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.
Of all of the appliances in a home, the HVAC system is usually the hardest worker. It takes a lot of energy to keep a home feeling comfortable. This means that the HVAC system needs regular care and that it will eventually need to be replaced. Many factors influence the lifespan of a heating and cooling system, but here is the typical HVAC maintenance timeline and when you should consider replacing the system.
When you're facing the possibility of replacing your heating or cooling system, it makes sense that you should be as sure as possible that the equipment actually needs to be replaced. It's always possible that a repair might be enough to let you get another season or two of use. Here are some factors you can use as a starting point to help figure out whether you should repair or replace your HVAC system.
Despite the routine thunderstorms, Fort Wayne's summer weather can leave you pretty uncomfortable if you don't have a well maintained cooling system. To make sure you can care for your system and communicate with your technician, take a minute to brush up on your HVAC terms.
Many homeowners consider purchasing an entire HVAC system to be less economical than replacing just the part of the system that's giving them the most problems. On the contrary, replacing the whole system may help you save money and give you several other benefits. Here's what you stand to gain by buying an HVAC system rather than just a single unit.
When the number on your thermostat display doesn't match up to the "feels like" temperature inside your home, it's frustrating and worrisome. A difference between the actual and displayed temperature is often due to humidity, or the amount of moisture in the indoor air. Here's a look at why this inconsistency happens, along with some suggestions on to make your home more comfortable.
With spring in full bloom here in the Midwest, it's important to add your HVAC system to spring cleaning tasks. A clean, properly maintained central cooling and heating system will operate more efficiently, provide greater comfort and be less prone to breakdowns. Try these HVAC spring cleaning steps:
If your central heating and cooling system makes a lot of racket when it's running, particularly from the ducts that are carrying the air, don't assume you can't do anything about it. In most homes with this problem, there are specific reasons why you have noisy air vents and ducts, and specific ways to reduce the racket.
Here in Indiana, once spring arrives, so does the season of tornadoes and other strong storms. While you're probably familiar with the first rule of protecting you and your family from a bad storm (get inside fast!), other rules and guidelines should be followed as well. Some of them are intended to protect your home's HVAC system. Following are some tried-and-true tips for spring storm preparation.
If your home has a central cooling system or heat pump, you may want to protect your HVAC system from copper theft. The outdoor condenser contains copper tubing that can be recycled for cash. It takes just a few minutes for thieves to remove the outer cover from the condenser and rip the coils from the unit.
Whether you're replacing an old HVAC system in your current home or installing a new system in the home you're building, you've probably encountered the terms Manual S, Manual D, and Manual J. These are important components in finding the best system for your home. They're also frequently confusing terms to understand, so here's what you need to know:
Home safety is one element of protecting your family, guests, and property from potential hazards and preventable disasters. Include the following items on your home safety checklist routinely to stay on top of things.
Your home HVAC system can seem extremely complicated: after all, you may have an air conditioner, a furnace, a thermostat, a network of ducts, air filters, and even auxiliary systems like air cleaners or ventilation solutions. But all of these HVAC system components come together into one larger picture that keeps your home comfortable. Here's how: