A Manual J load calculation ensures that the cooling capacity of your new central air conditioner closely matches the requirements of your specific home. It’s critical to get this right. Over-sized air conditioners—those with too much cooling capacity for the home—consume excessive energy and tend to short-cycle, resulting in noticeable indoor temperature swings and high […]
A/C dangers are generally not a major factor in well-maintained units made by name-brand manufacturers and installed by professional HVAC contractors. Nevertheless, you can avoid any potential A/C dangers simply by being aware of a few hazards that might be present under certain circumstances.
Central heating from a furnace has been the predominant mode of heating homes throughout most of the country for decades. The equipment has gotten more efficient through the years, so that even in an area with long winters such as ours, it’s possible to keep winter energy expenses somewhat in check.
Here’s something you probably don’t know: many of the popular flooring options can be a major source of air pollution inside your home. The materials in flooring can severely degrade indoor air quality (IAQ) and pose a health risk. Let’s explore the IAQ concerns of floors and related products.
A heat pump is an increasingly popular way to heat and cool your home. It works by moving refrigerant in and out of the house, absorbing heat indoors and exhausting it outdoors to cool, and doing the reverse to heat. Heat pumps are valued for their efficiency, and the fact they run by electricity, so […]
When you’re shopping for a new air conditioner, one of the factors that you need to consider is the SEER rating. Let’s look at what SEER is and why it’s important to understand it before you buy your next A/C.
When HVAC fan problems arise, it’s an issue that’s hard to ignore. No matter how efficient your air conditioner or furnace may be, if the volume of cool or warm airflow moving through the ductwork isn’t adequate—or, worse, there’s no air flowing at all—everyone in the house feels the effects.
Throughout the summer season, the HVAC equipment in our homes gets a lot of use as we desperately attempt to stay cool while the sun is beating down on us. Now that summer is winding down, it’s time to once again start thinking about back-to-school HVAC maintenance that will keep everything running smoothly and help […]