Sunday, May 10, 2015
Home heating takes up around 45% of residential energy bills in the United States. From furnaces to heat pumps, heating systems have different characteristics and efficiency levels that homeowners may choose from to suit their needs. For states with moderate temperatures, heat pumps are the most effective alternative to air-conditioners. Instead of producing heat, heat pumps transfer heat from warmer outdoor spaces into your home for balanced distribution indoors, fueled by either electricity or geothermal energy. In warm weather, the indoor heat is moved outside to provide cooler indoor air for Cleveland homes. Given such methods of heating and cooling, heat pumps have gained a reputation for efficiency and low maintenance compared to other common HVAC systems.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Does your home get really sweltering when summer kicks in? The best solution to the problem is having an air conditioning unit installed. Before you get your trusted Cleveland, OH HVAC contractor down to your home, though, you must know one basic fact: an air conditioner requires more installation work and resources than a plug-and-work device like a space heater. Regardless of the specific air conditioner type that you’ll get, one basic principle has to be followed: the hot air from inside your home must be pumped to the outside. What this means is that you’ll typically need a unit that will go through a window or a wall—making the installation job tedious. However, the wide array of AC options has you covered. Read on and know which specific type of AC unit would serve your needs perfectly.
Friday, May 8, 2015
If you’re scouring various Cleveland, Ohio heating and cooling companies in search of a new water heater, it’s time to let you in on a major update. This year, a string of major updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) have taken effect and are wont to directly affect water heater purchases around the nation—gas, electric, and oil water heaters included. With such updates, you also need to adjust your expectations, as well as your buying routines and choices in the future. So, what do these NAECA updates mean? Read on to know more.