Dust is an inevitable factor in every home. There’s no way to prevent its existence, but it’s vital you’re diligent in cleaning your living space, as dust buildup can lead to many negative health consequences. And while keeping your living space as dust-free as possible is an important part of healthy indoor air quality, the way […]
Rising fuel prices, environmental awareness and technological innovations all contribute to the popularity and demand for more energy-efficient homes. If you’re considering designing a new home, or are renovating your existing one, energy efficient products, systems and practices are a great investment.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) can help you understand how efficient your HVAC system is. Along with the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE), it’s one of the most common and important ratings that can predict your system’s performance.
There are a number of ways to improve furnace airflow, save more money and reduce the wear and tear on your furnace. As such, it’s worth the time and money to hire a professional who can inspect your furnace and determine the appropriate solutions for your home heating needs.
Whether you’re hoping to lower your heating bills or do your part to reduce our dependence on nonrenewable energy sources, green heating alternatives are certainly worth considering. Take a look at four of the most viable options for your Springfield home.
Maintaining a consistent temperature around your home can be challenging. Sunny rooms located on your home’s upper level are often too warm, while north-facing rooms on the ground floor can remain chilly.
BTU stands for British thermal unit, the standard metric for measuring the heat input of furnaces. One BTU is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit, or about the amount of energy given off by a birthday candle.
Considering the high cost of fuel these days, quality ductwork can be a huge energy saver — or energy waster. If you’re considering a duct inspection or HVAC equipment upgrade, it’s important to familiarize yourself with these five HVAC air duct principles, especially if you live in an older home.