We get lots of questions about the legalities of buying furnaces and air conditioners online. Most of these questions start with: “The local HVAC guy said it’s illegal to …” The rumors range from “It’s illegal to buy central AC systems and heating systems online” to “If you buy the equipment online it voids your warranty” to “Online HVAC systems aren’t as good as what we carry locally” or “It’s inexpensive because it’s poor quality.” Read on or watch the video as we debunk these statements and give you the real deal on how to save on your HVAC equipment.
If you’ve done any research on home heating or cooling, you’re sure to have come across info on HVAC zones and zoned HVAC systems. In this article – and the accompanying video – we’re going to define the concept and give you some basic info on what it might mean for heating and cooling your home. Simply: An HVAC zone is an area in your home in which you wish to have specific heating or cooling control. So, an HVAC zoning system is one that allows you to create custom areas within your home’s HVAC system.
The secret is out and this video tells all on how to save thousands of dollars on your home heat and cooling equipment. The average quote from a local service installer for a new air conditioner and furnace system is $7,000 - $10,000. Shocked yet? This video will show you how to save $3,000 - $6,000 on replacing your furnace and AC system. Take two minutes to watch this and it could be worth up $6,000 in savings.
When your home improvement plans include installing a new fireplace, or even repairing an existing insert, be sure to speak with experts that you can trust. A simple way to know who to trust is to look for technicians, sales people, and service providers that have been certified by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). Many fireplace dealers, like HVACDirect.com, have NFI certified technicians on staff ready to speak with you so that you know the advice you're getting is trustworthy and accurate. The same goes for your installer - having that certification will let you know they're an expert. In this article, we'll look at what that certification really means for your home project.
Furnace flue pipes may not be something you’ve thought about before, but they’re an important part of your gas furnace system. It’s good to have an understanding of what they are and why they’re important … and how they match to your furnace efficiency. A furnace flue pipe (also known as a vent pipe or simply as a flue), vents the exhaust from your furnace to the outside of your home. Furnace exhaust is dangerous and so having the right furnace exhaust pipe is important.
We review our 6 favorite patio heaters for Fall 2019 and Winter / Spring 2020. Patio heaters, also known as outdoor or outside heaters, help you extend your outdoor living and entertaining. With cold weather here and ready to last for many more months, we wanted to give you our recommendations on the best outdoor heaters. We’ve included both ceiling mounted and freestanding patio heaters, covering uses for home and residential and also restaurants and outdoor event venues.
When shopping for a new indoor fireplace – either to replace an old fireplace or to redo a room’s interior design – the most important factor is fuel type. Once you’ve determined your fuel source, you can then search and shop within this category for the perfect fireplace for your home. In this article we’ll review wood-burning fireplace and stoves, gas fireplaces, and electric fireplace inserts.
A heat pump system is one of the most common home heating and cooling systems in America today. They’re a perfect choice for many homes due to their efficient use of energy in pumping heat out of the house in the summer and drawing it in during the winter. Since heat pumps pull warmth from the outside air, it sometimes needs help during the winter, especially when the outside temperature drops below 35 degrees Fahrenheit.
What is an Air Handler and How Does it Work? The Air Handler: An often misunderstood part of your home HVAC system, we’ll explain what an air handler is and how it works. We’ll also walk you through the different heat pump and electric air conditioning split systems that use air handling units and how they differ from a gas furnace system.
SEER is the efficiency rating for heat pumps and air conditioners. In this video we'll review what it means for you, regarding your energy bills and how it affects the purchase and performance of your home HVAC system. As a homeowner, there is a lot to consider when making a decision on a new air conditioner or heat pump cooling system. One of the most important factors in purchasing an HVAC system is energy efficiency. And that's where SEER comes in.