In the heating and cooling industry, the race is on to continually deliver more energy-efficient, environmentally friendly solutions for keeping homes at the optimal temperature. One of the latest and most effective developments is the hybrid heating system—a solution that provides more comfortable temperature control with reduced energy costs and a lower carbon footprint.
How do hybrid heating systems work?
A hybrid heating system uses a dual method for heating homes. This advanced system combines an electric heat pump with a traditional fossil fuel heating method, and automatically switches between the two heating methods at the optimal time for efficiency and cost savings.Read more ›
Winter is finally on the way out, and it’s time to prepare for warmer weather. That means making sure that your air conditioning is ready to cool things down when they get uncomfortable.
There are a lot of good reasons to prep your A/C for spring—not the least of which is the money you’ll save. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that heating and cooling account for over 54% of the average home utility bill, so the more efficiently you can run your air conditioning, the more money you’ll save.Read more ›
Programmable thermostats can be more expensive than their simpler counterparts, but they may offer significant savings over time, as well as greatly increasing the comfort of your home. Thermostats like Honeywell Lyric, Carrier Cor, and Nest offer amazing functionality for your convenience and comfort, and can often be worth the initial investment. These are a few key benefits of installing a programmable thermostat in your home.Read more ›
The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) has a few changes in store for 2015, and they’re better than ever. These modifications will make the new code more energy-efficient, but the 2015 IECC must first be adopted by state or local jurisdiction before you can begin reaping the benefits. Fortunately, many states are considering making the jump in the near future. These are the changes you can expect with the newly revised IECC.Read more ›
Performing regular HVAC maintenance can be tedious, but it can save thousands of dollars in repairs.
Whether it’s for refreshing cool air in the summer heat or for comforting warmth in the depths of winter, an HVAC system is one of the most important parts of any home. Regular maintenance is essential to ensuring the system is working properly and catch any problems before they have a chance to cause severe damage to your home.Read more ›
Here in the Midwest, frigid temperatures can wreak havoc on your HVAC system when winter rolls around. Not to worry—there are some quick and easy steps you can take to winterize your system before any damage can be done.Read more ›
Be careful when purchasing a Home Warranty for HVAC equipment for your home. Many times these Home Warranties are used for “Piece of Mind” when a homeowner sells his residence or property.
With the extremely cold temperatures since these Home Warranty Companies subcontract HVAC work it is difficult for them to offer timely service especially when you do not have any heat in your house. Our company has experienced this quite a few times during the recent cold spell.Read more ›
Is your family at risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning? If you’ve never given it much thought, the answer could very well be yes.
Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is a colorless, odorless gas that is often formed when fuels and other organic substances are burned or combusted. More CO is produced if there is not enough oxygen present for efficient burning, which can often happen in enclosed spaces. Exposure to CO is dangerous for humans, animals, and other organisms because it interferes with oxygen intake.
To safeguard your home against dangerous concentrations of CO, you need to know where it’s most likely to occur and take the proper precautionary measures.Read more ›
A new furnace can bring you energy savings, greater comfort, and the confidence of a reliable appliance. But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to choosing a new system. Read on for some practical tips to help you get the best deal and choose the right furnace for your home.Read more ›
With the extreme Cold Winter Weather in the Midwest and East Coast, the price of natural Gas has risen at a pace not seen in the last 5-6 years. It has risen almost 55-60% since the end of 2013.
Even with the supply of natural gas plentiful at the beginning of the heating season, the cold winter weather has depleted this supply and has caused the price to rise drastically.
LP or propane has risen at the same rate and has caused shortages in the Midwest because of the demand and has forced suppliers to put their customers on allocation.Read more ›