An Overview of How Heating Systems Work


Space heating is the largest energy expense in your home. Understanding how your home heating works can help you get the most benefit from your system in terms of comfort, efficiency and energy cost savings. Here is an overview of the different available systems. Furnace / Forced air A central gas heating system relies on a cycle of warming cooler air. The furnace burns natural gas or propane to generate heat in the furnace’s burner. The heat then passes through a heat exchanger. This makes the heat exchanger hot enough to heat the air. Air is directed through return vents [...]

An Overview of How Heating Systems Work2021-11-29T16:25:47+00:00

4 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Replacing Their Heating and AC Systems


Purchasing a new HVAC system is a big decision with a big price tag, and should not be taken lightly. HVAC systems have likely changed a bit since you last purchased one, so it is important to understand what is new in the industry. With a little preparation and research, you can be sure to maximize your investment and choose the system that is best for your home and family, while avoiding the common mistakes homeowners make when replacing their heating and AC systems. Here are a few common pitfalls to avoid when shopping for and purchasing a new HVAC [...]

4 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Replacing Their Heating and AC Systems2021-10-22T14:39:22+00:00

What is Smart HVAC Technology?


Smart HVAC leverages environmental sensor technology to improve performance and efficiency. Many homes already use programmable thermostats, but with today’s ever-evolving technology, these devices are only the beginning. Smart HVAC conveniently brings many benefits to your home. Maintenance notifications Smart HVAC systems can send homeowners notifications to schedule regular inspections and cleanings. Smart systems can also use analytics to predict breakdowns and repairs in advance. Taking care of your equipment before something breaks down is better for you, your home and your HVAC equipment as well as for the environment and your energy bills. Automatic adjustments and geofencing Programmable features [...]

What is Smart HVAC Technology?2021-10-19T14:40:25+00:00

Why Air Purifiers Are Great for Your Family


Because children are still developing, good indoor air quality at home is even more important for them than for adults. A child’s lungs and immune system are more susceptible to the negative effects of allergens and pollutants. Some toxins can even compromise brain development. To protect your children, and your whole family, choose an air purifier that is most effective at removing the pollutants that are most harmful to kids. Pollutants that cause problems for kids Indoor air quality is impacted by a number of pollutants that come into our homes. They can be in the form of particles or [...]

Why Air Purifiers Are Great for Your Family2021-10-19T14:33:26+00:00

10 Things to Look for When Hiring an HVAC Company


Whether hiring an HVAC company for repairs, maintenance or installation, choosing the right people to do the work in your home is as important as choosing the right equipment. Even the best HVAC system will not work efficiently or effectively if it is not properly installed or serviced. Look for these 10 qualities in order to choose a great HVAC company. 1. Brand Experience Choose an HVAC technician that has experience in the brand you are purchasing. Many equipment manufacturers offer special training and education so the technicians who install and service their equipment are experts and understand all the [...]

10 Things to Look for When Hiring an HVAC Company2021-10-19T14:34:23+00:00

Why Is My Air Conditioner Running Constantly?


Central air conditioning is a pleasure for homeowners during the hot summer months, but it can also be a big expense. An air conditioner that runs constantly is using more energy unnecessarily. Finding the cause is important for both your comfort and your wallet. Here are some of the common issues that cause an air conditioner to run excessively. Improper size and installation (including wrong duct size) When it comes to air conditioners, bigger is not always better and smaller is not always less expensive. A unit that is too big will not be able to remove the moisture from [...]

Why Is My Air Conditioner Running Constantly?2021-06-30T12:16:00+00:00

How Often Should You Change Your Air Filter?


The air filter in your HVAC system is perhaps its most important component. While it is easy and inexpensive to replace, the air filter is the first line of defense in preventing breakdowns, maintaining performance and energy efficiency, extending the life of your equipment and protecting your indoor air quality. In other words, a clean air filter is a highly cost effective part of your HVAC maintenance. How often should you replace the air filter? Several factors impact how quickly your air filter will clog with dirt and contaminants.  In general, experts recommend a simple rule of thumb for changing [...]

How Often Should You Change Your Air Filter?2021-05-27T19:25:57+00:00

Why is My Thermostat Not Working?


Common Thermostat Problems and How to Troubleshoot the Issue Thermostats are often the overlooked components of a home’s HVAC system. When the furnace or air conditioning is not working properly, the thermostat is rarely the first thing people check. The reality is, the thermostat is a complex piece of equipment and, if installed incorrectly or not properly maintained, it can cause issues with your heating and cooling systems. Here are some tips for troubleshooting problems with a thermostat. Where is it located? To work properly, the thermostat should be positioned five feet from the ground and away from direct sunlight [...]

Why is My Thermostat Not Working?2021-04-27T19:29:50+00:00

Maintain Comfortable Temperatures with Decor


Your thermostat isn’t the only thing you can adjust to set the temperature in your home. There are several methods you can use to increase your heating and cooling efficiency while keeping your home comfortable and maintaining the look and feel of your home’s décor. Energy-efficient drapes Purchasing energy-efficient drapes can help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The fabric of these curtains is designed to block out light and UV rays, which is great for summer months. Plus, the heavy-duty material can also reduce chill and help you achieve your goal of heating [...]

Maintain Comfortable Temperatures with Decor2021-03-25T16:21:52+00:00

New Water Heater Tax Credits


It’s that time of year, when we start gathering our financial documents to do our taxes. If you have an ENERGY STAR® water heater, or other home products, make sure to read this so you don’t miss out on extra money. What Products Have Tax Credits There are a variety of high-efficiency products around your home that may be eligible for up to $300 in federal tax credits.1 Get some money back in your pocket for those eco-friendly decisions you’ve made. Some of the products include water heaters, heat pumps, central air conditioners, windows and roofs. You can find some [...]

New Water Heater Tax Credits2021-03-05T18:45:14+00:00
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