Your furnace probably served you faithfully all winter long and perhaps even a bit into the spring. But now, warmer weather is on the way and it's time to shut it down until it's needed again in the fall. When the time comes, shuttling down furnace should involve more than just flipping a switch. If you want the furnace to still be in good shape when you need it again, here's what you need to know.
The old AC in your home may be outdated and need to be replaced. There are many choices for more energy-efficient cooling and things that need to be done to prepare your home for a new AC. You will want to choose a type of cooling system that is right for your home and your budget and consult an HVAC contractor about upgrades that need to be done in addition to replace the unit.
The search for an ideal solution to heating has been on for a while. Nowadays, the most common solutions are those that heat air before the air is transferred to different parts of the house. However, there are different issues posed by this solution. The movement of air spreads airborne particles and this can spread dust and even pathogens throughout your space. Additionally, these systems are among the highest consumers of energy in the average American house.
A convenience that comes with owning an HVAC system is the ability to adjust the temperature in a house in a speedy manner when it is necessary. Although portable heaters and fans can be helpful, they are unable to heat and cool down an entire house in an energy efficient manner. When you are used to to the convenience of using an HVAC system, it can be feel miserable in a house when it the heater or air conditioner breaks down.
Heating emergencies can cause real problems for homeowners in the winter months when temperatures outside drop. Having your heater work properly during the winter is important for both preventing damage in your home and keeping your household healthy. The following are five mistakes you should avoid if you experience a heating emergency this winter, in order to get through the experience with minimal consequences: Having no alternative heat source available