Heat pumps offer efficient heating and cooling for homes in the South Bend area. The average life span of a heat-pump system varies a bit, depending on whom you ask. But you can usually expect your residential heat pump to last around 15 years or more — if it’s well maintained.
Now that the cold weather is rolling forward in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, you’ve probably closed your home to keep the cold drafts out and the heated air inside. While a tight home saves on your heating bills and keeps you more comfortable, it can also build the levels of indoor air pollution in your home.
When it comes time to upgrade your existing heating system, there are a number of factors that you should consider before deciding which type of system to purchase.
Taking care of your plumbing can add up to significant savings in your household.
Intense heat near flammable materials is a recipe for fire. Clothes dryers provide the right ingredients. But it isn’t so much the clothing that presents the fire hazard as the lint that accumulates in the filter and in the dryer venting.
“Hard” water is water with high concentrations of dissolved calcium and magnesium. A water softener uses ionization to remove the excess minerals.
Rising energy costs, coupled with concerns about natural-resource consumption, have homeowners looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy they use to heat and cool their houses. One option to consider is upgrading your boiler to a high-efficiency model.
When was the last time you heard “I’m sorry” after making an unsatisfactory purchase? If you do ever hear it after buying a vehicle or an appliance you’re unhappy with, you might hear, “I’m sorry, we can’t change it.” And you’re left with a bad product and no recourse.
If you are looking for a way to lower your heating bills without sacrificing comfort, you may want to consider installing a dual-fuel system. These systems combine an electric heat pump with a gas- or oil-powered furnace to provide an energy-efficient heating solution.
Many of us got a wake-up call during the energy crisis of the 1970s. People across the nation realized the economic benefits of reducing our energy use; cars were built with better gas mileage, and heating and cooling efficiency became a bigger priority. As we’ve moved forward with home comfort, sealing up residential air leaks has become an important aspect …