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September 12, 2019

Do You Know Enough About Your Home HVAC System? Here Are Basic Ventilation Terms

Most of us are fairly familiar with the H (heating) and the AC (air conditioning) parts of our HVAC systems, but what about the V? V stands for ventilation, and if you’re like most homeowners, you may be a bit vague on what comprises your ventilation system. Following are some ventilation terms you should know. Ventilation Terms Defined If your household has a typical central HVAC system, you will have the following components: Air supply vents — Supply vents are […]
October 30, 2018

New Air Conditioner? Sizing Guide

When you’re in the market for a new cooling system, nothing is quite as important as the air conditioner sizing process you’ll go through with your HVAC contractor. Cooling systems aren’t a one-size-fits all appliance. Much of how they’re sized depends on the energy efficiency of your home first, and its actual size second. The Process Reputable HVAC contractors use Manual J software to run the sizing calculation, also called a load calculation Manual J requires the following elements of […]
October 16, 2018

Reasons Your Heater Kicks On When Your Thermostat is Set to Cool

It’s unnerving when your HVAC system is in cooling mode and you feel warm air coming from your registers. This can occur for various reasons like a mix-up in basic HVAC settings, neglected routine maintenance, or at worst, a newly-developed problem with the cooling components. Here’s how to identify and solve the most common issues, and know when to call for professional help: Recheck Your Thermostat Settings Mix-ups with your thermostat settings can produce warm air output instead of cool, […]
October 11, 2018

Bad HVAC Habits Homeowners Need to Kick

It’s easy to take your home’s HVAC system for granted and develop bad habits about its use and care that affect your comfort, energy bills and the equipment’s reliability and longevity. If you identify with any of the following bad HVAC habits, now’s the time to kick them: Neglecting the Air Filter Your air filter is in place to trap debris so it can’t accumulate on and harm sensitive components. Running your HVAC with a clogged filter can cause a […]