The HVAC systems installed in buildings have to be appropriate for the premises and the occupants. When it comes to historic buildings, keeping as much of the existing historical architecture as possible is usually a requirement during the HVAC installation or upgrade process, creating several challenges. Let’s explore some of them.
Nowadays, we have heating and cooling systems that can meet practically every need, from lifestyle and interior design to budget and home size. As you determine your specific needs, you’ll want to choose between having separate or combined heating and cooling units. So what are the benefits of having separate systems? Or is it better […]
With our ultra-reliable, user-friendly heating systems, we tend to take having a warm, cozy home for granted. Our ancestors to struggle to stay warm when the temperatures plummeted, but the challenge helped them develop ever better heating methods. This history of furnaces clearly shows how far we’ve come:
Are you having trouble with your HVAC system blowing hot air even though you know for a fact that it’s set to “cool”? Let’s explore how HVAC settings and other factors might be causing you issues, and what you can do when nothing else is working to fix the problem.
Functional, efficient duct design is as vital to effective heating and cooling as a home’s furnace and air conditioning units. Proper distribution of conditioned air inside a house is a carefully calculated balancing act. The U.S. Department of Energy states that poorly designed and/or improperly installed ductwork can reduce the efficiency of an overall HVAC system by […]
Energy efficiency is becoming an increasingly important factor when homeowners shop for HVAC systems. For your next one, you may want to consider a high-end air conditioner and heating system. Don’t let the term “high-end” mislead you. When you realize how efficient these systems can be, as well as their other advantages, you might be convinced […]
The Fourth of July presents an opportunity for you to gather the whole crew, relax, and have fun times together. Unfortunately, that may mean having to overwork your HVAC system as well. So how can you keep your guests cool during the July Fourth festivities without emptying your wallet for your energy bill? Follow the […]
Scheduling routine HVAC maintenance for your home helps keep your heating and cooling system in good condition. However, homes with pets need to do more than this. If you have a pet in your home, you should be doing the following to improve your indoor air quality and ensure that your HVAC system runs efficiently.
Is it time to replace your furnace? The heating system in a home generally has the longest expected service life of any major household system. However, at some point, continuing to operate a furnace that’s approaching the end is no longer financially feasible and upgrading now is the best option. Here are four considerations to […]
If you enjoy tackling do-it-yourself maintenance, repairs and improvements, owning a home gives you a wide variety of opportunities. When issues crop up with your home’s heating or cooling, you might be tempted to take on DIY HVAC repairs too. Diagnosing and fixing your heat pump, furnace, air conditioner or other component of your HVAC […]