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What does Home Comfort mean?

Home Comfort starts with the right equipment for your needs and your home.

What does it mean to have home comfort, we'll be talking about how to achieve this through your heating and cooling equipment.  Home comfort from an energy standpoint should be viewed through this question, are you comfortable in your home all year around?

If you're warm enough in the winter time but maybe paying more than you think you should you're not comfortable. Choosing to sweat in the summer instead off turning on the AC because of the electric bill is a perfect example of not having home comfort in more ways than one.

So how can you be comfortable during the winter and summer without breaking the bank, first look at how old your equipment is. If your heating system is more than 20 years old you should consider a new boiler or furnace. Air conditioning systems that are 7 years or older should be replaced. Mini-split air conditioners are much more energy efficient than window units and offer better performance. Mini-split air conditioners can come with a heat pump that can provide additional comfort and use during the winter.

When looking at new equipment whether it is heating or cooling the right size for your application makes a big difference.  Energy Star has a excellent page that can help you find the right air conditioner for the square footage of the room you're looking to cool. An AC unit that is too small will run constantly and never achieve the right temperature, while a unit that is too big will create a room that is too cold and will use more energy with on and off cycles.

Having the right heating equipment does follow the same principle, too small and it'll constant run using too much fuel without ever achieving the proper heat. Too big and you'll have excess heat that is being created but not used properly.  We can find the right sized system based on the amount of rooms, windows, age of the home, insulation, water needs, and the output of your radiators. 

Modern equipment works better to achieve home comfort through energy efficiency, where less fuel or electricity is being used to achieve the same or better level of comfort.  This leads to better total home comfort.  If your're not totally comfortable in your home, whether its too hot or too cold give us a call we can help you achieve total home comfort.

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