For colder climates use a boiler

In the area where I reside, the Winter time weather is a major problem.

  • We often rely on the furnace for more than 60% of the year.

The temperature remains below 0 and often dips into the -20s. We plan for temperatures down to -30 in the winter. The annual snow accumulation of 15 feet is typical. The wind chill is always a factor and makes the conditions feel even colder. It can be not good to spend any amount of time outside, exposed to the wind. We get blizzards and ice storms that result in driving restrictions and it keeps us trapped inside the home for weeks at a time, and selecting a powerful, reliable and energy efficient furnace is a priority. I’m fortunate to have a boiler set up in the basement that works with a baseboard heating system in each room. The system operates with no noise, requires only annual maintenance and truly handles the worst of the weather. Because it is a hydronic furnace, using water to transport heat energy rather than air, it doesn’t bring any debris such as dust into the home. It doesn’t overly dry out the air and requires the replacement of a humidifier and proved a honestly gentle style of heating. There’s no drafts, no chilled spots and honestly little stratification. The boiler is also quite energy efficient. With the heat spread all over and the higher temperatures closer to the floor, I’m able to set the thermostat at a lower setting than with a forced air oil furnace.

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HRV system for good ventilation

It helps to get rid of excess humidity and allergens for superior air quality and comfort

The year around climate in our area is a challenge. We deal with temperatures down in the negatives and the wind chill is rough. Freezing air, excessive humidity, torrential rains, high winds, thunder storms and ice storms. There is not often a time to open the windows and welcome in a fresh breeze. Either the gas furnace or a/c is running just about all the time. The cost of heating and a/c accounts for about 60% of the household energy consumption, however minimizing energy waste and weekly bills is always a main priority. I’ve changed windows, caulked, weatherstripped and insulated, taking every chance to tighten up the home. I’ve put a great deal of time, effort and cash into preventing the treated air from leaking out. However, this also cuts back essential ventilation. Problems such as dust, dander, pollen and mold spores get trapped inside the home and repeatedly circulated by the heating/cooling system. The air feels dry, smells musty and creates a potential health threat. To resolve these concerns, I’ve installed a heat recovery ventilation system. An HRV is like having an open window with none of the energy waste. The system brings in a good stream of fresh air to update the stuffy air. It helps to get rid of excess humidity and allergens for superior air quality and comfort. In the winter, the ventilator takes the outgoing air, using it to preheat the incoming air. This lessens demands on the gas furnace, allowing decreased thermostat settings and saving money on heating bills.

 

 

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Waiting forever to get central cooling

I waited a long time to finally buy a central a/c for our home.

In my local area, the Winter time weather is the main concern, and we often are forced to rely on the oil furnace for six to around 9 months.

The temperature remains steadily below 0 and sometimes dips into the negative digits. The wind chill makes it feel even chillier and it can be dangerous to spend any time outside. Because of this, I spend a small amount of money on our heating bills every year. I certainly didn’t want to face the cost of operating an a/c in the summer. Plus, our hot weather doesn’t really last all too long. At most, we get several weeks of temperatures and humidity that cause discomfort in the house. The price tag of central cooling didn’t seem worth it to me. However, a few years ago, the Summer was positively horrible. By early May, the temperature was steadily rising into the mid eighties. By the end of the month, it had soared into the low nineties with terrible humidity. We had condensation pouring down the windows and sweat pouring down our faces. It was impossible to get comfortable or get a night of sleep. Box fans and window a/cs couldn’t keep up. I finally couldn’t stand it anymore and in early summer, I called a local Heating and A/C corporation for a no charge quote. The cost of replacement wasn’t as much as expected. I was able to take advantage of a manufacturer’s rebate that made it especially cost effective, and now we have central a/c in the home!

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How a heat pump keeps our home efficient

My house has always been a terrible place to heat and cool.

Some of the rooms have an insufficient number of vents to give enough airflow to keep ideal comfort.

A few of the rooms aren’t even connected to the duct system. Since I was unwilling to fix up the oil furnace and a/c or reconfigure the whole duct system, I looked into some nicer and low cost alternatives. I simply wanted to improve the comfort of a couple of the rooms and maybe reduce utility costs a bit. I didn’t want to demolish the walls, take out a big home improvement loan or deal with a lengthy project. A little hunting online led me to ductless heat pumps. These systems consist of a small outdoor component that links to one or many lighter and more streamlined indoor air handlers by way of a conduit. The only needs are bracket capabilities, access to electricity and a several-inch hole in the exterior wall to accommodate the conduit. Since the conduits are around in extensive line lengths, there’s great versatility in the location of the indoor air handlers. Every indoor air handler includes an independent thermostat that allows personalized, room-by-room temperature control. The system functions quietly, provides both heating and cooling capability and is very energy efficient, and utilizing adaptable speed technology, the compressor is able to on its own adjust capacity to meet the exact requirements of the certain room. By running at reduced speeds for increased cycles, it maintains consistent comfort and minimizes running costs.

