Top 4 Safety Tips for Furnaces

September 20, 2021

If you worry about how safe your furnace is, following safety tips and reading your furnace manual is crucial. In addition, whether your furnace is old or new, it’s vital to maintain it regularly to stay safe. 1. Use Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Using smoke and carbon monoxide detectors is important because you’ll know right away if something is wrong with your furnace. It’s important to test all of your detectors monthly and to replace the batteries at least annually. This ensures that your detectors are working throughout the year. 2. Don’t

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3 Reasons Your AC Has Stopped Making Cold Air

August 17, 2021

Did you arrive home after a long day only to discover your AC stopped working unexpectedly? Unfortunately, this is a common problem for homeowners throughout Westerville, OH. However, at World Class Services, we understand how important it is to restore cool air as quickly as possible, especially during the scorching summers we experience here in Westerville. That’s why we put together a list of what can cause your AC to stop making cool air. 1. Dead Thermostat Batteries The thermostat is the device that tells your air conditioner when to turn on and how cold

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Thermostat Warning Signs

July 29, 2021

It’s not always obvious that your thermostat is the issue. When the heat is on and something isn’t quite right with your air conditioning system, it’s easy to miss the signs that your thermostat has become faulty. Here are the five ways that may indicate your thermostat has seen better days. 1. Soaring Energy Bills Are your bills looking sky-high lately? Higher bills are an indicator that there might be a few issues, but the thermostat is one of the prime suspects. If your thermostat is incorrectly judging your home’s temperature, energy will most definitely go

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How to Find an Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 12, 2021

Are you worried about high energy bills this summer? There are ways to combat an increase in energy costs, and they don’t cost money to implement. We’ve put together this quick reference to help you understand how a summer thermostat strategy can work for you. Best Thermostat Temperature The Department of Energy recommends keeping your thermostat set to 78 degrees when the home is occupied. This strategy can help reduce energy costs by up to 10% each year. Set the thermostat a few degrees higher and save even more. Keep drapes closed throughout the day to

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What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need for My Home?

May 10, 2021

When you need a new air conditioner, it’s critical to get one that’s the right size. There are many variables that need to be calculated to determine which unit will work for your home. You should have a basic idea of what is involved in these calculations so that you can confidently speak to an HVAC professional when you need a new air conditioner. Variables for the Right Size Air Conditioner HVAC professionals use software to perform a manual J load calculation to determine what size air conditioner your home needs. This calculation uses a lot

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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 14, 2021

It is easy to let minor air conditioning problems slide because you may not understand your system. Don’t let that lack of understanding cost you more in repairs. Here is a quick overview of the major parts of your air conditioner and what they do. The Coils Your air conditioner has two coils: the evaporator and condensing coils. The evaporator coil is inside your unit. It allows the refrigerant to absorb heat from the air in the system. The condensing coil is in the outdoor part of the unit and runs the refrigerant

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How to Avoid Damage to Your Plumbing System

December 18, 2020

While plumbing systems can stand up to normal use, that doesn’t mean they can’t be damaged. There are things to keep in mind if you want to avoid an expensive plumbing bill and a major inconvenience. Using Chemical on Clogs When a drain is clogged, it may seem that pouring a cleaner in it is an easy way to fix the problem. The problem with drain cleaners is that they can damage pipes. If you use them repeatedly, they can cause leaks. It’s better to remove clogs manually than to pour chemicals down the drain.

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The Truth About Heat Pump Efficiency

November 19, 2020

There’s a lot of information floating around out there about the efficiency of various heating systems, and in particular, heat pump systems. For those wanting to know the truth about heat pump efficiency, read on. Here’s a quick guide on heat pump function, efficiency, and maintenance needs relative to continued efficient operation. Heat Pump Efficiency Heat pump systems offer some of the most energy-efficient climate control potentials among all systems on the market today. Compared to more traditional furnace setups and air conditioning systems, heat pumps can very effectively heat or cool a structure

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5 Easy Steps for Fall Energy Savings

October 20, 2020

If you’re looking for ways to reduce energy consumption and save a few bucks during the fall, you’re not alone. Addressing energy efficiency is a task many homeowners include as part of their home improvement plans. While paying for a home energy audit is a good option, there are many free options as well. We’re going to review five solutions that can help you lower your residential energy costs. 1. Seal Air Leaks If you feel a draft in your house, you’ve got an air leak. Check around windows, doors, outlets, and plumbing to locate these

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Does AC Cleanliness Matter?

September 18, 2020

Your air conditioner may need a part here and there replaced, but have you ever wondered why some parts go bad, to begin with? Other times, you may notice that your AC is short-cycling or blowing out lukewarm air and assume that the issue is simply mechanical. The fact is that many issues arise just because the AC is too dirty. Consequences of a Dirty Filter Let’s start off with the one AC component that every homeowner should be concerned with: the air filter in the return vent. Filters are to be replaced on

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