If you are looking to literally breathe easier in your home, it helps to have a better understanding of MERV ratings when you are choosing HVAC filters. MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) ratings are important because they measure how effective air filters are.
Buying a home for the first time is an exciting experience for anyone. One of the first systems to check for is the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. First-time home buyers are usually confused about which features to look for as there are so many.
Your electric bill can skyrocket during the winter months if you are not careful. Heating costs can raise your bill. During the cold months, your heating system will have to work hard to make certain that your home stays warm enough.
As summer approaches, many homeowners are thankful to say goodbye to the cooler months of winter but bring an inevitable spike in energy bills—that is, unless you can avoid it.
The summers and winters in Minnesota can be harsh, so it’s important that your HVAC unit is energy efficient and ready to perform. Having a working HVAC system ensures that your home will be comfortable no matter the temperature. Here are a few tips to keep your HVAC unit energy-efficient and ready for peak performance.
How To Keep Your HVAC Unit Energy Efficient
- Change your air filters as recommended for your system.
- Always have your system serviced annually.
- Invest in a smart, programmable thermostat.
The use of a backup generator when dealing with HVAC issues is a something that you need to take seriously. There are a lot of hidden dangers that you may not be aware of. These hidden dangers need to be addressed and often times the advice of an HVAC professional will be just what you need to know before you plug this into your home to use as a backup power source. The next couple of sections will tell you the things that you need to be aware of that will help you stay safe and will reduce your risks of being exposed to danger when using one of these generators.
If your home energy bill is higher than ever and it seems hard to keep the entire house regulated, you may be dealing with cold air leaks. Even after you've sealed other drafts throughout the house, cool air can leak into and out of your HVAC system. While other cold air leaks are simple to fix on your own, these leaks are best handled by HVAC professionals.
Sealing Your Own Drafts
Energy Star is a highly trusted voluntary energy certification program created by the Federal Government back in 1992. The program is all about ensuring that energy efficient products such as an HVAC unit are available to consumers. Not only does this help consumers and businesses to save money but will also help to protect our environment.
Becoming Energy Star Certified
A very Happy New Year to you and yours from your friendly heating, ventilation, and air conditioning professionals! The start of any new year can be filled with resolutions and fresh starts. You may want to consider including your HVAC amongst your resolutions to this exciting new year.
Easy HVAC ResolutionsNot every resolution, made in the New Year is easy to commit to or even keep. Try a new type of resolution and enjoy some success this New Year. The following resolutions can be included this new year:
Invest in a New Thermostat
Brushing and bathing your dog on a regular basis will reduce the amount of dander and hair floating through your home. If not properly groomed and maintained, your dog’s dander and hair can take a toll on your home, health, and HVAC unit. Here are a few tips to help you with your HVAC maintenance as a dog lover.