There are several factors you will probably consider when shopping for a new HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system for your Dayton area home. These factors may include the energy efficiency of the equipment, the square footage of your home and the price tag. However, what may initially appear to be the best selection may […]
Shopping for new HVAC equipment for your Dayton area home can be a challenging process. If not for the Energy Star label, many consumers might spend weeks before making a well-informed decision. As if the federal Energy Star program’s service to consumers and the environment wasn’t enough, now they’re fine-tuning the program with the new […]
The U.S. Department of Energy has divided the country into three regions with different furnace efficiency standards: the Southeast, Southwest and North. Ohio falls into the northern region, and the changes in furnace efficiency standards go into effect in May 2013. The current efficiency standard for fuel-burning furnaces is 80 percent AFUE (annual fuel utilization […]
Air-source heat pumps are an efficient alternative to gas-powered furnaces that can save energy and lower your heating bills. However, when the temperatures drop below freezing, standard models begin losing their heating efficiency. At this point, the heat pump will switch over to electric resistance heating, which is expensive. This is fine for warmer climates, […]
The air filter is an important item to remember when it comes to maintaining the life and efficiency of your furnace. Here’s a quick guide to common furnace filter questions.
Dry winter air in the Dayton area brings higher utility bills, and health and comfort issues as well. Find relief this season for you and your loved ones with a whole-house humidifier, and say adios to the annoyances of dry air.
If you use a forced-air system to heat and cool your home, an electronically commutated motor (ECM) can help you save a good deal of energy. Unlike a conventional motor, the ECMs (also called variable-speed motors) use much less electricity by virtue of their design and components. An ECM converts AC power to DC, which […]
Consumers have known for years that heating equipment with the Energy Star logo can be counted on for energy savings. Now there is a new designation within the Energy Star program that helps homeowners identify the “best of the best.” This is the Energy Star Most Efficient label, which came out as a pilot program in […]
Duct cleaning is one of those tasks that are easy to overlook. Your ducts are hidden away so you don’t see what’s actually happening with them if you don’t have someone check them out every once in a while. Duct maintenance is fairly routine and should be a part of any annual HVAC tuneup, but sometimes […]
Efficiency matters when it comes to your home’s furnace. If your furnace is old and ready for retirement, you’ll want to replace it with a more efficient model. Doing so will both improve home comfort and lower your heating bills during our long southwest Ohio winter. When buying a furnace, you’ll want to use AFUE […]