How You Can Conduct an Energy Evaluation on Your Home

A home energy evaluation is a great way to make sure that your home is energy efficient. It’s also a great way to keep potential issues with your HVAC system from getting in the way of home comfort and energy savings. Here are a few ways you can perform your own home energy evaluation and improve your home’s energy efficiency. Locate and Seal Air Leaks Finding sources of obvious air drafts can represent an energy savings of up to 30…

Dealing with Common Furnace Issues? Use these Tips

Now that you’re using your furnace on a regular basis, there’s a small chance that you may run into a few trouble spots during its operation. Fortunately, it’s easy to troubleshoot many of these issues on your own. The following highlights a few of these common furnace issues and how you can successfully troubleshoot and even repair them. If it produces no heat – Make sure the thermostat is actually set to “heat.” If that doesn’t work, try moving the…

Stay Comfortable with a Humidifier this Season

Until recently, inefficient heating and structural gaps caused most homes to be uncomfortably cold during the winter. Today, modern furnaces provide reliably steady warmth. However, air being circulated is stripped of moisture before it leaves the heating ducts. Humidifiers release moisture into the air, making it healthier and more comfortable. Small humidifiers are inexpensive and have the advantage of being easily moved from room to room. However, a humidifier can only treat a small area of your home at a…

Find Out How a Variable-Speed Furnace Can Improve Home Efficiency

If you’re shopping for a new furnace for your San Diego area home, one feature you’ll definitely want to consider is multi-stage, multi-speed operation. Specifically, look for a two-stage furnace that operates with a variable-speed blower motor. A multi-stage, variable-speed furnace adjusts its operating level to the current needs in your home, saving energy, running quieter, and providing more balanced heating. How Does a Variable-Speed Furnace Work? Variable-speed blowers – which can operate in both furnaces and A/Cs or heat-pump…