Imagine that – a heat pump that can add or remove heat from a building

What would you do if you could choose your own heating and air conditioning system? Like most of us, the first thing you’d probably consider was cost.

Well, let’s assume cost is not part of the formula. From there, the choice could depend on where you live. In my case, I was fortunate to have the finances that would allow me to pick whatever HVAC system I want! So, with the options available to me, I did my research to see what was best for my situation. Living up north, we get much more cold weather than warm weather, so a system that can efficiently heat my house is ideal. If that same system can also cool the home, that’s even better! I looked at radiant heated floors as an option, as well as a boiler system and a conventional furnace that ran on gas. Of all the options I saw though, the ground-source heat pump seemed like the best option. A heat pump works by pulling heat from the ground, water or air – depending on the source – and circulating it in the house. The heat pump can also remove heat from a house, to push it out into the source that the pump is designed to work with. The ground-source heat pump is the best option for my area, as the soil deep in the earth is much more neutral in temperature than the air or water in the region. Fast forward a few weeks after installation, and I can say that this was definitely the right choice for me! My home has never been this warm and toasty, and with only a fraction of the energy normally needed.

Cooling workman

I can’t believe I didn’t notice this sooner – I should be dead!

When I came back home I turned my air conditioning system back on.

You know, I think some of us get more “lives” than others. Like how a cat has nine lives, I think I have at least one or two extra! See, about a year ago, I was sitting at home and relaxing on my couch. It was a quiet Saturday morning, and the work week left me very stressed and eager to relax. In turn, I was so tired and eager to rest that I actually fell asleep with the lights on. While I slept, the A/C system turned on – but something was off. While the machine ran, I started to feel a headache coming on. As the air conditioning system kept running, the headache kept getting worse! It was enough to wake me from a sound sleep, and I couldn’t fall back to sleep due to the intense headache. I also noticed that while the air was cool, the A/C system seemed to be making the indoor air quality even worse. After about an hour, I had to get up and shut the system off. By then, my headache was so bad that I had to take some medicine, have a small snack and try to take my mind off the pain. Once I left the house, the headache quickly began to fade – so something was definitely causing this headache that was tied to the house. When I came back home I turned my air conditioning system back on. Sure enough, my headache almost instantly came back! I knew it was the air conditioning system for sure, so I got on the phone with my usual HVAC service company. They sent a technician out to inspect the A/C unit, who found that there was nothing wrong with the A/C unit itself. However, he found that radon was flowing through the house due to a leak in the ductwork. How scary is that? He flat out told me that I should be thankful I’m alive!

 

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Incandescent bulbs – the lightbulb moment that you need for winter weather

Many of my friends and family love to ask me for advice on things.

It’s not like I’m some wise sage or know-it-all! In fact, heating and air conditioning is my wheelhouse.

So, I’m always happy to offer my experience and advise where I can in that regards. Recently, a buddy of mine asked me if I had any good tips to save money on heating his home. He lives far up north, so his summer weather is still pretty cool! I told him that the best way to keep the house warm is to use incandescent bulbs in all of his light fixtures. Simply put, incandescent bulbs produce a ton of heat as a byproduct of providing light. That’s why it’s ideal as a secondary heat source when the weather isn’t very warm! Logically speaking though, this would work in reverse down south. Since the weather down there is generally warmer, switching away from incandescent light bulbs is best for cutting down on heat in a home. I know that ever since I switched to LED bulbs for providing light, I’ve seen a major difference in my home’s heat! The humidity hasn’t changed much, but the LED lights produce no heat while they run. That’s why heat isn’t something I have to worry about with my lights during the summer! If you ask me, I don’t see any drawbacks to using LED bulbs to cut down on heat. It’s like running your central air conditioning system at a slightly warm setting! That’s why these bulbs are perfect for people who want to reduce heat byproducts in their home, all while saving money on their utility bills. There’s tons of other heating and air conditioning-related answers I can offer, but this is a good place to start for securing your indoor air quality.

