How comfortable are your 2nd floor bedrooms?

Most two story homes are okay when we have normal heating or cooling days, but when the temperatures hit the 90 degree plus or minus category then those rooms can become very uncomfortable. Unfortunately, most homeowners just accept those conditions because they are not aware of any solutions. Official Heating & Cooling specialize in solving … Continued

How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

Most people think an A/C system blows in cold air to cool down a home. Let’s examine the A/C process. A good analogy is to think of how an air cleaner works; taking air from within your home, removing particulates and recirculating that air, minus dust and particles. In much the same way, your A/C … Continued

How Are Air Conditioners Rated?

Almost everything we buy today has some kind of energy rating. SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) is the acronym for the HVAC industry in rating the efficiency of air conditioners. This is analogous to miles per gallon for the automotive industry. Years ago, the required SEER rating was 8, then it went to 10 and … Continued

What You Need to Know about HVAC Zoning Systems

Are you in the zone? If you have concerns about the consistency of your home’s heating and cooling, it’s certainly a step worth taking. What we’re talking about is a zoning system, an increasingly popular approach to indoor comfort that can add up to significant savings. Read on for a summary of everything you need … Continued

Why have a maintenance agreement?

Even though all the equipment manufacturers recommend annual maintenance on their products, many homeowners do nothing until there is a breakdown. Fortunately, being proactive can save you money by eliminating many problems from occurring. All car owners know the importance of having regular oil changes, tire rotations, etc. The HVAC equipment in your home should … Continued

How efficient is your furnace and A/C?

When replacing your HVAC equipment, most homeowners spend a lot of time deciding on the efficiency rating of the equipment. Once a decision is made and the equipment is installed, everyone thinks they maximized their energy and comfort issues. But how do you really know the actual efficiency of that equipment in your home? The … Continued

What is a blower door test?

As the name implies, a blower door is a motor in a frame that is usually placed in the front door of a house. When it is turned on, it sucks the air out of the house (negative pressure) and this allows the outside air (with higher pressure) to infiltrate the home. All of the … Continued

What does your water smell like?

Rotten Egg Water Smell Many customers complain about a rotten egg smell when they open any hot water valve in their house. This problem is usually associated with private wells as opposed to municipal. The rotten egg smell is called hydrogen sulfide and it is composed of hydrogen, sulfur, and bacteria. The culprit is usually … Continued

Top 5 Benefits of Duct Sealing

You could have a leak in your home and not even know it. In this case, we’re talking about leaky air ducts. In fact, many residential HVAC ducts have leaks because they’re not properly sealed. Leaking air ducts may not sound like that big of a deal, but it could mean paying much more for … Continued

How Much Air is Your Ductwork Losing?

Most homeowners only think about their furnace or A/C if there is a mechanical failure. As long as the equipment heats or cools the house, everything is okay. Unfortunately, there are many other issues going on that could affect the safety, longevity and efficiency of the equipment. One of the biggest problems that most homes … Continued