Air Creations, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘heating installation’

How Does a Zone Control System Work?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

heating-cooling-zones-homesAre you concerned about how much energy your home uses each season? We hope you are, because when you take a close look at energy expenditure in your home, you can often pinpoint ways to lower costs. Or, you can work with professionals who will help improve your home to lower those costs.

A method for lowering home energy use that we recommend for houses that use a forced-air heating and cooling system (a furnace and standard air conditioner or a heat pump) is to outfit the HVAC system with a zone heating and cooling, i.e. a zone control system.

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Why High Efficiency Furnaces Are So… Highly Efficient?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

money_signs_out_of_house_chimneyThe true winter weather is on the way, with colder temperatures and the anticipation of snow. Make sure that you make preparations for the deepest part of the season, such as taking a look at the City of Summit Department of Community Service’s Snow Guidelines and consider if you need to replace your old and untrustworthy furnace with a new, high-efficiency model.

Last week we investigated the rate of return on putting in a high efficiency heating system. This week, we’d like to explain why high efficiency furnaces are able to use so much less energy than other models. What’s the secret behind the high efficiency? It’s more than one thing, as we’ll talk about below.

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Should I Upgrade to a Higher Efficiency Heater?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

This is a dilemma that many homeowners encounter when it comes to planning for long-term comfort. With furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers on the market that have incredibly high energy efficiency ratings (thanks to huge advances in HVAC technology over the last decade), it’s tempting to make an upgrade to benefit from the energy savings. But is this always the best choice, and will these systems save money in the long run?

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What Is the Best Brand of Heating System?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

We live in a world that is heavily branded, where product brands advertise themselves heavily at every opportunity, and where people talk about brand loyalty: Are you a Starbucks fan or a Coffee Bean fan? Do you go with an Apple iPhone or are you dedicated to your Android?

So it makes sense to ask about the best brands when it comes to something like a furnace or heat pump. Trane, York, Amana, etc. What’s the best brand to have installed when you need great heating for your home?

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Save Money in Winter with an Equipment Upgrade

Monday, November 28th, 2016

As the cold of winter approaches, you’ll see plenty of websites offering tips for how to save money during the season. We’ll probably put up one of our own in a few weeks. However, in this post we are going to focus on a specific and long-term way to lower those rising heating costs: upgrading your heating equipment.

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Let’s Talk Boilers: Are They a Good Home Heating Choice?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Last week we staged a showdown between the electric furnace and the gas furnace. (You’ll have to read the post to see who won—if there even was a winner.) This week we don’t have any cage match for heating systems. Instead, we’re bringing a spotlight to one the of major alternatives to installing a furnace in a home… the boiler.

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Electric Furnace vs. Gas Furnace: Which Wins the Fight?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Furnaces are the most common type of heating system in homes. If you’re thinking of installing a new heater for your house this fall to prep for the winter, you’re most likely debating about getting a furnace.

But what type of furnace? The two major choices today are the gas furnace and the electric furnace. Putting these two heating types up against each other, which one wins?

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