Why zone controlled heating is essential Are you familiar with zoned heating for your home? While many homes use a standard heating system, dependent on a maze of ductwork, that controls the temperature of the entire structure; a zoned system allows controlled heat distribution. You can control the temperature of individual rooms or specified zones [...]
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Helpful furnace tips to keep you toasty It’s the middle of winter and if you live in a frigid northern tier state, you’ve recently experienced temperatures plummeting to more than -20. That’s cold, and you most definitely don’t want your furnace to go on the fritz. If you can see your breath when you wake [...]
Gas furnace or heat pump: which is better? While you have several options available in regard to home heating, it can seem overwhelming to choose (and even fully understand) the best one. Two of the most used and popular choices are heat pumps and gas furnaces. How to know which is right for you? Let’s [...]
Is a ductless mini split right for you? When it comes to heating and cooling your home, your options are not limited to traditional air conditioners and furnaces. Ductless heat pumps, known as mini-split systems, do a wonderful job without the need for a lot of space-eating machinery. For older homes without standard HVAC units [...]
How often should you have your furnace serviced? Winter has arrived and that means your furnace is in for a long stretch of working extra hard to keep your home and family comfy and warm. Among the many chores on your homeowner responsibility list is furnace maintenance. Keeping on top of it of course with [...]
What is a heat pump and how does it work? Looking for a new and efficient way to heat and cool your home? A heat pump may be just what you need. For those unfamiliar with this handy appliance, heat pumps are electrically powered residential HVAC systems that efficiently move heat from one area of [...]
Why is your heater not working when your thermostat is on? It was bitter cold overnight so you got up very early and turned up the thermostat so your kids wouldn’t see their breath when it was time to get ready for school. You heard everything working like usual but when everyone got up, it [...]
4 easy ways to improve the indoor air quality in your home Winter is nigh and bitter cold temperatures will soon be an everyday occurrence, and in fact already are for some parts of the country. That means much more time spent indoors for many people, and while it feels cozy and warm sealed up [...]
What you should know about operating a heat pump in winter Winter is coming fast and we know what that means. Long, cold days and bitter nights. Piles of snow and slippery sidewalks. Teeth-chattering hours shoveling the driveway. Fortunately, you planned ahead and installed a heat pump for your home. You’re ready for Old Man [...]
The impact that snow and ice have on your heating and cooling system Winter’s bone-chilling temperatures make everything work harder, including your fingers, the car, and your furnace system. In fact, the winter season often means furnaces must work twice as hard to perform as intended, with limited air flow potentially causing short circuits or [...]
4 warning signs that it's time to replace your furnace Summer was hot and sunny and we enjoyed every minute of it, but change is coming. There’s a hint of chill in the air, leaves are beginning their transformation to reds and golds, and the days are noticeably shorter. Fall is nigh and bitter [...]
Should you cover your air conditioner when it rains? In the midst of a mid-summer rain deluge, you may glance out the window at your air conditioner unit and wonder if you should run out there and cover it to protect it from the storm. That gets you to thinking if it’s a smart [...]