July 27, 2017

Working Safely in the Attic

If any of your summer projects involve working in the attic, take special care to be safe in this area of your home. Working in the attic presents conditions and challenges that you won’t find elsewhere.   Here are some suggestions for staying safe during attic projects: Prepare your tools and supplies. Space will be limited in the attic, so prepare your tools and materials in advance so that you’ll know what you’re taking with you. Put tools in a […]
July 31, 2017

How Ceiling Fans Benefit Your Home

Don’t take that ceiling fan whirling above your head for granted. During the cooling season, a ceiling fan offers a number of benefits in addition to helping keep you cool. An operating ceiling fan, or any fan really, creates a cooling effect for anyone in the path of the moving air. This helps relieve some of the pressure on your air conditioning system, which won’t have to work so hard to provide all the cooling in a home.   This […]
August 1, 2017

What Elements are Essential for HVAC Design?

Having modern, energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment is important if you hope to have a comfortable home that’s doesn’t cost a fortune to condition. However, another crucial ingredient in a modern household is proper HVAC design.   Following are some key characteristics of good residential HVAC design: A correctly sized cooling or heating system Your contractor should insist upon conducting a heating or cooling load calculation (depending on the system) that takes into account your home’s size and layout, energy […]
September 5, 2017

Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist To-Dos

Summer is almost over. Soon you’ll switch from running your A/C to running your furnace. However, since your furnace has been sitting dormant for almost a year, it’s important to perform an inspection and general fall maintenance before putting using it again, in order to make sure it’s running efficiently.   The most important thing is to call an HVAC professional to perform your annual tuneup, but there are a few things you can do yourself as well, to get […]