Fall Heater Maintenance and Why It’s Important

September 20, 2021

Leaves will change colors as fall arrives. One thing you should do during fall is to schedule heater maintenance. There are several reasons it’s very important to have your heater tuned up once a year in the fall. Improved Safety Gas heaters produce carbon monoxide, which is deadly in high enough concentrations. While there are multiple safeguards in place, there is a potential for carbon monoxide leaking into your home from your heater. The technician will make sure your heater’s exhaust system isn’t leaking and that a gas furnace’s heat exchanger isn’t cracked.

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3 Common Signs Your Air Conditioner Has Storm Damage

August 17, 2021

Dealing with storm damage is never a fun experience for homeowners. A severe storm can cause plenty of damage to your air conditioner and make it difficult for it to operate normally. Taking the time to inspect your AC system after a storm is a good idea, as you will need to reach out to an HVAC company to perform repair work. Here are a few of the most common signs that you are dealing with storm damage with your air conditioner. 1. Not Turning Back On An air conditioner that doesn’t turn

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The Best Thermostat Mode for Indoor Air

July 30, 2021

Your tool for indoor comfort is your thermostat. Thermostats are used to operate your home’s cooling and heating equipment. These devices allow you to choose a temperature setting and select a mode in which the system will operate. Each thermostat will have slight differences in how they look, but most have three basic modes. Here’s a rundown of your three essential thermostat modes. AUTO Mode AUTO stands for automatic mode. Choose this setting when you want the fan to turn off between heating and cooling cycles. This setting is perfect for energy savings because it doesn’t

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 6, 2021

Everything that works is prone to wear and tear, and your air conditioner is no exception. To keep it operating at its best, routine maintenance is called for. Regular checkups are needed to ensure that the equipment remains clean and optimally functional. Cooling devices can be significantly less effective if they become clogged with dirt and debris. That, in turn, raises energy consumption and monthly utility bills. Here are some of the tips to follow in cleaning the system. Cleaning Procedure Before proceeding, make sure that the power to the system is totally off. Your safety

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

May 24, 2021

Summers in Lewes, DE, are warm and humid. You’ll rely on your air conditioning system to provide relief from the sweltering heat. If your AC unit blasts a smelly odor through your home each time it cycles, you won’t be relaxing in optimal comfort. Read on to learn about three reasons why your air conditioner smells and what you can do to get rid of the problem. 1. Dirty Filter A dirty air filter may harbor bacteria, mold, and other organic debris. As the debris decomposes, it releases gases. Each time the air conditioner cycles, those

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

Technology has helped homeowners in many ways. One of these ways is the invention of smart thermostats. If you have an old manual or programmable thermostat, there are several reasons upgrading it to a smart thermostat makes sense. The Superior Alternative Manual thermostats are highly inconvenient. You need to fiddle with it too often to keep your home comfortable. While programmable thermostats are much better than manual ones, most people find them too difficult to program. Many people never set a schedule in theirs and instead treat it as a manual thermostat.

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 16, 2021

Rehoboth, DE, has some wild weather. One day, you might need the heating system for relief from a cold nor’easter, and just a few days later, there might be record-breaking warm temperatures. It’s important to make sure your home’s heating and cooling system is ready to maintain your indoor comfort. Maintenance is the best way to do that. Here’s what you need to know about the right frequency for scheduling heating and cooling system maintenance. Springtime Cooling System Tune-up Your air conditioning system needs a maintenance visit once each year. At SABRS Home Comfort, LLC, we recommend scheduling this

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Are Electric Furnaces Energy Efficient?

December 18, 2020

When your Rehoboth Beach, DE, home needs a new heating system, energy efficiency should be one of your top priorities. Energy-efficient heating systems cost less to operate, so you’ll save money every month of the winter season. Here are some important facts to know about the energy efficiency of electric furnaces. Electric Furnace AFUE Ratings The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers developed a rating system called the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating for all furnaces. It measures the furnace’s efficiency at converting input energy into output heat. All electric furnaces have

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How Does A Ductless Heat Pump Work?

October 20, 2020

Learn How a Ductless Heat Pump Works When you’re ready to replace your Lewes, DE, area home’s heating system, you’ll have a lot of options. If you’re designing a new home, adding onto your existing home or updating an older home, a ductless heat pump could be an option. These systems don’t require air ducts like other types of forced-air heating systems. Read on to learn how a ductless heat pump works so that you can make an informed decision about which heating system to choose. Transfer of Heat Energy Like other types of heat

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Creative Ways To Hide Your Outdoor AC Unit

September 20, 2020

During summer, an air conditioner comes in handy in making your Lewes, DE, home comfortable. However, the air conditioning unit can become a party crasher during a summer barbecue. The hulky, box piece can be an eyesore in your garden. Fortunately, we have some options for you to consider. There are plenty of creative ways for you to mask and conceal the AC unit that no one will even notice its presence. Before hiding your outdoor AC, you need to keep in mind how it works. The reason the metal casings are perforated is because the

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