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Worth it to do ductwork cleaning

I wasn’t sure if getting the ductwork system professionally washed was worth the money or not, but I decided to do some looking around into the good points of the services… According to what I have seen, having debris taken out from the air ducts reduces the amount of dust that would otherwise get pushed throughout the home and setting on furniture, bedding and other surfaces! Having a fresh duct system lessens the times of vacuuming, dusting and overall cleaning needed to keep a healthy home.

  • Along with dirt, all sorts of disgusting contaminants can be concealed inside the ductwork, and pet dander, bacteria, pollen, mold, mildew and even decomposing critters can result in concerns with indoor air conditions.

The air that reaches each room in the home passes through the ductwork a few times per day, however every time the heating or cooling system functions, harmful allergens can become airborne and pollute indoor air conditions. A quick duct cleaning prevents the system from constantly introducing allergens into the breathing air. It also cuts back the aggravation of symptoms of dust sensitivity, asthma and respiratory infection. Next, any buildup within the series of pipes restricts airflow and forces the heating and ac system to run longer and work harder. Along with reduced comfort, there’s a greater risk of system death or failure. Higher energy bills and rooms that are hard to keep comfortable are also setbacks. After reading up on all the benefits, I decided to contact a local Heating and A/C dealership and set up an inspection for our duct system.

 

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I’m definitely going for zoned HVAC in our garage space

Zoned Heating, Ventilation, and A/C? I didn’t even know what that was.

My hubby has recently become very interested in vintage vehicles and working on them. After years of saying that he was not really like his father, he actually started turning into him slowly. Anyway, I’ve been a little worried because all the fluids that go in and out of the outdated cars make the garage seem incredibly fume heavy. I dislike the thought of my hubby working on cars and getting a severe headache (or worse!). I was looking into potential solutions to this issue and the solution that seemed to make the most sense was adding central healing and central air conditioning. Our garage has never had heating or cooling, so I wasn’t actually sure what to do. I contacted my Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machine provider and asked about various options for adding Heating, Ventilation, and A/C to the garage space. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machine specialist on the phone honestly seemed confused and asked if I wanted to zone the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machine instead. Zoned Heating, Ventilation, and A/C? I didn’t even know what that was. When I asked the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machine specialist, she explained that a Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machine specialist can essentially reroute the ductwork system to give Heating, Ventilation, and A/C (or additional Heating, Ventilation, and A/C) to numerous rooms (or garages) in the residence. I’m really thrilled that the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machine specialist told me about that because I was ready to install a little Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machine without the residence to the garage! That would have been foolish given what I know now about zoned Heating, Ventilation, and A/C. I’m really pleased that I reached out to my Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machine provider. If anyone here has a desire to add or increase the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C in a certain section in your residence, make sure to speak with your Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machine provider about zoned Heating, Ventilation, and A/C solutions.
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Zoned HVAC is the perfect solution for our garage

My spouse has recently (very recently) become fascinated with vintage vehicles and working on them.

After many years of saying that he was not at all like his father, he is honestly turning into him.

Anyway, I’ve been a little anxious because all the several fluids that go in and out of the aged cars make the garage seem particularly fume heavy. I sincerely hate the idea of my spouse working on cars and getting a headache (or worse!). I was looking into potential solutions to this drawback and the best solution I kept running into was adding central healing and central air conditioner equipment. Our garage has never had heating or cooling, so I wasn’t even sure what to do. I decided to reach out to my Heating plus Air Conditioning provider and asked about possibilities for adding Heating plus Air Conditioning equipment to the garage. The Heating plus Air Conditioning specialist on the phone seemed confused and asked if I wanted to zone the Heating plus Air Conditioning equipment instead. Zoned Heating plus Air Conditioning? I honestly didn’t know what that was. When I asked the Heating plus Air Conditioning equipment specialist, she explained that a Heating plus Air Conditioning professional can essentially reroute the HVAC duct system to provide Heating plus Air Conditioning (or additional Heating plus Air Conditioning) to various rooms (or garages) in the property. I’m particularly cheerful that the Heating plus Air Conditioning equipment specialist said something because I was actually prepared to install a little Heating plus Air Conditioning system without the property to the garage! That would have been somewhat foolish given what I actually know now about zoned Heating plus Air Conditioning. I’m particularly happy that I reached out to my Heating plus Air Conditioning equipment provider. If anyone here has a desire to add or increase the Heating plus Air Conditioning in a certain area in your property, make sure to speak with your Heating plus Air Conditioning equipment provider about zoned Heating plus Air Conditioning equipment solutions.

