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One of the most frustrating heating issues during the winter is furnace short cycling. The...
How to Avoid Lessons Learned the Hard Way
If, as heating and sir professionals, we could persuade homeowners to avoid one major outcome, it would be this: take care of you home comfort system so you do not have to replace it earlier than necessary. Heating and cooling systems are sizable investments for any home, and they account for half of the energy consumption of your home each year. The measures homeowners take to preserve the life of their equipment can enable it to last years longer –…Continue Reading ››
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Several factors are contributing to a drop in heating oil prices that hasn’t been seen for over a decade in some parts of the country.
How to Stop Door Drafts Around Entry Doors
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Top 3 Heating and Air Conditioning System Maintenance Tips
For optimal operation, your heating and air conditioning system needs periodic maintenance. Ricotta Heating & Air, the premier heating and cooling contractor in St.
How Do Heat Pumps Work? » Sterling Heating & AC
Categories October 25, 2013 The heat pump is a comprehensive heating and cooling solution. If you’re in the market for a new home comfort system, you may want to consider the heat pump. It works just like an air conditioner with one major added advantage: that it also works as a heater during the colder months. It is often paired with a furnace to create a hybrid system. This versatility makes them unique among your cooling options, although they tend to be most efficient in moderate temperatures. In this post, we’d like to run you through the basics of how heat pumps work, so that you can make an informed decision about what’s right for you, your home, and your budget. Heat Pump Basics A heat pump is a device for transferring heat…
Why Ice on Your Air Conditioner Requires Immediate Repair
Most people, when they find ice forming on their air conditioners, think that it’s a sign that the system is working properly. However, this is not the case.