The positives of a whole-house air cleaner

My local section experiences temperature swings from disadvantage twenty-five up to the low nineties, then our weather forecast officially calls for sleet, hail, snow, high winds, high humidity, thunderstorms, rain, freezing rain as well as blizzard conditions.

The people I was with and I switch from running the furnace to relying on the air conditioning with easily little cut in-between. The opportunity to open the windows as well as bring in some fresh air is rare! Because of the high cost of heating as well as cooling, I’ve taken every precaution to tighten up our home as well as prevent energy waste, and i’ve added insulation to the walls, ceilings as well as attic, paying identifiable attention to power outlets as well as plumbing pipes. I’ve installed ceiling fans to help distribute the heat during the Winter time as well as create a cooling effect during the summer. I officially walk around as well as look for spots that might need caulk or weatherstripping. Thermal-lined curtains help to prevent energy losses from the windows during the colder weeks; My efforts have helped to lessen demands on the heating as well as cooling system, however, the tightly sealed home traps contaminants inside. The air becomes stuffy, musty as well as polluted, however everything from the family animal to cleaning, cooking as well as pesticides contribute to air quality complications. I worry about our family’s health. The solution was the installation of an air cleaner. The air quality accessory is incorporated right into the heating/cooling component to treat the air as it passes through as well as deliver improvement for the entire house. It works to trap particulates, eliminate smells as well as kill pathogens such as mold spores, viruses as well as bacteria. I don’t have to wash as often, the home odors fresher as well as I’ve observed that our family suffers from fewer colds, coughs as well as headaches.

 

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A high velocity device solves temperature control in older home

My hubby & I were cheerful to purchase a lake home constructed during the nineteenth century.

Although the property had been neglected for quiet a few years & was in major need of repairs, we were prepared for the work.

The two of us sanded down the hardwood floors, updated the windows & updated the appliances & fixtures. One of our biggest troubles was figuring out heating & cooling. In our local area, the temperature fluctuates from below cold up into the high eighties. The two of us needed to find some way to create a comfortable lake home year round. The home was not equipped with a central HVAC duct system. The two of us were reluctant to tear down the walls & ceilings & sacrifice space to install it. The project would have been harshly luxurious, messy & disruptive, for several years, we tried to get by with portable a/cs & electric space heaters. They failed to handle the serious weather & negatively impacted our decor. A little over a year ago, I came across high-velocity systems. This style of temperature control is designed to retrofit into older homes. It features HVAC duct that is only two-inches in diameter & flexible enough to route through existing walls separate from disfigure. It can bend around plumbing pipes, studs & electrical outlets.The ducts affix to vents that are circular in shape & can be situated just about anywhere. The high-velocity proposal works by delivering conditioned air at a absolutely high rate of speed. The quick raise & lower of indoor temperature minimizes running times & helps to keep costs low. Plus, the mini-ducts are insulated to reduce energy losses.

 

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Buying a home set up with a heat pump

When I moved from the north to the south, I was amazed by electric heat pumps.

I’d never heard of this style of temperature control before.

In my former location, we were only concerned about the Winter time weather. The sub zero temperatures & snow lasted for the majority of the year & heating was a priority. My home was outfitted with a forced air oil furnace. The two of us never had a central cooling system, however after too more than 2 years of shoveling snow, scraping ice & bundling up in heavy gear to step outside, I decided to relocate to warmer weather. I started touring houses for sale & was surprised when the real estate agent pointed out the heat pump; She honestly indicated that the heat pump was an asset. I had no proposal what the real estate agent was talking about. I googled it & l acquired that a heat pump is a unit that combines heating & cooling capacity. It runs on electricity & works by transferring heat between the indoors & outdoors. In the summer time the heat pump operates almost exactly appreciate a conventional a/c. When the temperature cools down, the proposal reverses the flow of refrigerant. It pulls ambient heat from the outdoor air & delivers it indoors. The process is especially environmentally friendly, safe & clean. The proposal doesn’t burn fossil fuels, so there’s no concern over fumes, tepid surfaces or the production of redhouse gasses. A heat pump helps to combat excessive humidity, filter contaminants from the air & keep running costs low. I obtained a home equipped with a heat pump, & I’ve been absolutely blissful with it.

 

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At last, investing into central air conditioning

I held off installing central air conditioning for quite a few years, but when I was a modern homeowner, I simply couldn’t afford it.

Whole-house cooling is a luxury in my local area.