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Now I know that I can get zoned HVAC in the garage

My spouse has recently become interested in vintage vehicles plus genuinely working on them.

After many years of saying that he was nothing like his father, he is honestly turning into him.

Anyway, I’ve been a little concerned because all the fluids that go in plus out of the seasoned cars make the garage legitimately fume heavy! I truly hate the thought of my spouse genuinely working on cars plus getting a headache (or worse!). I was looking into potential solutions to this setback plus the best solution I kept running into was adding central healing plus central a/c. Our garage has never had heating or cooling, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to do. I decided to contact my Heating, Ventilation plus A/C provider plus asked about various options for adding Heating, Ventilation plus A/C to the garage. The Heating, Ventilation plus A/C appliance specialist on the telephone seemed confused plus asked if I wanted to zone the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C appliance instead. Zoned Heating, Ventilation plus A/C? I had no clue in the slightest what that was. When I asked the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C appliance specialist, he explained that a Heating, Ventilation plus A/C professional can essentially reroute the HVAC duct system to supply Heating, Ventilation plus A/C (or additional Heating, Ventilation plus A/C) to several rooms (or garages) in the dwelling. I’m honestly cheerful that the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C appliance specialist said something because I was prepared to install a little Heating, Ventilation plus A/C appliance separate from the dwelling to the garage! That would have been a bit foolish given what I actually know now about zoned Heating, Ventilation plus A/C. I’m honestly cheerful I reached out to my Heating, Ventilation plus A/C appliance provider. If anyone here has a desire to add or increase the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C in a certain area in your dwelling, make sure to speak with your Heating, Ventilation plus A/C provider about zoned Heating, Ventilation plus A/C appliance solutions.

 

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Going for zoned HVAC in the garage

My wife has recently (very recently) become interested in vintage vehicles as well as working on them.

After numerous years of saying that she was nothing like her father, she is slowly turning into him.

Anyway, I’ve been a little nervous because all the multiple fluids that go in as well as out of the outdated cars make the garage extremely fume heavy. I honestly don’t like the idea of my wife working on cars as well as getting a headache (or worse!). I was looking into potential solutions to this complication as well as the number one solution I kept running into was adding central healing as well as central air conditioning. Our garage has never had heating or cooling, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to do. I reached out to my Heating in addition to Air Conditioning device provider as well as asked about possibilities for adding Heating in addition to Air Conditioning to the garage. The Heating in addition to Air Conditioning device specialist on the phone seemed confused as well as asked if I wanted to zone the Heating in addition to Air Conditioning device instead. Zoned Heating in addition to Air Conditioning? I had no idea in the least what that was. When I asked the Heating in addition to Air Conditioning device specialist, she explained that a Heating in addition to Air Conditioning worker can essentially reroute the ductwork system to supply Heating in addition to Air Conditioning (or additional Heating in addition to Air Conditioning) to multiple rooms (or garages) in the household. I’m entirely ecstatic that the Heating in addition to Air Conditioning device specialist said something because I was ready to install a little Heating in addition to Air Conditioning device without the household to the garage! That would have been a little foolish given what I know now about zoned Heating in addition to Air Conditioning. I’m entirely ecstatic I reached out to my Heating in addition to Air Conditioning device provider. If anyone here has a desire to add or increase the Heating in addition to Air Conditioning in a certain area in your household, make sure to speak with your Heating in addition to Air Conditioning provider about zoned Heating in addition to Air Conditioning device solutions.

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Zoned HVAC for garage

My husband has recently (very recently) become interested in vintage vehicles and working on them.

  • After years of saying that he was nothing like his father, he is slowly turning into him.

Anyway, I’ve been a little concerned because all the various fluids that go in and out of the old cars make the garage feel very fume heavy. I hate the idea of my husband working on cars and getting a headache (or worse!). I was looking into potential solutions to this problem and the number one solution I kept running into was adding central healing and central air conditioning. Our garage has never had heating or cooling, so I wasn’t really sure what to do. I called my HVAC provider and asked about options for adding HVAC to the garage. The HVAC specialist on the phone seemed confused and asked if I wanted to zone the HVAC system instead. Zoned HVAC? I had no idea what that was. When I asked the HVAC specialist, she explained that an HVAC technician can essentially reroute the ductwork system to provide HVAC (or additional HVAC) to various rooms (or garages) in the house. I’m really glad that the HVAC specialist said something because I was ready to install a little HVAC system separate from the house to the garage! That would have been a little foolish given what I know now about zoned HVAC. I’m really glad I reached out to my HVAC provider. If anyone here has a desire to add or increase the HVAC in a particular area in your home, make sure to speak with your HVAC provider about zoned HVAC solutions.

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