As seen with the 2021 storm in Texas, the weather can change rather unexpectedly, leaving homeowners to brave brutal temperatures and icy conditions without power. This combination created challenges across Texas with frozen and broken water pipes and potential HVAC system complications after the storm. To better prepare for rapid changes in the weather conditions, we’ve outlined some best practices to help troubleshoot these issues before they happen.
Although a home warranty is not a 100% solution for all home repairs, it is a method to provide peace of mind and household budget safeguards for homeowners. No matter if you are building or buying a new home, or simply maintaining an older house, a home warranty can be purchased to cover the maintenance and/or replacement of many of your home’s key equipment and appliances, but there are several considerations to understand prior to signing a contract.
Before buying a new air conditioner, homeowners can make more informed decisions by knowing the latest standards and efficiency ratings. While more efficient equipment is typically more expensive to purchase on the front end, homeowners that understand the value of more efficient operating systems are able to realize energy cost savings that can actually offset the difference in the system’s original purchase price.
While most people associate air conditioning with cold, the science behind making your home cooler actually deals with the transfer of heat. When that heat is lost, or removed, the remaining cold air cools your home. To understand this system better, let’s look at the major components. Your central air conditioning system has two key components: the indoor unit, and the outdoor unit.
Whatever the reason you’re considering a new air conditioner or furnace, you’ll want to go through this handy checklist to make sure you are shopping for the right equipment and asking contractors the right questions.
HVAC financing can be challenging for anyone, especially a new homeowner. For most people, this is a large expense, and paying out of pocket isn’t feasible. But there are plenty of options to finance the HVAC system that is right for you.
Managing the humidity and fireplace use in the wintertime can help you to increase not only the comfort of your home but also help to reduce energy costs. Learn key information about each and how to better control relative humidity levels during the winter months, while finding out how to overcome the inefficiencies of fireplaces during the heating season.
COVID-19 has impacted a lot about the ways we keep ourselves and those around us safe and healthy. While masks and social distancing measures are visible tactics in reducing the risk of infection, the invisible air we breathe indoors can often be a source of contaminants.