Heating

November 26, 2019

The Radiator and Its Historical Significance

Your heating system provides heated air whenever and wherever you need it to improve your home comfort. It’s hard to imagine your home without it. But do you know the appliance and inventor that you owe your comfort to? Franz San-Galli is widely regarded as having invented the modern radiator, which contributed to the development of modern central heating systems significantly. Let’s take a look back at modern radiator history. The Life of San-Galli Franz San-Galli was born in 1824 […]
November 19, 2019

5 Facts About Your Ventless Fireplace

There’s nothing better than gathering around the fireplace on a cold day, but unless you have a functioning chimney to vent the smoke, it can be dangerous and difficult to manage. However, now there’s a cheaper, safer alternative: A ventless fireplace allows you to bypass the ventilation and enjoy a roaring fire safely, without a chimney or flue. Here are five things you need to know about ventless fireplaces: They use something called perfect combustion. Running on natural gas, the fireplace’s burning is […]
October 8, 2019

Heating System Performance: The Basics of a Combustion Efficiency Test

A combustion efficiency test performed by a qualified HVAC service technician can detect gas furnace issues that a simple visual inspection might not reveal. Combustion efficiency relates to the percentage of various gasses present in the exhaust stream discharged by the furnace up the vent pipe. By testing exhaust gasses with a combustion analyzer, the technician can identify potential issues with furnace components that affect heating peformance and safety. A combustion analyzer measures levels of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, […]
January 31, 2019

Seeing Shadows: What Groundhog Day Means for Winter Heating

February 2nd is Groundhog Day, when Punxsutawney Phil traditionally comes out of hibernation and tells us whether spring will soon arrive, or cold weather will persist and extend the winter heating season. This annual event has been widely celebrated across the country since 1886, but does it really have a correlation to your home’s HVAC? How Groundhog Day Relates to Your HVAC System According to Groundhog Day lore, if the sun is out when furry Phil emerges from his burrow, […]