Why does my HVAC have ice on it during warm weather?

Seeing your air conditioner coil or refrigerant lines encased in ice can be a surprising sight, especially if the incident happens on a day with warm or even hot temperatures. While there may be a number of reasons for this, one of the most common causes is low...

AC Repair Season

This is the time of year to make sure your home’s AC is in working order for the warm weather season. Ideally, you should get your HVAC system serviced in Spring and Fall to make sure everything is in working order going into the harsher seasons and you may find...

Does adjusting your thermostat use more energy?

With inconsistent temperatures outside many may be asking the question.. does keeping the thermostat at a consistent temperature use more or less energy? The great debate is on! Topics Covered: • Should I adjust my thermostat or keep it at a constant temperature? •...

4 Ways You Could Be Damaging Your HVAC System

You might not be aware, but the way you use your HVAC system could be causing damage and shortening its life. The HVAC system in your home could deliver better performance and use less energy if you eliminate a few bad habits. Topics Covered: Incorrect Thermostat Use...

How To Diagnose A Flame Sensor Problem (Part 2)

What is the Flame Sensor The flame sensor senses the flame to ensure the furnace has fired. If there is a gas valve open but the furnace hasn’t fired, it doesn’t emit raw natural gas or propane. DIY Flame Sensor Diagnosis Here is a step-by-step furnace flame...

What is Flame Rectification and How Does a Flame Sensor Work? (Part 1)

Flame rectification is an electrical process that causes a low level DC current to be sent from the flame rod through the flame, and back to ground. The ignition controller is programed to look for this DC current and make a “green light or red light” decision based...