If you're shopping for a new air conditioner, you're probably learning a lot of new lingo like BTUs and tonnage. Have you learned about SEER ratings, though? The SEER rating on air conditioner units can be very helpful in your decision-making process but only if you understand what you're looking at. Keep reading to get answers to your questions about SEER. What Is SEER? The first, obvious question is what the SEER rating is.
12 May 2020
If you want to make your home more comfortable while saving money, changing out your thermostat may be the solution you're looking for. Air conditioning doesn't have to be expensive if you manage it properly. Here are your options. Manual Thermostat Most homes start with an old-fashioned manual thermostat. This is the kind that has a single temperature setting plus an off switch. Your air conditioner always runs at the same temperature unless you change your thermostat.
7 April 2020
When home heating is discussed, the focus is usually on traditional whole house systems such as furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers. While these systems are known for their ability to be efficient home heating sources, there are still some situations in which one or more smaller heat sources should be considered. These smaller heat sources, often called supplemental heat, are typically for small areas and are available in many different types.
5 March 2020
If your heating system is not heating your home, it is important to get down to the problem. While you could immediately contact an HVAC technician, you may be able to solve the issue on your own or at least get an idea of what is going on so you can give the heads-up to the technician when you call. Here are a few reasons why your heating system may not be functioning the way it should.
28 January 2020
When you are looking specifically for an air conditioning contractor, you may be surprised to see listings for a lot of heating contractors. While heating and cooling a home are definitely related, you may be wondering why your search engine results keep throwing heating contractors at you while you are looking for a cooling contractor. Here are the reasons why. Not All HVAC Contractors Specialize in Just Cooling HVAC contractors generally receive training and education in both heating and cooling appliances and related services — in fact, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
16 December 2019
Your heat exchanger is the warm, beating heart of your furnace. This vital component is used to exchange heat between the combustion chamber and the environment while also keeping dangerous exhaust gases out of your home. Cracks are the most common mode of failure for heat exchangers. Once cracks develop, there is a risk of exhaust gases leaking into your home. Even worse, a weakened heat exchanger will likely continue to fail, allowing small cracks to develop into significant problems later on.
12 November 2019
If you need a new furnace, then knowledge will go a long way in making sure that you end up with the right one, and there is a right one. Knowing how to get the right one means understanding why one would be wrong. One of the major contributing factors to this lies in choosing the right size. Once you have decided on the right size furnace, then you want to have a professional install it for you.
9 October 2019