How Old Is the Heating and Cooling System in Your Current Home?

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Construction cost, Heating air conditioning services, Hvac cloquet mn

Nearly 60 degrees on Thanksgiving day and down in the teens on the Sunday after. This is exactly the kind of week when HVAC services throughout the Midwest are tested. In fact, there are times in the same month in some parts of the country where heating and cooling services can run in the same week. Even when you swear, for instance, that you are not going to turn the furnace on in October, for example, it is difficult to stick to this idea when the temperatures dip below freezing for two days in a row. Likewise, you may be certain that you will not turn on the air conditioning inApril, but a week of temperatures in the 90s can force your hand.

You can let the politicians and the scientists argue all they want about climate change, but when it comes to the comfort of your own family in your home it is important to make sure that you are able to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home.

HVAC Services Play important Roles in Keeping Homes and Offices Comfortable
With the latest ductless systems and newest energy efficiency options, there are many home owners who are looking at ways to upgrade their current heating and cooling systems. Proactively looking for a way to avoid an emergency the first time the temperatures drop to freezing in the fall or climb to the 100s in the spring, many home owners make sure that they are working closely with their HVAC services providers. From twice yearly checks to see if a system is running efficiently, to complete furnace and air conditioning upgrades, there are many ways to make sure that your family is not left out in the cold, or the heat for that matter.
The latest research indicates that heating and cooling account for nearly 48% of the energy use in a typical home in the U.S. And while this is a significant expense for many families, it is also important to remember that high efficiency heating systems have an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of 90% to 98.5%. Knowing that you are at least getting the most heat for you money when the temperatures take a nose dive right after Christmas can help you justify the energy bills that you are paying.

Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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