Q: Another refrigerant leak on my heat pump, is there a better way? A: After being in the heat moving business for forty illustrious years you would think you had seen it all, but alas NO. Perhaps it is the non-stop quest of glory and financial stability, self-fulfillment, or the inevitable betterment of men (and women) around the world. An endless preoccupation by high rises full of engineers doing… Continue Reading
Household humidity plays an important role in maintaining your home’s indoor air quality. You want your relative humidity (RH) levels to remain between 40 and 60%. Anything above or below these numbers can have a very noticeable effect on your overall comfort levels.
Now that the warmer days of spring are just around the corner, this is the time that many homeowners begin to power down their heating systems for some well-deserved rest. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when furnace problems can start to surface. One such problem is when the furnace fans never seem to turn off. If your blower fan doesn’t stop running even after you’ve switched off your heating at… Continue Reading
It’s a well-known fact that with every year that passes, technology steadily advances. From TVs to phones and now smart homes, progress has been relentless, and one of the things that has been re-engineered by technology is the humble thermostat. In the past, you had to get up and fiddle with the thermostat’s dial to bring up your home’s temperature. These days, however, there’s been an influx of heating and… Continue Reading
Q: How can my boiler pipes freeze and do so much damage while trees outside withstand frigid temperatures all winter long? A: That is a good question for Bill Nye the Science Guy, but as Bill Y the Heating Guy, I will give it a stab. Obviously plants are very complex biological systems while a boiler system is strictly mechanical. The laws of thermodynamics hold true across systems and we… Continue Reading