You might be one of those homeowners wondering about the unfinished basement below the house. Although it’s an extra room you can use, if it is nothing but a dank and dark space lurking below the floors, the very thought of it may make you uncomfortable. If you look past the “abandoned” quality of your basement, however, you’ll see it …
Starting in the new year, the type of heating and cooling system you can buy will be different for Indiana homeowners. You may or may not remember that back in 2006, in compliance with mandates from the Department of Energy (DOE), the heating and cooling industry moved from 10 SEER to 13 SEER as a standard efficiency rating for heating …
Keeping your furnace in good working condition requires regular preventive maintenance and repair service. Your local HVAC sales and service contractor should offer comprehensive service plans and maintenance contracts that ensure scheduled checkups and repairs.
Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to lower your home energy costs? Try insulating your hot water heater.
It’s clear that we no longer have the luxury of ignoring the health of our planet. That’s why there are countless individuals and businesses who are working to protect the environment. Through recycling programs, cleanup efforts and sustainable food choices, these groups are making a real difference in their community and in the world at large.
If you are shopping for a new heating and cooling system, you probably already know about the differences in energy efficiency among the options on the market. Ratings such as SEER (for air conditioners) and AFUE (for furnaces) are similar to the mpg ratings on cars; choose a higher rating, and the HVAC system will consume less energy.
Heat pumps offer efficient heating and cooling for homes in the South Bend area. The average life span of a heat-pump system varies a bit, depending on whom you ask. But you can usually expect your residential heat pump to last around 15 years or more — if it’s well maintained.
When it comes time to upgrade your existing heating system, there are a number of factors that you should consider before deciding which type of system to purchase.
When was the last time you heard “I’m sorry” after making an unsatisfactory purchase? If you do ever hear it after buying a vehicle or an appliance you’re unhappy with, you might hear, “I’m sorry, we can’t change it.” And you’re left with a bad product and no recourse.
Insulation is rated according to its ability to resist the flow of heat from one space to another. This rating, known as R-value, is an important factor to consider when deciding which insulating material will provide the most effective heat barrier for your home.
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