The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is one of the most important parts of any home. It keeps a house warm in the winter and cool in the summer, making the environment comfortable year round.
Because this system is so important, homeowners should know some of the basic parts involved in its operation as well as the common terminology used to discuss HVAC systems. Knowing these things will allow homeowners to more easily recognize and diagnose problems, enable them to fix some simple issues themselves, and allow them to more effectively communicate with HVAC professionals when needed.
During cold winter months, you are perfectly aware that heating costs make up the bulk of your electricity or gas bill.
Consequently you want your HVAC system to work as efficiently and as effortlessly as possible, so you can enjoy the warmth it produces without worrying yourself to death about how rapidly the dial on your energy meter is spinning.
Unfortunately, wintertime heat loss is a Continue reading
Is it true that HVAC systems emit greenhouse gases, which are depleting our atmosphere’s ozone layer? Could your air conditioner be contributing to global warming? Yes, both are true, but there are ways you can minimize your environmental footprint.
First, you should understand the science behind HVAC units, greenhouse gases, and global warming. Continue reading
Your heat pump can freeze up any time of the year, not just during the cold winter months. Under normal operation, frost develops on the outdoor coils. When the frost begins to build up, the unit automatically shifts into defrost mode to melt the frost.
If this defrosting mechanism malfunctions, ice can build up to a point that the heat pump freezes and ceases to function.
Learn what you can do and when a qualified HVAC tech is needed. Continue reading
When winter sets in and temperatures start to drop, you can expect your heating bill will go up
However, there are various ways you can reduce the cost of electricity without necessarily having to sacrifice on comfort.
Make sure to follow these tips to help you and your family reduce energy costs in the winter.