Hiring an HVAC contractor requires trust. As a homeowner, you have to trust the expertise of the contractor you hire. After all, you’re placing your expensive home-comfort equipment — not to mention your family’s comfort and safety — into the hands of a stranger.
Air filters are your heating system’s first line of defense against system failure, and they improve indoor air quality. In fact, experts say the failure to change air filters regularly is the most common contributor to system breakdowns.
When your home is sealed against winter cold and summer heat, your indoor temperatures remain comfortable and your energy waste is minimized. But there’s one drawback to tightly sealed homes: reduced ventilation. As the supply of fresh air into your house is cut off by closed doors and windows and tight seals against the weather, your indoor air quality may …
One of the challenges of heating a home during this time of year is finding a way to keep everyone comfortable. Not only do different family members have different preferred temperatures, but different rooms in the home can stay warmer or cooler than others.
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.
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.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average family spends $2,200 in energy costs annually, with 46 percent of that going toward heating and cooling the home. Homeowners can trim these costs by choosing their HVAC contractor carefully.
If you own a programmable thermostat, congratulations: You’re on your way to saving energy. These devices can help you significantly reduce your household’s energy consumption.
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.
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.