 

 

Steam boiler

The Answer To Getting Out Of Debt With Changing Cooling Systems

I have been in some deep debt lately. My credit is all shot to the toilet. The reason for this, is because my electric bills have been so high the last year, I can not afford to pay off credit cards that I normally would have done. But all that is about to change! I just found out a way to cut my energy use really good by getting myself a multi split air conditioning system! This is also known as a ductless mini split HVAC system. It requires no HVAC unit and most of all, I can actually go buy this ductless mini split HVAC system and put it together myself with my tools! That means no big investments to have to call a local certified HVAC workman to my house for installation and all that expensive junk! Nope, I will just go to the heating and air conditioning supplier and buy the ductless mini split HVAC system, put it in my car, bring it home and put it together all by my good old self! I really wish I had found out about ductless mini split air conditioning systems a year ago. I would not be in the debt I am now if I had! Where I live in the south, the heat is ridiculous and is almost all year round. So my high electric bills were all from having to run my central HVAC system non-stop for most of the year. Even sometimes when the rest of the country was cranking their heating and battling heavy snow storms! It really is that bad. Everything will be ok soon though…in terms of my electric bill anyhow.

 

Geothermal heat pump

The New Heating And Cooling Service In Town

I read in my local newspaper last weekend that there is a brand new heating and air conditioning supplier opening up in my city.

This heating and air conditioning supplier is actually branching out from a big chain of heating and air conditioning providers in my state.

This will be the 3rd new city they are expanding to. I honestly think it is great! I have heard so many good things about this chain of heating and air conditioning suppliers from a friend I have in another city who was using them there. The heating and air conditioning supplier is supposed to be opening up next month. When they do, I am sure they will be running all kinds of sales on heating and air conditioning products. Every time a new heating and cooling supplier comes to a city, they always run really good steals of deals to rack in the new customers. I usually take advantage of things like this. However, this time, I will do more than just buy some heating and cooling products cheap. I will actually try this heating and air conditioning supplier out because of all the good things I heard! The current heating and cooling company I deal with is not something to brag about to be honest. I really do not like them. That is why I was overjoyed when I read about this new chain of heating and air conditioning suppliers coming to my city next month! I must call my friend up and tell him that this chain of HVAC workers are coming to my town!

 

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I Love My HVAC Professional The Very Best

When you chose a heating and air conditioning company to be your regular heating and cooling repair service provider, you really want to chose one that has friendly and reliable service.

  • By searching websites and reading many reviews of selected heating and air conditioning companies on the internet, this can be a huge help in finding that right heating and air conditioning provider for you.

The heating and air conditioning professional I found was nothing short of a miracle and totally awesome! Any time I have an issue with my central heating and air conditioning system, or even for a regular quarterly heating and air conditioning tune up and check up, the heating and air conditioning professional I have is always on time, friendly, helpful and even gives energy savings tips. The energy savings tips he gives is always based on what he finds during the heating and air conditioning system tune up. He even suggested at one point that we get a few space heaters for our home to help cut the use of the central heating system in the freezing winter time months of the year. This is something we tried, and wow, was he right! We cut our electric bills in half by doing this! Like I was saying, I really do love our HVAC professional. It is like we really hit the jackpot getting an HVAC professional like this guy. His company itself is totally awesome and helpful as well. If you search hard enough, you too can find an HVAC professional like the one we’ve got!

Air conditioner tune-up

The Oil Ran Out In My Furnace In The Middle Of Winter

When you have an oil furnace, it is a great thing, and it is a potential bad thing all at the same time.

The upside of having an oil furnace is that you never have to worry about carbon monoxide poisoning or death like you would with a gas furnace.

Also, oil furnaces are really energy saving obviously. But, the rare thing that can make oil furnaces a pain, is if the oil in them runs out and your entire furnace shuts down! This happened to me this past winter right in the middle of one of the biggest cold fronts of the season! In order to get the oil in the oil furnace replaced, I had to call a local heating and air conditioning company to send out a heating and air conditioning specialist. I was not going to be able to figure out, or go running around trying to find the correct oil to fix an oil furnace! This costed me a bit of money. This was because the oil furnace was the only heater we had in the house, and I had to call in the HVAC repair request as emergency HVAC service. They charge a big fee for same day emergency heating and air conditioning repair. Especially when it is in the middle of extreme weather like this was last winter. The heating and air conditioning specialist had the oil furnace all fixed up and ready to go in under an hour thankfully. So, the actual repair cost was not as bad as it could have been! I was very thankful for that.

