Chances are, if you are reading this, you are overpaying on your heating bill. It may be because you are still using an outdated system to generate heat, or it may be because your home isn’t optimized to retain the heat you do produce. In either case, you probably need to turn your focus to energy efficiency: a more efficient winter means a reduced energy bill. So how much does heating cost if you follow our three tips to maximize your home’s energy efficiency? You may be surprised at how much you can bring your energy bill down. 1. Insulation […]Read More
Which Residential HVAC Option Is Right for Your Home?
You may have heard more about HVAC systems, recently, as offices, hospitals, and campuses upgrade their ventilation systems. What you may not know, though, is that choosing a residential HVAC system is one of the most important choices homeowners will have to make. That is because your HVAC system—which stands for “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning”—has an enormous influence over whether you, your family, and your friends are comfortable in your home, no matter what the weather may be. Currently, many people are spending more time at home than ever before, so now may be the first time you’ve thought […]Read More
Ready to Upgrade? How to Remove a Baseboard Heater
There are plenty of advantages that baseboard heaters have over traditional heating systems. They can be used to target specific areas of the home, avoiding the issue of wasting energy on areas that are unoccupied. They also don’t require a complicated system of ductwork to heat an area, meaning they’re extremely versatile, so baseboard heaters can be installed in essentially any type of building. They also operate quietly, unlike many other heating systems. Baseboard heaters are not without their disadvantages, however. They tend to use a great deal of energy, meaning that, despite the fact that they can be used […]Read More
Can You Put Furniture in Front of Baseboard Heaters?
For buildings that don’t have access to traditional ductwork, or for homeowners who are simply trying to save a bit of money on their heating bills, baseboard heaters are a great alternative method for providing warmth on cold days. They manage to sidestep the need for a bulky furnace as well as a complex system of ducts, which means they can be effective in any number of different buildings. Baseboard heaters do have their limitations, however. It’s worth doing a little research into their strengths and weaknesses and trying to see if they are right for your home. Can you […]Read More
5 Reasons to Keep an HVAC Maintenance Schedule in Vancouver
A working heating and cooling system in your home can give you and your family peace of mind when the temperatures outside start rising or falling with the change of seasons. In order to keep your HVAC system in good working order—and your home at a comfortable temperature—you want to make sure to have it serviced periodically. HVAC systems are machines, and like any machine, they require regular tune-ups and maintenance to keep them working properly. Just like getting your car serviced regularly, your HVAC system will need regular maintenance to keep it in good working order. Your HVAC experts […]Read More
6 Advantages of Replacing Your Electric Baseboard Heaters
If you’re like most homeowners—or indeed, most people—you hate to replace appliances. Replacing things costs money. It can also cost time, depending on what is being replaced, and the new appliance might not function the same way as the old one it replaced. If you’re one of the millions of Americans with electric baseboard heaters in your home, you might feel this way. After all, your electric baseboard heaters keep your rooms warm, don’t they? Still, there comes a time in every appliance’s life cycle when it’s due to be replaced, whether by a newer model or by something else […]Read More
Use an HVAC Calculator to Find Your Ideal System
Do you have to replace your HVAC system? Are you buying one for the first time? Unless you’re an HVAC expert, it’s hard to know which system will work the best to heat and cool your home’s specific circumstances. Luckily, there is something out there that can help. Read on below to find out more about HVAC calculators. What Is an HVAC Calculator Useful For? An HVAC calculator is a tool that’s essential to finding the perfect system for your home. Instead of just buying one at random, be sure the unit you get can keep the indoor air at […]Read More
Be Prepared for Winter Storms
If you’re not prepared for them, winter storms can be, at best, unpleasant. At worst, they can be dangerous, especially if your heating system malfunctions at a critical time. That’s why it’s crucial to prepare for winter storms well before they happen, starting during the spring and summer. You should have a few backup plans in place to ensure that your family remains safe and comfortable, no matter what the weather is like outside. First, Educate Yourself on the Weather in Your Area Many people run into trouble during the winter because they don’t know what to expect. Especially if […]Read More
Can a House Temperature Be Kept Too Warm?
It’s chilly here in the Pacific Northwest, and walking into a warm and dry house is one of the great pleasures of the winter. However, your home heating system can be your largest energy expense in your home. If your rising energy bills are breaking the bank, there are certainly a few ways you can conserve some of that energy and cut down the cost. Besides, a house can be kept too warm. While your house temperature is a matter of personal preference, we want to inform you about problems that might accumulate when a house is kept too warm […]Read More
5 Musts to Rev Your HVAC Cooling System Up Before Summer
There’s nothing like the sweltering heat to make you feel as though summer has you beat. But this is a match you can win as long as you plan ahead. In order to keep your cool during summer, you should inspect your HVAC cooling system now to make sure everything is good to go before temperatures start rising. Here are our five musts to rev your HVAC cooling system up before the hot summer months. 1. Change Your Air Filters It seems like such a simple thing, but more often than not, people forget to change their HVAC air filters […]Read More