When it comes to allergies, fall doesn’t get the same reputation spring does. That’s not to say the autumn season does not present it’s own challenges, in fact, the truth is quite the opposite. Fall allergies affect a lot of people, and to make things worse, the cooler temperatures can reduce the effectiveness of your immune system which enhances the effects of allergies.
It’s a warm, sometimes hot September we’re experiencing this year. It may seem odd to bring up the topic of home heating—not to mention a bit uncomfortable even to think about—but hot weather shouldn’t dissuade you from scheduling an important home heating service: regular professional maintenance.
Goodbye summer, hello fall! The leaves will be changing soon, the temperatures will cool, and your windows will be thrown open wide to beckon in the crisp fall air. With that in mind, perhaps it’s about time to give your HVAC system a quick check before the seasonal transition from air conditioning to heat takes full effect.
There’s a lot that people are unaware of about heating and cooling. Below, are 9 of the most interesting facts about heating and cooling that you can brush up on. You’d be surprised what you might learn!
When childproofing your home, do not overlook your home’s HVAC system. Toddlers and younger children are naturally curious and can be quite adventurous. You may think that because most HVAC equipment is out of sight, children are unlikely to encounter hazards from the system. The following are HVAC tips for children to make your home safer.
Bumper-to-bumper interstate traffic. Billowing industrial smokestacks. These are just a few of the images that spring to mind when we think about air pollution. But what about indoor air pollution? Do you ever think just how safe the air is inside your home?
Using central air conditioning is one of the largest energy expense for a typical U.S. home. We've put together a list of easy, no-cost ways to improve air conditioning efficiency in your home to help you get the most from your system while controlling your expenses.
When it comes to owning a home, your AC unit is one of the most expensive appliances you’ll ever purchase, maintain, and eventually replace. Whether it’s the initial cost of installation, your monthly electricity bill, repairs, or replacement—the AC unit can end up costing you quite a bit of money in the long run.
An air conditioner can often seem like a magical device. We understand how we get heat from furnaces and fireplaces—combustion gives off warmth. But an AC is a box or set of boxes that somehow creates cool air, the opposite of fire. Because an air conditioner can feel like a remarkable device, people might treat them as if they don’t have limits. They can cool a house down as much as necessary.
Pets offer companionship and unconditional love. However, caring for them is a big responsibility. Among other things, you have to make sure they’re well-fed and well-groomed. Also, as a pet owner, you shouldn’t overlook your HVAC system; it should be in top condition to ensure their comfort and safety. Our team at Feldman shares tips to keep your pets cool and comfortable this summer.
All good things must come to an end and this means someday your heating and cooling system will need to be replaced. Wear and tear, loss of efficiency and the occasional strange noise that has begun to happen more frequently, may have already led you to the popular chant of replacing HVAC system, replacing HVAC system, replacing HVAC system.
“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.
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.
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!
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.