Lower Heating Costs Using a Humidifier

During the summer months, high humidity is terribly annoying.  When it’s hot and humid outside, everything feels sticky, it’s difficult to use the touch screen on a phone, and it makes keeping one’s hair in order practically impossible.  The combination of heat and...

What Does BTU Stand For?

The short answer is that the British Thermal Unit (BTU) a standard of measurement for work done.  A single BTU is the amount of work required for raising the temperature of a pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.  This is equal to roughly 1,055 joules.  Science...

How to Choose the Right Thermostat

Maintaining the perfect environment in your home is tricky.  But you’ve done it.  You’ve installed an energy efficient HVAC system, air-sealed your basement and attic to prevent temperature leaks, insulated the air ducts, and you know that the air flow in your home is...

Why Does My AC Smell Bad?

Central heating and air has one very specific job:  Adjust the temperature of your home to a more comfortable level.  Unfortunately, HVAC systems do this by moving and regulating airflow throughout a home.  If any portion of that system develops a strong smell you’ll...