Ductless Air Conditioners and How They Work

April 14, 2022

Unlike a furnace or air conditioner, a ductless air conditioner doesn’t need ductwork to deliver hot or cold air to your home. This makes them ideal for homes that don’t have ductwork. They’re also perfect if you’ve built an addition to your home. But how do they work? Outdoor Unit A ductless air conditioner has an outdoor unit that looks very similar to a traditional air conditioner. Its job is to release hot air from your home in the summer and to pump warm air into your home in the winter. Indoor Unit An indoor unit is installed in a...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Keeping Your Furnace Healthy

January 10, 2022

You deserve to always be warm and comfortable in your home, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to rely on your heater when you need it most. There are certain steps you should take to keep your heating system healthy this new year. Targeted Cleaning Dust, debris, and other airborne irritants are major enemies of your heater. When these particles find their way into certain places, they can clog up your furnace’s circulation path and force it to take on much more strain. In general, you should try to minimize the amount of dust and dirt in your...

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Tips for Determining the Energy Efficiency of a Heater

December 20, 2021

Typically, conditioning your home temperature perfectly during the winter season can significantly enhance your home comfort. However, heating a home during this season can be costly, especially if you fail to apply smart techniques. Many homeowners usually forget to check whether a heater is energy efficient when purchasing it. This mistake can make them pay huge and unnecessary electric bills. The following are tips for determining whether a heater is energy efficient. Check the AFUE Rating AFUE is an abbreviation for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This is usually an ideal method of determining whether a heater is energy efficient or...

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Tips for Ensuring the Safe Operation of Your Furnace

September 14, 2021

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to discontinue use of their furnaces during the late spring, summer and early fall months. After several months of lying dormant, it’s important to ensure that your heating system is safe to use before turning it on again. Let’s take a closer look at some furnace safety tips to keep in mind this fall and winter. Make Sure There Is Proper Airflow Around the Furnace A lack of airflow could result in toxic fumes accumulating in your basement or wherever the heating system is located. These fumes may eventually find their way to other parts...

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3 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Furnace

December 3, 2020

The expense of replacing a home’s heating system can strain a family budget. Taking a few steps to extend the life expectancy of your heating system is worth the small cost. Here’s how to get started on this task. 1. Replace the Filter on Schedule Make sure you follow a regular filter replacement schedule. Replacing the filter routinely removes the dirt and keeps the equipment from straining to meet demand. Most equipment will benefit from a replacement every 60 to 90 days. If you have pets, smoke tobacco or have a fireplace, you may need to replace filters more often....

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Which Smart Thermostat Is Best?

January 4, 2020

Smart home gadgets have multiplied in recent years, and one of the most practical applications of this technology is the smart thermostat. In most cases, you can control your heating and cooling system remotely using a computer or smartphone. The remote access and programmable features can help to reduce your monthly heating bills. A smart thermostat is a wise investment, but you may be wondering which one to select. Choosing the Best Smart Thermostat It’s often best to upgrade to a smart thermostat at the same time you install a new heating and cooling system. That’s because many HVAC systems...

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What Should I Do If My Furnace Won’t Turn On?

November 8, 2019

Furnaces do more than keep you comfortable during the winter. A properly working furnace keeps you safe. You don’t want to deal with a frigid interior, so don’t delay when the furnace goes out, but don’t panic, either. Follow a few steps to deal with a malfunctioning heater. Don’t Jump to DIY Conclusions When your furnace doesn’t turn on, you’ll likely flip through the owner’s manual or perform an online search to figure out what the problem is. Educating yourself about the furnace’s troubles is fine. Trying to fix things by yourself out of a book, however, is a bad...

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Preparing Your Thermostat for Heating Season

October 15, 2019

When the dark, frigid depths of winter arrive in Dexter, you’ll want to feel confident that your thermostat is up to the task of keeping your home warm. This isn’t as easy as simply switching your thermostat from cooling to heating. Instead, you’ll want to do a few important but simple tasks to make sure your thermostat is prepared for cold weather. Replace Thermostat Batteries Most modern thermostats are battery-powered, so the batteries will need to be freshened up to keep the thermostat running during winter. Batteries last about six months on average, so if you haven’t changed your batteries...

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