The humidity levels in your home are important for both air quality and comfort. The optimal humidity level during the cooling months is between 40 and 50 percent, depending on personal preference. If there is too much moisture in your home’s air and its humidity exceeds 50 percent, you could experience discomfort and other issues. To combat high humidity problems in your home, consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier.
Carbon monoxide is the number one cause of accidental poisoning death in North America. CO detectors are just as important as smoke alarms. You need at least one to make sure your family is safe from this deadly colorless, odorless gas. Most codes require carbon monoxide detectors. Here’s what you need to know before purchasing one or more CO detectors.
New energy efficiency standards for furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and other HVAC appliances will soon come into force. Some of the jargon used to discuss the new standards can be confusing. Here are some useful energy-efficiency terms to know when trying to interpret information on the upcoming changes. SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) How efficiently air conditioners and heat pumps cool your home. AFUE (Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency) The measure of efficiency, in percent, of gas and oil-fired furnaces. … Continue reading
Many homeowners don’t realize that making a home prep list before they leave on vacation can give you real peace of mind while you are away. Here are some ways to prepare your home mechanical equipment when you’re planning time away this summer:
An air conditioning system is a major investment that is designed for comfort and add value to your home. It’s always wise to get the expert advice of a trusted HVAC contractor about any A/C installation you are planning. Learn about the four common types of cooling systems that will help you start the decision-making process: