How Does a Heat Pump Heat?

November 23rd, 2015 by John Ortman

Gas heating systems use the combustion of natural gas to generate heat. While this may be the most common of whole-home heating systems, it’s not the best choice for every home. Electric heating systems can be highly efficient, if you choose the right one. Many electric heating systems use electric resistance to heat up coils as a fan blows warm air over them. While these can be efficient, the amount of electricity necessary to keep you warm comes at a high cost on your monthly bills. Continue Reading

Don’t Forget to Change Your Air Filter!

November 16th, 2015 by John Ortman

Your air filter may only be a small portion of your air conditioning and heating systems, but it serves a couple of important purposes. Many people assume that the sole purpose of an air filter is to clean up the air you breathe. While this is an important feature of any forced-air system’s filter, it is not, in fact, its sole purpose. Continue Reading

Is Geothermal Heating and Cooling an Option for Your Home?

November 9th, 2015 by John Ortman

It’s one of the most efficient heating and cooling systems on the market today, and yet, few homeowners ever consider geothermal heating and cooling systems when it’s time to install a new unit. Geothermal installation involves putting a large, intricate loop system in the ground, which means digging up your property and a lot of time for the installation process. But once installed, geothermal systems are highly efficient and last many years. Before you can decide whether it’s right for you, however, you’ll have to ask yourself some questions. Continue Reading

Can You Afford to Replace Your Heating System?

November 2nd, 2015 by John Ortman

Eventually, any heating system will wear down to the point that replacing it is the best option for your home. But that doesn’t mean you are prepared to pay the price of a new heater. If you’re worried about the cost of a new heater, we’ve got some good news for you. A new HVAC system is an affordable option for many homeowners, and you may actually notice significant savings over time, especially if you choose a high-efficiency heat pump. Continue Reading

Here’s How Annual Heating Maintenance Saves You Money

October 26th, 2015 by John Ortman

Annual heating maintenance is a service offered by most heating and air conditioning contractors that few homeowners actually know about. And yet, this short service could save you a lot of money over the lifespan of your heating system. This service helps you to learn about any issues with your heater before the winter starts so that you can schedule prompt repairs. And in the long run, you may save quite a bit. Check out two ways a maintenance visit offers savings. Continue Reading

How UV Lights Can Clean Your Air

October 19th, 2015 by John Ortman

Looking for a new indoor air quality system to help your family members deal with their allergies or asthma symptoms? While the filter in your air conditioning system is useful for this purpose, it may not be so great at eliminating bacteria, viruses, and other tiny microorganisms from your home’s air. An additional filtration system is helpful, but for those concerned about illnesses and severe symptoms, we usually recommend UV light air purifying systems. Learn more about the power of UV germicidal lights below. Continue Reading

Is Your Heating System in Shape for the Winter?

October 12th, 2015 by John Ortman

You didn’t notice any problems with your heating system last year, so why would there be anything wrong with your furnace or heat pump this winter? Many people neglect to schedule annual heating services when nothing appears to be wrong with the unit on the outside. However, over a long period of rest and after all of the work your heater went through last year, the system could likely use a tune-up and a thorough inspection. Continue Reading

3 Highly Efficient Air Conditioning Installation Options

October 5th, 2015 by John Ortman

Energy efficiency is a major concern for homeowners these days. As we learn more about how our energy choices affect the environment, we begin to see the importance of choosing high-efficiency appliances, vehicles, and systems. Besides, the less energy your home systems use, the more money you save overall! If it’s time for an AC upgrade, take a look at 3 systems that can help you to save money on cooling costs for the life of the system (in this case, many years). Continue Reading

Need a New Heating and AC System? Choose a Heat Pump!

September 28th, 2015 by John Ortman

Although heat pumps have become more and more common as the years pass by, many homeowners have not yet heard of the efficiency and performance of these dual functioning comfort systems. A heat pump is basically a central air conditioner, installed in the same way as a standard unit but with a few modifications. Continue Reading

Fall Is Maintenance Season: Schedule an Appointment Today!

September 21st, 2015 by John Ortman

Fall is right around the corner, which means that soon enough you’ll be shutting off your air conditioner and relying on your heating system full time. It also means that it is a great time to schedule a maintenance appointment, while technicians are not busy and before you need your heating system to be running during the day time. Maintenance involves a cleaning, adjustment, and inspection of your air conditioner and/or heating system, but what makes this service so important? Continue Reading