A heat pump is a heating and cooling system that moves heat around rather than generating heat. The pump consists of an indoor air handler and an outdoor heat pump similar to the split-system of a central air conditioning unit. The pump even includes a compressor that pumps refrigerant through the system like a central HVAC unit. But the primary difference is that the heat pump takes heat from the ambient air either outside or inside your home then sends it in the opposite direction.
13 October 2016
Your furnace has a number of parts that work together to provide your home with comfortable temperatures during the winter. But the part that actually does the heating is called the heat exchanger, which is a set of tubes or coils that twist through the main body of the furnace. The heat exchanger acts as a combustion chamber for electricity or a gas fuel. The combustion process makes the surface of the tube hot and a nearby motorized fan circulates air across the tubes and then out the vents of your home.
13 October 2016
From washing clothes and taking showers to running the dishwasher, the water heater plays an important role in your home and family life. Unfortunately, this appliance is also a large source of your household's total energy use. Although tankless models are becoming popular options due to their energy efficiency and smaller size, installing a heat-pump water heater in your home is even more beneficial to the environment and your finances. This guide will help you understand the operation and benefits of a heat-pump water heater for your home.
11 August 2016
If it is time to replace your water heater, you may be thinking about replacing your old gas water heater with a tankless, electric water heater. It is likely you have heard positive things about the electric versions, but before you decide to switch, you should consider the advantages of a gas water heater. Gas heaters usually have lower operating costs The reason is simple. In most areas of the country, the price of natural gas is cheaper than the price of electricity, so given that the same amount of water is being heated, it will be cheaper to use gas.
18 July 2016
A properly sized AC unit can struggle to cool your home down on a hot summer day. To keep your AC costs down, you should try to find ways to prevent your home from heating up in the first place as well as to optimize the function of your AC unit. The more steps you take to improve the function of your AC unit, the more you stand to benefit.
28 May 2016
Ensuring that your home has a stable source of hot water is important for ensuring that it is as comfortable as possible. While water heaters are usually highly reliable, it will eventually become necessary to replace them. When this happens, you should take the opportunity to consider upgrading to a tankless water heater. These water heaters are highly efficient because they heat water on demand. However, if you have never used one of these devices, you might benefit from having the following couple of concerns addressed.
9 February 2016
If you have pets in your home, you might have added a few additional chores to your household to-do list, such as cleaning litter boxes and sweeping up pet hair. One task that you might not have thought about, however, is changing your HVAC filter more frequently. Even if you currently change your filter as advised by your system manufacturer or your HVAC professional, you could probably benefit from changing it more often as a pet owner.
9 February 2016