Geothermal heat pumps offer an alternative that can save energy and money.
The air conditioner’s main job is to control temperature, not humidity. Whenever the unit has to fight against excess humidity, it often wastes energy countering the large amounts of heat-holding water vapor to condition the air.
To determine the correct unit size, a load calculation is necessary. This process includes measuring the cubic feet inside the home. That determines the amount of air space to be conditioned. The heat loss factor is determined by the amount of insulation in the roof and the building envelope.
The earliest modern air conditioners were intended for large-scale cooling operations; they used refrigerant chemicals that were appropriate for those applications, such as ammonia and carbon dioxide. As the industry's focus shifted to smaller residential and commercial units, sulfur dioxide, methyl chloride and other new refrigerants entered popular usage.
If you struggle with allergies, asthma or any respiratory condition, an efficient whole-house air cleaning/filtration system is a must. Even if you're breathing easy right now, maintaining good indoor air quality is critical to ensuring you stay healthy well into the future.
Ventilation, humidity control, dusting & mopping, keeping pets clean, and using indoor plants help improv indoor air quality.
It's easy to assume that the air inside a home is cleaner than the air outside, but that's not necessarily true. In fact, there's a good chance that you are regularly breathing in all kinds of indoor air pollutants. You may not realize it consciously, but the signs are probably there. Indoor air quality is important, but people often put it on the back burner and needlessly suffer the consequences in the form of asthma attacks and allergic reactions like wheezing and congestion.
A question most homeowners don't face often is regarding furnace life span. However, if you own an older home or are buying an existing house, it helps to know the signs of a failing furnace and when it might be time to think about replacing it.
To cut back on winter heating bills: consider a programmable thermostat, change the filter every 30 days, weatherstrip doors and windows, and schedule preventative maintenance.
These extended 2013 federal tax credits are available to all United States homeowners who seek to install a new HVAC system or product in their primary place of residency.
Bryant's Evolution System gives you control over temperature, humidity, indoor air quality, fan speed and ventilation.
You can take advantage of extended tax credits and great rebates to make the most of your HVAC upgrade. Your Florida Bryant Dealers can help you choose efficient HVAC equipment that meets your needs and will make you eligible to claim tax credits.