If your family plans to travel this summer, you might be in a hurry to get your affairs and trip in order. One of the things you might do right before you leave home is turn off your cooling system. Although turning off your AC might seem like the right step to take, it may actually be wrong. Here's what you may do instead. Turn Your Thermostat Up a Notch [Read More]
Why Your HVAC Contractor Has To Install New Air Ducts After A Fire
If your home suffered some damage from a fire, you may be inclined to try to save as much of it as possible. Your home's ventilation system may look like it survived the fire, for the most part, and you may think that there is nothing wrong with it. Your HVAC installation contractor, however, wants to replace the entire system, right on down to the last air duct. Here is why he or she insists on replacing all of your home's air ducts after a fire. [Read More]
Small House Heating Options
While the average square footage of a house has increased dramatically over the past four or five decades, not everyone wants or needs a large home—some are interested in micro spaces. In fact, the "tiny house movement" trend continues to grow. While most people aren't interested in trying to live in 100-400 square feet, minimalism has been trending and it has people rethinking what they need in a home. Building a smaller home will save money and meeting its heating needs is just one area where the savings may be passed on. [Read More]
Could Your Landscaping Be Causing Your HVAC Problems?
If you're having problems with your heating and air conditioning system, your landscaping could actually be the issue. Before you call the air conditioning service, consider checking outside. You should have an HVAC unit somewhere either alongside your home or in the back of it. Check Around the Unit for Growth Sometimes, small trees and weeds can start to grow around your unit, which will prevent air flow. When your unit can't push air through itself effectively, it isn't going to be able to heat and cool. [Read More]