There are a lot of words that we tend to use interchangeably: “Cellar” and “basement.” “Brook” and “creek.” “Sofa” and “couch.”
But here’s two terms that you won’t hear us confuse: “furnace” and “boiler.”
True, they both heat your home, but there are important distinctions separating these systems. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at the difference between a boiler and a furnace.
We all need some humidity in our homes, as anyone who has ever suffered through a particularly dry winter can tell you.
But too much humidity can be a problem. It’s uncomfortable, and it can damage your home. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at how you can find a happy medium and manage indoor humidity levels.
Congratulations! You’ve decided to escape the day-to-day grind of your office job and work from home.
It’s a choice that offers you a lot of new freedoms, but also new responsibilities.
For example: How are you going to make sure your HVAC system makes your home office as comfortable as your old workplace?
It’s a conundrum faced by anyone who owns a boiler:
Winter is the time when you need your boiler the most, yet it’s also the time when – due to the added workload – common residential boiler problems are the most likely to develop.
Any dog or cat owner worth their salt will tell you two things:
1. Their pets are members of the family
2. Having a pet takes a toll on their home
Just look at your HVAC system: it can be a magnet for pet hair and dander, which can affect both the quality of your indoor air and your energy bill.
If you’re a homeowner in the northeast, every winter brings a dilemma.
On one hand, you don’t want to spend the next few months paying huge utility bills. But on the other hand, you want to make sure you and your family are warm and comfortable.
The answer to this dilemma may rest with what’s known as a multi zone HVAC system.
It’s been one of the facts of life in the home heating world for the past several years: oil costs much more than gas.
Since 2002, the cost of heating a home with oil has been 30 percent to 50 percent higher than using natural gas heat.
We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about furnaces, but today we’d like to focus on another home heating option: residential boilers.
In this week’s installment, we’ll look at how you can choose the best residential boiler, as well as the advantages of going with this option for heating your home.
Winter is in full swing, and if you live in the northeast, your furnace is likely keeping very busy.
But if your furnace hasn’t gone through routine pre-winter maintenance, you might find yourself dealing with some common heating unit issues. One of these issues is known as “short cycling.”
Some breakdowns are worse than others.
If you had to choose a time for your car to malfunction, you’d probably pick “In my driveway” and not “On the highway.”
The same thing is true when it comes to installing a new heating system: it’s something you’d want to do by choice, and not because your furnace died in the middle of February.