A residential boiler is a sturdy, reliable unit that typically lasts at least 15 years with proper system maintenance. This doesn’t mean, however, that a boiler will never present any issues over that long time span. Some boiler problems are minor events that can be resolved with a simple adjustment or component replacement. Others may […]
What is your HVAC technician doing when they come to repair your system? They usually come with a lot of specialized equipment, including digital and electronic devices. What is all of it for, and how does it work? Let’s take a look at some of the most important HVAC tools a technician will use on […]
Power spikes, be they from a distant thunder storm hitting near a utility line, or because of mini-surges in your own home, are never fun. Not only can they fry your electronic appliances, such as a refrigerator, television or HVAC system, but they can also damage your entire electrical system, requiring extensive and expensive repairs.
Just as you can’t usually see the particulates that are polluting your home’s indoor air, you aren’t generally able to witness when any of the various types of air-cleaning technology are at work cleaning your air.
This time of year in southwest Ohio, the humidity cranks up to some truly uncomfortable levels. And if you’re living in a home that doesn’t do a good job of keeping that moist air outside, you’re likely experiencing some tough days and tougher nights. Plus, a humid environment isn’t necessarily the healthiest way to live, […]
Does a pre-sale home inspection include a thorough HVAC inspection, too? Unfortunately, usually not. Most home inspectors are qualified in structural issues, plumbing and electrical. However, they are typically not specifically trained to evaluate heating and air conditioning systems. In fact, the HVAC portion of a home inspection often consists of simply verifying that the […]
There’s no shortage of heating, cooling, and ventilation professionals in the Dayton area, but not all offer the same level of expertise and customer service. If you’re planning to hire an HVAC technician, whether for your home or your contracting company, pay attention to qualities beyond basic certification.
Many homeowners aren’t aware that the air they breathe inside their house probably is dirtier than the air outside. This may be the case even in urban or dusty areas. Dirty or contaminated indoor air threatens both your quality of life and health.
Whether you’re having a new, super-efficient, state-of-the-art HVAC system installed, or you’re just limping along with your aging, energy-wasting furnace/air conditioner, you want to get the most out of the system you can. Fortunately, there are several energy-saving tactics that will help you do just that all year long.