Summer is here. All over the U.S. temperatures are reported in the 80's to over a hundred degrees. In many areas the humidity is horrible too. To adjust to these potentially lethal weather conditions, humans seek out cold pools of water, frozen drinks, and air conditioning. The problem is, air conditioning, like most machines and systems, can overheat too. Here are three common ways your A/C can overheat, and how to prevent it.
Toxic mold in an HVAC system can cause different health effects such as headaches, respiratory problems, and skin irritations, among others. There are various ways of preventing HVAC mold, but they all revolve around these three fundamental themes:
Eliminating or Reducing Moisture
Mold thrives in moist places, so eliminating moisture helps to keep mold away. Unfortunately, HVACs have to produce moisture in their operations. The moisture produced in a typical HVAC's normal operations shouldn't present much of a problem.
If you have been having a difficult time meeting your hot water needs with the hot water heater that you currently have in your home, it's time to look at other heating options for your water. You want to have the hot water that you need when you need it, and you don't want to pay too much on your utility costs to get it. Here are a few of the things you want to think about when it's time to consider a new unit.
If you use heating oil to heat your house, it is likely that you will have to deal with a heating oil leak. If you do have a leak, you need to make sure that you know how to handle it correctly. Heating oil can be toxic and you should clean it up immediately. If you have a large fuel spill or leak, you should call your heating oil company for help since they will have the tools to make sure that everything is cleared up and disposed of properly.
A window-mounted air conditioner can often be a very useful resource for anyone that lives in a rental property or that simply doesn't want to have to spend a lot of money on a central air system, but it does require a fair amount of maintenance in order to get the most out of that system. Listed below are three tips you can follow in order to help you get the most out of your window-mounted air conditioner.