What to Know About AC Unit Installation

August 10, 2021

Even when professionals do the job, the process of installing an AC unit can seem complicated and daunting. Understanding how AC units are installed in your home can not only give you more confidence in the AC’s function, but it can also give you the knowledge to approach potential issues on your own when they arise. How the Pros Start a Home Installation When an installation team arrives at your home, they often start by collecting information about your current air cooling system that could be relevant when installing an AC unit. From there, the team

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How to Reduce Noise From Your Air Conditioning System

July 26, 2021

On a hot summer day, the last thing you would wish for is worrying about the efficiency of your cooling system or fixing a noisy system. Generally, the noise can be irritating if your system has to run continuously to cool your home. Be sure to contact Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc. technicians if you notice any noise from your cooling system. Usually, a noisy AC starts with a slight humming sound or a periodic banging until it gets to the level of unbearable noise. Below are some helpful tips that you may use to quiet a noisy AC unit.

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Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 10, 2021

It’s common that air conditioners freeze during the summer. You’ll see frost on the copper tubing of the outdoor AC unit or elsewhere. You can turn off your AC system so the ice melts, but it’s important to know why it froze up. Low Refrigerant Level Your air conditioning system is designed to operate with the refrigerant at the right pressure. If the pressure is low, it can cause outside air to condense and freeze. You’ll need to have a professional HVAC technician measure and restore your refrigerant’s level to correct this problem. We often come

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 5, 2021

Your air conditioner should make a humming sound when it’s operating normally. If it makes loud noises, it’s a sign something has gone wrong. The type of noise it’s making is helpful in figuring out what the problem is. Clicking This sound comes from your outdoor AC unit’s electrical parts. You’ll often hear it when the air conditioner turns on or off. If you hear a clicking sound at other times, it’s a sign the controls are faulty. Banging A banging sound can indicate several things. The indoor blower may be

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 5, 2021

During the winter months, the last thing you would wish for is a faulty furnace and, worse still, one blowing cold air. However, if you encounter such an issue, you don’t need to panic. Some of the most common causes of this problem are simple to fix even without technical know-how. The list below highlights three common reasons why your furnace might be blowing cold air. 1. The Pilot Light Is Off Most older versions of furnaces have a pilot light. This small light runs continuously and is responsible for lighting the furnace burners. Check to

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How Often Should Ducts Be Cleaned?

January 5, 2021

In order for a heating system to keep your home comfortable, hot air has to reach the vents somehow. A fan blows the air through the air ducts to deliver the air at the preferred temperature. Unfortunately, the air doesn’t always travel solo. There may be dust, dirt, pet dander, and other debris inside the air ducts. Hopefully, cleaning out the ducts could restore them to a better and cleaner state. How often should homeowners perform duct cleanings? A Recommended Time for Air Duct Cleanings Is there an established recommended timeframe for air duct cleanings? Yes,

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Reasons Why Attic Ventilation Is Important

December 3, 2020

Proper ventilation in your attic affects the entirety of your home. If your attic doesn’t have enough ventilation, it increases your utility bills and causes damage to your roof. Sufficient insulation is vital to safeguarding your comfort and lowering your utility bills. How Attic Ventilation Works A properly ventilated attic has intake vents in the soffits and exhaust vents at the roof’s peak. This allows air to continuously flow through the area. Cooler air is pulled in through the intake vents, and warm air blows out of the exhaust vents. Why You Need

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What You Should Know About Ductless Heating and Cooling

September 23, 2020

A central heating and cooling system provide conditioned air to a home through ductwork. The problem with this is a lot of the air is lost through holes and misaligning in the ducts. Ductless systems have a number of advantages as they don’t use ducts. Energy Efficiency Since ductless systems don’t deliver air through ducts, all of the conditioned air that is generated is delivered to your home. This makes them a highly energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. They’re at least 30% more efficient than central systems as that’s how much-conditioned

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Are Ductless Air Conditioners Efficient?

August 16, 2020

When it comes to choosing an air conditioner, advances in cooling technology have led to the proliferation of more options than ever. It’s important, then, to understand which types of AC units work best for various applications. This will allow you to achieve maximum comfort while still enjoying reasonable utility bills. One efficient option that works for many Madera houses is a ductless air conditioner. To understand why these units are so efficient, here is a basic explanation of their capabilities. Just for One Room Most air conditioner options, including traditional central units, heat pumps

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How to Read HVAC Gauges

July 16, 2020

Assessing the condition of your HVAC system involves the use of an HVAC gauge. HVAC gauges are referred to as a gauge set or manifold gauge set. The gauge set you use should match the refrigerant in the cooling system being tested. Some sets can read more than one type of refrigerant. Trained technicians usually have more than one gauge set. Types of Manifold Gauges Manifold gauges are either analog or digital. Both styles are designed to measure gas and vacuum pressure. Digital gauges calculate readings for the technician and return them to a digital

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