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Furnace Short-Cycling: Causes and Solutions

With colder days ahead, fall is definitely not the best time of year for your heating and air conditioning system to start having issues, one of the most common of which is short-cycling.

Common Home Ventilation Problems and How to Address Them

Most of today’s homes are built to be airtight. While this affords better control over indoor temperature and particulates such as dust and pollen, proper ventilation is often neglected. In this blog, HVAC contractor Reliable AC & Heat takes a look at the most common home ventilation problems.

Reasons Why Summer Furnace Replacement is a Good Idea

Summer is the peak season for home improvements, from kitchen remodeling and roof installation to landscaping. One essential improvement that you should consider doing during this time is replacing your old furnace. In this blog, residential and commercial HVAC contractor Reliable AC & Heat shares the reasons why it’s a good idea to have a new furnace installed this season.

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Less Chance of Delay

While summer is the busiest season for most home improvement companies, this actually isn’t true for HVAC contractors. This is because homeowners tend to schedule their maintenance and repairs in the spring and fall in preparation for the summer and winter seasons, respectively. HVAC contractors aren’t as busy during the summer, which makes it the ideal time for labor-intensive work such as furnace installation. This also means less pressure to make sure your heating system works because you don’t have to worry about staying warm. You’ll have plenty of time to test and even troubleshoot it if needed without your family freezing while waiting for the heat to come on.

More Time to Research Options

Warmer weather gives you plenty of time to look around for options other than a furnace if you’re considering switching to a different system. For instance, geothermal heat pump systems feature coils hidden in the ground. These coils harvest heat from the earth or nearby bodies of water, which helps reduce the energy needed to generate heat. While commercial HVAC systems are generally reversible heat pumps, commercial property owners can benefit from the additional time to research the most efficient equipment.

Saving You Money

If having last year’s model isn’t a problem for you, you may be able to save money on your furnace replacement. Furnace manufacturers launch new products toward the beginning of the fall season, which means older models will likely be sold at a discount. Just make sure to choose the furnace with the highest AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating you can find. The higher the rating, the more heating you’ll get for every dollar you spend on fuel.

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Are Higher MERV Ratings Always Better?

One of the things you should always take into consideration when buying air filters for a new HVAC system is the MERV ratings. HVAC service contractor Reliable AC & Heat shares a look at MERV ratings and their importance when it comes to choosing one that works with your HVAC system. Read more

Differentiating Between Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators

Air exchange systems are a necessary addition to your home, as they aid in purifying your indoor air without losing energy. With ventilators, you have two options to consider: a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) and an energy recovery ventilator (ERV). Neither of them is right for every situation, which is why it’s important to be able to differentiate between the two so that you can choose the perfect complement to your indoor air conditioner and heating unit.

Key Features to Consider for Your HVAC System

Oddly enough, what many people don’t realize about an HVAC system is that it’s just that: a system. It consists of different components working together to operate effectively, efficiently and dependably. And yet, some of us don’t pay enough attention to the little details.

Pros and Cons of HVAC Zoning Systems

An HVAC zoning system can help turn certain areas of the house into “climate zones”, giving you the power to choose which rooms to heat or cool. But as with everything, it has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. It’s not for everyone, so be sure to do your homework before committing to this type of HVAC installation.

Underrated Benefits of Preventive HVAC Maintenance

The value of a functional HVAC system often goes unnoticed until it breaks down. Considering the inconvenient consequences of having a broken, commercial air conditioning system, preventive maintenance is a good investment.