Heating and Cooling Insights :: Archive » March 2014

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Applying Caulk the Right Way to Seal Air Leaks and Improve Heating and Air Efficiency

by Greg Leisgang on March 28, 2014

You may be surprised to learn that air leaks in your home lead to a sizable increase in your energy usage each month. If you're looking for ways to improve your heating and air efficiency, sealing these leaks is absolutely essential.… read more »

Air Cleaner Features That Impact Which Unit Is Right for Your Home’s Needs

by Greg Leisgang on March 27, 2014

For many people who suffer from allergies, own pets, do crafts such as woodworking in their home, or who just want to improve their home's indoor air quality, air purifiers and air cleaners are powerful tools. But if you're in the market for an air quality appliance, selecting the right one can be a daunting task.… read more »

HVAC Tips: Understanding the Difference Between a Humidifier and Dehumidifier

by Greg Leisgang on March 26, 2014

You may have heard about or have had to use a dehumidifier or a humidifier. You may also be aware that humidity is one of the factors determining how livable an area is. But how do these appliances work together with your HVAC system to keep you and your home comfortable?… read more »

Control Heating and Air Conditioning in Your Ohio Home With a Programmable Thermostat

by Greg Leisgang on March 25, 2014

Most Cincinnati area homeowners know by now the great benefits of a programmable thermostat for improving heating and air conditioning efficiency. But the same technology that helps your furnace or boiler keep your family warm can also help with cooling costs.… read more »

5 Ways You Can Cut HVAC Energy Costs Throughout Your Cincinnati Home

by Greg Leisgang on March 24, 2014

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the typical Cincinnati home account for the largest share of energy expenses -- as much as 60 percent -- according to the federal Energy Star program. The good news is that there are plenty of simple ways you can cut the high cost of heating and cooling. Here are some tips on how to do it.… read more »

Duct Inspection and HVAC Repair: Are These Signs Present in Your Ohio Home?

by Greg Leisgang on March 21, 2014

Duct inspections are an important part of your annual home maintenance and HVAC repair schedules. Leaky, uninsulated, disconnected or obstructed ducts will significantly reduce the energy efficiency of your HVAC system and can compromise whole-house comfort and indoor air quality. If you like DIY projects, make it a point to inspect your ductwork annually. If not, hire a licensed HVAC technician to do it for you.… read more »

6 Reasons to Consider an Annual Service Agreement for Your HVAC System

by Greg Leisgang on March 20, 2014

Although you probably don't think about your HVAC system other than when you need to turn it on, you likely count on it to keep your home feeling comfortable throughout the year. If your system isn't well taken care of, the risk of a break down in the middle of a bone-chilling storm or a scorching hot day is greatly increased.… read more »

How Old Is Your Ohio Home’s Furnace? Here’s How to Determine Its Age

by Greg Leisgang on March 12, 2014

No furnace lasts forever. As time passes, the heat transfer process becomes less efficient, energy consumption increases and operating costs rise. Knowing the age of your heating system is helpful if you’re considering upgrading to a new higher-efficiency model or if you’re faced with expensive malfunctions and need to make a “repair or replace” decision. The average service life expectancy of a gas-fired furnace is 16 to 20 years.… read more »

Mold and Mildew Issues Impact Indoor Air Quality in the Winter, and Here’s Why

by Greg Leisgang on March 10, 2014

Around the Blue Ash area, maintaining good indoor air quality requires a year-round effort. That's because it's not just warm-weather grasses and flowering trees that produce allergens. Winter mold growth poses a hidden threat right in your own home.… read more »

Supplemental Furnace Equipment That Can Make Your Heating System More Efficient

by Greg Leisgang on March 7, 2014

If you've been considering an upgrade to your furnace or simply looking for ways to make your current unit more efficient, you also need to concentrate on supplemental equipment to help achieve your goals. If utilized properly, supplemental equipment can have a lasting, positive effect on your home's efficiency.… read more »

Serious Signs That Furnace Replacement Is on the Horizon for Your West Chester Home

by Greg Leisgang on March 5, 2014

The average furnace life span ranges from 15 to 25 years, depending on the quality of the equipment, usage history and whether or not it was professionally maintained on a consistent basis. If your furnace is coming up on the 15-year mark, you may want to consider researching your replacement options. An energy efficient replacement will pay for itself in a matter of years.… read more »

Keep Heating and Cooling in Your West Chester Home by Sealing Air Leaks Tight

by Greg Leisgang on March 3, 2014

The heating and cooling that occurs in your home relies on a variety of factors. One such factor is avoiding too many air leaks that allow conditioned air to escape. If your home is experiencing leakage -- and it'd be a safe bet to assume this is the case -- then it's important that you tackle the problem sooner rather than later to improve your home's energy efficiency.… read more »

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