When you're building a new home, costs can add up quickly. As such, it may be tempting to say "no" to certain features just because they're more costly than other options. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are an example of this phenomenon. Since they cost a lot more than traditional forced air or boiler systems, many people decide against them for their new home. But if you can somehow find the funds, geothermal systems really are a better choice.
26 November 2018
Your furnace is an appliance you probably use at least 6 months out of the year. But when was the last time your furnace was inspected or cleaned? If you aren't sure when or if this has ever been done, you may be decreasing the life of your appliance and could be setting yourself up for costly repairs. Read on for reasons why your furnace should have a tune-up. Lengthen the Life of Your Unit
15 October 2018
As fall approaches, you want to make sure that your home is ready for the cooler weather. You need to winterize your home so that you can reduce the amount of energy that your home loses throughout the day. You also need to take care of your HVAC system. Here are 4 tips for winterizing your home. Clean the Outside Part of Your HVAC System If you have an outside part of your HVAC system, now is the time to clean it up.
12 September 2018
Air conditioning best practices include keeping doors to rooms open in order to get the best possible air circulation. However, that means no one has privacy. If you're in your own place, that's not a concern. But in a house full of tenants, or even just a house full of teens trying to get some time out of their parents' gaze, an open bedroom door is akin to an enemy. People want their privacy, so those doors are going to be closed -- and you need to figure out how to keep your bills down since you won't have complete air circulation.
15 August 2018
Whether you are installing your first central air conditioning system or replacing your existing one, this is a major project that should be approached in a thorough and methodical manner. This will often require following several strategies to help avoid making suboptimal decisions throughout this upgrade. Appreciate That Financing May Be Available The costs of buying a new air conditioning system and installing it can be substantial. Many homeowners will have concerns about paying for these expenses, and for individuals that have difficulty with saving money, this can seem like an impossible task.
13 July 2018
The performance that a homeowner can get from their air conditioning system is a major factor in determining the comfort of those inside a home as well as the monthly energy costs for the building. In order to avoid making performance compromising mistakes, there are several key guidelines that must be followed with your AC. Avoid Using Low-Quality Air Filters The air filters in your system are responsible for removing the dirt and dust that may be circulating in the air.
8 June 2018
Residential HVAC consists of a complicated and technical array of interconnected systems. But, this does not necessarily mean that you have to be an HVAC expert in order to make some helpful repairs and improvements to your system. For instance, improving the duct system is not complicated, but it can have a big impact on the overall productivity of your system by improving airflow and insulation. Loss of airflow through ducts is one of the biggest issues when it comes to energy efficiency.
23 April 2018