One of the best ways to keep your heat pump in good working order is by performing regular maintenance. Staying on top of maintenance can pay off by extending the life of the unit and helping it operate at maximum efficiency.
Buying A MERV Filter: How To Figure Out Those Numbers
The air in your home is full of microscopic organisms, pollen, mold, pet dander and dust. There are a few ways you can reduce the number of these irritating allergens in your home, and one of the most effective is to install filters with high MERV ratings. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. These values quantify how well a …
Maintaining Your Solar System
With July temperature averages holding at a sweltering 90 degrees and winter averages in the brisk lower 20s, it can be a constant struggle to keep your home at a comfortable temperature in Kansas City. In these extreme conditions, air conditioners and furnaces can be pushed to their limits, and – in the case of older or poorly maintained equipment …
One Room Too Hot And Another Too Cold? You May Need A Zoning System
From sub-zero winter nights to summer days with heat indexes shattering the 100-degree mark, citizens of the Kansas City area are familiar with both ends of the weather spectrum. With the ever-changing outdoor climate, the interior temperature of homes also can be unpredictable.
HSPF And SEER: Look For Those Ratings When You’re Deciding On A Heat Pump
You’ve made the decision to purchase a heat pump and are trying to determine which manufacturer’s unit to buy. Two ratings that will assist you with making your selection are the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) and the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER).
Why Your Home Needs Heat-Recovery Ventilation
Adequate ventilation provides your home with a continuous supply of fresh air. Energy-efficient improvement and construction methods such as weather-stripping and insulation can save you money and enhance climate control. However, these methods tend to render your home airtight, which can keep pollutants inside, not allowing them to escape into the outdoors. They should be complemented with a ventilation system …
Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Cool Weather
With the heat wave hitting Kansas hard, you may be thinking winter can’t get here fast enough. But even during this hot weather, it’s not too soon to start preparing your home for cooler weather now.
Is This The Year You Should Replace Your Furnace? Do The Math
If you answer yes to two or more of the following questions, you may need to explore replacing your existing heat and cooling system:
Schedule Your Service Check Before Winter Gets Here
The colder days of winter will be here before you know it. To make sure your home is prepared for the shift in temperature, you should schedule a service check for your heating system.