Are Mini-Split Units Good for Heating Purposes?

March 17, 2020

In the past decade, mini-split systems have revolutionized the air conditioning game. By combining the best aspects of a window unit and a conventional ducted air conditioner, mini-splits provide unparalleled efficiency for cooling a property. While mini-splits are often the first consideration when thinking about air conditioning, people are less quick to associate them with heating. However, we believe that mini-split systems can be a fantastic heating solution as well. Here’s why. Elimination of Ducting Losses The primary reason for the incredible efficiency of a mini-split is that ducting losses are almost entirely eliminated. In

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How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?

February 16, 2020

In the realm of HVAC maintenance, there is no task as simple yet crucial as regularly changing the furnace filter. Once you understand the importance of this easy chore, the question then becomes how often you should perform it. Here are a few guidelines to help you determine how frequently you should change that filter. What’s in Your Home? One factor that determines how often you need to change your furnace filter is what’s in your home. For example, if you have pets, your furnace filter will likely become clogged much more quickly than if there

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Is It Bad to Run My Heating System 24/7?

January 8, 2020

If you have a heating system that runs 24/7 and it isn’t overheating your house, chances are you have a heat pump. Those without heat pumps, however, should not run continuously unless your area is experiencing extremely cold and windy winter weather. How Heat Pumps Work What makes heat pumps different than other heating systems? Heat pumps draw heat into your home during cold weather, and draw it out during the hot months. Because the heating and cooling action of heat pumps is slow, they typically run for longer periods. When they can’t keep your home

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