If you watch any weather at all during the summer, you probably hear the meteorologists refer to the heat index. It’s a measure of the “feels like” temperature, a combination of the actual air temperature and the humidity. Regardless of how hot or cold it is, humidity makes a difference in how comfortable we feel […]
Xeriscaping is a landscaping practice that makes use of an area’s naturally occurring plant life. This reduces/eliminates the need for extra irrigation, relying instead on the water the area receives naturally. It’s a great way to get a picturesque landscaping look on your property without wasting water. It’s also convenient for helping your outdoor A/C […]
If the comfort level in your home is sometimes less than ideal, it may be due to efficiency issues with your HVAC system or the structure itself. Scheduling a professional energy audit to assess the overall efficiency is an effective way to identify problem areas and learn about energy upgrades that can increase your comfort […]
Dayton ranks among the top 10 worst cities for spring allergies. The problem isn’t just the type of plants and trees in our area, but the fact that they all come into bloom around the same time. Trees such as alder, elm, and maple are the biggest offenders. To get some relief from this spring’s […]
If your home has noisy ducts supplying conditioned air to its rooms, you shouldn’t have to accept that as a fact of life. Usually, there’s one or more reasons for noisy air vents and ducts, causes that can be addressed to quiet things down.
The attic in your Dayton home is an important part of your home’s thermal envelope, for better or for worse. During the summer, the sun shining on your roof can heat attic spaces, and that heat can radiate downwards into your home. In the winter, warm air rising from throughout your home can make it […]
Before you need to turn your air conditioner on for the summer, schedule the projects involved in HVAC spring cleaning. Although you’ll have to hire an HVAC pro to tackle some of the routine maintenance, you can undertake a few of the important elements of cleaning it to improve its efficiency, performance and durability.
In most American homes, the heating and cooling (HVAC) systems are not separate. In a standard forced-air HVAC system, they work together to provide (hopefully) comfortable temperatures throughout the year. While the heating process isn’t exactly the same as the cooling process, the two do use some of the same HVAC system components. Here’s how […]