If you have switched to a heat pump or are upgrading your current one, you can boost heat pump performance by ensuring that your HVAC system has the appropriate airflow, that your air ducts don’t leak, and that your heat pump’s refrigerant is correctly charged. Heat pumps are an energy efficient home-comfort system choice, able to produce as much …
Insulation and sealing are two effective ways to reduce energy loss in your HVAC system’s ductwork, the mostly out-of-sight network of tubes that delivers heated and cooled air from your HVAC equipment to your living spaces. Particularly when ducts run through unconditioned parts of your home, they can be major sources of energy waste.
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.
No one wants to think that their home might be damaging their health, but that’s just what’s happening all over the country. Of all of the environmental risks out there, the Environmental Protection Agency lists poor indoor air quality as one its top five concerns.
Heating load refers to the total amount of heat it takes to keep your house comfortably warm in the winter. Your HVAC technician can determine your heating load by performing an energy load calculation, an essential step if you are considering upgrading your heating equipment.
If you are having problems with your furnace, don’t count on that repair bill just yet: You may be able to skip the call to your service technician by trying a few furnace troubleshooting tips on your own.
Home heating systems are the lifeblood of the home during harsh winters. In Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, the energy efficiency of a heating system is especially important to keep heating costs low.
Now that the cold weather is rolling forward in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, you’ve probably closed your home to keep the cold drafts out and the heated air inside. While a tight home saves on your heating bills and keeps you more comfortable, it can also build the levels of indoor air pollution in your home.
Duct cleaning has almost become the newest fad in home maintenance. Self-proclaimed “specialists” go door to door proclaiming the benefits in heating and cooling efficiency that can be brought about by having your HVAC system’s ducts cleaned. While some of this is based upon fact, much of it is based upon hearsay and anecdotal data.
Whether you’re in northern Indiana or southwest Michigan, everyone wants to save on energy costs. Of course, how you go about it greatly depends on the unique circumstances of your home. With that in mind, there are a few common trouble spots that you can evaluate to help develop a successful energy-savings plan:
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