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2 Factors To Think About Before Installing A New Furnace

Replacing an old or outdated furnace is a great way to boost the energy efficiency of your home. Yet to get the most from your furnace replacement , you will need to know a bit more about what to look for when shopping. This article will help to prepare you for your furnace investment by discussing two important factors to consider.  Load Capacity Load capacity, which is often referred to simply as HVAC load, designates the quantity of energy it will take to keep your home at a certain temperature. Thus HVAC load differs from house to house. When determining load capacity, numerous different factors must be taken into consideration. These include: total square footage age of the house R-value of insulation total length of the duct system  Never assume that the load capacity of your old furnace is an adequate gauge for your new one. That’s because your old furnace...
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Would Your Home Benefit From an HVAC Zoning System?

Are you looking for a way to save on energy bills that doesn't include all new equipment? A zoning system may be the answer for residential homes and commercial buildings that do not need constant heat or air conditioning to all rooms at all times. Adding a zoning system to your existing system is a simple way to add more specific climate control to your home or business. Benefits of a Zoning System A zoning system gives you more control over what part of your home or business is heated or cooled. If you have bedrooms that aren't used for weeks at a time, a zoning system will give you the ability to turn the heat or air conditioning off to those rooms, saving energy and money. If you have a business with upstairs conference rooms used only once a week, a zoning system will allow you to keep the air...
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The Benefits Of Adding UV Light To Your HVAC System

Moisture problems are more common than many people realize where residential HVAC systems are concerned. A damp HVAC duct represents the perfect breeding ground for a wide range of unwanted bugs, from mold, to mildew, to worse. For that reason more and more homeowners are turning to UV light to help sterilize the air coming out of your duct system. If you would like to learn more about how this revolutionary technique can improve your residential heating system, read on. This article will discuss two of its principal benefits. Fewer microorganisms in your air. As noted above, the main benefit of UV light systems is that they act to inhibit the growth of potentially hazardous microorganisms in your HVAC ducts. The result is cleaner, healthier air. In fact, in 2012 the Duke University Medical Center proved that a UV radiation system was capable of reducing bacteria levels by greater than...
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New Furnace Installation is an Investment Not an Expense

There is nothing more uncomfortable than a cold room. When this happens you expect to be able to get up, adjust the thermostat, and get warm soothing relief. Sometimes it seems to take forever for the temperature to change. It can be torture to wait for the room to heat up. Whether at home or at your business, being cold can make everyday tasks into grueling obstacles. Then, at the end of the month, you see your utility bill and can't believe your eyes. If your furnace is just not cutting it anymore, rather than paying for tune-ups and service calls to fix the problem, consider replacing the entire unit. The problem, and its solution, are more simple than you may think. An old furnace has old parts. They are in a constant struggle to perform their intended purpose, because they are simply wearing out. This can result in a...
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Understanding Your Furnace’s Limit Control Switch

The limit control switch is an important part of your furnace’s blower system, whose job it is to distribute warm air throughout your home. Yet few homeowners understand the precise role played by the limit control switch. if you would like to improve your knowledge of furnace components , read on. Here you will learn about the job of the control switch, as well as common problems it faces.  Blower Operation Understood at its most simple, the limit control switch turns the blower fan off and on. It knows when to do this thanks to a special built-in thermostat. This thermostat is responsible for monitoring the temperature inside of the furnace. When it detects heat being given off from combustion, it sends a signal to the limit control switch, which in turns starts up the blower fan.  Safety Switch The limit control switch also has another important duty: acting as...
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