“It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity.” This cliché sums up a major problem with high humidity: excessive moisture in the air makes you feel hotter than hot. You’re sticky, sweaty, and all-around miserable.
When there’s high humidity inside, it’s even worse. High indoor humidity is super-uncomfortable because there’s no escape. Beyond simple discomfort, excessive moisture can make you sick with allergies or breathing problems. It may also harm your house, in the form of mold, rot, and structural damage.
The Department of Energy reports that in a typical home, heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy used. This means this is the largest energy expense for the average American home. This also means that warm air leaking into your home during the summer months translates into wasting tons of energy dollars. Here’s some preventive measures you can take to avoid wasting both energy and money in your home.
Memorial Day is right around the corner and so is the hot, steamy weather that comes along with the summer months. Here in the Rochester area, you’ll also be soon experiencing swift summer thunderstorms that quickly bring torrential downpours with them. With all the heat and humidity, you want to make sure your home is ready for what’s ahead!
When your HVAC breaks down, you could be very tempted to try to service it yourself. You may want to get that heating or cooling back to work fast without laying out a lot of cash. But slow down a second. Do-it-yourself air conditioner repairs or furnace fixes are not as simple or cheap as they might look on YouTube. There are severe risks and expenses involved.
Read our guide to discover the dangers of DIY HVAC repair, plus a few things you can safely do to improve the functioning of your system.
Did you know that your HVAC system works harder than your automobile, and just like your car it needs regularly scheduled service to keep it running efficiently? If you haven’t scheduled your annual HVAC system maintenance for this year yet, keep reading to learn why it’s an important item on your to-do list.
You might be reading this blog post title and wondering why we’re talking about furnacesteps for spring and summer but hear us out!
Homeowners often do not realize this, but there are a number of easy ways to cut down on monthly and yearly energy costs, and one way is to either fully or at least partially shut down the furnace during the warmer spring and summer months.
Our pets are part of our families. We want to do everything we can to keep them healthy. Similarly, we want to keep our homes healthy as well.
Due to fur, dander, and the tracking in of outdoor contaminants, pets can have a pretty serious impact on your indoor air quality and HVAC efficiency. But not if you follow these 5 HVAC tips for pet owners.
If your pet is causing issues with your HVAC system, there’s a way to solve that! Cats, dogs, or any other furry friend — apply these tips to your regular home cleaning routine and keep your pet, home, and family healthy for years to come.
It’s that time of year, when everyone in Rochester is really looking forward to the end of winter and excited for warmer days to come. April marks the official beginning of spring. We are starting to see signs that summer is just around the corner.
Your home’s heating and cooling system goes through a lot. From keeping your home heated to various temperatures throughout the cool/cold weather months to switching things up completely and keeping it cool and comfy when warm/hot weather season arrives, your HVAC system rises to the challenge, season after season. Keeping it in great working order year after year requires a little know how on your part. Here are seven helpful tips for you that will help keep your HVAC system in top form when the seasons change:
As you start storing away your winter wardrobe and preparing your home for the upcoming warm weather, it is also a good time to maintain your HVAC system to ensure optimum efficiency. Professionals recommend cleaning and maintaining your system now because it allows you to catch small problems that could compromise your home’s comfort levels during the summer, when temperatures are high and HVAC technicians have a busy schedule.
When the warmer weather starts, you will want to be prepared to turn on your air conditioner. You don’t want to wait until it’s a heat wave to realize your air conditioner is not working properly. Here are some tips for preparing your air conditioner for the warmer weather.
Heating systems are one of the best significant household appliances for winter comfort. Heating systems provide excellent comfort when the temperature drops. On the other hand, homeowners frequently encounter emergency heating repairs, which may be unpleasant and inconvenient. In the majority of situations, it eventually fails. One can avoid these repairs by timely addressing the issue. However, Let’s look at some of the strategies for keeping the system under control.
In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ), creating some significant health problems. We recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.
Winter conditions can be hard on HVAC equipment, and can damage an external heat pump or compressor if you have central air conditioning. Winter is the most difficult time of year for a house, as practically every element of it is affected by harsh wintry weather. While the roof and external cladding are likely to be the first to be impacted, your HVAC system isn’t immune to winter’s cold, ice and snow.