Getting Your HVAC Ready for Winter

There are a lot of things we do to get ready for the winter, whether it’s making sure we have an ice scraper in our car, getting coats, hats and gloves out of storage or installing all-weather tires. Continue Reading... Read More

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The Importance of BTU Per Square Foot

If you’ve ever gone looking for a new HVAC system – or even a window air conditioner or space heater – you’ve probably encountered the initials BTU. BTU stands for “British Thermal Unit,” and it’s a part of the same system that includes things like pounds or inches, only instead of measuring weight or length, the BTU measures energy. A BTU is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit at sea level. BTUs allow you to track how much energy an appliance can process to make your space warmer or cooler. BTU… Read More

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Don’t Be Scared to Consider a New Heating System

When you bought your home, your heating system seemed solid. But now that you’ve lived there for a few years, you’ve noticed some problems. Heating and cooling bills that are higher than normal. Rooms that seem too warm or not warm enough. You’re considering switching to a new kind of system (gas instead of oil, a boiler rather than a furnace), but the idea seems daunting. Continue Reading... Read More

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What is a Zoned Heating System?

Your living room gets warm, so warm in fact that you find yourself falling asleep in front of the TV. Then you go to bed and find yourself loading up on blankets so you aren’t shivering through the night. It’s an uncomfortable situation, but one that can be easily remedied with a zoned heating system. What is a zoned heating system? A traditional heating system uses one unit that heats or cools the entire building. With a zoned heating system, a network of smaller, energy-efficient units sends warm (or cool) air into different sections. The most common zone… Read More

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