Nobody likes paying utility bills—I sure don’t. But some people pay more than they have to by relying on inefficient heating and cooling methods. A standard gas furnace may work to heat up a home quickly, but it’s not going to save you any money in the process. Even buying one of the high-efficiency models is going to cost you Continue Reading
For most people, it’s pretty standard to adjust the single thermostat and wait for the heat to kick on and warm air to begin whooshing out of all the vents around the house. It’s an easy system, but is it a wasteful one? According to research and experience, you’re probably throwing money away if you rely on a system that Continue Reading
For many, a home furnace isn’t just about personal comfort—it’s an actual lifeline that keeps their home warm enough to survive in freezing temperatures. A system that important to your health and well-being should be taken care of carefully and maintained for long-lasting performance. Whether you’re a hard-core DIYer ready to tackle any project, or you’re the type of person Continue Reading
If you share your home with someone else, you know how annoying it can be to try and agree on a temperature. Some people in the household will likely want the home cooler, and others will want it warmer. With standard heating and cooling systems, everyone typically comes to a compromise, but few are actually satisfied. A multi-zone heating and Continue Reading
These days, with all of the e-mails, texts, pings, and alerts constantly vying for our attention, any shortcut to simplify our busy lives can go a long way—especially if it’s saving not only time, but money, too. If you aren’t already using a programmable thermostat to help save on cooling and heating costs, you’re missing out. The energy savings they provide Continue Reading
The days are starting to get chillier, the nights are approaching sooner, and leaves are beginning to change color. Not only does that mean you get to start picking out pumpkins and enjoying your favorite pumpkin-flavored beverages once again, it also means it’s time to start thinking about your home heating system. After all, nobody wants to find themselves with Continue Reading
If you’re thinking about having central air conditioning installation done in your home but you aren’t sure how much it’s going to cost, there are a lot of considerations to be made. You can’t just go to the local cooling and heating store and price out cooling units, because the unit itself is only a small part of the total overall cost. Continue Reading
Regardless of what type of climate you live, one thing is certain: having a reliable and efficient HVAC system makes life more comfortable and enjoyable for everyone. And that’s why, before you hire an HVAC contractor, it’s important to learn a bit about which HVAC brands are the highest quality of the bunch. The best central air conditioners will provide Continue Reading
In most homes, energy bills run considerably high during colder months as the need to heat the home and water becomes necessary. And as energy prices are rising day by day, it means increasing the expenditure on utility bills. The best way to combat this is by opting for the limitless green energy provided by the sun, which can be Continue Reading
The DIY impulse is hard to kill. It’s leftover from the Paleolithic era, when your nearest neighbor might be 5,400 stride-lengths away, and if you needed to fleece your mastodon flock, you were on your own. Be better than a caveman. Call an HVAC technician when… You celebrate the new year Your HVAC system deserves the “spa treatment” once every Continue Reading
HVAC information for homeowners
Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems, a mouthful more commonly referred to as HVAC (H-vack) systems, keep our homes cool in summer and warm in winter. The three components of types HVAC system include air conditioning, ventilation, and heating.
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Because these systems typically make up a large chunk of your utility bill, it’s important to make sure yours is always running as efficiently as possible. Basic HVAC maintenance includes regularly changing filters and having a professional visit one or two times per year to look for any issues. Homeowners wanting to greatly improve their system’s efficiency may also look into sealing up leaks and cracks where air is escaping, installing energy-efficient windows, and installing new units. Want more HVAC information and ideas? You’ve come to the right place.