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Insulating Your Home To Help Your HVAC System

When we couldn't get our home to cool down last summer, we started checking our HVAC system. We found out that our air conditioning system was working fine, but the air just seemed to leave our house rapidly. We contacted an HVAC contractor to run a few tests, and he concluded that we had a severe insulation problem. After showing us which rooms had bad leaks, he recommended a business to come out and remedy the situation. This blog is all about insulating your home and helping you to keep that carefully heated and cooled air inside, where it belongs.


Improving Your Home's Comfort With A New Heating System

Any HVAC upgrades to your home can have the potential to make it a more comfortable place to be. In particular, the heating system being upgraded can be a necessary investment for ensuring that the house remains comfortable when the temperature outside drops. Whether this is a project to replace a heating unit that has completely failed or to simply upgrade an aging unit, there is a sizable amount of thought and planning that will be required of the homeowner. 

Assessing If Ducting Boosters Would Benefit Performance

For those that live in larger homes, it can actually be difficult for the blower in the heating unit to force the warm air through the ducting. This can lead to some rooms or other areas of the house receiving less warm air due to it being unable to be forced through the length of the ducting. To account for this problem, some ducting systems may need to be equipped with boosters. These are essentially small fans that are placed in the ducting, and they can help to accelerate the air that may be slowing as it moves through it.

Determining The Location Where The Heating System Will Be Placed

Where you choose to place the heating system is a factor that can have a big impact on its functionality. For those that have gas or oil-burning heating systems, it is necessary for them to have a flue to allow the smoke and fumes from the combustion to be vented out of the structure. Additionally, electric heating systems will still need to be in an area with good ventilation as they can produce enough heat to damage some of their moving or electronic components if it is not being vented away from the unit. For many homeowners, the basement will be an ideal area to place the heating unit as it can be fairly affordable to install a flue to the outside, and this room will likely be large enough and cool enough to mitigate the risk of the unit overheating.

Evaluate The Warranty Options For Potential Heating Systems

Your home's heating system will be a component that you will rely on for many years after it has been installed. To protect yourself from unexpected failures of your new heating system, opting for a model that comes with lengthy warranty coverage can be a prudent choice. Many individuals will fail to fully appreciate these benefits. As a result, they may buy a used heating system or other option that lacks warranty coverage, and this could lead to them being fully responsible for the costs of repairing defects with the unit.

Contact an HVAC contractor for additional information about heating installation