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Best HVAC System For Older Homes

Zoned A/C Systems are the Best Option for Older Homes The Birmingham, AL area is full of old homes that energetic people are working hard to renovate, adding modern comforts while preserving architectural details and beauty. One stumbling block: How do you sensibly cool and heat one of these old homes without disturbing the architecture and style [...]

By |2018-02-05T17:30:33+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: HVAC Systems, Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Top Heat Pump Tips To Keep You Warm

5 ways to help your heat pump keep you warm in winter North Alabama winters often have short spells that tax a heat pump, so here are some suggestions for helping your heat pump work at its best when the temperatures fall. Heat pumps cruise easily through most obstacles, but freezing temperatures—below 32 degrees Celsius – can tax [...]

By |2018-01-22T17:28:46+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Buying a Furnace

What To Look For in a Furnace It’s winter and you’re worried about your aging furnace and whether it will make it to springtime. Thanks to recent technological advances, you will be pleasantly surprised to see the selection of modern furnaces that are a huge improvement over the furnaces of not so long ago. New gas furnaces actually can save [...]

By |2018-01-22T17:57:07+00:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: HVAC Systems, Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Energy Saving Tips

For energy savings, try this near Birmingham, AL It’s winter, when you may be wrestling between personal comfort and energy savings. You can cut costs by putting on an extra sweater or blanket and turning down the thermostat. The U.S. Department of Energy says you can save about 3 percent on your heating bill for every degree you [...]

By |2018-01-22T15:55:24+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Insulation materials vary

Insulation ductwork comes in a variety of formats, depending on the home’s requirements. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of the formats when choosing insulation for your home. The most common material is galvanized steel. It’s coated with zinc, which prevents rusting and eliminates the need for painting. Fabric or fiber ducts often are made [...]

By |2017-10-02T19:50:10+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Ductwork, Energy Efficiency, Tips|0 Comments

Thoughts on insulation

Insulating your ducts is valuable because it reduces temperature loss through the duct system, but there are pros and cons to consider. Nicholas Griewahn, associate professor of HVACR, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich., summed it up recently at a panel assembled by Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News. “If I were to ask a [...]

By |2017-10-02T19:50:25+00:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Ductwork, Energy Efficiency, Tips|0 Comments

3 easy steps to more comfort

The writers at Popular Mechanics always have good ideas on how to improve your surroundings. Here are 3 easy ways to make your home more weatherproof and more comfortable -- and save money on hearing and cooling bills. Replace worn weather stripping around doors and windows Regular wear and tear creates drafts and lets [...]

By |2017-09-05T17:19:46+00:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: Tips|0 Comments

Facts about manufacturer warranties

Always read the manufacturer’s warranty that comes with your new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. At standardhvac.com, we discuss the details of each purchase with every customer, but it’s always wise to read the warranty your self as well. "The warranty is usually only for the original purchaser [...]

By |2017-08-07T13:43:40+00:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Tips, Warranties|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Window film not just for cars

Tint works on home windows as well as car windows. It can be an excellent solution for a room that gets too much exposure to the sun -- for example a west-facing room that takes a beating from the summer sun. Today’s tints are clear for you to see outside, but they can block [...]

By |2017-08-07T13:43:16+00:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments