More of Your HVAC Questions Answered!
Posted by Will Housh on July 5
You have HVAC questions – HVAC.com has the answers! We’re the world’s leading resource site for all things heating, cooling, and indoor air quality. Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most commonly asked HVAC questions – if you don’t find the answer to your question here, our Resource Center is packed with information on products, services, troubleshooting, and more!
How Do Humidity Levels Affect Me Indoors?
Too little humidity can cause bloody noses, sinus and lung health problems, static electricity build-up, damage to wood furniture and flooring, and can create an environment where certain bacteria and viruses can thrive. Too much humidity can cause mold and mildew growth, damage to wood furniture and flooring, and can create an environment where certain bacteria and viruses can thrive. The best approach is to use a humidifier and a dehumidifier to keep your humidity levels within acceptable ranges.
What Does OEM Mean, and Why Should I Use OEM Components for My HVAC Systems?
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products are made specifically for certain makes of equipment by the original manufacturer. Non-OEM products are made by third parties for use with a manufacturer’s products.
Typically, non-OEM products are cheaper, however they do not always work the best and do not come with any warranties.
What Are the Signs of an Indoor Air Quality Problem?
- See mold in your home.
- You are currently remodeling or renovating.
- There is a lot of construction going on near your home.
- The air in your home smells musty.
- You feel sick when you are home but better when you are away (sneezing, coughing).
- Consistently wake up congested or with a headache.
How Can I Troubleshoot an Air Conditioner That Won’t Turn On?
Many times, an air conditioner that won’t turn on can be resolved with some simple troubleshooting by you. Power sources are commonly the problem, so check them all. Switches on the condenser and air handler, thermostat batteries, and circuit breakers. Next, make sure your thermostat is set appropriately – it should be set to COOL mode, and the temperature a few degrees lower than the current room temperature. If these troubleshooting tasks don’t restore cool air, call in the pros.
How Can I Find a Reputable HVAC Contractor?
We may be partial, but the HVAC.com Contractor Directory is the perfect place to start! We’ve built a comprehensive directory of heating and cooling professionals throughout the country. You can easily search by your ZIP code for the heating and air conditioning service companies operating in your area. Our Certified Contractors program sets excelling contractors out from the crowd – look for the Certified Contractor seal for our recommendation!