It’s important to keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter. But how can you do it without driving your energy bills up and having it cost you an arm and a leg? There are a number of steps you can take. One of the simplest is to use a programmable thermostat.
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If you’re suffering from hot and cold flashes — and you’re not the only one — it’s probably related to your HVAC system. It’s not uncommon to have hot and cold spots in your home. Luckily, there are steps you can take to manage these temperature swings so that you and your family stay consistently comfortable.
The top reasons to make HVAC maintenance a priority include maintaining uninterrupted comfort indoors, achieving lower energy bills and improving safety conditions. The investment in professional maintenance also prevents costly and avoidable repairs, along with extending the lifetime of this complex appliance.
Heat gain is the amount of excess heat your home gains throughout the day. Left unchecked, it can cause your cooling costs to soar. But by keeping heat gain to a minimum, your air conditioner can cool your home more efficiently and keep your utility bills within reason. Let’s look at some of the causes of heat gain.
Zoned heating and cooling is getting a lot of attention these days as homeowners seek ways to both improve home comfort and reduce energy bills. Effective zoning requires more planning and hardware at the start, but it can be worth the investment of both time and money when the installation is complete.
In addition to designating a comfortable temperature, setting the thermostat involves making a choice about air circulation. Air movement is an important air conditioning function whether the primary cooling components—the compressor and coils—are operating or not. Anytime the system fan is running, over 1,000 cubic feet of air is circulating every minute through the ductwork.
Your home’s cooling and heating systems are essential for your comfort and greatly affect long-term energy costs. A reputable HVAC professional can make all the difference in both. HVAC equipment may be the most complex systems you have in your home, and expertise is critical to get the best performance from it. So how do you find a reputable HVAC professional:
As bad as the air quality may be outside your home, it can be even worse inside. The federal EPA estimates that indoor pollutant levels may be as much as two to five times higher than outdoors, which can pose a risk to your health and comfort. While there are a number of ways you can help to clean your indoor air, one of the easiest and most effective is by placing any or all of the following houseplants in your home, and letting nature do the work for you: