2 July 2015
Hydronic heating systems are heating systems that make use of water or another fluid as a medium to transport heat throughout your home, a direct contrast to more conventional forced air heating systems that blow heat through the air of your home using fans. Because of their distinctive method of heating your home, hydronic heating systems carry with them a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. Understanding what they have to offer can help you decide whether or not hydronic heating systems are the right fit for your home's heating needs.
15 June 2015
Your furnace is an integral part of your home, and much of your comfort is reliant on this unit. If your furnace is old, you may be wondering if it's time to replace it, or if repairing issues is the better route. This guide helps you answer simple questions that can aid in your decision whether to repair or replace your furnace. How old is it? If your furnace has a pilot light, odds are it may be as old as25 years or more!
20 May 2015
Unfortunately, some homeowners wait until their HVAC system has problems before they even have it inspected. Instead of waiting, you should concentrate on proactive maintenance. By taking the time to find smaller problems first, you may be able to avoid larger issues that will increase your repair costs in the future. Regular Inspection Even though your HVAC system may be functioning well right now, you want to make sure it will keep working.
2 April 2015
Your garage or shop may be a favorite weekend retreat in the warm months, but winter can make it challenging to work in the space. Attached garages can be quickly added to your home's central heating system, but detached garages and shops require a different solution. Fortunately, you have several options to safely heat the space so you can enjoy working on projects year around. Option #1: Space Heaters Space heaters are the least optimal solution for heating your shop.
11 March 2015
Furnaces are common heating systems that are employed by people living in areas with harsh winters. These units are able to produce a tremendous amount of heat, and they are normally extremely reliable if properly maintained. Unfortunately, some people underestimate the maintenance needs of these devices, and this can lead to major mechanical problems. By understanding these two common maintenance questions about furnaces, you should have a better idea of when to have the system serviced by a professional technician.
9 March 2015
Many homeowners don't realize that the air conditioning they install in their homes can only handle so much at once. For example, the air conditioning cannot keep the home cool enough if the dryer is running while there are extra people in the home and the sun is seeping through the windows. In order to keep your air conditioning running efficiently for years to come, you must be sure that you make it easier for the system to cool your home by lighten the load.
3 March 2015
As the winter season starts to come to an end, the warmth of spring starts to take center stage. Instead of looking for ways to warm your home, you will now be looking for ways to cool your home. Consequently, you won't be using your furnace. While you won't be using your furnace, this doesn't mean you should simply turn it off and expect it to work just fine next winter.
22 October 2014
If you are finished using your central air conditioning unit for the year and you are getting ready for the fast approaching winter months, it is time to winterize everything. By properly preparing your central air unit for winter, you will be able to count on its ability to work again next summer. Therefore, simply take a moment to go over the following four tips so you can winterize your air conditioning unit like a professional.
18 September 2014
The tiny house trend is sweeping the nation. In fact, over 24 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 said they would definitely live in a tiny house, or consider it. While living in under 400 square feet --no, that's not a typo-- may not be for everyone, it definitely has its appeal, from a reduced carbon footprint to living without a mortgage. There are many things to consider, however, before you build a micro home of your own.
2 September 2014
What could be nicer than taking a hot shower in the morning, or a relaxing hot bath at night? Any way you look at it, hot water is one of the luxuries of modern life. But what happens when your hot water tank stops working? If this has happened recently to you, read on. This article will present two valuable tips for selecting and installing a new hot water tank.