Ductless heat pump

Finding a better way for air vents

When people recognize about Heating, Ventilation and A/C systems, they often forget about the V in what Heating, Ventilation and A/C stands for. There’s more to the entire plan than heating and air conditioner – ventilation is also an integral section of keeping air quality high. In my home, the heating plan is primarily the electric furnace housed in the basement. For air conditioner, all of us have a central forced system. The actual component that provides the cool air is kept outside. As for ventilation, the Heating, Ventilation and A/C plan relies on round fiberglass ductwork that runs through the entire house. Overall, it’s a nice system, however it has a lot of room for improvement! My greatest issue is that the beach house seems to just accumulate heat in the summer, and I can’t get rid of it! I could open every window in the house, run every exhaust fan, however it’s not getting the job done. I’ve explored every option I can recognize of, so at this point I’m going to have to work with my Heating, Ventilation and A/C service supplier to find a new alternative. The last time I talked to him, the Heating, Ventilation and A/C supplier told me that I should consider a whole-beach house exhaust fan. This is prefer an exhaust fan you’d find in a kitchen or bathroom, however much larger and far more powerful! When this whole-beach house fan runs, the windows in the beach house have to be open. The reason for why is because the fan abruptly pulls all heat out of the house, and sends it outside, but doing this not only helps dramatically with reducing stored heat, however also helps to remove excess humidity! Though it can use a significant amount of energy to run for a cycle, the whole-beach house exhaust fan seems to be the best way to suddenly remove stored heat in the house. It might be the best way to reduce the workload for my plan during the summer.

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Removing heat from the building

A heat pump works by pulling heat from the ground, water or air – depending on the source – and circulating it in the house

What would you do if you could choose your own heating and air conditioner? Like most of us, the first thing you’d entirely consider was cost. Well, let’s guess cost is not section of the formula. From there, the option could depend on where you live. In my case, I was fortunate to have the finances that would allow me to option whatever Heating, Ventilation and A/C plan I want! So, with the options available to me, I did my research to see what was best for my situation. Living up north, all of us get much more cold weather than hot weather, so a plan that can efficiently heat my beach house is ideal. If that same plan can also cool the home, that’s even better! I looked at radiant radiant floors as an option, plus a boiler plan and a conventional furnace that ran on gas. Of all the options I saw though, the ground-source heat pump seemed prefer the best option. A heat pump works by pulling heat from the ground, water or air – depending on the source – and circulating it in the house. The heat pump can also remove heat from a house, to push it out into the source that the pump is designed to work with. The ground-source heat pump is the best option for my area, as the soil deep in the earth is much more neutral in temperature than the air or water in the region. Fast forward a few weeks after upgrade, and I can say that this was actually the right option for me! My lake house has never been this hot and toasty, and with only a fraction of the energy normally needed.

 

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that moment that you need for Winter time weather

Many of my friends and family love to ask me for advice on things! It’s not prefer I’m some wise sage or know-it-all! In fact, heating and air conditioner is my wheelhouse, and so, I’m constantly cheerful to offer my experience and advocate where I can in that regards; Recently, a neighbor of mine asked me if I had any nice tips to save money on heating his home, and he lives far up north, so his summer time weather is still pretty cool! I told him that the best way to keep the beach house hot is to use incandescent bulbs in all of his light fixtures.

Simply put, incandescent bulbs produce a ton of heat as a byproduct of providing light.

That’s why it’s ideal as a minuteary heat source when the weather isn’t absolutely warm! Logically speaking though, this would work in reverse down south. Since the weather down there is generally warmer, switching away from incandescent light bulbs is best for breaking down on heat in a home. I guess that ever since I switched to LED bulbs for providing light, I’ve seen a major difference in my home’s heat! The humidity hasn’t changed much, however the LED lights produce no heat while they run. That’s why heat isn’t something I have to worry about with my lights during the summer! If you ask me, I don’t see any downsides to using LED bulbs to break down on heat. It’s prefer running your central air conditioner plan at a slightly hot setting! That’s why these bulbs are perfect for people who want to reduce heat byproducts in their home, all while saving money on their energy bills. There’s tons of other heating and air conditioner-related answers I can offer, however this is a nice arena to start for securing your indoor air conditions.

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