The HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system helps ensure high levels of air quality and the maintenance of acceptable temperatures in your home. Here at Birdwell Heating and Cooling, we recommend learning about your unit, especially its integral parts and the roles they play. In doing so, you can get the most out of the whole system, making better and informed decisions that would extend its service life. Read… Continue Reading
HVAC technicians may sometimes appear intimidating, especially if they are using technical terms that you don’t understand. To avoid misunderstanding, expand your vocabulary by learning some HVAC terms that your heating and cooling system specialists often use.
Thermostats are an essential part of every modern heating and cooling system. It keeps indoor temperatures comfortable without having to crank the HVAC system up. In addition to being convenient, it also helps make your HVAC system more efficient.
When searching for a new heating or cooling system for your home, you might see a list of energy efficiency ratings displayed on the units. These can help you determine how much each system would cost to purchase and operate. These include seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), energy efficiency ratio (EER), and higher rated heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF). Birdwell Heating & Cooling discusses these ratings in detail.
Summer’s intense heat can cause your energy bills to rise in an effort to maintain your home’s comfort levels. Having an inefficient cooling system can only make this worse, so it’s best to consider a replacement. The ENERGY STAR® label is the first thing you should look for when investing in a new cooling system. While all your options may look the same, this label is the one thing that makes a… Continue Reading