Springtime may seem far away in Indiana in January and February, but it won't be long till allergy sufferers will be enduring the aggravating symptoms that come with flowers and trees bursting into bloom and producing tree pollen. That's one reason why February isn't too soon to start thinking about air purification in your home. Another reason is that February is actually named after a Roman festival of purification called Februa, where people were ritually washed, perhaps in preparation for the new year.
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:
If you set a comfortable temperature on your thermostat, but some rooms in your home always feel too cool or too warm when your HVAC system is running, it's not a situation that you simply have to live with. A skilled HVAC professional can diagnose and solve many common causes of uneven cooling, including these three:
If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t meet or speak often with HVAC pros, and when you do, it’s for short periods. Even as limited as your interactions may be, it’s helpful to understand the most important terms and facts about your own system.
If you enjoy do-it-yourself projects, there are many different types of maintenance, improvement and repair tasks you can tackle around your Fort Wayne home. If your heating or cooling equipment starts acting up, you might consider attempting DIY HVAC repairs as well.
If you're like most homeowners, changing the air filter in your HVAC comes as something of an afterthought. You know you should do it regularly, but somehow you seem to forget. After all, it's out of sight, right? And the HVAC just seems to keep on running, winter or summer. But the fact is, when you change your air filter regularly, you're benefiting your pocketbook, and boosting your comfort level.
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.
If you’ve been watching your heating bills go up as the temperatures go down, you might consider adding more insulation. All insulating products slow heat transfer whether they’re in the attic or the basement walls. This rundown can help you identify the right type to help you save energy dollars and increase your comfort.
Nothing says it's the holiday season like sparkling holiday lights, inside and outside the home. Sad to say, those dazzling lights are also the cause of many a tragic holiday fire. But there's no reason you can't enjoy your holidays and your lights safely if you exercise a bit of caution.
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.
Instead of fretting over gifts for friends and family this holiday season, give them something for their HVAC system that promotes home comfort. It might be a gift certificate from an HVAC contractor for routine service or a stocking stuffer fun for the whole family.
Closing up the house and turning on the furnace sure makes things cozy in winter -- although sometimes it's a little too cozy for comfort. The fact is, an airtight home can be downright stuffy.
Flinging open a window to get some fresh air may seem counter-intuitive. With the furnace on, aren't we wasting money, letting warm air out and cold air in? Yes, if you leave the window open for long, or open it too wide, that might be the case. But once the furnace cycles off, it really won't hurt to crack a window now and then to let in some fresh air, and let some of the stale air out.
If you're concerned that your HVAC system isn't operating as efficiently as it should, you might think it's the fault of the equipment. In fact, out of balance airflow through the system may be the underlying cause of your poor equipment performance.
Proper air balancing not only ensures that your HVAC system runs efficiently and keeps your energy consumption in check, but it also reduces unnecessary strain on the equipment and provides better temperature control for greater comfort.