How Does a Heat Pump Work? Your Questions Answered
Heat pumps are the new stars of the heating world. These systems not only outperform other heating options on several fronts but they’re also better for the environment and help combat climate change. Heat pumps are awesome machines but complicated at the same time. Among all the questions asked about heat pumps, one question never changes, how does a heat pump work? The technology that drives heat pumps might look mysterious to most people unless they’re an expert in physics and heating and cooling. So, in this article, we decided to demystify "how does [...]
Will a Heat Pump Work for You?
In a world where the use of fossil fuels is at an all-time high, electric heat pumps are changing the game of home heating and cooling. According to the EIA, over 12 million households in the United States use heat pumps to keep their homes at a comfortable temperature. More homeowners are adopting heat pumps because they provide a way to reduce the reliance on fossil fuel sources. What was once an inefficient substitute is now becoming a viable alternative to traditional gas, oil, or propane heating. So, what exactly is a heat pump [...]
From the Experts: An In-Depth Look into Your HVAC System
You can find HVAC systems anywhere from single-family homes to submarines. Any HVAC system achieves the same goal: environmental comfort. Your HVAC system creates a warm atmosphere when it’s cold outside and they cool your space in the heat of summer. Today, we often take our HVAC system for granted – but we owe our everyday comfort to Mr. Willis Carrier. Still a household name in HVAC systems, Mr. Carrier worked as an engineer at the Buffalo (NY) Forge Company and was tasked with solving a big humidity problem in a Brooklyn publishing company [...]
Ductless Mini Split Systems: Is It the Best Way to Heat & Cool Your Home?
Ductless mini split systems are the compact version of HVAC. They consist of two small units that work together to control the temperature inside your home. They don’t require extensive ductwork or expensive equipment. Each room in your home is controlled based on a small remote control, allowing for one room to stay cooler than the others, or vice versa. Ductless mini split systems are easy to use, affordable, and energy efficient. If you live in a home without ductwork, or are looking for an alternative to traditional HVAC, ductless mini split systems might [...]
7 Burning Furnace Questions You Need Answered
Your furnace is the powerhouse behind your home’s heating system and essential to day-to-day comfort. From cold, rainy spring days to snow and ice storms in the winter, it’s critically important to have a reliable furnace. The last place you want to be on a winter day is stuck inside without a properly working furnace. What Are the Different Types of Furnace? When it comes to heating your home, there are two common heating systems: forced air or radiant heat. 1. Forced Air Systems – This is the most popular type of HVAC system; [...]