Save Money by Maintaining Your Home’s Heating & Air Quality

Energy Saving Tips

Heating:

-One of the easiest ways to save on heating is to leverage the heat coming from the sun. Adjust your blinds in such a way that they are tilted toward the ceiling, but keep in mind to close them at sundown.

-If you use a ceiling fan, set it in the reverse position and keep it on a low setting. When radiant heat penetrates your house from the windows tilted upwards, the ceiling fan distributes the warm air throughout the entire room.

-Fireplaces are known for wasting a significant amount of energy because they draw warm air out of your home through the chimney. When the fireplace is not in use, be sure that the damper remains closed. Installing glass doors … read more...

Ever Heard of a Split HVAC System?

Change the way you cool your home with a Split HVAC System.

All of us wants to come home after a hard day at work or at school to a comfortably cool house to fight off this intense summer heat and humidity. And because not all of us have the money and the resources to install central air conditioning in our homes, the rest of us probably rely on our window A/C units to help us survive this heat wave. However, you can’t always use a window A/C to cool all aspects of your home. If you want an inconspicuous manner of cooling your home, a split HVAC system is the perfect solution for your temperature-regulating issues.

What exactly is a split HVAC system? Split … read more...

Boost Your HVAC with a Heat Recovery Ventilator

During summer and winter, your A/C needs a back-up to maintain total home comfort with the help of a Heat Recovery Ventilator. During winter, many of you are likely closing windows and doors to prevent the heat from escaping. While in summer, the same thing is done to keep the heat in and boost your air conditioning. In our modern homes, it is often a challenge to ensure your home remains airtight and energy-efficient, but at the same time, also healthy and has good ventilation. The ideal solution to this common problem is the installation of a heat recovery ventilator .

If the word doesn’t mean a thing to you, it is high-time you find out more about a heat recovery ventilator and how your … read more...

Tips for Selecting HVAC Contractor

How to Choose Which HVAC Contractor is Right For You

When a heating and cooling unit is involved, it doesn’t only require carefully choosing the unit that will work best for you but it also includes getting the best HVAC contractor to get the installation done right. As they say, your HVAC unit is only as good as how it is properly installed. Unit’s that are installed poorly will most likely bring about problems that you will regret. And most of all, a HVAC unit that is not installed correctly can only mean you can say goodbye to the amount of money you spent on purchasing the unit. So how do choose which HVAC contractor is right for you and your heating and cooling needs? … read more...

Common AC Warning Signs and Fixes

Everybody knows the importance of having a good and reliable air conditioning system especially when the hot and humid summer days begin. But how do you know if your AC is going to make it through the entire summer season? As pointed out by Lief Simons, here are some AC warning signs to look out for and their fixes.

Warning #1: AC Won’t Turn On

Potential Cause: There are two possible reasons for this problem – there is no power going into the air conditioning unit or the thermostat isn’t properly set.

Fix: When the AC won’t turn on and there isn’t any power reaching the unit itself, it may be due to a fuse that’s tripped. Always check on the circuit breaker first to … read more...

All About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Wouldn’t you want to be in a home where the temperature always feels comfortable but you don’t see the system anywhere? That is a system that efficiently works with even less maintenance. And that system is what’s referred to as geothermal heating and cooling. A geothermal HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) brings your home in harmony with the earth and takes advantage of the subterranean temperatures so it can provide cooling during summer and heating during winter.

How does this system work?

While outdoor temperatures fluctuate, the underground temperature doesn’t change as dramatically. The temperature 4 to 6 feet below the ground remains fairly constant all year round. A geothermal system that consists of buried pipes (earth loop), indoor handling unit, and/or a pump, … read more...