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Category: Heating

Building an Addition this Summer? Consider Going Ductless!

Do you have some home renovations planned for this summer? If so, you may be creating a space in your home that doesn’t have access to your home’s existing ductwork. Additions, converted garages or attics, and finished basements sometimes aren’t connected to the duct system in the home. That can make these areas harder to […]

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Ductless Mini-Splits vs. Central Air

Ductless Mini-Splits vs. Central Air Homeowners have many options when it comes to their HVAC systems. A traditional choice has been central air systems that include ductwork in the home. But if you’re looking into heating and cooling options for your house, you may wonder if you have other options available. Ductless mini-splits are rising […]

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Effects of Not Servicing Your HVAC Unit

6 Effects of Not Servicing Your HVAC Unit You rely on your HVAC unit for comfort during the hot summer months. An air-conditioned home is one of life’s pleasures, especially during the hottest central Pennsylvania days. You could enjoy your air conditioner for months or even years without any regular upkeep. But one day, when […]

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8 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Humidity in Winter

8 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Humidity in Winter In the winter, the natural humidity level drops significantly, making our homes feel less comfortable. Increasing the humidity can have many benefits for comfort, health and cleanliness. Luckily, there are many easy ways to add humidity to your house, so that you can experience all of […]

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Pros and Cons of Electric Baseboard Heat

Table of Contents How Do Baseboard Heating Systems Work?  |  The Different Types of Baseboard Heat  |  Is Baseboard Heat Efficient  |  Pros of Baseboard Heat  |  Cons of Baseboard Heat  |  Baseboard Heat VS Other HVAC Systems Electric Baseboard Heat If you have baseboard heaters, then you know firsthand the joys and struggles that come with operating them in […]

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Can I Run My Furnace Without a Filter

NO. A furnace filter has a critical job to perform and a filter cannot be run without one. For a furnace to work properly, it should always be equipped with a clean, working filter. As we’ll see, a dirty filter can cause problems, and so can having no filter at all. When it’s cold outside, […]

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How to Prevent Pipes From Freezing

If you live in the Elizabethtown, PA region, the arrival of winter weather poses a silent threat to your home. As the cold temperatures slowly set in, one of the biggest risks to property damage in Pennsylvania is frozen pipes. To protect your home against costly repairs and water damage to walls, floors and valuables, it pays to […]

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What is R22 and How Does It Affect You?

What is R22? If your home’s air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old, there’s a good chance it uses R22, commonly known as “Freon.” R22 is an A/C refrigerant — a substance used for cooling in air conditioners— that was once widely used in air conditioning units in homes and businesses alike. But, […]

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Boilers vs Water Heaters: What’s the Difference?

Some homeowners may be unclear on the difference between a boiler and a water heater. There is some crossover in the function boilers and water heaters perform, but these two appliances are not the same. Both appliances heat the water you and your family use, but boilers also provide heat for your home, while water heaters […]

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