More and more American families are choosing to live off-grid or at least adopt some of the practices of homesteaders in order to make a more positive impact on their environment. Even if you are not planning to live completely off the grid, these alternative heating and cooling options can help you reduce energy consumption and may even be able to help you save some money in the long run. Tips for Off-Grid Heating and Cooling Here are some tips for heating and cooling for those who want to live off-grid: Make sure that your home is well-insulated. One of the most important first steps in transitioning to off-grid heating and cooling is making sure that your home is well-insulated. A significant amount of energy is wasted when poor insulation allows warm or cool air inside the home to escape. By checking that your home is well-insulated and fixes any problem areas, you can help increase […]
For many thousands of years, harkening back to the days of ancient Manchuria, Korea – even the Romans – in homes and villas across time, the favored method of providing heat has been radiant floor heating. While not exactly a new method of heating new technology in providing that heat has made it safer, more convenient and much, much, safer. Modern Radiant Floor Heating In modern systems there are a few ways of installing them: Inside concrete slabs as they’re poured On top of the concrete, but underneath the floor covering Directly underneath or on top of the wooden subfloor Laying of the heating elements inside concrete is often the preferred method due to it being able to act as a heat sink, charged up during off-peak and slowly radiating heat in times of peak-power usage. However, if retrofitting radiant floor heating to a home, this not usually an option. Installing the elements on top […]
Inspecting a Furnace Furnace inspections should be carried out at least once every two years and in the fall. Parts of the furnace are prone to wearing out and should be inspected thoroughly to ensure safe and efficient operation in the clients home. The first step to inspection is to examine the furnace body itself for any signs of damage or corrosion. Assuming that there is no damage or corrosion you can then move on to inspecting the rest of the furnace. Examine the flue pipe for damage and a tight fit. The gas line should be in good shape and be free of any leaks. Use a gas detector to check for leaks around all connections on the gas line. Next, remove the cover from the furnace and inspect the interior for signs of corrosion. Examine all of the wiring and their connections. Replace any wiring that shows heat damage or insulation that is […]
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Below are 3 frequently asked questions concerning home heating, ventilation and water heaters. Question 1: Why Does My Heater Keep Shutting Off? Your furnace is programmed to cycle on when your air is too cold. When it senses that the air is comfortable, the furnace will usually shut down. In most cases, you won’t even realize when this process is taking place. However, if your furnace is constantly turning on and off, this could indicate a problem that requires immediate attention. Before rushing to the phone to call a professional, try these troubleshooting tips. Short cycling is the term used to refer to problems in your furnace that cause it to shut down unexpectedly. Short cycling can be cause by various factors such as; dirty or worn out air filters, improperly set or placed thermostat, corroded flame sensors, and presence of foreign objects in air vents and chimneys. Fixing these problems before contacting a technician […]