Why I trust the HVAC industry

I have placed a lot of trust and respect in the HVAC industry.

  • Though sometimes people complain about the luxury of air conditioners and furnaces, I honestly appreciate having HVAC units throughout my entire house.

Before furnaces, people used to have to wake up early in the morning to heat their house before the rest of there family woke up. You would literally have to contain an entire fire in your house to try to keep your family warm. Furnaces, compared to fireplaces, are much safer. Air conditioners are definitely a blessing. Though they are not as necessary as a furnace, air conditioners are featured in hospitals and retirement homes to keep people healthier and more comfortable. There are a lot of devices that make life worse, but not HVAC devices. I appreciate an industry that strives to make people more comfortable. They created the furnace to keep people warm, and they created air conditioners to keep people cool and comfortable. HVAC technicians are always on call to help you as well. There isn’t a holiday or hour that you cannot call an HVAC technician to fix your furnace or air conditioner. They sacrifice a lot to keep you comfortable and healthy. Ever since I owned my own home, I have learned to appreciate my furnace and air conditioner. I don’t think about them often when they are running as they should, but I realize how important my HVAC units are when they stop working. Nothing is worse than waking up and realizing that air conditioners and furnaces aren’t working in your home.

 

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Upgrading from window air conditioners to central air conditioning

Since the upgrade, I really appreciate using the central air conditioner

I have used window air conditioners for a crazy long time. My parents have never wanted air conditioners, and I had to purchase my own air conditioner at my home. After moving out of my house, I was forced to move into an apartment without an air conditioner. Therefore, I decided to purchase window air conditioners for every room in my house. Window air conditioners are pretty convenient for a house. Window air conditioners are fairly cheap, and you can use remote controls to control each air conditioner for the rooms. However, when I began to calculate the costs of these air conditioners, I realized that they could be pricey. Those air conditioners cost a lot in electricity, and you cannot hire an HVAC worker to fix them. Therefore, any time that your window air conditioner stopped working, you would need to purchase an entirely new air conditioner. When I called an HVAC worker, he explained my options for air conditioner. I decided to purchase central air conditioning for my house. I have a extensive duct system for my house, and I learned that I could use an air conditioner using those vents. Since I own a basement, it would not be difficult to run a thick enough wire to power the condenser outside for the air conditioner. Since the upgrade, I really appreciate using the central air conditioner. These HVAC units are much quieter, and I have noticed that my bills have been significantly lowered. The HVAC technician didn’t charge a ton of money for the upgrade, and I even earned tax credits for my HVAC unit.

 

 

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I plan to purchase a new furnace instead of space heaters

When my furnace decided to stop working in my camper, I had no idea what to do.

This past Winter was a very tough Winter, and my furnace couldn’t handle it.

It was an old furnace in an old camper, and I was worried form the beginning that it would stop working. One morning, when I woke up, it was freezing cold in my house. I could hear my furnace running, but it was blowing cold air. When I checked the thermostat, the reading said that it was 15 degrees in my house. Thankfully, the end of the Winter was approaching, and I wouldn’t need my furnace for the Summer. However, now I had to decide what I was going to do for heat for the next Winter. At first, I played with the idea of switching to completely electric heat. I could upgrade the electric panel in my camper, and that would allow me to plug in multiple heating systems in my camper. Each electric heater could run individually, and I could heat my whole house. For a backup, if the power ever went out, I could use a propane space heater for emergency situations. However, after speaking with an HVAC technician, I decided that this was a bad idea. Space heaters can be dangerous, and it would also be very expensive to use that many electric space heaters. Though furnaces have higher upfront costs, I know that I would save money in the long run. Also, furnaces reach the entire house, and that would mean a more even heat.

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The pros and cons of ductless mini-split air conditioners

Have you ever hear of a ductless mini-split air conditioner.

I had never heard of it util I traveled to a foreign country to teach English.

