If you live in a community with an HOA (homeowner’s association), it’s entirely possible that they have HVAC requirements about individual and shared systems. In most cases, HOAs enforce these rules. Considering the comfort and costs that are at stake, it’s helpful to be aware of them and conform to their guidelines.
An HVAC system may have a less than pleasant look in addition to the noise it makes that can be quite a nuisance. For those reasons, you may want to have your unit installed in an inconspicuous place. Unfortunately, that may have an adverse impact on it. Read on to learn more about why you should pay attention to HVAC placement.
Did you ever think you should be covering up the outdoor component of your air conditioner? After all, this unit contains the compressor and condenser coils and when damaged, repairs or replacement can be costly. Is it a good idea to leave it out there, uncovered, subject to the ravages of Mother Nature?
If you've chosen to adopt a tiny home — a very small but very efficient dwelling — you need to understand how to heat and cool the structure. Here are some of the more important HVAC considerations for keeping tiny homes comfortable in all seasons:
Effective HVAC design requires the integration of several individual components, all of which must work together to keep the system functioning properly. Here is a list of some of the most critical components and how they contribute to effective HVAC design:
Optimum HVAC performance and efficiency doesn’t happen by accident. It’s the result of proper planning and design before the system’s installed, then regular professional maintenance as the years go by. Pre-existing factors in the structure such as ductwork can also influence heating and cooling costs as well as indoor comfort. Here are some things to consider to make sure you get the most out of your HVAC system:
There seem to be apps for everything these days. If you can think of a function, there's probably an app for it. Both Apple and Google's Play Store each offer more than 1.5 million apps. That's why it's not surprising that there are even apps that apply to your home systems, including your HVAC. Let's have a look at some of the apps you might want to download to use for your air conditioner and heating.
Taking care of your HVAC system sure does pay off in lower energy bills, fewer repair bills and cool comfort on a hot summer day. What makes it even better is that most DIY HVAC maintenance tasks are easy.
Whether you are handy and do most of your home's repairs or hire someone else to do them, you need to pay attention to attic safety. Most attics are a maze of wires, pipes and cables, as well as a no-man's land of hazards, from high heat to insects to potentially harmful materials such as insulation or asbestos.
Plumbing problems are one of the most frustrating and common issues that all homeowners have to face at some point. Knowing how to handle some basic issues can help you avoid unnecessary frustration and save money.
Seeing discolored hot water flowing out of your faucet is a little unsettling, but it usually doesn't mean your water is harmful. Identifying the cause will help you decide if it's time to call a plumber.
A flooded basement isn't just messy, it can also leave you with extensive water damage that's expensive to repair. Rather than simply hoping that water doesn't get into your basement and dealing with the resulting damage if it does occur, it's wiser to take some proactive steps that can help prevent basement flooding.
In whole-house home-comfort systems, many HVAC components work together to provide both heating and cooling. Maintenance and repairs, as a result, often will correct or prevent problems that may arise in both heating and cooling.
Home additions give you extra space and convenience exactly where you want it and add value to your home. When you are planning your home addition, think of it as a little house that you're adding on -- complete with a foundation, electrical wiring, plumbing, interior design elements and HVAC components.
Whether you're considering upgrading your heating system or you just want to keep your system reliable and efficient throughout Fort Wayne's cold heating season, getting up to speed on common terminology can help.
As the weather becomes colder in the New Haven area, more of your family's time will be spent indoors, with the heating system on and the windows and doors shut tight for the season. To keep your family protected from things like carbon monoxide exposure, here are a few winter home safety precautions that you should consider:
A load calculation could be one of the most important exercises you and your HVAC contractor perform for your home. It’s an essential step in determining the size of an HVAC system, normally conducted even before your home is built.
Whether you are moving to a newly built home, a fixer-upper, or an older home in fine shape, determining the condition of the HVAC system be a priority. After all, your HVAC system is going to use up to half of your home's energy consumption and bear the responsibility for keeping you comfortable through the seasons.
As the cost of energy continues to rise, it's highly likely that the cost of operating your HVAC system in the summer and the winter will keep getting more and more expensive. Concerns over the economic implications of this have paved the way for the development of smart HVAC systems. So what's a smart HVAC system and how does it affect your home comfort? Read on to find out.
Is it about time to replace the HVAC system in your Fort Wayne area home? If so, you're probably curious about what improvements have been made to air conditioners and furnaces in the decade or two since your system was made.