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:
There are tons of details to remember when you're getting ready to go on summer vacation, so it's all too easy to forget about the HVAC system here are home. Putting the following HVAC preparation tasks on your pre-vacation to-do list can help keep it running efficiently and reliably, and safe from harm while you're gone.
During the summer, the outdoor component of your cooling system sits fully exposed and vulnerable to damage from general yard debris, overgrown weeds and landscape plantings and even your lawn care equipment. Taking extra care with your landscaping and yard work can prevent costly problems with the A/C condenser and compressor.
If you're like most homeowners, you think of using an air humidifier in the winter, when the cold outdoor air holds less moisture and running the furnace dries out your indoor air. Your indoor humidity level can drop too low in the summer as well, when it's hot outside and you operate the A/C daily.
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.
Tankless water heaters are gaining popularity every year. After all, who doesn't want to save energy and enjoy an unrestricted supply of hot water? Also, operating costs are lower when you compare conventional storage water heaters to tankless water heaters maintenance. So, if you've been thinking about making the switch, keep reading to learn if a tankless water heater is right for you.
Now that spring is well underway, and winter is receding in the rear-view mirror, it's a good time to assess whether you need to upgrade your home's heating system. Spring just happens to be the best time to replace a furnace for several reasons. They include:
If you don't already have a bathroom exhaust fan, you might put this on your list of future home improvements. Bathroom exhaust fans don't cost all that much to purchase or install, and they do a great job of improving your overall indoor air quality. Properly installed, they can even have an impact on your utility bill for the better.
Homeowners concerned with indoor air quality often want to know if washable, or so-called permanent air filters, might do a better job removing airborne particulates than the standard mechanical filters that are most often used.
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.
The vents that pump out conditioned air throughout your home likely come to mind when you consider HVAC air distribution. The cold air returns are just as important, though, and making sure that they're free from obstructions is vital to keeping your entire HVAC system operating reliably and efficiently.
Low water pressure problems can be extremely annoying. They make everyday activities like showering, filling the washing machine, and washing the dishes infuriatingly slow and challenging. You can always call a pro to fix the problems.
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.
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.
Springtime storms in the Hoosier state have the potential to cause severe property damage, physical injuries, and even deaths. You can't avoid these storms, but you can get ready for them. Here are some tips for spring storm prep that can help keep you, your home, and your family safer this year.