Things You Should Know Before You Replace Your Furnace

Things You Should Know Before You Replace Your Furnace

A new furnace is a big investment, and it's one that can impact your comfort and energy bills well into the future. Before you replace your furnace, you need to know that you're making a wise and informed choice. Here are some key considerations that can help make your decision easier: Make Sure … [Read more...]

Ways to Combat Static Electricity in Your Home

Ways to Combat Static Electricity in Your Home

Besides the chilly weather, static electricity is something you can count on during the winter months. Not only are shocks uncomfortable, they indicate that the air has reached humidity levels that aren’t healthy. They can also damage the low-voltage components inside electronics and appliances. … [Read more...]

Homeowners Beware: HVAC Industry Changes for 2018

Homeowners Beware: HVAC Industry Changes for 2018

The new year is almost here, and with it comes change. Hopefully positive changes to our lives and our surroundings, but also changes to laws and regulations that affect us, including HVAC industry changes. Here are some new and updated HVAC regulations that will be important for homeowners in … [Read more...]

Reasons to Manage Your Home Heating Load

Reasons to Manage Your Home Heating Load

A term that's used a lot in the HVAC industry is "heating load," which is a calculation of how much heat is required to keep your home at a certain level of warmth. A "cooling load" is the same thing calculated for air conditioning. Any proper sizing of a central HVAC system requires a heating (or … [Read more...]

Is Your Heating System Right for Your Home? 

Is Your Heating System Right for Your Home? 

Finding just the right heating system for your home is serious business. No matter which type you choose, it will represent a substantial investment, and you want it to last a long time, with minimal repair. You also want assurance that for the money you're spending, the system will do a good job … [Read more...]

3 Signs of a Good Heating Contractor 

3 Signs of a Good Heating Contractor 

Your HVAC system is perhaps the most sophisticated — and expensive — equipment in your home. And though most properly installed systems will last many years, they will sometimes need repairs and maintenance. That's why you need to be sure the cooling and heating contractor you choose is a top … [Read more...]

Check Your Insulation With These Tips 

Check Your Insulation With These Tips 

One of the best ways to boost efficiency in your home is to ensure that you have adequate insulation. Insulation should be of sufficient thickness in strategic sites throughout the home to prevent heat from migrating through the ceiling or walls. Insulation will save money winter and summer on your … [Read more...]

Heating System Problems: House Not Warming Up 

Heating System Problems: House Not Warming Up 

The most important function of a heating system is to keep the house comfortably warm safely and efficiently. If your home never quite reaches the comfort zone, or certain rooms remain stubbornly chilly, some element of your heating system isn’t getting the job done. Gas-fired furnaces utilize a … [Read more...]

Getting an A/C Replacement in Winter

Getting an A/C Replacement in Winter

With winter closing in fast, there’s a good chance you’re thinking more about your furnace’s performance than having your air conditioning system replaced. However, the winter season offers one of the best times to get an A/C replacement for your home. No Worries Over Warm Weather Installing a … [Read more...]

What Different Heating System Odors Mean

What Different Heating System Odors Mean

If you detect new or unusual odors near your heating equipment, or wafting from the registers when the blower is running, it's an understandable cause for concern. Here are some common heating system odors and their causes, as well as advice on what to do about the smells: Sulfur or Rotten Egg … [Read more...]