Keeping your furnace in good working condition requires regular preventive maintenance and repair service. Your local HVAC sales and service contractor should offer comprehensive service plans and maintenance contracts that ensure scheduled checkups and repairs.
Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to lower your home energy costs? Try insulating your hot water heater.
It’s clear that we no longer have the luxury of ignoring the health of our planet. That’s why there are countless individuals and businesses who are working to protect the environment. Through recycling programs, cleanup efforts and sustainable food choices, these groups are making a real difference in their community and in the world at large.
If you are shopping for a new heating and cooling system, you probably already know about the differences in energy efficiency among the options on the market. Ratings such as SEER (for air conditioners) and AFUE (for furnaces) are similar to the mpg ratings on cars; choose a higher rating, and the HVAC system will consume less energy.
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.
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.
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.
Insulation is rated according to its ability to resist the flow of heat from one space to another. This rating, known as R-value, is an important factor to consider when deciding which insulating material will provide the most effective heat barrier for your home.
Many homes are inadequately ventilated and improper air exchange is a direct cause of low indoor air quality. Air exchange is simply the introduction of fresh air from the outdoors to a home and the expelling of stale indoor air, but opening your windows simply isn’t enough. Homes need specially designed ventilation systems to circulate air properly and ensure that …
If you’re upgrading your home’s HVAC equipment, one easy way to make smarter choices is to look for the Energy Star seal. The Energy Star program was created to help consumers easily identify products with superior energy efficiency. To earn the seal, an appliance must be at least 10 percent more efficient than required by government protocols and use non-proprietary …
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