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.
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.
Your HVAC contractor is responsible for maintaining, repairing and/or installing one of the highest ticket items you will purchase as a homeowner, your home’s heating and cooling system. Professional qualifications are important in proving the knowledge and expertise of HVAC professionals. Choosing a North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certified professional will ensure the technician you choose […]
Any remodeling job in your Dayton area home, regardless of size, can generate a large amount of dirt, dust and debris, and if you are not careful, the excess particles in the air may hinder the performance of your HVAC system, or even damage sensitive components. The following tips can help you protect your HVAC system […]
Here in the Dayton/Springfield area, with typically cold winters and hot, muggy summers, our cooling and heating systems get a year-round workout. The quality and reliability of your system usually depend upon the HVAC contractor you chose. It’s very much recommended that you compare at least three potential companies before deciding on whom to partner with, and there […]
Ductwork design is an integral element of the home HVAC system, so it’s important to get it right the first time. That means working closely with a reputable HVAC contractor with a successful track record of designing ducts and HVAC systems by industry best practices – Manuals J, S and D from the Air Conditioning […]
Is your furnace on its last leg? A postseason furnace replacement can save you money and prevent procrastination in the fall. Here are three things to think about before you jump on the first replacement furnace you see.
In the most energy-efficient homes, all of the systems work together to minimize energy consumption, reduce utility bills and improve whole-home comfort. To get the most from your new high-efficiency furnace, there are several things you should do first. Even a few inefficiencies, such as leaky ducts, inadequate insulation or drafty windows and doors can […]
If you are considering a new HVAC system for your Dayton area home, you may want to consider a geothermal heating and cooling solution that requires less energy than other systems to keep your home comfortable year-round. There are several things to consider before making a decision:
When you hire an HVAC contractor, it’s no secret that you want to find the best. Unfortunately, too many homeowners will simply pick a name from the Internet without taking the time to do any research. If you want installation or servicing of equipment to go smoothly, it’s important to choose correctly, which is why […]