Category: Furnace

  • Replacing AC and furnace with a ductless heat pump

    When my husband and I initially purchased our house, we knew the furnace and air conditioner were at the end of their lifespan. With conscientious maintenance, we kept the systems operational for as long as possible. Eventually, there was no choice but to invest into new heating and cooling equipment. We took advantage of a […]

  • Duct cleaning gets rid of odors

    Last winter, I cooked salmon for dinner and the odor of it spread throughout the house. While the smell of our meal was pleasant in the kitchen, no one in the family was happy about it in their bedrooms. Even worse, the smell of fish lingered for days. With outdoor temperatures down to twenty degrees, […]

  • Whole-house dehumidifier reduces demands on air conditioner

    Moving from the northern part of the country to the south was a huge transition. My husband and I were surprised that very few homes are equipped with basements. The house we purchased has a water heater installed in a closet and a water pump situated in the front yard. We needed to remove the […]

  • Comparing boilers and furnaces

    Choosing the best method for heating the home is essential in my local area. We rely on the heating system for the majority of the year. It needs to handle temperatures down to twenty-below zero and provide effective and energy efficient comfort. Before choosing the style of equipment for our new construction build, my husband […]

  • Energy saving measures

    I enjoy living in an area that provides four distinctive seasons. I appreciate the gorgeous colors and delicious foods of autumn. Nothing quite compares to fresh squash, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, grapes and apples. The winter snow is absolutely beautiful and it’s always fun to go snowmobiling and skiing. I always look forward to the robins […]

  • The importance of air conditioner maintenance

    After facing a very disruption and expensive air conditioner repair, I became aware of the importance of seasonal tune-ups. While I was always good about regularly replacing air filters, I thought that annual upkeep was a waste of time and money. My air conditioner eventually quit over the Fourth of July weekend, when the outdoor […]

  • The importance of ductwork design

    This works to avoid loss of air and the possibility of contaminants getting drawn and spread into our breathing air The only reason I’m aware of the importance of ductwork design is because my husband and I built a new home a couple of years ago. We spent quite a bit of time debating between […]

  • Choose an air purifier to improve the health of the home

    During the covid epidemic, my husband, kids and I were at home for quite a few months. It made me much more aware of the importance of a clean and healthy indoor air quality. In my local area, the weather is often severe. The temperature swings from the negative twenties up to the low nineties […]

  • Combination of boiler and snowmelt system

    My local area regularly breaks records for snow accumulation. We expect flurries anytime from September until May, and it frequently adds up to multiple feet on the ground. Along with an excessive amount of snow, we deal with dangerous windchill and temperatures that regularly drop down to twenty below zero. The long, snowy and freezing […]

  • A dual fuel system offers cost-saving benefits

    The combination of an electric heat pump and a forced air furnace is called a dual fuel or a hybrid system. Exchanging a central air conditioner for a heat pump significantly increases the startup investment but also provides considerable cost-saving benefits. During the summer months, the heat pump operates very much like a conventional air […]

  • Geothermal heat pump is worth the bigger investment

    My husband and I were initially scared off by the startup cost of a geothermal heat pump. This type of system is considerably more expensive than a more conventional alternative. The big expense is due to the underground loop system. To bury the pipes in the backyard requires large machinery and a great deal of […]

  • Changing my mind about window air conditioners

    When I was a kid, very few people in the neighborhood had any type of air conditioning for their homes. Living in the far northern part of the country, air conditioning is a luxury rather than a necessity. At that time, there weren’t many options for portable air conditioners and the centralized cooling wasn’t at […]

  • Choose an whole-apartment air purifier to improve the health of the home

    During the covid epidemic, my partner, youngsters plus I were at home for quite a few months. It made me much more aware of the importance of a clean plus healthy indoor air quality. In my local area, the weather is often severe. The temperature swings from the negative twenties up to the low nineties […]

  • Combination of boiler plus snowmelt system

    My local area properly breaks records for snow accumulation. We expect flurries anytime from September until May, plus it frequently adds up to several feet on the ground. Along with an excessive amount of snow, my associate and I deal with dangerous windchill plus temperatures that properly drop down to twenty below zero. The long, […]

  • Duct cleaning gets rid of smells

    Last winter, I cooked salmon for lunch plus the smell of it spread throughout the house. While the aroma of our meal was pleasant in the living room, no one in the family was glad about it in their home offices. Even worse, the aroma of fish lingered for afternoons. With outdoor temperatures down to […]