Rooftop Air Conditioner vs. A Side-Yard Air Conditioner

June 16, 2020

The technician installing your air conditioner may give you the option of installing a rooftop or side-yard air conditioner. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Here are some things to consider as you make your decision. Rooftop AC Advantages Air can cycle more easily through your home with this system as warm air rises. A rooftop AC system doesn’t have to blow cool air as hard to get it into your house. It also doesn’t need to draw in warm air as hard as a side-yard AC unit does. This results in a more energy-efficient system. Side-Yard AC Advantages Side-yard...

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Recent Indoor Air Quality Technology Advancements

May 13, 2020

Your home’s indoor air can affect your health if it contains too many pollutants. New houses these days are constructed to be greener than ever, which is great because it decreases your energy costs. However, it can cause a problem with your indoor air quality. Here are a few indoor air quality solutions to consider installing. These advancements will work to improve the air quality in your Belleville residence. Advanced Mechanical Systems One way to decrease the indoor pollutants in your home is to bring more outdoor air inside. Many heating and cooling units aren’t designed to bring fresh air...

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Are UV Air Purifiers Worth It?

April 15, 2020

High-quality UV air purifiers reduce airborne pathogens and other contaminants significantly. In fact, they can assist you in keeping your indoor air quality as clean as possible. If you or someone you live with has lung disease, asthma, allergies, or a compromised immune system, UV air purification can help to protect that person from agents of disease. This equipment will significantly reduce the presence of viruses, bacteria, and fungal spores. In addition, a Lennox UV air purifier can mitigate chemical vapours that irritate the respiratory system. How Do UV Air Purifiers Work? UV stands for ultraviolet, and a UV air...

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What Should be Included in HVAC Maintenance?

March 17, 2020

HVAC systems require regular care. If they aren’t maintained, then components will eventually stop working. Without a yearly tune-up, you could end up having to replace your HVAC equipment sooner rather than later. Here are some things technicians do during their visits that will keep your system alive longer. Inspect and Change Filters Filters are a very critical component of your HVAC system. A system with a clean filter doesn’t have to work nearly as hard as one with a dirty filter. Technicians will inspect and replace your system’s filter as necessary. Clean and Remove Debris Dust and debris settle...

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How To Change a Furnace Filter

February 16, 2020

Regularly changing out your furnace filter can help your system run smoothly each winter. Here, we’re going to show you how to change your furnace filter properly. This can be accomplished in four easy steps. 1. Turn Off Your Furnace and Locate Your Filter First, you want to turn the thermostat off on your furnace. In fact, if you’d like to be really safe, disconnect the power to your furnace as well. In addition, you’re going to want to figure out where your furnace filter is. One way you can do this is to look at the instruction manual for...

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Why Is My Heater Leaking Water?

January 8, 2020

A puddle of water below a heater means that something has gone wrong. Without timely repair, water damage or mold growth could occur in your home. High-Efficiency Gas Furnace Leaks Modern high-efficiency furnaces extract as much heat as possible from their combustion chambers. This process results in the exhaust gases cooling somewhat, which allows condensation to form. The heater will route the condensation to a floor drain or condensation pump. A high-efficiency furnace has an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating of 90% or better. The source of a leak might be a clogged condensation drain or tube, a condensation tube...

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Are Fireplaces Energy Efficient?

December 18, 2019

The energy efficiency of a fireplace entirely depends on what type of fireplace you have. They can be very inefficient, and some aren’t going to match a modern natural gas furnace. However, depending on the fireplace you have, they can get the job of warming a room up done. Here’s what you need to know. Traditional Wood-Burning Fireplace A traditional fireplace is highly inefficient. Just 15% of the wood’s energy you are burning is converted into heat that enters your living space. The vast majority of heat is lost due to heat rising through your chimney. However, there have been...

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How to Optimize Your Home Heating With a Heat Pump

November 18, 2019

Heat pumps keep homes warm during the long winters in Belleville, but they work differently than traditional furnaces or boilers. As a result, they have their own unique upkeep schedules and set of maintenance tasks you should do each year. When you follow a solid maintenance plan, you’ll get the most out of your heat pump. 1. Prioritize the Heat Pump Heat pumps are highly efficient at delivering heat throughout a home as well as maintaining a steady temperature. To make your heat pump work in harmony with your older central heating system, set the system’s thermostat to a few...

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Questions First Time Furnace Buyers Should Ask

October 18, 2019

If you are building a new home, adding additional space to your home or replacing an old, worn-out furnace in your existing home, you can look to in Belleville, ON, to make the right choice. Knowing the questions to ask while you are shopping will help to ensure that you purchase the furnace that satisfies your needs. What Size Furnace Do You Need? You want to make sure you purchase the right size furnace for the area you are heating. You also need to take into account the types and placement of windows and what type of insulation is present....

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