Buying a new furnace is similar to buying a car. You want to know the fuel efficiency, of course, and compare features and equipment of different models. Though, unlike a car, you can’t take your new furnace for a test drive. With that in mind, it’s important to work with a reputable HVAC provider to maximize your investment with a successful installation.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Zoning System’
Is Zoned Heating and Cooling Right for Your Home?Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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.
Maximize Energy Savings This Summer With Your Programmable ThermostatThursday, June 11th, 2015
Some energy efficiency home upgrades are really just changes in your habits, like setting back the thermostat when you’re asleep or away from home. But habit changes can be a hassle, which is why upgrading to a programmable thermostat is a smart move. It takes the hassle out of resetting your thermostat multiple times of day, making it much more likely that you’ll stick with it.
Zone Dampers and Zone Systems: What You Need to Know for Your HomeThursday, April 10th, 2014
If someone told you that it’s possible to keep the temperature in your home comfortable while still saving money on your monthly utility bills, you might assume that it would require installing a brand new HVAC system or sealing off portions of your home. Fortunately, there’s a different way to achieve it: zone dampers and systems.
Redirecting Your Home’s Air by Closing Vents May Not Be the Best SolutionTuesday, January 21st, 2014
There are a lot of suggestions for saving household energy these days, especially as utility costs increase. Some of these work better than others do for your Fresno area home. One common suggestion is to close off registers in unused parts of your home. This used to be true, but with modern HVAC systems, it can actually create more problems, and end up making your utility bills go up instead of down.
Communicating With Your HVAC Tech: Are You Fluent In His Language?Thursday, December 27th, 2012
When it comes time to buy a new furnace, heat pump or air conditioner, it’s helpful to prioritize communicating with your HVAC contractor. Understanding a few common heating and cooling concepts will help you select the best type of equipment for your home and budget.
When Your Family Has Differing Temperature Needs, Consider A Zoning SystemTuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Many homes use one thermostat to regulate temperatures for the entire house, despite the fact that different parts of the house have different climate-control needs. For families that want greater control over the heating and cooling levels in their home, however, a zoning system makes a great option. Rather than struggling to maintain one temperature for the whole house, zoning divides the home into more than one section, each with its own separate temperature control. Each zone might be a single room or multiple rooms.