Building a home along the northern border of the country, the type of heating system was a big decision. I knew my family would be relying on the heating system for more than half the year. Our comfort, budget and carbon footprint depended on the performance and efficiency of the heater. I wanted a heating… Read more Radiant Flooring is an energy efficient, clean and effective choice for home heating –
I live along the northern border of the country, and the winter weather hangs around for approximately eight straight months. By the end of August, the nights are cold enough to require the heating system. We typically have several inches of snow at Halloween and there’s likely to still be an accumulation on the ground… Read more A boiler is a great choice for an area with long and severe winter seasons –
My husband and I have been talking about getting heated floors in the house. Our boiler system works great as a heater, but we kind of like the idea of heated flooring. To make sure we like it and it is worth the expense, we are only going to do one room first. The argument… Read more What room should our hydronic heater go in first?
It is a struggle deciding if I am more irritated with my HVAC contractor or myself. On one hand, I was an idiot with buying my heat pump. On the other hand, my HVAC professional sold me a HVAC system that he knew for a fact that I could not use. A heat pump system… Read more I don’t have the right climate for a heat pump
It is better to call a professional when setting up a cooling system. The professional knows how to do it the right way. The biggest issue is that a cooling system has a certain amount of refrigerant that goes in it on the initial installation. If the amount is wrong on the initial set up,… Read more Call a professional for cooling setup
When my boyfriend and I went on a trip to a well known cold country, we packed all winter gear. It seemed like the obvious thing to do. The place was known for being freezing cold no matter the time of year. I brought all thermal gear, long pants and jackets. At night I planned… Read more Cold country vacation-heating in the hotel was horrible
I am going insane trying to remove the burnt hair smell from my air quality. I am in a rental house and since day one it has smelled like burnt hair when the heater is on. For AC, the house has no smell. Once I change the thermostat over to heating, the hair smell comes… Read more Heater smells like burnt hair when it runs-air purifier?
My father and I decided that we wanted to make wine. For years my family had been grape farmers. The grapes would be made into juice, jams or jelly. I convinced my father to try making wine and the business has really took off. We started out just in the basement of my house. As… Read more Getting a heat pump for the wine facility was rough
The one thing I don’t like about renting is that you have to answer to the property owner. You don’t get a say in big renovations and changes down to the house, and you also don’t get a say on things like heating and cooling. I’ve been particularly upset with my current HVAC system because… Read more Poor air quality in apartment
The other day I was at the community center to donate some school supplies for a summer program in the area and I noticed that there were some new postings on the community board. When I went to take a closer look, I saw that one of the local heating and cooling companies was offering… Read more Furnace installation special