Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibilities. Heating that home is one of them. We know, you're a strong, independent homeowner, and you can handle it. But for when you run into some snags with your furnace, here are some tips on what might be going on and what you can do to fix it.
While it may not feel like it now, winter is coming. Before it gets here, it’s important to consider how you will be heating your home. Think about what it cost you last year. Were you happy with the figure? Were you comfortable with the system? If you weren’t, it’s time to talk about what can be done differently, and I would like to point out a few things for you to consider, or rather one thing; oil.
This past labor day weekend, if you’re like those of us here at ECI, you were enjoying your long weekend with some outdoor grilling, cracking open a cold one, and spending time with your friends and family during the beautiful weather.
You may remember last week’s blog entry, Why Isn’t My AC Working? Although the entry focused on possible causes and remedies for why your unit may not be functioning properly, the somewhat comical solution to my problem brought to light a popular technique in the cooling and heating of homes; zoning.
You probably don’t want to talk about it, but there’s something looming in the air. It’s starting small; in place of your central air, your windows are being opened because that sweltering heat isn’t so heavy. In the morning, you’re putting on your slippers. You slept through the night under the covers. That’s right, winter is coming.
There are a lot of sides to the HVAC field, and if you’re looking for career options, there are several different opportunities available. For those who can’t see themselves being satisfied in an office setting, it may feel like those options are simply service or install. While service and install are the two broad areas of specialization, where you go within those specializations has a lot more room for growth and expansion than you might realize, so it’s important to weigh your options carefully.
And we're back at it again! ECI Comfort is collecting coat donations for the One Warm Coat drive. This will be our second year working with this organization and we would love to help make a difference to people in need of coats this year.
MYTH: There is no benefit to constantly adjusting your thermostats when you don’t need as much heating or cooling…such as at night or when nobody’s home.
Many people believe that while this may make sense in milder weather, it doesn't work so well in extreme cold or high heat and humidity conditions that we have in Philadelphia and throughout the Delaware Valley. The thought here is that when its very cold, the energy required to recover and reheat a space from adjusting the temperature down will negate any savings. The same mindset believes that when trying to cool the older homes in our region, they are too inefficient to constantly let the temperature and humidity rise. The energy to remove the humidity and return the home to a comfortable temperature isn’t worth the effort.
It’s a beautiful day at the Musser home in Warminster, PA, and everyone is in great spirits. The kids are playing, the conversation is flowing, and of course the grill is getting warmed up! As customary, the men mummbled through their Father’s Day greetings and head to where the real action is…the grill!