Beating The Heat While Waiting For An AC Repair Appointment


Once your air conditioning goes out you're left with few options other than waiting in the sweltering heat of the summer until the repair contractor arrives. To make the wait a little more bearable, there are a few things you can do to beat the heat while you wait. While you won't get the same results as from a central AC unit, you can definitely knock the temperature down a few degrees, and keep your own core body temperature down:

16 June 2015

FAQs About Trane Heat Pumps


If you live in a moderate southern or coastal climate, Trane heat pumps are an energy-efficient way to clean and cool your house. These answers to frequently asked questions will help you determine whether or not a Trane heat pump is right for you.  What is a heat pump? A heat pump is a climate control system consisting of a compressor and air handler. Heat pumps work like much refrigerators and air conditioners, circulating refrigerant inside coils at different pressures, pulling heat from one place and redistributing that heat elsewhere.

15 June 2015

4 Key Components Of A Furnace Inspection


Your furnace is an integral part of your home. Without it, you would be left in the bitter cold with no way to keep warm. While many people don't think about the importance of getting their furnace inspected on a regular basis, it could be one of the worst mistakes you ever make. A furnace tune-up is one of the best things you can do for your unit. Not sure what the whole thing entails?

12 June 2015

3 Ways To Heat Your Home Efficiently With Wood


Wood heating comes with an undeniable charm, adding romance and atmosphere to any home. Unfortunately, the traditional wood-burning fireplace is also a major energy hog, often wasting more heat than it generates. For efficient wood heating, skip the old-school fireplace and try one of these modern, eco-friendly alternatives. Fireplace Inserts Inserts allow you to use your existing fireplace to burn wood without wasting heat or money. If you just light a fire in your fireplace without an insert, you send up to 300 cubic feet of heated air up your chimney every minute.

11 June 2015

Comparing Steam and Evaporative Humidifiers


Humidifiers add water to the air in your home, which is essential to making your home comfortable in areas that have constant dry heat. There are two main types of humidifiers that you can purchase for your home: steam humidifiers and evaporative humidifiers. Both variants operate in different ways, and as such provide different benefits to your home. Understanding the differences between these two types of humidifiers can help you choose the one that best fits your home's needs.

9 June 2015