A/C Blowing Hot? Check the Coils

Your air conditioning is intended to keep your home cool so you can avoid the warm temperatures outside, yet you have spent the last couple of weeks staring at the thermostat trying to determine why your home is not a relaxing and comfortable escape. Chances are that the problem is not the thermostat or open … Continued

How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

Most people think an A/C system blows in cold air to cool down a home. Let’s examine the A/C process. A good analogy is to think of how an air cleaner works; taking air from within your home, removing particulates and recirculating that air, minus dust and particles. In much the same way, your A/C … Continued

How Does the New Energy Code Affect You?

The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) dictates code requirements for new construction and remodeling. Individual states and local municipalities can add to these standards but cannot diminish them. The goal of these mandates is to conserve more energy but the net result is to have a safer and more comfortable home. For residential applications, the … Continued

Why Replace an Older but Still Working A/C System?

Most homeowners don’t think about replacing appliances unless they old on stops working. However, with the technological advancements over the last ten years, it makes a lot of sense to rethink that adage. Statistically, most HVAC equipment is replaced for the following reasons: Efficiency—Replacing a 10-15 year old A/C system can save up to 50% … Continued

In Memory of Those That Have Given Their All

For most of us, Memorial Day is the beginning of summer and all the fun activities that accompany it. Unfortunately, the reality of this day is the antithesis of festive gatherings. All of us at Official Heating & Cooling pay tribute to all of those who have sacrificed their lives so that the rest of … Continued

What is the Cost of A New A/C System?

This is analogous to asking a car dealer, “What is the price of a new car?” There are too many variables involved for a quick phone quote. For most people, a major investment like this is only made 2-3 times in a lifetime so it should be made for all the right reasons. Prices of … Continued

6 Spring HVAC Tips

You need your heating and cooling unit to run almost every month of the year. You may not always notice when it is on, but we bet that you do notice the bill when it comes in. It costs homeowners an average of $2,200 in energy costs per year, according to the Alliance to Save … Continued

Why won’t my air conditioner start?

With the rising temperatures, most homeowners are getting ready to turn on their A/C units. Unfortunately, sometimes they don’t start or they just don’t cool properly. There can be a variety of reasons why equipment problems occur and that is why we stress that annual maintenance be performed. Some of the most A/C service problems … Continued

Is Your Basement Ready For Spring Showers?

The next two months usually deluge us with a ton of water. Many homeowners worry about damage to their homes and personal property due to flooding. If your house has seepage issues during the rainy season then you should consult with a structural engineer. Fortunately, most basement water problems can be resolved with less drastic … Continued

Spring Allergies and HVAC Maintenance

The spring season brings warm temperatures and beautiful blossoms. Unfortunately, allergies are also part of the transition from winter to spring. HVAC maintenance should be done on a seasonal basis to improve air quality inside the home. Allergens from the outside might find their way into the ducts and vents of residential heating and cooling … Continued