Does your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system seem to lag in the efficiency department lately? If you run the system for extended hours just to heat or cool your house, you may want to get it inspected to find out if cleaning it will solve the problem. Find out below how dirt can affect the cooling and heating aspect of an HVAC system.
How Does Dirt Interfere with HVAC System Cooling?
When a cat sprays your outdoor air conditioning unit, the smell is putrid. Unfortunately, you may not even know that the neighborhood stray has been spraying your unit over the winter until you kick it on during the first hot day of the summer. When you notice that awful smell, you must clean the unit to remove the spray and put a stop to the stench filling your home each time the unit is on.
Your furnace might be trying to tell you something. Unfortunately, if you don't know its language, you might miss out on some valuable information. Knowing its language can mean the difference between a well-running furnace and an emergency break-down in the dead of winter. Before you're faced with an emergency situation, take a look at these warning signs that your furnace may be trying to communicate to you.
1. Escalating Utility Bills
Summer is a time of barbecues, backyard parties, and potlucks with relatives. With all that food being served to your guests and relatives, your garbage disposal will see a lot of heavy use. That's why it's important to make sure that your garbage disposal is clog free and ready to work hard. These tips will help you get your garbage disposal ready for summer.
Clear the Drain
A slow moving drain indicates that there's a clog in the pipes beneath the garbage disposal.
Air conditioning has become a normal part of life for many people. They can't even imagine what it would be like to live in a home without an AC system. However, people used to do it all the time and still there are ways to cool yourself down without the use of your AC. If your AC is dead, you might be wondering how you can survive the summer. Here are a couple tips for staying cool in the summer without the use of air conditioning.