HVAC Upgrades for Your Finished Basement

April 3, 2017

Finishing your basement is a great way to expand your living space, but there are a few HVAC considerations you (and your contractor) need to address before work begins.

First-time Homeowner HVAC Q & A

March 16, 2017

Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, but with it come some new responsibilities—especially in the home maintenance department. Proper care of your home’s HVAC, plumbing and other systems may help you extend their service life, avoid costly repairs and protect your investment. After all, there's no landlord to call if things go wrong!

Can I Rework My Ducts to Save Space?

March 6, 2017

The air ducts in your home were (hopefully) designed to meet the residential building codes and other best practices used when the ventilation system was installed. Depending on the age of your home and the requirements of your current HVAC equipment, there may be some room to reevaluate.

HVAC Upgrades to Consider

February 15, 2017

If your HVAC is more than ten years old, needs frequent repair or just doesn't seem to be getting the job done, you might be thinking about investing in an upgrade. Here are a few areas where you could see improvement if you do decide to install a new system:

What’s the Difference Between a Heater, Furnace, and Boiler?

January 18, 2017

In the middle of this frigid winter, you may wonder what device is causing your living room to maintain that comfortable 72 degree temperature. Most homes are equipped with a central heating system, though the parts that make up that heating system can be a bit confusing. What is my heating system, and how does it function?

2017 Resolutions (for your HVAC)

January 3, 2017

Is saving money on your list of New Year's resolutions? While you're clipping coupons and planning healthy low-budget meals, don't overlook these important HVAC to-do's. The money you'll save on utility bills, repairs and replacement costs may surprise you!

HVAC Holiday Wish List

December 20, 2016

Your holiday shopping is nearly complete! You’ve wrapped up everything from Aunt Molly’s favorite socks to those new Whatchamacallits for all the kids and you’re ready to settle in for the season’s festivities. But, before you pour that eggnog, consider adding a gift for one more: your HVAC unit. After all, it’s already gifting you a houseful of cozy warmth for the holidays.

Heating Mythconceptions

December 14, 2016

How many of these common misconceptions about home heating sound familiar? Underestimating how much energy heating takes - According to recent studies, people tend to assume that the household devices they use most often use the most energy. So, while homeowners may make an effort to turn off lights and computers, and buy ENERGY STAR® appliances to save money on energy bills, they may overlook the potentially largest power cost in the house: their HVAC system. 

How Heat Pumps Can Deliver Year-Round Savings

November 14, 2016

Do you live in an area with a mild climate? If so, you might want to consider a heat pump for your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy modern heat pumps can heat a space for 50% of the electricity used by an electric-resistance furnace or baseboard heater, and can also dehumidify your home more efficiently than a central AC unit.

Common Post Season AC Repairs

September 30, 2016

By now, your AC has been working its hardest for over three months. It’s not uncommon for it to need repair at this point, especially if your equipment is over seven years old, poorly maintained or improperly sized for your home's cooling needs. Some typical post season AC problems include: