Are you looking for a simple project to increase the efficiency of your heater? If so, you should consider adding fiberglass insulation to your exposed ducts. Depending on the design of your home, there could be anywhere from 2 to 200 feet of exposed ducting in your home. These exposed sections are the most vulnerable to heat loss. If you have a lot of exposed ducts in your home, your heating bills will be unnecessarily high.
2 February 2017
At the heart of your home's cooling system is the condenser unit--in other words, that large, boxy thing sitting out there in your backyard. To many people, the condenser represents a highly intrusive element in their yard's design. Fortunately, there are a number of strategies to reduce the visual impact of an air conditioning condenser unit. Read on to learn four different yet equally effective tactics. Install an ornamental fence around it.
15 December 2016
Mold growth is a huge concern in a home for numerous reasons. Not only can mold growth detract from the appearance of a home's interior, but it can also cause odor issues and even lead to severe health problems over time. Fortunately, there are numerous HVAC maintenance practices that a homeowner can keep up on to ensure that mold growth won't become a problem. The following are five important HVAC maintenance practices that can prevent mold growth
20 October 2016
Mold generally can't grow on fiberglass insulation, but occasionally you may find mold stains when you are inspecting the attic. This is because either the roof above has become moldy and it is sifting down on top of the insulation, or there is dust on the insulation that is providing a habitat for mold growth. Regardless of the cause, this can indicate a major problem. The following guide can help you find the cause so that it can be fixed.
24 July 2016
If you notice that your air conditioning is not maintaining a consistent temperature, there could be an issue with your thermostat. Outdated thermostats can make it difficult for your air conditioning unit to work properly because they do not gauge the temperature in the home properly. Use the guide below to learn everything you need to know about having your thermostat replaced. Monitor the Temperature in Your Home The first thing you need to do is monitor the temperature in your home.
24 July 2016
One of the most useful heating systems to consider that will reduce your heating bills throughout the winter is radiant heating. Radiant heating works on the principle of heat transfer that uses heating elements within your walls and floors to heat those surfaces, after which the heated walls and floors will begin transferring heat into the rest of the home. Listed below are three ways that radiant heating can reduce your heating bills.
3 June 2016
The furnace in your central HVAC System does a lot more than just provide heat. Some homeowners mistakenly think that the furnace only affects the heating system in their house. In fact, the furnace also affects the functionality of the air conditioner. This is why there is never a bad time to service your furnace. Even the simplest DIY furnace repairs can increase the energy efficiency of your air conditioner and heating system.
21 March 2016
Spring and summer are fast approaching. It won't be long before you are going to have to turn your air conditioning system on to help cool your home down. With all of the added use, you can expect to end up spending a little money on repairs and maintenance costs. However, there are things that you can do to help extend the life of your air conditioning system. Check out these three simple tips below.
21 March 2016
Your ductwork is responsible for taking the hot or cold air and circulating it throughout your home. Oftentimes, many individuals never think twice about their ductwork. They just think of it as being there. However, you need to take the time to have your ductwork cleaned on a regular basis to get rid of all the contaminants lurking beneath of the surface. To help you better prepare for your upcoming appointment, here are three questions to ask the duct cleaning professionals.
15 March 2016
If rainwater from the home's gutters tends to puddle on the soil near your outdoor condensing unit and doesn't dry up for days at a time, you may be concerned that the water will eventually affect the concrete slab beneath the unit. Your concerns are valid. Although concrete slabs are designed to keep your condensing unit even or level on the ground, rainwater may become a big problem if it causes the concrete slab to sink on one side.
15 March 2016