3 Ways to CleanYour CentralHVAC System’s Evaporator Coil

3 Ways to CleanYour CentralHVAC System’s Evaporator Coil

If you’re wondering why your HVAC system isn’t working as well as it should, the problem may lie with a clogged evaporator coil. Located deep within the indoor cabinet of your central air conditioner or heat pump, the evaporator coil may become clogged with dust, dirt, and debris over time. Mold, mildew, and algae can […]

How to Deal With Ice Buildup on Your Air Conditioner

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How to Deal With Ice Buildup on Your Air Conditioner

It’s scorching outdoors, but there’s a pretty thick layer of ice all over your air conditioner. So what gives? As it turns out, a frozen air conditioner is a relatively common occurrence, and there are plenty of reasons this can happen to your unit. But as cool as the buildup might seem, keeping your air […]

HVAC Maintenance Tips for First-Time Homeowners

HVAC Maintenance Tips for First-Time Homeowners

HVAC maintenance can be a mystery for first-time homeowners. For people who are used to renting, taking care of a new home’s air conditioner and furnace can be intimidating. However, performing periodic maintenance on your air conditioner and furnace can help you take care of your new home and extend the service life of your […]

Winter Care for Your Air Conditioner

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Winter Care for Your Air Conditioner

Now that winter is here and you’ve stopped using your air conditioner, you may have pushed all thoughts of A/C maintenance out of your mind. At HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric, we believe that a little extra care in the winter can help your air conditioner stay functional and operational throughout the spring and […]

How to Clean Out the Condensate Drain Line on Your Central Air Conditioning System

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How to Clean Out the Condensate Drain Line on Your Central Air Conditioning System

During the chill of winter, the last thing you are probably thinking of is your home’s central air conditioning system. However, this season is the best time to perform maintenance tasks that will tune your system and prevent trouble from happening when you flip on the switch in the summer. One maintenance task that you […]

Three Things You Can Do to Protect Your Outdoor Unit This Winter

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Three Things You Can Do to Protect Your Outdoor Unit This Winter

If your central air conditioning system has settled down for a long winter’s nap, then you will want to protect your system’s outdoor components during the months of inactivity. Your air conditioner’s compressor and condenser coils are located in the outdoor unit, and if they are neglected during the cold months of the year, you […]

Everything You Need to Know About the HCFC-22 Phase-Out

The government has known certain hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer that protects Earth and its inhabitants from deadly solar radiation. As a result of decades of research and studies, the¬†Environmental Protection Agency¬†(EPA) has finally initiated a phase-out of HCFC-22 (also known as R-22), a refrigerant that’s frequently used in air […]

Home Full of Hot Air? 8 Common Causes of A/C Inefficiency

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Modern air conditioning allows homeowners to control the climate inside their homes, even when temperatures climb outdoors. But what about when your unit starts struggling? Most A/C problems have a common cause. In this blog, we list eight of those causes. 1. Blocked Filter Your filter or filters keep debris from entering your home through […]

How to Find the Right Furnace Filter

As a responsible homeowner, you know you have to change your furnace filter regularly. After all, your filter protects your blower fan and compressor from particles and debris that would otherwise damage your unit. But when you go to the local department store, you can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed by the options. The […]

9 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

Unless you live somewhere particularly smoggy, chances are the quality of air in your home is worse than it is outside. And since most people spend the majority of their days indoors, good home air quality has significant importance. With better air quality, you’ll breathe easier, sleep better, inhale less allergens, and pay less on […]