Is It More Efficient to Open Windows or Use AC at Night?

April 19, 2022

The sweltering summer temperatures in most of Pennsylvania make having air conditioning a must. However, leaving your air conditioning running day and night throughout the entire summer can result in huge electricity costs. If you’re like many people, you may attempt to reduce these costs by turning off the AC and opening your windows at night. You may be surprised to learn that this practice has much less of an impact than you think, and here are the reasons why. Day and Nighttime Energy Usage To determine how much you can reduce your energy bills,

Continue Reading
company icon

Reasons to Hire a Licensed HVAC Contractor

March 17, 2022

There are many services that a licensed HVAC contractor can provide. They can install and test heating and air conditioning units. They can perform routine system checkups and repairs. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, which means that helping you maintain good climate control inside your home or business is their area of expertise. This is a complex field that requires training and accreditation. You don’t want just anyone tinkering with your comfort system. There are several reasons that you should hire a licensed HVAC professional for your heating and AC needs. Safety It

Continue Reading
company icon

Solutions to Fix Uneven Heating in Your Home

February 14, 2022

If you notice that some rooms of your home are much warmer or colder than others during the winter, there are a number of different factors that may be responsible for your uneven heating. Having uneven heating in your home can be incredibly frustrating, but it is also an extremely common issue. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to determine the cause of the problem and how best to fix the issue. Have Your Ductwork Inspected and Sealed Damaged or leaking ductwork is one of the biggest culprits behind many uneven heating

Continue Reading
company icon

A Guide to Preventing Carbon Monoxide Leaks From Your Furnace

January 10, 2022

The majority of furnaces are powered by burning gas, which they use to create the heat that keeps your home warm. Unfortunately, with a gas-burning appliance, there’s always the danger of a carbon monoxide leak occurring. Carbon monoxide is an extremely dangerous gas. If it’s breathed in for an extended period of time, it becomes a serious health hazard that can sometimes even be deadly. It’s always wise to keep a working carbon monoxide detector in your home in case of an emergency. However, if you know the safety measures to take, you can greatly lower the likelihood that you

Continue Reading
company icon

Does Your Home Have a Code-Compliant Furnace?

December 20, 2021

So, the time has come to replace your home’s heating system. You already know that it is going to be a major undertaking, but are you aware of the fact that there are literally hundreds of pages of requirements that must be adhered to so that your new heating system will be in compliance with your location’s safety code manual? O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in Drexel Hill, PA, can help you to be sure that your new HVAC system is fully code compliant. What Are the Code Requirements for Your Furnace? Specific code requirements can vary from one locality

Continue Reading
company icon

Tips to Prepare for Professional Furnace Replacement

November 20, 2021

With the average furnace lasting around 20 years, it is not uncommon for homeowners to need to replace one at some point or another. If it is time to get your furnace replaced, here are some useful tips that you want to implement to ensure that your professional furnace installation goes smoothly. Consult an HVAC Professional In today’s world of do-it-yourself repairs, it is not uncommon for homeowners to consider replacing their furnaces by themselves. This is not advisable since installing a heating system without factory certification can void its warranty right off the bat. Instead,

Continue Reading
company icon

4 Ways to Tell It’s Time to Replace Your Ducts

October 20, 2021

Having air ducts that are in good condition and functioning properly is very important to the overall well-being of your household. These ducts are essential year-round because both your heating and air conditioning system relies on them to circulate air and keep your climate comfortable. Just like most of the appliances you own, your ventilation system needs to be regularly maintained, occasionally repaired, and sometimes even replaced. There are certain factors you can use to determine whether or not it’s time for you to invest in new ductwork. 1. Ineffective Heating

Continue Reading
company icon

Furnace Issues You’ll Likely Experience

September 15, 2021

Your furnace is a necessity to ensure that your home stays warm during those colder days. However, just like any mechanical system, it will malfunction from time to time. It’s crucial to understand what the following issues are and how you should go about fixing them. That way, you can get your heater back up and running quickly. Dirty Air Filter The air filter in your heating system should be replaced at least once every three months. However, it’s a good idea to check the filter once a month to see if it’s full. If you

Continue Reading
company icon

Why Your AC Isn’t Cooling

August 18, 2021

Quickly troubleshooting your cooling system while the heat is rising will be important in keeping your home free of humidity and saving money from a lack of energy efficiency. Now is the right time to have a mid-season check-up to ensure that these issues don’t happen at an inconvenient time. However, when they do happen, O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning is here to lend you a helping hand. It’s tough when your air conditioner starts to act differently than was intended. There are several reasons why your cooling system is no longer producing cold air. In addition, for each of those

Continue Reading
company icon

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your AC This Summer

July 27, 2021

During summer, your air conditioner is likely to run 24/7. When the temperatures rise, your AC unit’s efficiency may drop. Regular maintenance is one way of ensuring that your cooling system is running efficiently. To ease the burden on your air conditioner, apply the following tips. They will help you to minimize your carbon footprint as well as lower your electricity costs. 1. Close Your Curtains During the Day To reduce your household’s lighting costs, maximize the natural light since it will help with minimizing costs. When there is no one in a room, close

Continue Reading
company icon