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What’s The Best Temperature To Keep Your Central Air On?

Whenever we near a new season, we start to wonder what temperature is best 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.

It is essential to understand the principles of thermal comfort to make sure your home is as comfortable as possible, no matter what season it is!Continue reading

How Does Home Oil Heat Work?

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. Continue reading

How Much Does A New HVAC System Add To The Value Of A House?

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, but 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? Continue reading

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How Long Do HVAC Systems Last? (And How To Extend Their Life Span)

If you’re thinking about getting an HVAC system installed in your house, or you’re wondering if you’ll need to replace your existing system soon, you may be wondering “How long do HVAC systems last?”

HVAC systems usually last 20-25 years, depending on a number of factors including how large of a house it’s servicing, how well it is maintained, and how cold of a climate it’s in.

That said, as HVAC systems age, they tend to require more frequent repairs and use more energy, so some homeowners choose to replace their system after 15-20 years of use. In this article, you’ll learn what factors contribute to causing an HVAC system to wear down more quickly than it should, and what indicators to look for to know if it’s time to replace the whole system. Continue reading

How Much Does It Cost To Replace An HVAC System? [ANSWERED]

If you use an HVAC unit to heat and cool your house, you know how much less you’re paying compared to other forms of heating and cooling. But when it comes time to repair the system, it starts to eat into those savings. And if the cost to repair would be a few thousand dollars, if you’re like most HVAC home owners, you’re probably wondering, “how much does it cost to replace an HVAC system?”

For the average home size, expect to pay between $6,000-$8,000 to replace your HVAC system, and add an extra $2,000-$4,000 if the ductwork needs to be replaced as well.

The final price will vary depending on the size of your house, the type of unit you choose as a replacement, how much of the entire system needs to be replaced, and other factors. The best way to get an exact quote is to contact a local company who has experience installing and maintaining HVAC systems. If you’re in or close to Montgomery County PA, contact us here at Young’s Home Comfort because we are located near you!

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Do I Really Need To Change The Air Filter In My Home?

Dirty air filters in your home’s HVAC system makes it work harder and use more energy. Because your HVAC system silently works “in the background,” keeping you and your loved ones comfortable, its maintenance can often be forgotten or ignored. A DIY maintenance checklist should include regularly changing the air filter in your HVAC system.

If you’re wondering, “do I really need to change the air filter in my home?” the answer is yes! Forgotten filters are one of the top reasons an HVAC system loses efficiency. If you don’t keep your home’s filtering clean, indoor comfort could degrade, your energy bill could rise, and contaminants in the air may result in allergies or respiratory illness.Continue reading

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How Long Do Indirect Water Heaters Last?

Having an indirect water heater in your home can provide abundant hot water year-round, virtually instantaneously, using your home’s existing heating source. If you’re considering having an indirect water heating system in your home, you might be asking “How long do indirect water heaters last?”

Indirect water heaters can last 10-15 years but the frequency of use, operating temperature, and water quality can impact the lifespan. Stainless tank and coil setup can prolong the ID water heater’s life expectancy, as well as routine maintenance. Indirect water heaters work best with gas-powered boilers and are not ideal for use with forced-air furnaces

We install, service, and repair all types of heating and cooling equipment, including indirect water heaters.

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When used with a high-efficiency boiler and a well-insulated tank, an indirect water heater can be the least expensive way to provide hot water to a home. Read further to learn more about indirect water heaters and how Young’s Home Comfort can install your new heating equipment. Continue reading

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What is the Average Cost to Heat a Home with Oil in Pennsylvania?

It’s hard to beat home heating oil when it comes to creating a toasty warmth through winter and other chilly times of the year.

Homeowners contemplating whether to use oil to heat their home or for those hoping to budget their home heating costs may wonder what the average cost will be per year.

Many variables, including home size, your home’s insulation, your comfort threshold, the frequency of extreme seasonal temperatures, current fuel prices, tank size, and your service enrollment plan will impact the average cost to heat your home annually. Continue reading

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How Much Does a New Oil Burner Cost?

Oil-fired furnaces and boilers use renewable fuels to heat your home and they are some of the most popular choices in areas where there’s limited access to natural gas. If you have an old or inefficient oil burner in your home, however, it may be time to replace it.

So, how much does a new oil burner cost? The price of a new oil burner will vary, depending on the type of furnace you choose, the size, and its efficiency rating. You can expect to pay from $2,000 to $7,000, plus the cost of installation. Read further to learn about types of oil burners and why a new oil burner may be an effective way to save money on home heating in the long run. Continue reading