Your HVAC system works hard to keep indoor temperatures bearable during the sweltering summer. However, it’s possible for your HVAC system to work itself into an early grave in the pursuit of cooler temperatures. An overworked HVAC system can wear down well before its time and cause your energy costs to skyrocket in the process.
In the summer, bugs get everywhere. They're on your clothes, they're raiding your food... They're even in your HVAC system! And once they're there, they can use the ducts to find their way pretty much anywhere else in your home. So it's important to quash that infestation before it starts. Here are some tips for preventing bugs in your HVAC system.
In honor of Valentine's Day this year, show some appreciation for your home's central heating and cooling system by not only recognizing all the benefits it provides you and your family, but by treating it right. Love your HVAC system by doing the following:
Your HVAC system consumes almost half of the energy used in your home annually. To improve its efficiency, your home's heating and cooling and various other systems need to work together in tandem. Addressing the following issues is vital for syncing HVAC systems and saving energy:
In 2018, your New Year’s resolutions might include losing weight, working out more, or doing things to improve your health and wealth. Along with these personal resolutions, some HVAC resolutions can benefit you in ways you might not expect.
Can a heat recovery ventilator solve the problem of keeping indoor air quality fresh and healthy? Today’s tightly sealed energy efficient homes include one drawback: lack of fresh air. This means the enclosed indoor environment often stagnates as fumes, airborne particulates and water vapor accumulate to high levels.
In Fort Wayne, winter can be serious business. That's why it's important that your furnace is running right. Today's furnaces are generally very reliable, as long as you keep up good annual maintenance. Scheduling regular maintenance can help detect small problems so they can be corrected before they evolve into major repairs or even replacements.
Life is full of mistakes - but some mistakes could prove costlier than others, especially when it comes to installing a new HVAC system. To avoid setbacks that could put a wrench in your HVAC installation plans, it’s crucial to know what those mistakes are.
Ductless mini-splits are truly a wonder of modern technology. A type of heat pump, they offer the user the convenience of heating and cooling without the need for ducts to deliver it. That feature means they are often a perfect solution for conditioning the air in a variety of otherwise challenging situations. Here's some basic information on when to consider mini-split systems.
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:
It’s been less than a century since central home cooling and heating systems have made life more comfortable, regardless of the weather. HVAC Tech Day is June 22 and it’s a good time to acknowledge the contributions they make toward your enjoyment of life indoors by:
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.
In case you didn't know, water heating is second only to the HVAC system for the most energy usage in the average home. So, if you really want to reduce the amount of energy you use, jump in with both feet and get your water heating bill under control! Here's what to know about water conservation and water-heating efficiency.
Is your HVAC equipment in good working condition but you're having problems with temperature inconsistencies, humidity control and high energy bills? These types of issues are often related to poor air balancing in an HVAC system.
Fortunately, there are steps a knowledgeable HVAC pro can take to correct air balance issues that can improve your system's performance and energy consumption and boost your comfort too.
It’s never a good idea to ignore a furnace smell. Except that burning dust smell that often occurs at start-up, an odor can indicate a serious problem. Smells serve as warnings that it’s time to have an HVAC pro evaluate it for safety.
At-home energy tests are a useful starting point for making your home more energy efficient. They give you a good sense of where your house is losing energy and what you can do to correct the energy-wasting problems. Take these steps when performing an at-home energy test.