If it has been years since you last purchased an air conditioner, you might be surprised how many options you now have. A few decades ago, almost every homeowner either opted for central air or window units. Now, alternative options — like geothermal air conditioning, ductless systems, and hybrid air conditioners — have become quite commonplace. Keep reading to learn the basics about each type of system so you can make the best choice for your home's air conditioning replacement.
When your furnace breaks down, you will need a back-up source of heat to stay warm and prevent your pipes from freezing. Do you keep a portable heater handy in case of an event such as this? If not, it's time to get one and it's time to learn some safety tips for using them. Here, you'll learn how to maximize the safety of using portable heaters in your house until your furnace can be repaired.
A few years ago, I could tell that we were having serious furnace problems. In addition to dealing with a house that was constantly too cold or too warm, we were also plagued by a noisy, smelly furnace that seemed to have trouble on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about furnaces at the time to spot the problems quickly. One day, the entire system died, and it was beyond repair. After having that experience, I learned a lot about HVAC systems, so that I could troubleshoot future systems. This website is all about teaching you what you need to know so that you don't end up in the same situation.