The world is full of technology designed to make tasks easier and life more comfortable, such as computers, microwave ovens, refrigeration and jets. It's easy to revel in the complexity and ingenuity of such devices, and do not associate some of them with our early ancestors such as the Greeks and the Romans. Incredibly, there are some inventions we enjoy today that were already being used in ancient times. Here are three that may surprise you.
When your HVAC system is working properly, you should not notice any odors or smells at all. If you do notice an odd odor or smell when you turn the heat on, or at any time when the heat is running, it's important to get to the bottom of what's causing it. Some odors have a simple, relatively harmless explanation while others can be dangerous. Here's a look.
If you are thinking of installing air conditioning, especially in a home that does not have ductwork, opting for a ductless system is a wise choice. This way, you don't have to knock down or move any walls to install ductwork. But this is far from the only advantage of ductless AC systems. Here's a look at some others.
You can set them up to cool zones separately.
There are two main styles of ductless air conditioning systems.
If you use a heat pump for your heating system of choice, you may run into a problem where the pump freezes due to the temperature outsize being so cold. You won't be able to use the heat pump until it has been defrosted. Thankfully, it's easy to do this on your own if you know these tips.
Remove The Blockages
It's possible that your heat pump will be unable to automatically defrost if there is a blockage somewhere in the system.
Things are starting to warm up. Summer will be here before you know it, which means it's time to make sure your air conditioner is up to the challenge. The last thing you want is to be stuck in the heat with a broken air conditioner. That's where the pre-season maintenance list comes into play. Here are four steps you should take to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you comfortably cool this summer.