Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

Beyond Efficiency: Two Other Key Features To Consider When Buying A Boiler


If you want to install or replace your boiler, you will probably be on the lookout for the most efficient model in the market. Sure, efficiency is a critical factor to consider, but there are others that are equally important. Below are two more factors you should give weight to when installing a boiler.

Energy Source

Boilers heat water, and then the heated water (or steam) is distributed throughout the house or everywhere heating is required. This means your boiler needs a source of energy to heat the water, and there are various sources of this energy. Below are the most common energy sources for boilers.


These boilers use either natural gas or propane. Gas boilers tend to be very efficient, but they are relatively expensive to run because gas isn't exactly cheap. Additionally, there are places without a gas supply.


The main thing to know about oil-fired boilers is that you need a reservoir (typically an underground tank) to store the fuel. The tank installation might add to the initial expense of oil-based heating. However, oil burns cleanly and lubricates boilers, leading to low maintenance costs.


Electric boilers run on electrical power, and they also tend to be efficient. The best thing about electricity is that it is available everywhere. The worst thing about electricity is that it is expensive.

Heat Distribution

The heat produced at the energy source must be distributed throughout the house to warm it up. Here are the three main ways in which boilers distribute heat.

Steam Radiation

The water is heated into steam, which is then distributed throughout the house via a system of tubes installed under the floor and within the walls.

Hot Water Radiation

This method works the same as steam radiation. The main difference is that it is liquid water, and not steam, which flows through the radiant pipes. Hot water radiation makes it possible to control temperatures for different parts of the house independently.

Hydrant Floor Heating

In this case, the heated water flows into a large tube under the floor and not a series of pipes, as is the case with the other systems. The large tube acts as a radiator that heats the room above it. This method is best for heating single rooms or specific areas. You may need to install a tube under each room and control each tube independently if you want efficient heating of the whole house using this method.

To learn more about your options, contact an HVAC contractor in your area.


12 November 2019