Heat pumps offer a more cost-effective way to keep your Dayton home warm, but they need regular care to work efficiently. Otherwise, they’ll end up having to work harder in order to heat your home, which can result in a shorter life span and higher utility bills. While heat pumps usually don’t need maintenance as […]
If you’re seeking a professional HVAC contractor to install, maintain or repair your heating and cooling system, make sure you hire the real thing. Almost anyone with a pickup truck and a cell phone number may claim to be qualified for the job. However, in Ohio the term “contractor” carries a very specific legal definition. […]
If your home has a damp and chilly finished basement, or upstairs bedrooms that get too warm in the summertime, you know exactly why using one thermostat to heat and cool a home comfortably and effectively is so difficult. This is especially the case with multi-story homes, or those with add-on rooms or big spaces […]
If you’ve ever considered getting a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home, you should know that a generous federal income tax credit for geothermal heat pumps is available through the end of this year. While a range of energy-efficiency tax credits that were enacted several years ago have expired, those for geothermal and […]
As a resident of southwest Ohio, you know that temperatures can plummet below freezing for days or even weeks at a time during the winter. This means your home is vulnerable to damaging ice dams, which can wreak havoc on your home’s roof, attic and walls. Find out how to prevent ice dams on your […]
Power outages can happen any time of the year, but in winter we’re particularly vulnerable when ice on power lines causes them to break. It’s a daunting prospect: anywhere from hours to days in your home with no power while frigid temperatures prevail outdoors. Are you prepared for the worst winter can deliver? Here’s a […]
Purchasing new home heating equipment is a major investment, and it can be difficult to decide whether a gas or oil furnace is your best option. To help you weigh the pros and cons and make an informed choice, let’s compare oil and gas furnaces based on some critically-important factors.
As you’re compiling New Year’s resolutions this holiday season, take a little time to put together some HVAC resolutions. These are just a few simple steps you can take to save energy (and money) in your Dayton area home: