How to Keep Your Oil Fuel Heating System Running Smoothly!
An annual oil fuel heating system tune-up is an important part of maintaining the efficiency and performance of your system. Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your system and reduce energy costs. Proper maintenance of your heating system can also keep you and your family safe by minimizing carbon monoxide exposure risk. So what’s involved in a yearly tune-up? Read on for a breakdown of the most common steps included in an oil fuel heating system tune-up.
Smart Thermostat Questions Answered
If you’ve been considering investing in a smart thermostat, you’re probably wondering if it’s really worth the money. After all, a quality smart thermostat can cost upwards of $200 not including installation. So, can a Nest thermostat, or any other smart thermostat, really save you money? The answer is yes… and no. Let’s take a closer look.
When it comes to energy efficiency and saving money, a smart thermostat is one of the best investments you can make for your home. That being said, there are some other factors to consider when deciding how beneficial a smart thermostat will be for your home. In this blog post, we’ll answer some common questions about smart thermostats so that you can make an educated decision about whether or not one is right for your home.
Prepare Your Home with These 5 HVAC Heating Tips
Fall is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about heating your home. In this blog post, we’ll go over 5 HVAC heating essentials that every homeowner should know. If you have an HVAC system, there are a few things you should do to prepare it for the colder months ahead. Knowing how to properly maintain your HVAC system will save you money, and keep your family safe.
Should you buy mini splits for your home?
Are mini splits worth it? Mini splits have taken the air conditioning and heating industry by storm. With their sleek design and ease of use and installation, mini splits are the way of the future. They offer individual room temperature control unlike traditional HVAC systems, and are extremely energy efficient. Whether you are considering a mini split system for your home or short term rental, there are some pros and cons you should consider before making the decision to invest. Our team of experts has the important facts you need to know about mini split systems to keep your home and wallet happy.
How to fix a leaky furnace before it’s too late!
If you have a furnace leaking water, ignoring it can result in major problems and expenses. There are 2 main reasons why your furnace might leak water when the air conditioner is running. Although cleaning up the water from this leak can be easy, you will want to fix the root of the issue as soon as possible so you don’t end up with bigger and more expensive problems. Oftentimes, a water leak can cause damage that you can’t even see. So, consulting with a professional HVAC tech is highly recommended. Today, we will answer to this very important question of what to do when your furnace is leaking water.
How to tell if your household co2 is high, and how to reduce it for health and vitality.
Are you worried about high household co2 and the possible risks it can cause? We have all heard the stories about co2 and the damage it can cause, but for most of us, the knowledge stops there. We wanted to take a chance to help you understand what causes high household co2, and how you can prevent it. You’re probably wondering “How do I know if the level of co2 is high in my home?” We’re going to break down everything you need to know about carbon dioxide and how to control the levels in your home.
But first, we need to…”clear the air” about the difference between carbon dioxide vs carbon monoxide.
Summertime is a great time to get outside and enjoy the weather, but it can also be a costly time for your air conditioning bill. One of the biggest mistakes people make when running their air conditioner is leaving windows open. This causes all sorts of problems, including incorrect cycling, dust, and humidity. In this blog post, we will discuss the dangers of opening windows while running your air conditioner and how to properly close your windows to get the most out of your AC!
The Problem with Open Windows
People often think that they will save money by leaving the windows open and letting the cool air from outside come in. However, this is not the case! You are actually wasting money and cool air by doing this.
One of the most important things your air conditioner does is cycle on and off to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. When you leave a window open, it can cause your air conditioner to cycle incorrectly and make your home too hot or too cold. This can be avoided by simply closing your windows!
Your air conditioner doesn’t know what the temperature is like outside. When you leave a window open, cool air escapes and hot air replaces it, tricking your air conditioner into thinking that it has to work harder and waste electricity. By keeping your windows shut, you can save money on your air conditioning bill and keep your home cool and comfortable.
Increased Dust and Pollen
Opening windows while air conditioning is running can cause dust and pollen to enter your home. This can be a problem for people who suffer from asthma or pollen allergies. By keeping your windows closed, you can avoid letting in any unwanted dust or pollen.
Humidity and Mold
Opening windows while running the air conditioner can allow external humidity to enter, raising the moisture level inside your home. This can make it feel muggy and uncomfortable. It can also lead to mold growth, which can be a dangerous health hazard. When using air conditioning, keep your windows closed to maintain a comfortable humidity level inside your home.
So how do you avoid these air conditioning mistakes? The best thing you can do for your air conditioner is to run it at night when it is already coolest and then keep windows and doors shut as much as possible during the day. This will help your air conditioner work less and save you money on your energy bill. If you must open a window during the day, make sure to close it as soon as possible so that your air conditioner doesn’t have to work overtime.
How to Properly Close Your Windows
Now that you know the importance of keeping your windows closed, you may be wondering how to properly close them.
Use Heavy Curtains or Blinds
When trying to keep your home cool it can feel like the sun is your enemy. To keep out sunlight and heat, use heavy curtains or blinds. This will create another barrier between your home and the outdoors, making it easier for your air conditioner to do its job.
If you have windows that are old or ill-fitting, air can still escape. To make sure your windows are properly sealed, install weatherstripping to seal any gaps around your windows.
Turn On Floor or Ceiling Fans
It may seem old-fashioned, but sometimes the best tricks are the oldest ones in the book. Using a floor or ceiling fan can help circulate air and make your home feel cooler without having to rely on your air conditioner as much.
If you’ve followed all the steps listed above and your home is still sweltering hot, it’s best to call in an AC specialist to give your AC a tune-up. By doing this, you can avoid any air conditioning mistakes and keep your home air-healthy.
By following these tips, you can avoid air conditioning mistakes and keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long. So next time you turn on your air conditioner, make sure to close those windows!
Whenever we near a new season, we start to wonder what the best temperature is for interior comfort.
What is the best temperature to keep your central air on during summer? The temperature at which you feel most comfortable, without physical signs of sweat or chill, but also one that is feasible for your budget.
What about your ceiling fan? What about when you’re asleep? These are all valid questions that we will answer in this blog post.
Have you been wondering about your home’s heating oil system? Weather at this time of year can be sunny and warm one day and then overcast and chilly the next. On rainy and chilly days, we know you’re appreciating your home’s oil heating system. At the same, though, a lot of people take for granted everything that’s needed for oil heat to work.
How does home heating oil work? Oil-fired heating systems deliver heat in one of three ways: warm air through vents, hot water through baseboards, or water vapor/steam through radiators.
It’s OK if you haven’t really given that much thought, however, because Young’s Home Comfort technicians have you covered.
If you’re thinking about selling your home soon, or you’re thinking far ahead to someday in the future when you may want to sell your home, you’re probably wondering whether adding an HVAC system to your property could increase its value.
The answer is yes it can increase your home’s value. However, the exact dollar or percentage value will vary depending on a number of factors. So how much does a new HVAC system add to the value of a house?