When I was in my own country, I used a window air conditioner for a long time. Each of the rooms in our house had window air conditioners, and we were all happy. One day, when I was older, my father decided to purchase central air conditioning. However, when I arrived at this foreign nation, I had no idea that my apartment had an air conditioner. Nobody that I met spoke English, so I had no way to ask. I noticed this white machine at the top of the wall in each room, and when I turned it on, it began making cool air. With a little online research, I realized that this unit is a ductless mini-split air conditioner. There are many pros and cons for these air conditioners. For the pros, ductless mini-split air conditioners provide the best of all air conditioners. They are higher quality air conditioners compared to window air conditioners, but they don’t require the heavy installation process to get them. Ductless mini-split air conditioners don’t cost a lot to use, and they have many features. Ductless mini-split air conditioners have benefits like air purifiers and heating systems. However, these units have their cons. You have to adjust every air conditioner individually. They also cost a lot more than a window air conditioner. You should contact an HVAC technician to find out what is best for you and your house.

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Having lots of pets requires air purifier

It also eliminates odors and kills bacteria, viruses, mold spores and mildew

I work at an animal shelter, and I frequently bring rescued animals home with me. I currently have three dogs, four cats, a rabbit and a hamster. I love my pets but they create a great deal of work and cost plenty to take care of. Along with the expense of pet food, veterinarian bills and grooming, I’ve needed to add to my HVAC system. I noticed that my house was overrun with dander and starting to smell like a barn. It didn’t seem to matter how much I vacuumed, dusted or scrubbed, there were problems with indoor air quality. I was suffering from frequent headaches, sore throat and itchy eyes. I was also having frequent issues with the furnace and central cooling system. Despite changing the air filter every month, the system became clogged with fur and debris. The restricted airflow resulted in longer running times, higher monthly energy bills and diminished comfort. When I called an HVAC contractor for repair, he recommended that I invest in an air purifier. The air purifier installed into the air handler of the heating/cooling system and treats the air as it passes through. It filters the air approximately eight times every hour. The air purifier removes dust particles, fur, dander, and all sorts of allergens that are too small for the human eye to detect. It also eliminates odors and kills bacteria, viruses, mold spores and mildew. The air purifier protects the health, cleanliness and comfort of my home. It also helps to keep the furnace and air conditioner working at maximum capacity and efficiency.

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Replacing windows to reduce heating load

Before buying our home, I asked a local HVAC contractor to inspect the heating system.

Living in an area with very long and severe winter weather, the heating system has a major impact on comfort and budget. Although the furnace was rather old, the technician found nothing wrong with it. He assured me that with regular maintenance, the heating equipment would last for another few years. Once we moved into the home, I found out that the furnace couldn’t keep up with the severe weather. No matter how high I adjusted the thermostat, the house felt chilly. There was extreme temperature stratification, drafts and cold spots. The furnace seemed to run constantly, and my monthly energy bills were ungodly high. As I walked around my house, I realized that a great deal of cold air was coming in around the windows. I assumed my heated air was also leaking out. The windows were old, single pane, and definitely not Energy Star rated. I needed to replace every single window in the house. I have twenty windows, and they are large and odd sizes. Each one needed to be special ordered, and they cost between $200 and $300 a piece. To trim the overall cost of the project, I learned how to handle the installation of the windows myself. I made sure to carefully insulate and caulk around them. I wanted to prevent air leaks and tighten up the home. Once all of the windows were finally in place, there was a huge improvement in the indoor comfort level. The furnace no longer needed to run as long or work as hard. The savings on my energy bills will eventually recover the investment into new windows. Plus, the furnace should last longer.

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Geothermal HVAC saves money and protects the environment

When people first start looking into a geothermal heat pump, they are often overwhelmed by the cost.

  • Because of the excavation for the ground loop system, this type of temperature control is a lot more expensive than a conventional alternative.

Depending on the soil type and other factors, you can expect to invest about 40% more to have a geothermal system. However, a geothermal heat pump usually recovers the initial cost in approximately five years. It draws from the free and renewable energy source available in your own backyard. The ground absorbs the heat from the sun and remains at a relatively constant, year-round temperature. The ground loop extracts this heat energy and transfers it to the heat pump. The system burns no fossil fuels, creates no greenhouse gases and minimizes impact on the environment. It simply moves heat from one place to another. During the warmer weather, the process reverses to pull heat out of the house and create a cooling effect. A geothermal heat pump is capable of achieving a 400% efficiency rating. It actually creates four times more energy than it needs to run the heat pump. Geothermal systems maintain perfect year round temperature in the average 2,500 square foot home for about a dollar per day. Because there are very few moving parts, a geothermal unit requires little maintenance. The heat pump is installed inside the home, protected from the elements, and with proper maintenance, should last upwards of 25 years. The ground loop is typically warrantied for 50 years, but can last up to 100 years. As an added bonus, these environmentally friendly systems are better at dehumidification than a central air conditioner. They feature effective air filtration, operate quietly and are completely safe to run.

