HVAC Upkeep, Tips, and More

An HVAC system (for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) is what keeps your home cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. Those of us who have experienced the record-breaking high temperatures of summer or frigid conditions in the winter have no doubt praised our AC units or heaters at one point or another for keeping us comfortable in extreme weather. Or cursed them when they go on the fritz.

But not all HVAC units are built the same, and there are several different types. So let’s dive in and see which one is right for you.  Read more HERE.

Reasons Your Thermostat Might Be Out of Whack

You rely on your thermostat to keep the temperature levels in your home in check. But if your thermostat is on the fritz, it could throw off your whole HVAC system, which will affect your comfort level—and your pocketbook. That’s because if your system is working harder, you’ll have to pay more in energy costs.

With heating and cooling already accounting for 48% of energy costs in the average American home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, you don’t want a defective thermostat to run up your bill.  Read more HERE.

Find Air Leaks and Save Money on Heating

It doesn’t matter if your home was built in 1968 or 2018: There’s a good chance it has at least a few air leaks. So what, you ask? Well, an increase in unwanted airflow could cut into your cash flow in the long run.

“If you’re not sealing your home against air leakage, you’re significantly reducing your energy efficiency,” says Michael DiMartino, senior vice president of installations at Power Home Remodeling in Chester, PA.

In addition to losing heat or air conditioning, you could also be overworking your HVAC system, which could shorten its life span.
Read more HERE.

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