Severe weather can bring strong winds, heavy rains and even hail, which can severely damage outdoor HVAC units. If water infiltrates your basement during a storm, any appliances installed there can be damaged. Once equipment has been exposed to standing water, it should be assessed by an experienced HVAC professional before you try starting it up.
Central-heating boilers provide comfortable home heating by producing hot water and steam that’s circulated through radiators, under-floor heating and baseboard heating. Unlike forced-air furnaces, central-heating boilers don’t dry out the air or circulate airborne contaminants throughout your home. Keep reading to determine the best central-heating boiler for your Springfield home.
Furnaces are the most commonly used heating systems in the country. The most popular type of furnace is the gas furnace (natural gas or propane) followed by oil furnaces. Regardless of your energy source, there are two other furnace configuration terms to consider when comparing home furnace air intake options — downflow and upflow.
The air filter is one of the simplest devices in your HVAC system. Yet, it wields a double-edged sword in terms of HVAC performance and efficiency, affecting home furnace components, energy bills and even water leaks.
By all measures, geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) outshine propane furnaces based on a number of important factors. Both supply dependable heat. However, GHPs rely on renewable resources, while propane systems require fuel.
Boilers are potentially volatile pieces of HVAC equipment that can cause serious problems if they malfunction. If you’ve noticed loud or unusual banging and rattling noises coming from your residential boiler, it’s important to take action.
When it comes to protecting your family from carbon monoxide poisoning, there’s nothing more effective than installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home. The trick is knowing where to install these devices. Follow these tips for the best results.
As energy prices continue to fluctuate and the temperature drops outside, it may seem difficult to stay comfortable without paying outrageous energy bills. However, with these five simple tips, you can cut your home heating bills this winter without sacrificing comfort.
If your home ducts were designed for low cost instead of longevity, they could begin deteriorating in as little as 10 years. Watch for these telling signs that indicate you need duct replacement sooner rather than later.