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.
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.
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: