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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.
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
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.
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
A furnace’s fan draws air into the heat exchanger to be heated, which is then sent to the ducts for distribution throughout the house. The fan should turn off at the end of the heating cycle, so something is wrong if it runs non-stop whether your furnace is heating or not.
Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t necessarily mean you need to buy a new set of windows or completely replace your HVAC system. In many cases, a few tweaks and minor upgrades can add up to some mean energy savings. Reliable AC & Heat shares a few easy ways to achieve this.
Whenever something goes wrong with your furnace or air conditioning unit, you should immediately contact certified HVAC technicians. Once they’re in your home or business, you are sure to overhear some technical terms you might not be fully aware of. That said, expand your terminology knowledge by learning common HVAC jargon terms that residential and
The heat pump is one of the most sought-after HVAC units today. It can replace both an old furnace or boiler and a low-performance air conditioner, providing heating and cooling on its own. Usually, it needs to be integrated into a forced-air system to regulate the climate of the entire house, but for a room
A warm-air furnace, or simply furnace, heats up the air by burning fuel (natural gas or oil) to regulate the temperature of finished rooms. It usually relies on ducts to distribute the hot air it generates throughout the house and a chimney to breathe out combustion gases.