Fully Insulated, Compact Duct Design
Split-ductless systems eliminate the need for long duct runs which compromise energy efficiency through leakage and impact occupant health by accumulating harmful particulates. Given how ducts in poorly designed systems can harbor bacteria, mold and dust mites, limiting ductwork can make for a healthier home. Reducing ductwork can also increase durability given how flex ductwork […]
Bigger Is Not Better
Previously, some builders may have selected oversized HVAC systems in the hopes of guaranteeing comfort and limiting callbacks but this approach is costly and inefficient, particularly in homes with tight thermal envelopes. Instead of providing comfort, an oversized system creates temperature swings and wastes energy by short cycling: constantly turning on and off. Short cycling […]
Zones of Comfort
This time of year our minds are on getting through the holidays and the wintery weather without too many issues. With family coming to visit for the holidays, you have to figure out where everyone will sleep and how they will sleep comfortably. Your basement is always too cold this time of year and if […]
What is a Mini-Split?
Maybe you’ve head the terms mini-split or ductless system thrown around. Maybe you’ve actually seen one, but haven’t taken the time to see what they are all about. Here is a Reader’s Digest version giving you a brief description of what exactly they are. What is a mini-split? A mini-split is a ductless heating and […]
HVAC Problem Areas
Raise your hand if you have a room or area of the house that is never the right temperature? This is a common problem people run into with their HVAC systems. If a house isn’t properly ducted, doesn’t have the right system or your heating/cooling zone is rather large, you are going to run into […]
Gas vs. Electric: Which Home Heating System Should You Choose?
If your furnace has reached the end of its lifespan and you’re preparing to install a new heating system, you’re probably debating which home heating fuel to use. Should you go with a natural gas furnace or an electrical heating system? There many different factors to consider: installation costs, operating costs, efficiency and environmental impact. […]
Heat Pump vs. Furnace: What’s the difference?
When talking about your home heating, most people use the term furnace as a sort of generic term, kind of like we do with band-aids or Kleenex. Not everyone uses a furnace to heat their home. Some use a heat pump instead of a furnace to heat their homes. But what is the difference?
What Does That Mean?
In every business there are terms or acronyms that are used. They are meant to make things easier, but when you are an outsider to the business it can be a little confusing at times. Not sure what in the world HVAC, AC and HVACR mean? Don’t just nod like you know; instead, read on […]
The Perfect Furnace Temperature
No matter if you believe the Farmer’s Almanac, a national weather service or your cousin Vern’s winter weather predictions, the cold weather is on its way. It will be cold and there will be storms, and you need to be ready for them. People are always asking what temperature they should set their thermostats to […]
Equipment Hide and Seek
In a world full of Pinterest, DIY shows and websites like Houzz, it’s hard not to want to make every square inch of your home look its best. We know that a furnace or water heater may not go with your decorating, but they are pretty darn important. But what if they happen to be […]