If you turn on your furnace and it doesn’t work, the breakdown may not be such a hardship, even though an emergency HVAC upgrade wasn’t in your plans. Some of the federal tax credits for energy-efficient HVAC equipment are in place until Dec. 31, 2011. Besides receiving the financial benefit of the tax credit, the […]
Winter is on its way, bringing snow and cold to Southwest Ohio. No one wants to be caught in a blizzard with a crippled furnace, so now’s a good time to make sure your furnace is ready for the challenge by inspecting the air filter and changing it if necessary.
Homeowners who want control over their heating and cooling needs should strongly consider investing in a furnace with a variable-speed blower motor. Unlike older furnace models with a single-speed blower motor, variable-speed motors allow for more energy-efficient heating and greater flexibility as far as add-ons to your HVAC system. They also help your furnace last […]
There’s nothing worse than going through an HVAC system failure when you need it the most. Homeowners should be sure to have their HVAC system tuned twice a year to prevent any disruption in their home’s comfort level. A residential planned maintenance program, such as the one offered by Detmer and Sons, Inc., not only […]
Ductless mini split heat pumps, often called mini splits, offer a space-saving alternative to traditional ducted furnaces, central air conditioners and heat pumps. They provide the same level of comfort and temperature control as traditional systems but without the networks of large ducts carrying conditioned air throughout your home.
Maintaining consistent temperatures throughout your home can be a challenge, especially if you have a larger or two-story house. Heat will rise, making rooms on the upper floor warmer than the ones on the lower floor. Cold air will drop, making lower-floor and basement rooms cooler. Rooms that receive southern exposure to the sun will […]
To keep your furnace in good working condition and ready to do its job in the winter, you should perform preventative maintenance at least once a year. Annual service by an HVAC professional will improve furnace efficiency, will keep the unit clean, and will cut down on malfunctions and repairs by catching and fixing problems […]
A furnace upgrade can be an intimidating expense, often costing thousands of dollars. If your heating system is nearing the end of its life, you have no choice but to get a new one. An investment in a high-efficiency furnace is a wise move even though the initial cost is higher. The savings on your […]
Over time, your ductwork system may begin to accumulate dust, dirt, lint, hair, mold, insect nests and other debris. This is especially true after your heating system has been idle for any length of time. When you first turn it on in the winter, you’ll experience that unpleasant blast of hot, dusty air. A dirty […]