Gas, Oil, or Electric: Which Furnace is Best?

Gas, Oil, or Electric: Which Furnace is Best?

Your Home Furnace Choices You have several HVAC options when it comes to heating your home. Not only can you choose between different heating appliance options, but the fuel that powers them. The most popular and widely available fuel options in the U.S. are oil, natural gas, electricity, and propane. We’re going to be talking about the […]

Installation Options for Your Ductless Mini-Split

An air handler for a ductless mini-split is mounted to the wall.

Homeowners in the market for a new HVAC unit have more options than ever. In addition to the conventional furnace and air conditioning system, as well as the increasingly popular heat pump, they have a relative newcomer to consider: The ductless mini-split.This efficient system has gained popularity in recent years thanks to its powerful heating […]

Rust on Your Furnace? Here’s What it Means

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If you have recently inspected your furnace and have discovered rust, you are understandably confused. Rust is corroded metal that usually develops when iron comes in contact with water. Your furnace, however, does not use water. Some water vapor is created through the combustion process as your furnace operates. While it may seem natural for […]

What’s More Efficient: A Heat Pump or a Furnace?

Heat Pump

If you’re in the market for a new central heating system, you have a big decision ahead of you: Do you go with a heat pump or a furnace? They’ll both provide reliable comfort, but they go about doing so in different ways.To better understand which one will meet your needs and budget, it helps […]

How Elon Musk Could Benefit the HVAC Industry

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This year, Elon Musk—early investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.—has announced on Twitter that he plans to release a super-efficient home HVAC system and HEPA filters. He has said that the heat pump technology and high-efficiency particulate air filters used in Tesla’s Model S and X vehicles could easily be used to create […]

No, That Wasn’t a Ghost: Strange HVAC Noises Explained

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Had Edgar Allan Poe lived during the age of central heating and air, that tapping and rapping at his chamber door, or the beating of a heart hidden under floorboards, may very well have been the sounds of a malfunctioning HVAC system. A heating and cooling system on the fritz can produce a number of […]

Why Ductless Mini-Splits are Perfect for Your Historic Home

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Homes built before the advent of central air conditioning can present a real challenge if you want modern comfort. To retrofit your historic home, you’ll have to sacrifice space inside for the air handler. Plus, you’ll need to accommodate the ductwork, which may require a disruptive modification of your home’s interior. In this case, your […]

How Zoned Temperature Control Can End the Thermostat Wars

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It’s a rare family that can agree on a thermostat setting. If one person is comfortable, everyone else is too hot or too cold. It’s not a tragedy worthy of Shakespeare exactly, but the constant bickering can cause some real frustrations — even divorce. (We’re not kidding.) The problem with a conventional heating and cooling […]

How to Evaluate Contractors’ HVAC Replacement Quotes

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Replacing the HVAC system in your Carrollton, TX, home calls for you to hire a professional HVAC company for the job. Before you hire a professional HVAC company, use the following tips to evaluate the HVAC replacement quotes that you receive. Know the Difference Between an Estimate and a Quote It is critical that you […]

3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a New HVAC Company

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Finding the right company to service the HVAC system in your Frisco, Texas home doesn’t need to be a daunting task, but it is a crucial one. You will need to find a company that knows how to take care of your HVAC system and is there when you need them most. When choosing which […]

4 Ways to Protect Your Furnace During Home Renovations

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Making renovations to your Lewisville, Texas home is likely an exciting time, though it can be a lot of work. While you may have the best-laid plans to complete your renovations in a specific time frame, you might have forgotten to include a plan to protect your HVAC system from the dirt and dust that […]

How Your HVAC System Can Affect Your Sleep Quality

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Getting a good night’s sleep enables you to rejuvenate your body and mind so that you’ll be ready to face the challenges that await the following day. The HVAC system in your Plano, Texas home can have an impact on your sleep quality, from producing uncomfortable temperatures to emitting loud noises. Read on to learn […]