A Manual J load calculation ensures that the cooling capacity of your new central air conditioner closely matches the requirements of your specific home. It’s critical to get this right. Over-sized air conditioners—those with too much cooling capacity for the home—consume excessive energy and tend to short-cycle, resulting in noticeable indoor temperature swings and high […]
Your home’s heating load refers to the amount of energy it requires to stay at a comfortable temperature during the heating season. Taking steps to manage it starts with evaluating how energy efficient your home is and following up with improvements that will reduce the load.
The expected HVAC lifespan is important information whether you’re purchasing a new furnace or air conditioner or moving into a home where an existing system is already installed. System life expectancy isn’t written in stone — it varies according to a number of different factors that can either extend or reduce the HVAC lifespan.
Are you considering upgrading the cooling system in your Dayton area home this spring? If so, you’ll want to take a careful, considered approach. An A/C is a major household investment, and any mistakes at purchase will carry long-term consequences. That’s why when deciding on an A/C replacement, you should consider both its first-time and […]
When you have a furnace replacement looming, the most important step is finding a contractor who will conduct a load calculation to find the precise size heating system for you home. A contractor who simply goes by the size of your existing furnace, or uses a discredited “rule of thumb” sizing method, is taking a […]
Most Dayton area homeowners know what thermostat means, but if you’re among those unfamiliar with more obscure furnace glossary terms, the following guide should be a big help.
If you’ve been considering replacing your aging central cooling system, this year might be a good time to do it. Federal tax credits are available through Dec. 31, 2013 (and retroactive to 2012) that will help offset the cost of a qualifying high-efficiency A/C. The energy savings you’ll achieve with the new system eventually will […]