When the furnace stops working, it can be a major inconvenience at the very least, or downright dangerous if the weather is bad enough. To minimize your inconvenience and avoid scheduling a costly emergency service call, there are several things that you can easily check on your own before calling in the professionals to diagnose […]
Is it all but impossible to please everyone in your home with the same temperature setting? Does your Dayton home have hot and cold spots and comfort is anything but uniform? These are some of the questions that can help determine if an HVAC zoning system would benefit your home. Read on to learn more.
You’re probably used to hearing the furnace and air conditioner switching on and off during the day. Much of what you’re hearing is actually the air handler pushing air through the ductwork, which carries sound through your home. These starts and stops happen because most air handlers only have “on” and “off” setting. In order […]
In most Dayton homes, a single thermostat is responsible for controlling temperatures throughout the entire home. Unfortunately, this doesn’t give you an opportunity to fine-tune portions of your home according to your specific comfort needs. Cooling your entire home just to cool down a certain portion or two is also a recipe for an expensive […]
Making the decision to replace your HVAC system isn’t always straightforward, and it’s definitely not one to make lightly. There are several signs that may indicate it’s time to move ahead with a replacement rather than continuing to pay high energy bills and repair costs.
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 […]
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 […]
Instead of relying only on air conditioning this summer, incorporate fans into your home cooling plan. Just as an outdoor breeze in the winter contributes to the wind-chill factor, creating a breeze indoors in the summer keeps you cooler. The result is a more comfortable indoor environment and increased energy savings, because fans use far […]
Preparing your home before you install the heat pump can make a difference in your comfort and energy bills for years to come. Major factors that affect a heat pump’s performance include proper system sizing and ductwork compatibility. HVAC contractors use two software tools, Manuals J and D, to arrive at the correct tonnage for […]
It’s next to impossible to satisfy the temperature choice of everyone in the household with only one thermostat. It’s just as hard maintaining consistent temperatures throughout a home with just one thermostat. If fussing over the “right” temperature setting is an ongoing drama in your home, upgrade to a zoning system to enjoy personalized comfort […]