Air conditioning units are quite an investment and not every homeowner can afford one. This is especially true of central ACs which can run into thousands of dollars. If you cannot afford a central AC, you may want to consider a wall-mounted AC as a cheaper yet effective option to keep either your room or any other section of your house cool. Before purchasing a wall-mounted AC, it will be to your advantage to know a couple of things. The Size of the Hole in Your Wall When thinking about...

According to the Energy Star program, over 50% of the energy used by U.S. homes can be attributed to heating and cooling. If your home has older and inefficient HVAC equipment or it hasn’t undergone energy efficient improvements, chances are a lot of your energy and money is going to waste. In a separate study, it was revealed that an average American household spends well over $2,000 on energy bills alone which means any step taken to save on energy can mean significant monetary...

The cold, flu and allergy season make homeowners bring out their humidifiers in order to help moisten the air and to combat colds. Unless you properly clean a humidifier, it can put your health and well-being in danger. This is because with time, mold and bacteria grow in the tanks and then get into the air through the mist. Why Cleaning a Humidifier is Important Humidifiers are very important because lots of health benefits on top of helping you combat dry air. Some of these benefits...

The question most homeowners ask themselves is whether their heat pump should run all the time or be switched on only when the need arises. If you have been running on a furnace then replacing it with a heat pump can make you have such questions. Most furnaces are oversized and this means they don’t have to run all the time to heat up your home. However, the heat pump is designed just to suit your indoor heating and cooling needs and as such it has to run all through. Heat pumps are...

Air conditioning systems have existed for such a long time and over time they have been improved to give them a longer lifespan and a much higher efficiency. One of the closely watched parameters of these systems is the SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and measures heat pump and air conditioning cooling efficiency which is normally calculated by dividing the cooling output for a typical cooling season by the total electric energy input during the same time; the...

A properly working heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is essential for comfort in your home. Without a proper HVAC system in your Miramar home, life would be pretty miserable. As a matter of fact, it would be almost impossible to survive the biting cold of winter or a torrid summer. That’s why you need to ensure that your HVAC system is operating as efficient as possible all year round. Regular servicing and maintenance is crucial to keeping your system in excellent...

Most homeowners not only in Miami but across the globe operate in a reactive mode when it comes to their HVAC systems. As compared to waiting until your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit breaks down to be repaired, it’s far much better to schedule regular maintenance services with a reputable and reliable HVAC company. Keeping your HVAC unit operating properly and at its peak efficiency will go a long way in helping you manage your energy consumption. It’s worth noting that...

A heat pump is an important HVAC device in your home. It will be great as a homeowner to know how your heat pump works so that you can be able to notice when the unit is not functioning well. There are different types of heat pumps in the market including a reversible heat pump which offers both heating and cooling depending on the season. How A Heat Pump Works A heat pump basically transfers heat from one location to the next using a fluid. During winter for instance, it extracts heat from...

Most homes have HVAC systems that are oversize. This is because most homeowners do not go through the process of calculating the load capacity as it requires time and attention to little but important details. Some HVAC contractors who are supposed to offer the much needed assistance also use the rules of thumb in determining the appropriate size of the HVAC system to install. The size of a cooling system depends on the square footage of the area to be cooled and many contractors use about...

It is normal for air conditioners and other HVAC equipment to smell a bit musty especially during their first time in a season. However, not every odor is normal. Some of them indicate a deep seated problem that needs to be addressed promptly. There are so many causes of HVAC odors and understanding them will give you an upper hand in troubleshooting and resolving them. Below are some of the tips that will help you in locating the source of the smell. Natural Gas Odors Gas is a combustible...