How AC Technicians Replace an AC Unit’s Motor

September 19, 2022

AC units are an essential part of many homes and businesses. They keep us comfortable in the summer and help to reduce our indoor humidity. When an AC unit’s motor goes out, it’s important to get it replaced as soon as possible. However, this isn’t a task that a layperson can carry out on their own. Here are the steps involved in replacing an AC motor and why you should leave it to an AC technician. Wearing Protective Gear While Working on an AC Unit Working on an AC unit can be a dangerous

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Central AC vs. Mini-Split: Which Is More Energy Efficient?

August 16, 2022

Ensuring your home stays cool during the long, hot summer is obviously important, and there are numerous options that can help keep your home cool. Both central air conditioners and ductless mini-split ACs can be a great choice depending on your building and your specific goals. Still, with steadily rising electricity prices, you obviously want to know that whatever option you choose is energy efficient and won’t cost you a fortune to run. To make this easier, we’ve produced this guide to tell you everything you need to know about the energy efficiency of both central ACs and ductless mini-splits.

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Choosing the Right Time to Install a New HVAC Unit

July 19, 2022

Purchasing a new HVAC unit for your Salem, OR area household is not a decision that should be taken lightly. A brand-new HVAC system is a major investment, and selecting a unit that’s a good fit for your home will make a huge difference in the long run. Which HVAC system to purchase isn’t the only important choice to make, though. You’ll also want to make sure you’re choosing the right time to have your new unit installed. Although many homeowners don’t realize it, picking a good time to invest in an HVAC system can be beneficial in several ways

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Can an Air Conditioner Pollute the Air?

June 13, 2022

With individuals becoming increasingly concerned about the health of the earth, many people are taking a close look at their homes to ensure they aren’t unknowingly contributing to pollution or other problems. At Woodward Heating, we want to help you analyze your air conditioner to understand if it might be causing any problems for the earth. By educating yourself, you’ll be able to take more control over your air conditioner and help move air pollution levels in Salem in the right direction. The Equipment A new air conditioner, straight from the factory, doesn’t cause any air pollution

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

May 18, 2022

If you are one of the homeowners in Aumsville, OR, facing problems with a leaking AC unit, you are not alone. During summer, it is unusually hot and the AC is working overtime to sustain your home’s comfort. However, you start noticing small puddles around the AC and sludge on the wall beneath the HVAC system. What starts as a non-issue soon becomes a serious concern as the basement area has a large water puddle, and the ceiling is leaking water. The AC unit usually directs the condensate to the outside, and should you notice water puddles

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Where Is the Perfect Place for Your Thermostat?

April 14, 2022

Where Is the Perfect Place for Your Thermostat? Any long-time homeowner will tell you that many different things can affect your household heating and cooling. There are certain upkeep tasks that you must stay on top of, such as scheduling regular HVAC maintenance and swapping out dirty air filters. You also have to be proactive about getting your heating and cooling appliances the needed repairs whenever issues arise. However, even an experienced, proactive homeowner may not realize that the placement of their thermostat makes a significant difference in their home comfort. In fact, having your thermostat set up

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8 Benefits of Hiring a Licensed HVAC Contractor

March 16, 2022

When it comes to fixing HVAC issues, some homeowners feel tempted to try DIY projects to save money. While there are a few tasks you can handle on your own, like changing air filters, significant installations, repairs, and tune-ups require professional skills. A single error can result in extensive damage. Embarking on some DIY HVAC repairs could also land you in legal trouble. In some regions, only a licensed technician can handle refrigerant. The benefits of hiring a licensed HVAC technician outweigh the savings made by doing DIY projects. If you are still undecided, check out these eight reasons why

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All You Need to Know About Replacing Your Central AC

February 18, 2022

You will eventually have to replace your aging central air conditioner. A system approaching the end of its life is susceptible to failure and may offer inadequate comfort. When should you replace your AC, and which one should you choose? Here is all the information you need to know about new AC installation. When Is it Time for An AC Replacement? One of the primary reasons for replacing your air conditioner is to boost efficiency. The higher the cooling system’s efficiency, the more energy savings you can accrue. Consider replacing your system if you notice

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How to Select the Right Furnace for Your Needs

January 18, 2022

Your home furnace has a life expectancy of around 15-20 years, and you might get many additional years of service if you schedule annual preventive maintenance visits with a licensed HVAC technician. Of course, it’s usually a better idea to replace an older furnace that’s approaching the end of its expected operational life versus waiting for the unit to break down beyond repair. With so many choices, though, it’s understandable if you don’t know where to start! Here’s a quick buying guide to help you make an informed furnace purchasing decision. Are Furnace

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What’s Causing the Burning Smell When You Turn on the Heater?

December 20, 2021

Warming your home during the cold season is essential to your comfort and even your survival. Usually, that’s not a problem. You merely have to turn on the heater and wait for the magic to happen. In a short while, your home will be warm and cozy. Sometimes, however, turning on the heater might be accompanied by a burning smell. If the situation doesn’t correct itself on its own within a few minutes, it should provoke your concerns because it could indicate a fault with your equipment. You might want to turn off the device to prevent

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