Having a heating and air conditioning system in your vacation home is critical if you want to be able to stay comfortable when you're visiting. However, there are a few things about HVAC ownership in a vacation home that you might not have thought about. These are a few tips that can help you with the HVAC system for your vacation home. 1. Ensure It's Sufficient for the Climate in the Area
10 August 2018
Surviving the months of punishing summer heat will require your air conditioning system to work at peak efficiency. When you find that the heat is starting to overwhelm your air conditioning system, there are several ways to help boost the performance of the system to help compensate for the extreme heat. Clean The Vents And Ducting Dirty and clogged vents or ducts will severely inhibit the cooling power of your system.
9 July 2018
Even if you do not have the time or skill to maintain your HVAC system on your own, it is very important that you at least schedule annual professional maintenance. Having a professional come to your home to inspect your system and make repairs, if necessary, is something that could end up saving you money. That is, even though it will cost about $50 to have a professional technician perform a basic service call, it can be much more expensive to make repairs that are caused by poor long-term maintenance.
31 May 2018
If you plan to build a new home, one thing you'll need to decide is how you will heat it to stay comfortable in the winter. Two options you might consider are radiant floor heating and a traditional gas or electric furnace. Here's a look at each of these options. Radiant Floor Heating A radiant floor heating system consists of hot water coils or electrical cables that are built into the underside of the floor in your home.
19 April 2018
When your home has an aging, damaged, or poorly calibrated thermostat controlling the central heating and cooling system, you will pay more monthly for your energy bills and experience less comfort year round. Both your air conditioning and heating equipment will experience similar issues when the cause lies within the thermostat on the wall. You may be tempted to pick up a thermostat at the local hardware store and attempt a DIY installation to save a little money.
14 March 2018
If you want to add a beautiful ambiance to your room, you might be considering having a fireplace installed. Doing so will add a focal point to your wall, as well as a warm source of light. But there are many benefits, other than appearance, that come with having a fireplace in your home. Here are four other benefits of having a fireplace installed. Inexpensive Heat If you live in a cold climate, then you probably spend a hefty sum heating your home.
24 January 2018
It is important to replace the filter on your air conditioning unit, heater or HVAC unit as recommended by the manufacturer. But, in some cases, your filter may need to be replaced more frequently than recommended. If the filter is full, it should be replaced to help ensure your unit functions as it should, keep heated or cooled air flowing into your home and improve the quality of the air in your home.
7 December 2017
Addressing the types of electrical problems that a home may encounter will require using a professional electrician. However, homeowners often may be tempted to avoid the expenses of hiring electricians by completing these tasks themselves. Yet, there are several situations where an electrician can be well worth the costs. Installing Ceiling Lights Or Fans It is a fairly simple and common upgrade for individuals to want to add a ceiling fan or lights to a room.
29 October 2017
Is your AC unit not blowing as cold as it once did? This is a common problem, as AC units require specialized care and maintenance to run optimally. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your AC blowing cold air, such as: Work With an HVAC Contractor HVAC contractors have received years of training, plus several more years of on the job experience, in maintaining and servicing AC units.
29 September 2017
Many homeowners live by the adage, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," but this school of thought isn't quite applicable to HVAC systems. Sure, an older model air conditioner or forced-heat ventilation system may be working to keep your home habitable, but it is reasonable to assume that you're also missing out in a big way. Despite the fact your current heating and cooling system is working, you have to really consider whether your HVAC system is truly working in your favor.
31 January 2017