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HVAC Condenser and Evaporator Coils: Keeping Them Clean Is Critical

April 25, 2022, Timberline

HVAC systems have two types of coils: the evaporator coil and the condenser coil. They are where an air conditioner does the work needed to manage the air temperature in your home or business….

Posted in: Air Conditioning

HVAC Lifecycle: When to Repair and Replace Equipment

March 14, 2022, Timberline

Like all equipment, HVAC equipment has a finite lifespan. You’ll have to replace every component of your system at some point. That’s true even if you use the highest-quality systems and are diligent in…

Glycol: What It Is and Why It’s Important in Some HVAC Systems

February 18, 2022, Timberline

If you’ve heard of a substance called ethylene glycol, you probably know it as the main component of automotive antifreeze. It is also referred to as engine coolant, which can create some confusion. Does…

The Importance of Inspecting HVAC Control Components Regularly

January 26, 2022, Timberline

An HVAC system is made up of several different components. This includes devices that control the system such as the control panels on furnaces, condensing units, packaged commercial rooftop units, boilers, etc. Over time,…

What is a Humidifier and Should My HVAC System Have One?

December 20, 2021, Timberline

As defined by YourDictionary.com, humidity is “the amount of wetness or water vapor in the air.” There are more technical definitions to be found, but that one sums it up fairly well. Humidity is…

7 Reasons You Should Be On an HVAC Preventative Maintenance Program

November 29, 2021, Timberline

In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That truism definitely applies to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The hardworking components in an…

How HVAC Filtration Needs and Filter Change Frequency Are Determined

October 27, 2021, Timberline

Having the right HVAC system is crucial to creating a comfortable and healthy environment for your business or home. There are many aspects to “right” in this context, of course, but one of the…

Posted in: General, Service

What Is a Furnace Limit Switch and Why Is It Important?

September 21, 2021, Timberline

You may have heard the term “limit switch” regarding furnaces. It’s a vital component that affects the safe operation of your furnace. Consequently, if it begins to go bad, as all components eventually do,…

Posted in: Heating

How to Identify Commercial HVAC System Compressor Failures

August 23, 2021, Timberline

Commercial HVAC systems have many components, but one of the most important is the compressor. It’s essentially the heart of the air conditioning function, continually transforming refrigerant from liquid to gas and back again…

What Facility Managers Can Do To Ensure Their Buildings Are Clean

July 21, 2021, Timberline

There are many well-known benefits of maintaining a clean environment in commercial buildings. Some of the more important advantages include: Increased worker productivity More professional appearance for customers and other visitors Decreased spread of…

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