Sometimes industry jargon can be intimidating. We at Alkota Plumbing and Heating would like to explain a few HVAC terms to make you feel more comfortable.
Heat pumps can cause your circuit breaker to trip for a variety of reasons. Though it might be frustrating, remember your circuit breaker is there to protect you. If your heat pump were to keep running without being tripped, it may cause an electrical fire! For this reason, don’t reset your circuit breaker more than […]
An HVAC air handler unit (AHU) may resemble a furnace in appearance, but its purpose is very different. It conditions and circulates both cool and hot air, depending on what time of year it is. An air handler works in tandem with your air conditioner or heat pump to help you get the most efficiency […]
On your thermostat, there’s a furnace-fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for […]
All HVAC systems make some noise as they run. The older your system is the louder it may be, so consider the age of your system before worrying too much. If you hear any unusual noise coming from your HVAC unit, please turn it off and call us. Don’t attempt any kind of repair without […]
Your HVAC system is crucial for your daily comfort. A well maintained HVAC system, with yearly inspections and regular filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. How do I know if I need repairs for my unit or if I need a replacement? Age How old is your system? The most common […]
A thermostat is a heat-activated switch. It has a temperature sensor that causes the switch to open or close which in turn completes or disrupts the electrical circuit that runs your heating and cooling system. Always the first thing to check if your HVAC system is not working, is your thermostat. Things to check Is […]
There are a few things that might lend to an HVAC breakdown. The older your system is the more likely it is that you may have a system emergency at some point or another. Hopefully reading over this list may help you prevent an emergency later on. And of course if you do have problem, […]