Doing Without Ducts: Mini-Split Cooling Systems

The conventional model for cooling a home involves using ducts to channel cooled air from a centrally located AC unit to the various rooms in your home. This is not a bad model, but ducts do have disadvantages. For one, they require dedicating space in your house to the cooling unit, they can decrease ceiling height, and they require maintenance in order to preserve the proper function of your system. A ductless mini-split system represents an advantage in all of these areas. Read More 

What Do You Need From Your Ducts?

Your air ducts are hidden away in your attic and walls, so they largely go unnoticed. However, did you know that your air ducts are one of the single biggest factors in your home's energy efficiency? 100% of the air that your HVAC system heats and cools must pass through the air ducts to get to its destination. To make sure it reaches its destination as intended, make sure your air ducts have the following three qualities. Read More 

Is Baseboard Heating Right For You?

When you are looking at installing baseboard heating in your home you need to look at the pros and cons. This will also help you determine if you should upgrade your baseboards to central forced heat and air or stick with what you're already using. The Pros of Baseboard Heat Baseboard heating is an easy thing to install yourself, so if you are looking at putting in your own heating system this might be a good option for you. Read More 

Problems With Your Garbage Disposal? Tips For Getting It Running Again

A garbage disposal can be a great device to have in your kitchen as long as it is working properly. If your garage disposal is having problems, there are several things that could be wrong with it. Before you call your plumber, below are three things that could help you get it back running again. It Has a Power Problem If you flip the switch to start up your garbage disposal and hear no noise at all, it could be a problem with the circuit breaker. Read More 

How To Improve Your Heating Airflow

Your HVAC system is not going to be effective it has poor airflow. No matter how powerful and efficient your furnace is, your airflow will not be 100% if your ducts and air registers are clogged or leaky. You don't even need to spend a lot of money to increase the efficiency of your ducts. This article explains how to tune up your ducts and air registers to get them in top working order. Read More