Floor, Wall, or Ceiling Registers?

The location of your heating and cooling system’s air registers might seem like a minor detail, but it has a noticeable impact on your comfort. Floor, wall, and ceiling registers each have their own strengths and weaknesses that make them suited for different situations. The ideal register placement for each room depends on a variety … Continue reading “Floor, Wall, or Ceiling Registers?”

Baseboard Heating for Residential Homes

If you’ve ever lived in a mild climate, chances are you’ve seen rooms with baseboard heaters. These long, narrow heaters run along the bottom of the wall and can be controlled individually. Although not quite as popular as they once were, baseboard heaters still have their place even in colder climates. How Baseboard Heating Works … Continue reading “Baseboard Heating for Residential Homes”

The Pros and Cons of Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioners

If you’re tired of feeling uncomfortable in that one room that never seems quite cool enough, a ductless mini split air conditioner can help you reclaim the space. Also known as ductless heat pumps, these systems offer a practical, flexible, and energy-saving way to supplement or replace a central heating and cooling system. A conventional … Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioners”

The Pros and Cons Geothermal Energy for Your Home

Geothermal energy has been gaining popularity as an eco-friendly way to heat and cool a home at a fraction of the cost of fuel-burning systems or even conventional air-source heat pumps. While this energy source does offer a lot of benefits, it’s not ideal for everyone. If you’re considering having a geothermal (ground-source) heat pump … Continue reading “The Pros and Cons Geothermal Energy for Your Home”

Do HVAC UV Lights Actually Work?

The idea of killing off the germs in your home just by shining a light into your air ducts admittedly sounds a little too good to be true, but HVAC UV lights really can improve your home’s air quality. In fact, these lights have been used for decades in hospitals and other facilities where sanitation … Continue reading “Do HVAC UV Lights Actually Work?”

Do Vent Filters Work?

All HVAC systems include a furnace filter, but many homeowners are also purchasing air filters for their vents. These optional filters are bought in sheets which may be then cut to fit both register and air return vents throughout the house. While helpful, vent filters are not ideal for all homes and may or may … Continue reading “Do Vent Filters Work?”