Our summer time seasons are short & often cold, windy & wet. There are times when the heat & humidity can become a problem. The home gets severely overheated & sticky, making it impossible to relax, get comfortable, sleep or be all that productive. I managed with window a/cs but wasn’t totally satisfied. Installing the cooling unit in the late Spring, removing it in the early fall & then carrying it up to the attic for storage was a hassle. The equipment honestly detracted from the curb appeal of the lake home & jammed my view from the window! Plus, particular rooms would feel nice & cool while others were tepid & muggy. If the summer time heat was overly severe, the window units struggled to manage demand. When I updated my oil furnace, the Heating and A/C business suggested upgrading to central air conditioning at the same time. She said that installing both modern systems optimizes potential energy efficiency. There were numerous rebates & special sales that helped to make the cost passable. If I had realized how much of an improvement central air conditioning would be, I would have invested in it sooner. The entire home is perfectly cool, no matter how tepid & sticky it feels outside. I don’t have to clean as often because the proposal helps to filter the air. Even when it’s a cold morning, I still run the fan to keep the air circulating & fresh.

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The pros of a whole-house air cleaner

My local part experiences temperature swings from negative twenty-more than four up to the low nineties; Our weather forecast constantly calls for sleet, hail, snow, high winds, high humidity, thunderstorms, rain, cold rain & blizzard conditions! The two of us switch from running the oil furnace to relying on the a/c with absolutely little split in-between.

  • The option to open the windows & bring in some fresh air is rare… Because of the high cost of heating & cooling, I’ve taken every precaution to tighten up my lake home & prevent energy waste, and i’ve added insulation to the walls, ceilings & attic, paying particular attention to power outlets & plumbing pipes.

I’ve installed ceiling fans to help distribute the heat during the Winter time & create a cooling effect during the summer. I constantly walk around & look for spots that might need caulk or weatherstripping. Thermal-lined curtains help to prevent energy losses from the windows during the colder weeks. My efforts have helped to lessen demands on the heating & cooling system, and however, the tightly sealed home traps contaminants inside. The air becomes stuffy, musty & polluted, everything from the family dog to cleaning, cooking & pesticides contribute to air quality troubles. I worry about my family’s health. The solution was the replacement of an air cleaner. The air quality accessory is incorporated right into the heating/cooling unit to treat the air as it passes through & give improvement for the entire house. It works to trap particulates, eliminate smells & kill pathogens such as mold spores, viruses & bacteria. I don’t have to clean as often, the home aromas fresher & I’ve noticed that my family suffers from fewer colds, coughs & headaches.
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A high velocity system solves temperature control in older home

The quick raise and lower of indoor temperature minimizes running times and helps to keep costs low

My husband and I were thrilled to purchase a home constructed during the nineteenth century. Although the property had been neglected for quiet a few years and was in major need of repairs, we were prepared for the work. We sanded down the hardwood floors, replaced the windows and updated the appliances and fixtures. One of our biggest problems was figuring out heating and cooling. In our local area, the temperature fluctuates from below freezing up into the high eighties. We needed to find some way to create a comfortable home year round. The house was not equipped with a central ductwork system. We were reluctant to tear down the walls and ceilings and sacrifice space to install it. The project would have been extremely expensive, messy and disruptive. For several years, we tried to get by with portable air conditioners and electric space heaters. They failed to handle the severe weather and negatively impacted our decor. A little over a year ago, I came across high-velocity systems. This type of temperature control is designed to retrofit into older homes. It features ductwork that is only two-inches in diameter and flexible enough to route through existing walls without damage. It can bend around plumbing pipes, studs and electrical outlets.The ducts link to vents that are circular in shape and can be located just about anywhere. The high-velocity system works by delivering conditioned air at a very high rate of speed. The quick raise and lower of indoor temperature minimizes running times and helps to keep costs low. Plus, the mini-ducts are insulated to reduce energy losses.
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Buying a house equipped with a heat pump

When I moved from the north to the south, I was amazed by electric heat pumps.

I’d never heard of this type of temperature control before. In my former location, we were only concerned about the winter weather. The sub zero temperatures and snow lasted for the majority of the year and heating was a priority. My house was outfitted with a forced air furnace. We never had a central cooling system. After too many years of shoveling snow, scraping ice and bundling up in heavy gear to step outside, I decided to relocate to warmer weather. I started touring houses for sale and was surprised when the real estate agent pointed out the heat pump. She definitely indicated that the heat pump was an asset. I had no idea what the real estate agent was talking about. I googled it and learned that a heat pump is a unit that combines heating and cooling capacity. It runs on electricity and works by transferring heat between the indoors and outdoors. In the summer the heat pump operates almost exactly like a conventional air conditioner. When the temperature cools down, the system reverses the flow of refrigerant. It pulls ambient heat from the outdoor air and delivers it indoors. The process is especially environmentally friendly, safe and clean. The system doesn’t burn fossil fuels, so there’s no concern over fumes, hot surfaces or the production of greenhouse gasses. A heat pump helps to combat excessive humidity, filter contaminants from the air and keep running costs low. I bought a house equipped with a heat pump, and I’ve been very happy with it.

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Finally investing into central air conditioning

I held off installing central air conditioning for quite a few years.

When I was a new homeowner, I simply couldn’t afford it.

