The recent “fiscal cliff” budget agreement in Washington had one big positive side effect for American homeowners – reinstatement of the 25C federal energy tax credits that expired at the end of 2011. The credits act as an incentive for homeowners to purchase energy-efficient heating and cooling appliances, as well as energy-saving insulation, windows, etc.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for February, 2013
While heat pumps are usually very reliable heating and cooling systems, like any other mechanical device, they do have the potential to break down, and often at the most inconvenient times. While most of the things that can go wrong with a heat pump require the assistance of a reliable HVAC technician, it’s usually a good idea to first kick the tires yourself, with some basic heat pump troubleshooting.
If you’re planning on adding on to your home, one of the first things you should investigate is how to heat and cool the new space. It might make a difference in how you design it or lay out its wiring and other mechanical systems. An HVAC contractor can advise you whether you can extend your current system, upgrade to a new one, or choose an independent HVAC system.
Controlling static electricity during winter often requires creativity and forethought. There are a number of low-cost strategies homeowners in the San Joaquin Valley can use to counteract the effects of winter dryness.
Like a lot of people in the Fresno area, you may be thinking about making your home more eco-friendly, possibly starting with solar energy. There’s a lot to consider when choosing a solar contractor for your home and the process is no easy task. The most important part of making this decision is being informed and involved in the process from start to finish. A job like this can take many weeks, so you want to be certain you have the right firm for the job.