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Natural gas fireplace is far more practical than a wood burning alternative

When we first purchased our home, my husband and I were thrilled by the giant fireplace in the living room.

The fireplace is definitely the focal point of the home.

It’s constructed of fieldstones with a hardwood hearth and mantle. We looked forward to lighting a fire on a cold winter night. We imagined the cozy, romantic atmosphere and drinking wine in front of the glow of the fire. We’ve now owned the house for six years and we’ve only built a fire one time. Since neither my husband or I wanted to chop wood, we had to go out and purchase logs. We then needed to haul these heavy, dirty hunks of wood through our house, across my brand new carpet. Getting a fire started is much more difficult than we anticipated. Fires are dirty and create a great deal of smoke, ash, fumes and sparks. If we sat close to the fire, we became too warm. If we moved away from the fire, we were too cold. I’m not happy with the giant fireplace simply taking up space in my house. I’ve started researching the possibility of converting it to natural gas. The project doesn’t seem to be all that involved or expensive. A natural gas heater in the middle of the living room would actually come in handy. We could reduce the workload of the furnace and trim our heating costs. A natural gas fireplace operates on a wireless remote. With the tap of a button we’d be able to start the heater, adjust temperature and regulate fan speed. The heat would be spread evenly throughout the room. We could enjoy all the benefits of a fire with none of the drawbacks.

 

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Why I trust my HVAC guy

I have placed a lot of trust plus respect in the Heating plus A/C industry. Though sometimes people complain about the luxury of air conditioners plus heating systems, I sincerely appreciate having Heating plus A/C units throughout my entire house! Before heating systems, people used to have to wake up early in the day to heat their house before the rest of there family woke up. You would literally have to contain an entire fire in your house to try to keep your family warm. Furnaces, compared to fireplaces, are much safer. Air conditioners are unquestionably a blessing. Though they are not as necessary as a heating system, air conditioners are featured in hospitals plus retirement homes to keep people healthier plus more comfortable. There are a lot of devices that make life worse, but not Heating plus A/C devices. I appreciate an industry that strives to make people more comfortable. They created the heating system to keep people warm, plus they created air conditioners to keep people cool plus comfortable. Heating plus A/C professionals are consistently on call to help you as well. There isn’t a holiday or hour that you cannot call an Heating plus A/C professional to repair your heating system or air conditioner. They sacrifice a lot to keep you comfortable plus healthy. Ever since I owned my own home, I have l received to appreciate my heating system plus air conditioner. I don’t know about them often when they are running as they should, although I realize how important my Heating plus A/C units are when they stop working. Nothing is worse than waking up plus realizing that air conditioners plus heating systems aren’t working in your home.

Heating and air conditioning system

I plan to purchase a modern heating system instead of space heaters

When my heating system decided to stop working in my camper, I had no system what to do.

  • This past Wintertide was a unquestionably taxing Winter, plus my heating system couldn’t handle it.

It was an old heating system in an old camper, plus I was worried form the start that it would stop working. One day, when I woke up, it was chilly freezing in my house. I could hear my heating system running, but it was blowing freezing air. When I checked the temperature control, the learning said that it was 15 degrees in my house. Thankfully, the end of the Wintertide was approaching, plus I wouldn’t need my heating system for the Summer. However, now I had to decide what I was going to do for heat for the next Winter! At first, I played with the system of switching to completely electric heat. I could upgrade the electric panel in my camper, plus that would allow myself and others to plug in numerous heating systems in my camper. Each electric oil furnace could run individually, plus I could heat my whole house. For a backup, if the power ever went out, I could use a propane space oil furnace for emergency situations. However, after speaking with an Heating plus A/C professional, I decided that this was a excruciating idea, but space heating systems can be dangerous, plus it would also be unquestionably costly to use that many electric space heaters. Though heating systems have higher upfront costs, I recognize that I would save money in the long run. Also, heating systems reach the entire house, plus that would mean a more even heat.

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