If your furnace needs replacement, now’s a good time to learn about recent advancements in home heating technology. Modulating furnaces are an option worth considering if you’d like to improve your home comfort and energy efficiency.
If you plan to buy a new air conditioner for your home this spring, don’t go unprepared. A variety of pitfalls can leave you with a central A/C that wastes energy, doesn’t properly cool your home, and requires frequent repairs.
Your HVAC system contains equipment that’s essential to your family’s day-to-day comfort, and it needs to stay in top condition to operate safely and reliably. Investing in preventive maintenance for your HVAC system can let you rest easy knowing that the equipment is working properly and efficiently every day of the year.
Even if your home’s heating and cooling systems boast state-of-the-art HVAC equipment with optimum energy efficiency, when the ductwork is aging and deteriorating, your home can’t be as comfortable or energy efficient as it could be otherwise. But how can you tell your old ductwork is failing?
Of all the decisions you make as a homeowner, few impact your comfort and budget as much as home heating systems. The two most common types include forced-air furnaces and heat pumps, along with radiant heating systems. Both provide comfortable and dependable home heating, but one may be better than the other based on the layout of your home or family health circumstances.
To get all the benefits of solar power, make sure you know some of the basics of solar safety. A solar system installed in your home can substantially reduce dependence on power from the utility grid and cut monthly electric bills drastically. Professionally installed solar systems are mature, proven technology that meets strict electrical and fire codes.
If you’re lucky enough to live in a tight, energy efficient home, you may need more fresh air ventilation to keep the indoor air healthy. Fresh air is especially important during the heating season, and ways exist for you to keep your air fresh without driving up heating bills.
Thermostats for your HVAC system can last for years, accurately communicating to your heating and cooling when it’s time to turn on or off. That said, whenever something goes wrong with the HVAC system, the thermostat is one of the parts that should be checked out first. Fortunately, thermostat replacement is usually relatively inexpensive.
If someone asks you the definition of HVAC, you”ll probably say it has to do with home heating and cooling. That’s correct, but the term HVAC actually stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. These components each have a vital role to play in maintaining a healthy, comfortable home. Let’s take a closer look at each of the components that make up an HVAC system.
Like any system, the air-source heat pump has its pros and cons. Even if you’ve heard about how efficient heat pumps are, you may be wondering how they handle Northern Michigan’s frigid, snowy winters. The answer depends in part on your individual situation.