During springtime in Connecticut, many people experience allergy symptoms from the increase in pollen in the air. Unfortunately, air pollution tends to get trapped indoors, making allergy symptoms even worse. In fact, indoor air is commonly more polluted than outdoor air. One of the best ways to reduce allergy problems is to install an electronic air cleaner to remove particulate matter from your home’s air.
Searching for a reliable HVAC contractor can be confusing, time consuming and stressful, especially when it’s an emergency. Whether or not your heating and cooling system needs repairs, have a question about preventive maintenance, or are looking for a new home-comfort system, there are specific criteria to look for and questions to ask. The first thing to look for is NATE.
As the temperature of the air outside changes with the seasons, relative humidity level changes as well. In the summer, your air conditioner dehumidifies your home, and a separate dehumidifier can be beneficial as well. The opposite is required in the winter when the indoor air becomes bone-dry. Furnaces don’t come with humidifiers, so a whole-house humidifier may be required to keep you comfortable this winter.
Heat pumps can seem a bit mysterious to the average homeowner. How can the same system provide both warm and cold air? And how can it provide more usable energy (in the form of heat) than it consumes in electrical energy?
When used correctly, programmable thermostats offer a more energy-efficient way to control the heating and cooling in your home. Greater energy efficiency means monetary savings and a reduction in your carbon footprint. Here are some tips for installing and setting your programmable thermostat for the greatest benefits possible: