Water Heater Problems

4 Water Heater Problems Got a water heater but no hot water?  There are a couple possible causes: If you have a gas-powered heater, check to see if the pilot light is out. If so, then the problem is either with the thermocouple or the pilot control valve. If you have an electric water [...]

By |April 17th, 2018|Blog, Plumbing|Comments Off on Water Heater Problems

Freedom Spring Plumbing Tips

Smart bathroom cleaning tips These suggestions take little time and make life better for you: Take out the faucet handles and clean them inside and out. This will prevent the screws from corroding or rusting – a situation you don’t want to encounter if you have to deal with a plumbing emergency. Are the [...]

By |April 11th, 2018|Blog, Plumbing|Comments Off on Freedom Spring Plumbing Tips

Nest Temperature Sensor

A Smart Way to Make Your Home More Comfortable from Room to Room Do you ever get frustrated because one room is too hot and another is too cold even though you have centralized air conditioning? Now you can get the right temperature, in the right room, at the right time – without having [...]

By |April 9th, 2018|Blog, Thermostat|Comments Off on Nest Temperature Sensor

New Home Plumbing Tips

Building a new home? Be sure to include a licensed, experienced plumber early in the process to eliminate problems before they happen and to make sure you get the system you want. Some plumbing issues you must confront: The timeline While sewer accommodation stubs are set before the foundation is poured, most plumbing takes [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on New Home Plumbing Tips

How To Pick A Plumber

Freedom Heating and Cooling has a valuable new service for our customers: A master plumber division that repairs toilets, faucets and water heaters, as well as working on renovations and new construction. Angie’s List offers consumers some tips on how to select a plumber for your needs. Check this list and you will see [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How To Pick A Plumber

New Plumbing for an Old House

Renovating an old house is a great way to preserve character and history while adding modern conveniences to your home. One of the challenges you may face is plumbing, so here’s a rundown of issues you may want to consider: Outdated pipes Until about 60 years ago, people installed galvanized pipes, but they are [...]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on New Plumbing for an Old House

Time to Clean Coils?

Part of your spring-cleaning routine should include the coils for your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system. The condenser coils in the outdoor unit often accumulate dirt and debris during the winter. These invaders hurt the efficiency of the condenser coils, which are major players in your HVAC system. To find your condenser coils, look [...]

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Spring 2018 Checkup

Get AC ready now for warmer weather We’re back on daylight savings time and that means air-conditioning season will soon arrive. Call Freedom Heating and Cooling now for a checkup to make sure your air-conditioning system is ready to operate at peak efficiency through another Alabama summer. We conduct thorough inspections and look for [...]

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Solve Common Plumbing Problems

Take time now to be sure you know how to shut off the water if you have a plumbing problem and water is running where you don’t want it to run. Knowing it today is much better than waiting for an emergency to start looking for it. You also may want to have some [...]

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Heat Pump Woes

Is Winter Affecting Your Heat Pump? In wintry weather, sometimes a heat pump’s problems are due to Mother Nature and sometimes they’re due to other causes. The difference: Is the heat pump really blowing cold air or is it just your initial assessment? When the temperatures dip into the mid-30s, a heat pump will lose some of [...]

Compressor Failure Causes

5 reasons your compressor may quit You always want your compressor to do well. It’s the heart and soul of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Also, it’s the most costly piece to replace or repair. But when the compressor quits doing its job at peak efficiency, you can expect the trouble usually [...]

How Does the REME HALO Work?

Energy Technology The REME HALO is an in-duct air purifier that uses RGF's Reflective Electro Magnetic Energy technology. It is installed in the supply side plenum of the HVAC system. This technology produces hydro-peroxide plasma and uses ultra-violet light to purify surfaces and the air inside your dwelling. It is different from other [...]

Misconceptions About Fluorescent Lighting

Shedding Light On A Common Issue Is it better to turn off a fluorescent light or let it burn while no one is in the room? This isn’t an HVAC issue, but here’s the answer to a question that sometimes divides people trying to save energy.   The answer: It depends. From the Lighting Design [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Cheap isn’t always best

Forty percent of homes in the United States contain improper designs and equipment for heating, ventilation and air conditioning,according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s a scary figure. Look at your neighborhood and think what it means that four out of 10 homes aren’t getting all they need from their heating and air conditioning. [...]

By |October 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How to find compressor problems

Some of the most puzzling problems are centered in the compressor, the hub of the cooling function in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Here’s a great checklist of problems and potential sources of the trouble. It was put together for a catalog from ARRCO, a Cookeville, Tn. company that is in the business [...]

See the newest heat pumps

Watch the warranties Manufacturers are turning out a wide variety of new heat pumps with many features to improve the comfort of your home while lowering your utility bill. Here’s a look at some of the newest heat pumps, thanks to a list compiled by http://www.achrnews.com/articles/135661-new-residential-heating-products. One area we have singled out here is [...]

Lennox Takes Top Prize in Contest

A new, Energy Star-certified model from Lennox Industries Inc. won the gold award in the residential equipment category. The award comes from AirConditioning, Heating and Refrigeration NEWS, the main daily news site for HVAC developments. Lennox won for its LRP16GE, a residential packaged unit. It is designed to deliver consistent comfort and high efficiency [...]

Free E-Book Heat Pumps

Basic Heat Pump Information While there are many different types of heat pumps, they all follow the same rule – transfer of heat. Instead of burning fuel to make heat, the heat pump sends heat from one place to another spot, one where the temperature is lower. The air-source heat pump, for example, takes in air [...]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Free E-Book Heat Pumps

Basic Heat Pump Information While there are many different types of heat pumps, they all follow the same rule – transfer of heat. Instead of burning fuel to make heat, the heat pump sends heat from one place to another spot, one where the temperature is lower. The air-source heat pump, for example, takes in air [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What To Do If Your HVAC is Flooded

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey gave North Alabama a pass, but our homes are never 100 percent free from the threat of flooding.  If your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems ever are flooded, your best choice may be replacement, not repair. Flooding wreaks havoc on an HVAC system’s internal workings.  That’s the finding of the [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A reminder from Hurricane Harvey

If possible, make sure your air conditioning and heating components are high and dry, protected from flooding. Video from Hurricane Harvey shows many HVAC units in the Houston area were submerged or damaged by water - even in areas not normally considered flood-prone. Alabama also has experienced flooding in some communities previously safe from heavy [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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