeping the Cooled (or Heated) Air In: Your HVAC System Isn’t Always the Problem

“We recently had an elderly lady call to have a new HVAC system installed because her house was always too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. After spending some time talking with her about the issues, the technician who went to her house asked to get into the attic. Once there, the technician noticed they could see the drywall ceiling and light coming through the recessed light fixtures used for the space below. These issues were reviewed with the elderly owner and the technician even took the time to tell the customer’s nephew how to seal and insulate the space. The following week, the customer called the technician to thank them for their help, as her nephew has insulated the attic and the house was finally comfortable – no new system needed.” Continue reading “Keeping the Cooled (or Heated) Air In: Your HVAC System Isn’t Always the Problem”