The How and Why of Heat Pumps

The term "heat pump" is frequently used in reference to a heating and air-conditioning system, but not every homeowner is familiar with what a heat pump is, or what it…

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The Epic Battle for Temperature Control

Thermostat wars are being waged in households across the country. It’s an epic struggle of stealth, shouting matches and utility bill waving. The combatants come in all ages, sizes and genders, and the fight can rage for months—even years. But fear not, solutions are available that can help bring this fight of the Fahrenheit to an end, and zoning is one of them.

How Zoning Can Turn A Combat Zone Into A Comfort Zone

A zoning system divides your home into separate areas, known as a “zones,” and allows you to customize the air temperature in each zone. The system involves multiple thermostats which operate dampers within the ductwork of your forced-air system. The thermostats constantly read the temperature of their specific zone, then open or close the dampers according to the thermostat’s settings.

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Maintaining Proper Airflow Matters!

Airflow through your air conditioner is how cooling is exchanged in your home. Improper airflow means the air conditioner can't do its job efficiently. Research shows that more than two-thirds…

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