High ceilings make your home feel more spacious and more elegant, but the same grandiose design element that makes your home unique can also make it harder to heat and cool your home efficiently. Read on and learn the impact that vaulted ceilings have on your HVAC system’s overall efficiency and performance.
Constructing a new home includes dozens of different topics that you must consider in the design phase, and several of those are connected with your heating and cooling needs. For example, a forced air vs hydronic systems discussion must absolutely be on your to-do list because it's an important decision. To help you get started, we're going to highlight a few of the benefits of hydronic systems.
As a homeowner, there are so many choices when it comes to your heating and cooling equipment, that's it's often tough to know which of these you should put your trust in. Since the use of HVAC diffusers has been gaining in popularity in recent years, we thought it'd be a good idea to provide you with what you should know about these units.
Temperature control is the first thing that comes to many people's minds when thinking about ways to improve home comfort. But did you know that having balanced home humidity throughout the year is essential for maximum comfort? Let's take a closer look at the humidity levels you should maintain and the techniques you can use to achieve them.
Home safety is a relevant topic for every homeowner, and it is essential that you take HVAC emergency preparedness seriously in the event of a violent storm or other emergency. To give you a head start, here are some quick tips that will help keep your home and loved ones safe and sound:
The HVAC industry welcomes diversity in terms of a person's background, gender, and ethnicity. Even so, there has always been a shortage of women who have decided to make it their career. To illustrate the impact that women in HVAC history have had on the industry, we would like to discuss two important standouts - Margaret Engels and Alice Parker.
The concept of HVAC has been around for thousands of years. The ancient Romans and Greeks used channels under marble flooring to distribute heat. However, it was until 1902 that the modern A/C idea was launched by Willis Carrier. Today's systems have experienced tremendous technological upgrades that make them significantly different from the older ones. Let's explore the recent HVAC history that has contributed to that.
When you have a newborn, it’s important to make sure your home is as safe as possible. While electrical outlets and stairs are common babyproofing targets, don’t overlook your HVAC system. Keep the following HVAC system babyproofing tips in mind to help your child stay safe.
The indoor environment in your home can cause a variety of effects on hardwood floors. How these factors impact flooring depends to some extent on the operation of your HVAC system.
Wood is an organic material and, even when installed indoors, continues to respond to natural influences, particularly humidity. Here’s how this specific factor causes certain effects on hardwood floors, as well as some ways your HVAC system can limit them.
So you've succumbed to the charm of an old house, but you've known from the get-go that your new abode entails some major expenditures to make it comfortable. Your key for comfort in your new home is the HVAC system. Here are some of the HVAC options for old houses.
Painting your air conditioner may improve its aesthetic appeal, but it could cause other issues if it’s not done carefully. Basic surface prep, followed by a couple of coats of spray paint may restore a pleasing appearance to an aging unit. However, it’s important to realize that painting your air conditioner won’t turn back the hands of time when it comes to the system’s cooling performance, efficiency or reliability.
E-commerce has grown significantly over the last few years. Almost anything you want, you can now buy online - including your HVAC system. Is it wise to make a major purchase like that through a website, though? Here's a guide to buying an HVAC system online, and what to be careful of.
Have you ever considered the benefits of installing a heat pump in your home? Heat pumps are an efficient choice for heating and cooling, and these days are being seen more and more in homes, businesses and lodging.
Read on for an evaluation of heat pump benefits, so you can decide if this technology might be for you.
Who would have thought your gardening and landscaping efforts could have an effect on how efficiently your HVAC system performs? But it's true: strategically located trees and shrubs can have a beneficial impact on your system's efficiency, and lower your energy bills.
Here's how landscaping and gardening affects HVAC performance.
HVAC piping delivers hot water, cooled water, refrigerant, condensate, steam, and gas to and from your HVAC components. Its effectiveness is largely influenced by the materials used to make it. So what materials are ideal for HVAC pipes? Read on to learn more.
With so many choices to consider, buying a new HVAC system can seem like an intimidating task. Fortunately, the following can help you narrow down your HVAC choices and find the right system that meets your home’s heating and cooling needs.
When your home is closed up and you're running the A/C to combat heat and humidity, excessive HVAC noise can be disruptive and irritating. You expect some low-level whooshing or a quiet hum when the equipment is operating, but loud noises are concerning. Fortunately, there are soundproofing solutions available to quiet down noises like these:
Egg hunts are an Easter tradition and a fun-filled occasion for adults and children alike. There's a lot of planning and prep work involved when you're hosting a hunt – like filling plastic eggs with goodies, picking the ideal hiding places, and readying snacks and beverages for guests of all ages. To ensure one and all enjoy a memorable, safe Easter egg hunt this year, be sure to take these safety-wise steps ahead of time:
There are a variety of factors that affect your HVAC. Many of these are considered when sizing new equipment, like your home's square footage, orientation, amount of insulation, number/size of windows, and others. Did you know that your furniture and home's interior finishes can also impact your HVAC system?
Warm weather may seem far away right now, but it'll be here before you know it. You'll be able open the windows for a time, but all too soon, it'll be warm enough to turn on the air conditioner. It's always a good idea to start thinking about your spring HVAC preparations. You can make a list right now of the tasks you'll need to perform to get your air conditioner ready for the long hot summer.