Whole-house cooling is a luxury in my local area. Our summer seasons are short and often chilly, windy and wet. There are times when the heat and humidity can become a problem. The house gets severely overheated and sticky, making it impossible to relax, get comfortable, sleep or be all that productive. I managed with window air conditioners but wasn’t totally satisfied. Installing the cooling unit in the late spring, removing it in the early fall and then carrying it up to the attic for storage was a hassle. The equipment definitely detracted from the curb appeal of the home and blocked my view from the window. Plus, certain rooms would feel nice and cool while others were hot and muggy. If the summer heat was overly severe, the window units struggled to manage demand. When I replaced my furnace, the HVAC contractor recommended upgrading to central air conditioning at the same time. He said that installing both new systems optimizes potential energy efficiency. There were various rebates and special sales that helped to make the cost reasonable. If I had realized how much of an improvement central air conditioning would be, I would have invested in it sooner. The entire house is perfectly cool, no matter how hot and sticky it feels outside. I don’t have to clean as often because the system helps to filter the air. Even when it’s a chilly day, I still run the fan to keep the air circulating and fresh.

 

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The benefits of a whole-house air purifier

My local area experiences temperature swings from negative twenty-five up to the low nineties.

Our weather forecast regularly calls for sleet, hail, snow, high winds, high humidity, thunderstorms, rain, freezing rain and blizzard conditions.

We switch from running the furnace to relying on the air conditioner with very little break in-between. The opportunity to open the windows and bring in some fresh air is rare. Because of the high cost of heating and cooling, I’ve taken every precaution to tighten up my home and prevent energy waste. I’ve added insulation to the walls, ceilings and attic, paying particular attention to power outlets and plumbing pipes. I’ve installed ceiling fans to help distribute the heat during the winter and create a cooling effect during the summer. I regularly walk around and look for spots that might need caulk or weatherstripping. Thermal-lined curtains help to prevent energy losses from the windows during the colder months. My efforts have helped to lessen demands on the heating and cooling system. However, the tightly sealed house traps contaminants inside. The air becomes stuffy, musty and polluted. Everything from the family dog to cleaning, cooking and pesticides contribute to air quality concerns. I worry about my family’s health. The solution was the installation of an air purifier. The air quality accessory is incorporated right into the heating/cooling unit to treat the air as it passes through and provide improvement for the entire house. It works to trap particulates, eliminate odors and kill pathogens such as mold spores, viruses and bacteria. I don’t have to clean as often, the house smells fresher and I’ve noticed that my family suffers from fewer colds, coughs and headaches.

 

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Who keeps messing with my HVAC system

This fall has been insane.

The temperature outside has ranges from 60 degrees to 65 degrees the last month but that hasn’t been the problem. Work has been busy but nothing out of the ordinary. I still get breakfast each morning on my way to work. I get to the gym after work for my hour session. The guy I call Hercules is my personal trainer but that’s really not his name. Funny thing is that I forgot what his name actually is. I just know as soon as I walk into the gym he is already smiling, greeting me as I walk in with his hand out preparing a handshake. This guy is top-level greatness! Regardless there have been issues at home and it’s been irritating. In the morning or when I get home from work someone is messing with my smart thermostat. I have blamed my son Richard after a week of the temperature control being messed with. The thing is I took his phone away because I figured when I went to bed he messed with it or before I came home. The situation still was occurring and I had an HVAC technician come out and look at it as well. He said there was nothing wrong with the smart thermostat or the electric furnace at all. So a month went by and I was just frustrated and my frustration leaked out on a neighbor the other day. This morning I found out it was his son who has a smart phone who was messing with my smart thermostat and told his dad about it because he couldn’t stop laughing. I found out my son and his son collaborated on it. My son’s cell phone privileges are over. Why would they do this?

 

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Cleaning air filters in old house

Sometimes the bank sends us HVAC technicians to look at a house that has been abandoned to see if the house heating and cooling are still up to date or if we need to install new air conditioning or new heating units in the house.

It can be a tough time but you have to do what you have to do to make money.

Yesterday I had to go to this house on old main street which is about four blocks from where I live to do my next job. The air filters were absolutely disgusting. Sometimes I question what people do to make things just straight gross. Like how did this family get gum in it? There was dog fur in the air filters as well, well I hope it was dog fur. I didn’t really want to clean the air filters but they were washable air filters. I could just buy new air filters but I had time to kill that day and it was really my only job for that day. I just remember cleaning them forever and getting frustrated doing it. My friend called me on the phone asking if I wanted to get lunch but I was dedicated to completing this task. I figured if I can get this done and make sure the heating and cooling system works properly then I can have my afternoon off doing whatever. After cleaning the air filter I tried turning on the heating and cooling system and nothing happened. Then a lightbulb hit, check the breaker box. The issue did lay with the breaker box and after turning that on the heating and cooling system worked like a champ. Another house is done, tomorrow is a new day.

 

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