Heating & Cooling Category

Replacing The Batteries In Your Thermostat

Thermostats are vital to HVAC systems. Where old thermostats used Mercury and dials to control the temperature, modern thermostats are digital and allow homeowners to control the temperatures in their homes by simply pressing a button. It also signals to the system when to switch from heating and cooling based on the owner's preferences. Most thermostats [...]

Investing In A Dual Fuel HVAC System for Year-Long Energy Efficiency

How Old is Your Heat Pump? If you have an older HVAC system, you’re probably throwing away a lot of money each year. If you’re looking for ways to save on your energy bills, look no further than a dual fuel HVAC system. This hybrid energy system provides the best of several types of equipment. A dual fuel system is a combination of a fuel oil [...]

What’s That Smell? How To Recognize The Smell of Mold In Your AC

If you turn on A/C and smell a musty smell, chances are your cooling system might have mold or mildew growth. This can be a hazard to you and your family’s health, and needs to be dealt with promptly. Moreover, mold and mildew have a foul smell that could cause discomfort in your home. Knowing the causes of mold and mildew growth in an air conditioning [...]

Things You’ve Experienced If You’ve Lived Without Air Conditioning

It’s that time of year again. The sun is beating down on you whenever you go outside. You can fry an egg on the sidewalk. Summer is here. The best way to deal with this heat is an efficient, modern central air conditioning unit. If you’re lucky enough to have air conditioning, you’re no probably hiding inside to beat the heat. However, [...]

Why Is The Upstairs Hotter Than The Basement of My House?

Even as summer comes to a close, many parts of the country are still experiencing warm temperatures. For some, the heat can be a real source of discomfort. In a multilevel home, the upper levels are often at least 10 degrees warmer than the lower levels. Because heat rises, it tends to get trapped on the upstairs areas of a home, making those rooms places [...]

Practice These 9 Tips For Saving Energy This Summer

Normally the summer means you turn up your AC, which can use a lot of energy (and therefore money).  But there are a few simple ways that you can save money during the summer months. According to the Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerson University, these changes can save you anywhere from 20 to 50  percent on your summer energy bills. Program your [...]

Make Sure Your AC Unit Is In Tip-Top Shape

The weather is heating up, and it will be summer before you know it. A good air conditioner is important to keep your family cool during the hottest days of the year. Has your A/C had its annual tune-up yet? Now is the time to check your air conditioner system to make sure it is operating effectively. The last thing that you want is to be stuck on the [...]

How Does Oil Heat My Home?

Across the U.S., just under six million households rely on oil as their source of heat. Although other heating fuel options are available, such as natural gas, propane gas and electricity, some people prefer oil heat. If your home currently uses oil for heating fuel or if you are considering switching to it from another type of heating system, it's [...]

What You Should Expect From Your HVAC Specialist

HVAC systems need regular maintenance and repairs. When your heating and cooling system need attention, you must call a HVAC technician to get it back to proper working order. However, you should not hire just any specialist. Before you employ an HVAC repair team, you should know what to expect from them. Take a look below to see the qualities of a good [...]

Ductless vs. Central Air Conditioning Systems

Where it was once a luxury, air conditioning has become a standard convenience for many homeowners. However, choosing which air conditioner is best for you can get confusing. Both ductless split and central air conditioners are excellent options, but they have clear advantages and disadvantages. If you are trying to decide which system might be best for [...]
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