Average Cost to Have a Whole-House Generator Installed?

June 14, 2022

The cost to install a whole-home generator will depend on the site preparation costs, installation cost, and the generator size. This article will discuss all that you need to know about the cost of installing a generator in your home. Size of the Generator The size of the generator is one element that will determine the installation cost. Generators are classified into three sizes: small (7.5kW), medium (10kW), and significant (over 15kW). Smaller generators are easier to install than bigger ones but produce less power. If your home requires a lot of energy

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5 Ways to Determine the Best Size HVAC System for Your Home

May 20, 2022

When the weather starts to change, you probably begin thinking about turning on your cooling or heating system for the first time. But before you do that, you need to make sure that your current HVAC system is the right size for your home. If it is too small, it will not be able to heat your house adequately. On the other hand, if it is too big, it will waste energy and cost more money to operate. Here are some tips on choosing the best-sized HVAC system for your property. 1. Size of Your Home

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Should You Buy a Tankless or a Traditional Water Heaters?

April 15, 2022

Should You Buy a Tankless or a Traditional Water Heaters? If you are planning on purchasing a new water heater for your home, there are several factors that you will have to consider. The following information will help you decide which type of water heater is best for your home. Here, we will look at the two types of water heaters, tankless and traditional water heaters. Tankless heaters do not require a tank to store heated water; instead, water is heated immediately when appliances and faucets call for it. These units utilize newer technology than traditional

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How HVAC Air Purifiers Work to Clean Your Home’s Air

March 14, 2022

If you’re concerned about the air quality inside your home, upgrading your HVAC system with an air purifier is a great way to go. The EPA estimates that the quality of the air inside a typical home is anywhere from two to five times worse than the air outside the home. Mold spores, pollen, dust mites, combustion fumes and formaldehyde are just a few of the allergens and pollutants that you’re breathing in daily. While there is no way to stop these contaminants from being present in the home, an HVAC air purifier can filter them out so that you

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7 Big Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Generator

February 15, 2022

High winds, unusual storms, power blackouts: It doesn’t take long to grasp how reliant you are on power. It can be challenging to go without it for some hours. What about some days? Considering your lifestyle, it’s nearly impossible. As a result, the need for house generators is growing. Generators range in price from a few hundred to thousands of dollars. They are available in a variety of sizes and configurations, and they operate on a variety of fuels. So, how would you determine which generator is best for you? As with any purchase,

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Common Indicators That Your Ducting Is Damaged

January 12, 2022

If you have a centralized heating and air conditioning system, you have ductwork that runs throughout all the walls of your home. This helps to provide treated air to the rooms in your home as well as circulates the air so that it can be treated by your HVAC system. Unfortunately, your ductwork may get damaged from time to time. By understanding the common indicators below, you can know to get your ductwork repaired before it gets worse. Dirt and Dust at Your Air Vents One of the most obvious indicators of damaged ducting is that

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Should I Change My HVAC Filter During a Virginia Winter?

December 16, 2021

A heating and cooling system fulfills several important functions within the home, including filtering and warming the air that your family breathes. As these systems run throughout the winter, they move air through filters that trap fine particles like dust, pet dander, and pollen. Replacing your HVAC filter regularly is a smart idea, and it may need to be done more frequently during a Virginia winter because you’ll likely be spending more time indoors. Use our guide to learn how often to perform this crucial maintenance task. Why Are Regular Filter Changes So Important?

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Do I Need to Cover My HVAC Unit During the Winter?

November 20, 2021

During the cold winter months, it’s likely that you’re trying to protect all of your outside possessions. One of these may be your outdoor condenser unit. Your first thought may be to cover your HVAC unit to protect it from snow and ice. Take the following into consideration when deciding to put a cover over your unit. Think About What’s Inside Your Unit Before you cover your outdoor HVAC unit, it’s important to think about what’s inside of it. There are various electrical components like wiring and circuit boards that are very sensitive to moisture. There

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4 Steps for Maintaining a Healthy and Efficient Furnace

October 19, 2021

When you’ve decided to invest in a brand-new furnace for your home, you obviously will want to get the most value out of it that you can. Depending on how responsible you are in taking care of it, your heating appliance can either have very positive effects on your household or very negative ones. The good news is that you have a lot of control over which of these outcomes becomes a reality. To be sure you’re getting the best results from your new furnace, there are a handful of steps that you can take. 1. Avoid

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4 Common Fall Indoor Air Quality Issues

September 15, 2021

Changes in air quality indoors are inevitable as the seasons keep changing. Indoor environments are full of potential air pollutants, making air quality inside your home a serious concern. Low air quality can cause comfort problems and health complications in any season. However, these issues can affect you and your family more seriously in the fall season. It is, therefore, essential to keep an eye out for indoor air issues to help you address them in an efficient and timely manner. Below are some of the common air quality concerns that occur during the fall season and what you can

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