When it’s time for your annual spring cleaning, it’s important to do a thorough job. Dusting indoors and cleaning out your garage simply aren’t enough. Schedule seasonal HVAC maintenance and ensure your home gets the overall cleaning it deserves to run as efficiently as possible.
A well-designed and planned landscaping layout in your yard in conjunction with a quality HVAC system can help make the home more energy-efficient. There are several design features that can be worked into a landscape plan to help an overworked heating or cooling system operate more efficiently. When the landscaping and your HVAC system work together, you will get better results.
What do all those acronyms mean and why does terminology matter when you’re thinking of making an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) purchase? The short answer is that these terms have a great deal to do with rating efficiency of the products — including air conditioners, furnace, and heat pumps — that are essential for home comfort.
An air cleaner is one of the best ways to improve the air quality in your home. It will help you breathe easier and feel more comfortable. Before you choose an air cleaner, however, it’s important that you consider these four factors:
There are many features you can add to your HVAC system to improve its performance in your home. Installing ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lights not only will help your heating and cooling systems sustain high efficiency, it can significantly improve the quality of your indoor air.
Until recently, a home thermostat was pretty much a standard thermostat. No longer. If you still think all thermostats are alike, you’ll want to learn about WiFi thermostats. These state-of-the-art thermostats can improve your life and home in several ways.
You probably don’t consider the air in your home to be toxic, but in fact the air indoors is often polluted with radon, tobacco smoke, dander, pollen, mold and a variety of other chemicals and substances. Ready to drag out the vacuum? Not so fast. Houseplants have been proven to remove many common toxins from indoor air. To top it …
Here in the Kansas City area, we experience extreme weather in both winter and summer. Our A/Cs and heating systems do a lot of work, and all machines typically degenerate with heavy use. Buyers of new HVAC installations usually have to decide whether to purchase an extended warranty to defray the cost of future repairs and parts replacement.
In many homes, heating and cooling is provided by a furnace and air conditioning unit situated in the basement or other convenient location and distributed through ducting. If ducting systems are poorly configured, they can waste a significant percentage of your energy. Some experts say poor ductwork can be attributable to losses as high as 40 percent. As such, proper duct …