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
Did the pipes in your warehouse freeze and leave you in the position of having to replace them? If freezing temperatures led to the pipes bursting open, it is likely that they were not properly insulated. When the new pipes are installed, it will be wise to make sure that they are insulated so you can enjoy the numerous benefits that come with the insulation. This article covers a few of the things that make insulating your industrial pipes a good idea.
5 January 2017
It is much easier to design a home to stay cool while building it when compared to making changes after a home is built. If you live in a hot climate, there are many things you can do to ensure you stay cool inside your home in the hot weather. Below are two of these things to help you get started. HVAC Unit There are different ways you can cool your home and a good choice is to install an HVAC unit.
14 December 2016
Central air conditioners are a split system consisting of an air handler inside your home's furnace and a larger condensing unit that sits outside your home, usually on a concrete slab. The cooling process starts in the condensing unit when the thermostat sends a signal to the compressor, which then pumps out the refrigerant fuel needed to power the system and cool your air. Problems with parts inside the condensing unit can cause you to lose refrigerant or process the refrigerant less efficiently, which will slowly make your system less efficient until the air conditioner stops working altogether.
17 October 2016