There are many different reasons as to why homeowners may choose to heat their homes with furnaces. The furnace, whether gas or electric, is capable of heating a home effectively, efficiently, and promptly, so long as it is of the right size, expertly installed, and well-maintained. As great as furnaces may be, though, there is no such thing as a c
When you own a home, you obviously want to ensure that you and everyone else living in or visiting that home is as comfortable as possible. What you may overlook, though, is the fact that this level of comfort demands more than just comfortable temperatures. If the indoor air quality in your home is not of a high level, then there is really no way
Using a heat pump in order to heat and cool your home can benefit you in a number of ways, not the least of which is the fact that you can use the very same system to both heat and cool your residence. It is important to keep in mind the fact, though, that your heat pump is essentially doing twice the work of a traditional heating or cooling system
Certain systems in your home are only used for part of the year. Your air conditioner, for instance, runs throughout the summer, while your heater keeps you warm during the winter season. What you may fail to realize, though, is the extent to which your insulation plays a role in your comfort throughout the entire year. Whether heating or cooling y
The winter weather in this area is not nearly as cold and uncomfortable as in many other parts of the country. If you think that this means that you don’t really have to worry about the performance quality of your home heating system, though, think again. Even if our winters are relatively mild, there is still plenty of weather cold enough to
Are you 100% satisfied with the overall operation of your HVAC system? If not, you should take any measures necessary to rectify that situation. Fortunately for you, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to replace your entire system with a new one. You can get a better, more satisfying performance from your HVAC system simply by upgrad
Unless you have a serious allergy to dust, dander, mold, mildew or any of the other particles that may be travelling throughout your home at any given moment, your indoor air is likely not particularly dangerous in the short-term. And yet, there’s a good chance that your indoor air is stagnant or stale, or that it smells bad, or that you have
Are you looking for a New Year’s resolution that’s easy to keep? Saving money on heating and cooling costs is easy to do, as long as you know what steps to take. We’ve got some tips to help homeowners cut back on their energy usage while staying more comfortable in 2016.
Forced air heating and cooling systems, such as heat pumps, furnaces, and traditional central air conditioners, use air ducts in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout one’s home. In order to do so in as effective and efficient a manner possible, it is necessary for those air ducts to be kept in great working order. The fac
You probably know that you can use a boiler in order to heat your home without air ducts, opting for radiant heating rather than forced air. What you may not realize, though, is that you can actually still enjoy the benefits of blowing warm air into your home without the use of air ducts. You just need to use a ductless mini split system in Houston
We may not have winter weather quite as extreme as that in other parts of the country here in Texas, but those thinking that Texas is always a warm place to be are in for a bit of a shock once the coldest weather of the year arrives. Our weather has already gotten very chilly, especially at night, and that is only going to get worse over the course
Many homeowners choose to heat and cool their homes using forced air HVAC systems that utilize ductwork in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout their homes, depending upon the season. This method of temperature maintenance is quite effective, but only when the ductwork being used is of the highest quality. If your air ducts are
We certainly haven’t hit the coldest time of the year around here just yet. However, you have likely turned your home heating system on already at some point this season, even if it was just to take the chill out of the air at night. Before long, though, you’ll be relying upon your heating system more and more to keep your home warm and
While you may not be running your home heating system around the clock, you have surely at least turned it on to take the chill out of the air when the sun’s gone down these last couple of weeks. With nighttime temperatures dropping below the 50° mark, it’s pretty obvious that the most intense heat of the year is well behind us now.
Homeowners have a lot of options to consider when it comes to ways in which they may choose to heat their homes. One of the most common is the furnace. Of course, this is not all that surprising, as the furnace is also one of the efficient and most effective of all available home heating systems. Even so, this is not to say that a furnace is necess
Chances are that you are not too concerned with staying warm and comfortable in your home just yet. If you’ve stepped outside during the nighttime hours lately, though, you’ve surely recognized the fact that the chill of winter is slowly finding its way back into the air in our region. You may not be ready to fire up your heating system
Living in Texas, we tend to focus more on our home cooling systems than we do on our heaters. It is, after all, our summer weather which is longer lasting and more extreme than our winter season. That being said, though, you’ve no doubt recognize the old, familiar chill making its way into the air in recent nights. If you’ve not flipped
Maintaining great indoor air quality in one’s home is a noble and worthwhile goal, but it is also a tricky one that can lead some homeowners to go astray. This is due to the fact that there are, quite simply, a whole lot of problems that may develop with one’s indoor air quality. The truth is that there is no one solution which can reso
Living in Texas means that you surely use your air conditioning system more than you do your heater. However, contrary to what some misinformed people may believe, your insulation in Houston, TX is not only of concern during the heating season. Yes, insulation does prevent heat from leaving your home via transference to the air outside. However, in
When it comes to ways in which to heat and cool our homes in these modern times, homeowners are certainly not lacking for options. One heating and cooling possibility that more and more homeowners are taking advantage of these days is geothermal heating and cooling. If you are not familiar with this technology, we do recommend that you do a bit of