When it comes to HVAC air filtration, HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters are on another level. Their MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating goes beyond 16, whereas those of standard filters range from 1 to 4 only.
Just as understanding how your water heater functions can help you find ways to keep it running efficiently and problem-free, knowing how a variable-speed HVAC works and how it compares to the speed of other HVAC systems can help you prevent issues with your equipment. Depending on your home’s load capacity and needs, choosing the right […]
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was signed into law early last year, and among the additional tax policies it enforced are new residential tax credits for making your home more energy efficient. While these do include minor remodeling projects such as installing replacement windows and doors the majority of the policies revolve around ENERGY […]
Your HVAC contractor may have already explained to you the reasons behind some of the odd noises that sometimes come from your heating and cooling units. These sounds are often symptoms of mechanical problems, particularly in units with a lot of moving parts such as the air handler, blower fans and evaporator and condenser coils. […]
If there’s one home improvement project that will greatly benefit your HVAC system, it’s a basement renovation. While there are many homes in the country that have basements, homeowners often neglect them, fail to take advantage of them or just outright leave them unfinished. Basements have a lot to offer; the extra space can function […]