Thursday, February 7, 2013

Don’t Forget about Fuel Type When Choosing the Most Energy Efficient Furnace for Your Home

Given the recent developments in federal standards for furnace efficiency ratings, we have our minds on helping homeowners choose energy-efficient furnaces for their homes. As we've discussed before, looking at AFUE ratings is the best way to determine which units are more efficient than others. But efficiency ratings don’t tell the whole story. In order to pick the right energy-efficient furnace for your home, you also have to consider fuel type.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

HVAC in the News: New Federal Furnace Efficiency Standards Put on Hold

Last month there was some big news in the HVAC world: A new federal law that would raise the efficiency standards of newly installed furnaces was put on hold. Today, we want to give our customers some more information about this law and the potential effects that it could have on homeowners who are expecting to replace their furnaces in the near future.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Advanced Features to Consider When Choosing a Thermostat for Your Home

Earlier this week we blogged about how to choose a thermostat based on specific requirements for your family and your home. Today we wanted to talk about other features that come with various models of thermostats that, although optional, can be very helpful and convenient when it comes to operating your heating and cooling system.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What is the Best Kind of Programmable Thermostat for Your Home?

Programmable thermostats come in many different varieties, and what works well for one home might not work best for another. By using the information below, you can narrow down your choices based on your family’s typical weekly schedule and the type of heating system you have installed in your home.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Electrostatic Air Filters: A Guide for St. Louis Area Homeowners

To continue this week’s discussion about air filtration, today we’re going to talk about electrostatic air filters. Because of the differences in the way these filters operate and need to be maintained, it’s best to know all the details about them before you decide to install one in your home.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

4 Types Home Air Filtration Systems: Which One is Right for Your Home?

You have a lot of options when it comes to how to filter your home’s air. So many options, in fact, that it can be difficult to choose which kind of air filtration system is right for your home. In order to help with your decision, we’ve provided details about four popular air filtration systems below that will help you pick a system based on your budget and your goals for improving indoor air quality.

Friday, January 18, 2013

What is the Role of Cold Air Returns in the Heating Process?

When we think about heating our homes, most of the attention is given to the warm air that comes out of our supply registers. But often overlooked, and just as important, is the job of our homes’ cold air returns. So let’s dive deeper into what cold air returns are and what you can do to maximize their performance.