What Do HVAC Dampers Do?

June 13, 2022

It’s never too late to learn more about your home’s HVAC system. Dampers are one of the most overlooked parts of your ductwork. Learning more about dampers can improve your home’s temperature control and energy usage. HVAC System Dampers Dampers are found on a variety of appliances, from grills to wood stoves to HVAC systems. This part is often plate-shaped and can help you restrict airflow in the ductwork. Dampers are similar to registers but have a much bigger impact. Rather than cutting off airflow to a singular room, dampers allow you to close off entire

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Why Your AC Is Leaking Water

May 17, 2022

If you notice a pool of water under your outdoor AC unit, it may not be anything to be concerned about. On the contrary, it may also turn out to be something that you need to call an HVAC company to look at. When Is AC Leaking Normal? There are two reasons that your AC isn’t a major cause for concern. If you set the thermostat too low, your AC system will have to work really hard to cool your home. Or it may be extremely hot and humid outside. In either situation, water will

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What Is a Ductless Air Conditioner?

April 11, 2022

Ductless air conditioners go under many names, such as ductless mini-split. They’re a system you can use to heat and cool one to five rooms in your home. They offer a number of advantages, although they’re not right for every home. How Do Ductless Air Conditioners Work? A ductless air conditioner doesn’t use ducts to deliver conditioned air to your home. They have an outdoor unit called a condenser that receives heat from your home and releases it outdoors. They also have a conduit that attaches the condenser to interior units in your home. The conduit

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The Impact of Leaky Windows on Your Heating System

March 17, 2022

Windows are a great thing to have in your home, and sometimes they are the main feature. A bay window adds a great reading or plant area and really brightens a room. But did you know that windows are one of the biggest culprits of decreased energy efficiency and increased wear and tear on your heating system? Here is how leaky windows impact your heating system and how efficiently your home is heated. Increased Wear and Tear If you have leaky windows, that cold winter air enters your home and makes it hard for your heating

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When Is the Best Time to Schedule an Air Conditioner Installation?

February 16, 2022

For the vast majority of homeowners, having a functional HVAC system is vital to maintaining a home. Your typical household requires an air conditioner to endure the hottest months of the year. This is particularly true if you live in a climate that experiences frequent heatwaves. So, when is the best time to get an air conditioner? Your average Sherwood homeowner tends to wait until their HVAC unit has broken down before finding a replacement to install. However, this can result in an urgent situation where the homeowner is ill-prepared and may end up hastily purchasing a

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Reset Your Furnace or Heat Pump

January 10, 2022

Resetting your furnace or heat pump can fix small issues with your airflow or weak heating. Here’s how to safely reset your machine to help your home and family be more comfortable this season. Resetting the Heat Pump Unlike furnaces, your heat pump will be located outside the home. Your model may have a light that indicates if the pump is functioning as intended. Always check the owner’s manual before attempting to reset your system. Start by turning off your thermostat and the power switch to the pump. The switch should be on the wall beside

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Is It Bad That My Furnace Has Rust?

December 20, 2021

Rust on or inside your furnace isn’t a good thing because it causes damage to the system. It also indicates something else is wrong with your furnace. Nearby Moisture Source External furnace rust might be coming from a nearby moisture source. Over time, rust can do damage to your furnace, so it’s not something you should ignore. Try to remove the external source of moisture to protect your furnace’s lifespan. Danger to the Heat Exchanger The heat exchanger is a critical component of your heating system that can pose a risk to

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What Is Causing My Furnace to Leak on the Floor?

November 20, 2021

If you go to your furnace and find water on the floor next to it, you may be confused about why your furnace is leaking. Furnaces can leak water for several different reasons, and it is a situation you will need to get repaired as soon as possible. Standing water can damage your floors and lead to mold and mildew growth. What Should You Do When You See Water? If you see standing water next to or near your furnace, you will want first to cut your furnace off. After you have cut your furnace

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Preventing Space Heater Fires in Your Home

October 13, 2021

Many homes across the U.S. have space heaters as a way to supplement heat to areas that just don’t get warm enough from the traditional HVAC system. While you can get quick and clean heat from a space heater, they can pose some danger if you’re not careful. Each year, as many as 1,200 house fires are caused by space heaters. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can prevent space heater fires in your home. Always Unplug Your Heater When Not in Use If you’re done using your space heater, make sure

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What Does Furnace Maintenance Include?

September 17, 2021

Winter weather is right around the corner in Sherwood, AR, so it’s time to make sure your furnace is ready. A professional furnace tune-up ensures that your furnace will safely and efficiently heat your home during the cold months of the year. Our HVAC technicians perform many essential tasks during your annual furnace maintenance visit. System Inspection Our preventive maintenance visits for furnaces begin with a system inspection. Each part of your furnace will be checked for safety issues, excessive wear and tear, damage, and signs of an impending malfunction. This inspection allows our technicians to

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