Weird smells circulating through your home? Is it coming from your furnace? Are you in danger? Furnace smells are indicative of many issues that are important not to ignore, both for the safety of your family and the furnace itself. Here are some tips to help you identify possible problems: 1. Rotten Eggs Smell: The […]
When shopping for a new heating or cooling system, homeowners do a lot of research on the equipment itself. Potential buyers investigate energy efficiency ratings and advanced features. However one critical element many overlook is that the HVAC installer you choose is just as important as the system itself! It doesn’t matter how many bells […]
Here’s a quick checklist to follow when you’re getting ready to rest your furnace for the season: 1. Clean the Unit Inside and Out – Ideally, you should clean your HVAC unit every change of season, but this is especially crucial before you switch over from heating to cooling. Through fall and winter, your HVAC’s heating unit […]
Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check- ups. Contractors get busy once summer and winter come, so it’s best to check the cooling system in the spring and the heating system in the fall. To remember, you […]
Certain telltale signs indicate it’s time to consider replacing heating and cooling equipment, or improving the performance of your overall system. It may be time to call a professional contractor to help you make a change if: Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old. Consider replacing it with a unit that has […]
As temperatures heat up this summer, remember that energy efficiency can keep you cool while saving money and preserving the earth’s energy resources.
The average U.S. household will spend about $2,100 on home energy this year,
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Most Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps sold around the world have been using a refrigerant called R-22. Emissions of R-22 are considered by some experts to be a significant factor in depleting the ozone layer that protects animals and people from harmful rays from the sun.
These steps will reduce the amount of energy that you’re using and lower your utility bills: Turn down your thermostat to 68 degrees. For every degree you lower your heat in the 60-degree to 70-degree range, you’ll save up to 5 percent on heating costs. Wear warm clothing like a sweater and set your thermostat […]
The standards for the energy efficiency ratings of natural gas furnaces have increased. The U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program now requires that new gas furnaces are manufactured to meet a rating of 90% AFUE or greater in the South and 95% AFUE or greater in the north in order to receive the ENERGY STAR certification.
A thermostat can help keep your home comfortable and help you control energy usage. Your choice of a thermostat will depend on the type of heating and cooling system you have in your home, how you want to use your thermostat and the features you want to have available.