Most homeowners don’t realize this but heating and cooling systems contribute around 70% of the annual energy consumption and electricity bills. This makes it essential to maintain your heating and cooling system and equipment on an annual basis, regardless of the type of HVAC system you have. Whether it be a forced air furnace, central air, geothermal heat pump or any other HVAC unit, you will keep the repairman away if you maintain your system on a regular basis.
Another way to lower your utility costs is to install an energy efficient system. However, this alone will not have as great an impact on your electricity bills as using a … read full article
Global warming is now an issue all over the world. Especially during the summer season where the intense heat of the sun makes us all feel hot and sweaty all day long, add to that the high levels of humidity making us feel sticky throughout the day, having a split system air conditioner is a welcome respite all of us are longing for.
Proper and regular split system air conditioner maintenance can extend the lifespan and boost the efficiency of your cooling unit.
We all want our cooling units to run efficiently and deliver reliable cooling comfort when we need it the most and not run like a slog. The … read full article
Compared to units made some years back, air conditioners are becoming more energy effective, noiseless, and easier to mount and maintain. Below are the main brands of air conditioners, with their advantages and disadvantages.
1. Window mounted
It is the most common type of air conditioners and has units that shortly glide into openings of double-hung windows. If your house is situated in a place with a moderate temperature, you can purchase a unit for cooling only or a unit for either cooling or heating, for additional heat.
Advantages: the window-mounted air conditioner is inexpensive. Easy to install and a lot of them work with the already installed wiring in … read full article
According to research, air conditioning and heating will take around 43% of your home’s monthly utility bill. Well, due to this fact, below are few ways you could use to reduce the cost of energy this summer.
1. Shading Your Home
It is a fact that a majority of heat that accumulates inside a home comes directly from the sun through the windows as well as onto the roof. As such, planting leafy trees around your house will break the sun rays from getting in the house. The aim is to shadow your AC. Through this technique, you have the power to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency up to 10%, … read full article
Ever since the air conditioner was accidentally invented in the late 1800’s people have been trying to modify and improve upon it. Part of the reason they wanted to do this was to capitalize on the profits to be made from this appliance that has made life so comfortable for millions of people. Although there are several different kinds of air conditioners available in the marketplace only three of those are widely popular for home use. Here is an overview of the three major types of air conditioners.
Window Air conditioner
What can you say about these types of air conditioners except they are an oldie but goodie. They were … read full article
There are a lot of different ways to heat a home but those that choose central heating systems will have a lot of advantages over the rest. Sure these systems might have a little bit high extra cost initially but most people feel they are well worth it. Here are some of the benefits for those that own central heating systems.
Ease of Control
There really is no easier type of heating system to control than central heating systems. The controls for the heating of the entire house will be located in one convenient central location in a house. With the simple pressing of a few buttons the homeowner can … read full article
Aesthetics are important in today’s real estate market and hardwood flooring is one of the most attractive aesthetic features any home can present. Despite the elegant appearance, hardwood is an unpleasantly cold type of flooring and can be very uncomfortable during winter months. Of course, there is the option of heating the flooring to eliminate this discomfort; however, hardwood is often prone to warping if not heated in the correct manner. To avoid these problems and enjoy attractive wooden flooring, this article will provide some information on how to manage heating and air conditioning systems effectively for your flooring needs.