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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How to Choose the Right HVAC System for Your Home

August 2, 2021

Whether you’re installing or replacing an old HVAC unit, it’s important to buy an air conditioner that will keep you and your family comfortable all year long. Here’s a look at the different types of air conditioning options available for your home. Central Heating and Air Conditioning Central air conditioning systems feature a unit that conditions the air and distributes it throughout the home through ducts. It’s the most efficient way to cool a home and the most common type of air conditioning found in Arkansas homes. Your home’s HVAC system has an anticipated operational

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The Meaning of Different Thermostat Settings

July 19, 2021

During the summer months in central Arkansas, the temperatures can get extremely warm. At this time, it’s important to understand how to make the best use of your air conditioning system. One way to do that is by understanding the various settings or modes on your AC. Not only will you be able to improve comfort levels for yourself and your family, but you will also be able to boost energy efficiency. Understanding the Settings Air conditioning systems have an “on” and an “auto” setting. There is not much difference between these settings in terms

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 21, 2021

Arkansas has hot summers, and we want to help you keep your air conditioner working well throughout the entire season. If you clean your unit now, it will go a long way toward ensuring smooth operation so that you don’t have problems sneak up on you later. The Indoor Unit The first step to cleaning your air conditioner is to ensure that the electricity to the system is turned off at the electrical box. After shutting off the breaker, you may lose lights in the same area, so have a flashlight handy. Next, you can start

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 24, 2021

The summers get hot and humid around Sherwood, AR. This could affect how well your air conditioner does its job of keeping your home cool and comfortable. Here are a few things that you should know about how humidity could affect your air conditioner during the hot months. Signs That Your AC Is Struggling During times of extreme heat and humidity, it is normal for your air conditioner to work harder to cool and dehumidify your home. You may see higher than normal electric bills as a result. Common signs that your AC cannot keep up

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Who Invented Air Conditioning?

April 13, 2021

Air conditioning is a much older technology than many would expect. While it wasn’t common in homes until the past few decades, the first modern air conditioner was developed in 1901 by Willis Carrier. Early Air Conditioning Carrier wasn’t the first to experiment with indoor cooling. Both the Ancient Egyptians and the Romans used passive technologies to help keep indoor spaces cooler. In 1558, Giambattista della Porta described how to lower the temperature of ice, and others used these methods to further experiment with how to lower indoor temperatures. Compressor breakthroughs

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