Home ventilation on a daily basis is important for maintaining healthy indoor air quality by replenishing stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. If you have decided a ventilation system is a good idea for your household, weigh the differences between the four basic types of systems, as well as the features that are right for your Greater Kansas City home.
It’s not uncommon for your heat pump’s outside unit to occasionally ice over during the winter months. However, when frost and ice encapsulate the condenser/compressor, or icing becomes a regular occurrence, it’s probably a sign of a more serious problem.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a hazardous gas that, when left undetected, can create long term health affects, seriously injure or kill people and animals caught inside a building or other enclosed space. It’s all the more dangerous since it lacks odor, color and taste. When CO begins leaking, or otherwise infiltrating your home, it can cause a variety of non-specific symptoms that people don’t always relate to carbon monoxide in the air. Because of this, it’s important for homeowners to install … Continue reading
Furnace efficiency matters when it comes to choosing the best heating equipment for your Greater Kansas City home. The more efficiently your home heating system uses fuel and/or electricity, the lower your monthly energy costs. In order to calculate furnace efficiency, it’s necessary to consider both the type of fuel used and the amount of electricity needed to operate unit blowers and other controls.
Aging ductwork is an unfortunate reality for many homes in the Greater Kansas City area. Ductwork that is old and leaky will reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency and increase utility bills. Your air ducts act as the home’s lungs by carrying stale air into central HVAC equipment in order to be filtered, and then heated or cooled. Once the air is conditioned, a blower or air handler sends it via ductwork to your home’s rooms. Aging and defective ductwork will cause inefficient … Continue reading