One of the most energy-efficient and comfortable ways to heat and cool your home is with a geothermal heat pump (GHP). Some of the most common geothermal myths surround issues such as these system’s installation, performance, longevity and cost. The most common myths include:
Winters can be quite cold in Southwest Ohio, so when it’s time to replace your old furnace, it’s especially important to find a model with a high AFUE. The furnace AFUE rating, or annual fuel utilization efficiency, is a measurement, in percentage, of how much fuel is converted into heat energy during the combustion process.
When wintertime ushers in the cold and flu season, a warm Dayton home may be your safe retreat — or is it? Surprisingly, the dry heat in many homes may actually harm your health, decrease your comfort and damage your furnishings. You can boost your comfort level and improve your indoor air quality by simply installing a whole-home humidifier.
During the winter, you may not realize it but your home likely is experiencing heat loss in a number of ways. This loss of heat costs you money and comfort, since it forces your heating system to work longer and harder to maintain comfortable temperatures in your home. Here are few quick steps that will […]
Animals are a great addition to a home, but many people miss out on the benefits of owning them because of pet allergies. In the United States, one in five people has asthma or allergy symptoms. Chances are, you – or another member of your household – have pet allergies.
If you’re buying a furnace for your Dayton area home, there are plenty of options available to help you get the most out of your system. One upgrade, a variable-speed fan motor, is a great investment – not only to reduce your heating costs through the entire heating season, but to offer a boost to your […]
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 want to stay warm and comfortable this winter, now’s an ideal time to evaluate your home heating system. It’s wise to look at your options before you’re left without heat, and forced to deal with replacing a failed unit in the middle of a Southwest Ohio cold snap. The following telltale signs can […]
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and deadly gas – so prevalent and well-known a killer that Ohio law requires all single and multi-family homes that use fossil fuel to have CO detectors installed. The reason is that fossil fuel combustion naturally produces small amounts of CO. Although the levels a well-maintained furnace produces […]