A home’s heating system will only be as efficient as its individual components. You could have the most energy-efficient furnace available, but if you have issues with your duct system, you will have problems meeting your home’s heating demands this winter.
Retrofitting Your Kansas Home For Geothermal Heating And Cooling
Geothermal heating and cooling represents a sizable investment that can reap substantial savings. Geothermal works particularly well for new construction, because it can be incorporated into the design of the home and open up more installation options. Of course, geothermal heating and cooling can also be installed as a replacement for your existing HVAC system, but it may require some additional work to …
The Ductless Mini Split: A Heat Pump, And Then Some
The ductless mini split is a versatile, redesigned heat pump that offers all the benefits of heat-pump systems, plus practical cooling and heating solutions for add-ons, retrofits, bonus rooms and more.
Designing An Efficient Duct System — Five Factors That Your HVAC Contractor Will Consider
Inefficient duct design is a problem that compromises your home comfort, and can decrease your home’s heating and cooling efficiency by as much as 20 percent annually. Therefore, if you’re building a new home, you should work closely with your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) contractor during the process of designing an efficient duct system.
What Can Duct Sealing Do? Improve Efficiency, Air Quality And Comfort
In many homes, air ducts are located out of sight and, therefore, out of homeowners’ minds. But if you suspect that your heating and cooling system is working less efficiently than it should, leaky ductwork could be to blame. Scheduling an appointment to have your ducts inspected and sealed offers three distinct benefits.
Sealing Household Air Leaks Can Put A Significant Dent In Your Energy Costs
When your costly conditioned air leaks out of your home, or the hot summer air (or cold winter air) seeps in, it can add substantially to your cooling and heating costs. Fortunately, sealing household air leaks is a project that typically doesn’t require a HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) professional. In fact, you probably can do it yourself, rather inexpensively, …
Effective Duct Returns Solve Home-Comfort Problems — In 3 Simple Steps
The ductwork that is installed throughout your home is an often-overlooked but crucial part of your heating and cooling system. The duct system conveys warm or cool air from your heating and cooling equipment to the rooms in your home, then conveys “used” air back to the equipment to be conditioned again. Supply ducts feed air to your living space, and return ducts carry air …
What Good A/C Preventive Maintenance Should Include
Another hot Kansas summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to get the jump on maintenance of your air conditioning system. Don’t wait until that first uncomfortably warm evening to turn on your A/C unit, only to find that it’s not blowing cold air. A system that is properly tuned prior to cooling season will also use less …