When you schedule your annual furnace maintenance this fall, one of the primary targets for inspection will be the heat exchanger. So what is a heat exchanger, why is it important to have it inspected each year, and what can go wrong with it?
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are gaining in popularity in the United States. They provide energy-efficient heating in the summer, by transferred heat energy from a few feet underground into the home, and cool your home in the summer by depositing heat energy from the home back into the ground. They manage this heat-exchange process by transferring the heat via a system of pipes, usually excavated and installed underground.
A new furnace is an investment that will have a financial impact on your family's budget for many years. If you're shopping for a furnace, the process does not have to be filled with stress. There are a number of high-efficiency features that you should look for: