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January 11, 2018

Terms to Know Before Dealing with HVAC Pros

When you need service for your heating or cooling system, you’ll have a better chance of receiving solid assistance if you can show a basic understanding of HVAC concepts and terms. Here are some of the most common things to know when communicating with HVAC pros: HVAC This stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, a catchall for anything involving mechanical and passive ways to make a home’s climate comfortable. Forced-air HVAC system While other methods of heating and cooling […]
January 9, 2018

January HVAC Maintenance to Start the Year Off Right

Your HVAC equipment needs year-round attention to keep it working at optional efficiency. Tackling HVAC maintenance in January gives you an opportunity to kick off the new year focused on energy efficiency, with the added bonus of greater home comfort. Here are some recommended maintenance tasks to keep your HVAC system running at peak performance throughout 2018: Re-Assess Your Programmable Thermostat Settings If you feel that you’re paying higher-than-usual energy bills this winter, take some time to reassess the temperature […]
January 4, 2018

5 HVAC Resolutions to Adopt

If you’re like most people, you come up with New Year’s resolutions every year. Some you stick with and some you don’t. But you’d likely follow through on a resolution if you knew it would result in significant savings. That’s exactly the case with HVAC resolutions.   Follow these recommendations and see meaningful reductions in your heating and cooling bills in 2018. Commit to checking your furnace (or A/C) filter at least once a month during high-uses seasons like winter […]
December 12, 2017

Common HVAC Installation Mistakes and How They Cost You

Choosing new a new HVAC system could be one of the most complicated purchases you make as a homeowner. While it’s important to pick the best one for your home, the quality of the HVAC installation is just as important as the equipment you choose. Before selecting a contractor, be sure the company will: Size it carefully. A reputable HVAC contractor will complete a detailed load calculation using Manual J software. It requires inputs about the specifics of your home’s […]