Monday, October 5, 2015
A furnace is a common sight in many Philadelphia homes. Some own an electric furnace, while others prefer the gas-powered variety. Despite their differences, both furnace types perform an essential service in terms of household heating needs. Perhaps you’re wondering which type is ideal for your home. Below are the pros and cons of each furnace type for your consideration. Electric furnace pros Electric furnaces are generally cheaper than their gas-powered counterparts. This is what makes this furnace type viable for most. Plus, it’s quieter to operate, and very durable. With annual maintenance from a heating specialist, an electric furnace can last a solid 30 years. Most electric furnace models come in manageable sizes, making the installation process quick and easy.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Heating is an energy-intensive area of home ownership in which a lot of energy can go to waste if used incorrectly. It accounts for more than 30 percent of energy use in an average American home. That’s why with the right gas furnace, the average Philadelphia homeowner can benefit from greater energy efficiency, lower heating costs, and lower impact on the environment. How a Gas Furnace Works A gas furnace goes into action when the room temperature drops below the set temperature. Once detected, the furnace thermostat signals the system to deliver natural gas to the burners and for the blower to turn on. The burning gas creates heat in the heat exchanger, where air is pushed in, then out to the rooms through ductwork.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Having a furnace in top working condition is a necessity during cold weather, especially in Philadelphia where winter can get extreme. A heating system may malfunction at any time, requiring significant repairs or possibly, a replacement. Now would be a good time to have your furnace checked, to ensure it is in top condition when the cold weather sets in. A malfunctioning furnace during winter will likely require emergency repairs, which could be quite expensive. Of course, you don’t need to be told twice that furnace repair must be done by professionals. This is not a DIY project; heating systems are usually powered through electricity or gas, both of which can cause significant injury with improper handling. Likewise, an amateur may only worsen the extent of the damage.
Friday, October 2, 2015
As a resident of this city of neighborhoods, you must already be aware of the extreme weather patterns, heat waves, blizzards, and whatever comes in between. Now that summer season is on, the temperature is expected to rise to potenially dangerous levels. So you rely on your ACs to keep your home warm, but maybe due to constant usage, it may have developed some fault. To repair or replace is a key question that baffles most homeowners. For one, the cost of repair can potentially be as as high as the cost of replacement, but the prospect of surviving the summer with an AC blowing much cooler air is quite alluring. When making this type of decision, the are usually three main factors to consider: current conditon, life expectancy, and output. Each must be carefully considered before arriving at any conclusion.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Summertime is here, and the heat is sure to make people fire up their ACs to cope with it. Central air conditioners are among many cooling devices to be at the mercy of the demand, which can see them working harder than they’ve had to all year prior to this scorching season. Regular central air conditioner maintenance is a given to ensure that the appliances run smoothly and more efficiently, which can subsequently save up to 15 percent on yearly bills. In addition, a properly maintained unit can last longer and better resist breakdowns since the compressor won’t get too overworked trying to maintain cooler temperatures indoors. Central air conditioners feature a closed loop system, which contains specific components like the condenser located outside and the evaporator which is placed inside.