Friday, December 18, 2015
Now is the time to have your furnace repair in Boone completed before the cold weather sets in this year so you can stay warm and toasty all winter long. All too often home owners forget to have their heaters and furnaces checked before the cold weather sets in. As luck would have it, the coldest night of the year is the same night their furnace dies. This scenario can be prevented by having your heating repair completed, if needed, or prevented by performing an annual maintenance check now.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Not looking forward to another mountain winter this year in Boone? Many of us dread the winter season for various reasons, and one of those reasons is the financial burden of heating. One characteristic of Boone winters is inconsistency. Some days the temperatures are freezing and other days its warmer. We even have the occasional balmy day in the middle of winter. It can be frustrating because you need the furnace one day, and the next you nearly need the air conditioning. In this type of weather you will have better energy efficiency with a hybrid HVAC system in Boone. Hybrid HVAC Systems use multiple technologies to achieve top heating and cooling efficiency Hybrid HVAC systems are a combination of a heat pump and a furnace. Heat pumps are very efficient for heating and cooling because they transfer air rather than simply heating or cooling the air.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Now is the best time to check the filters. If you’re using hypoallergenic filters, keep in mind that they do not last as long as traditional filters. It is advisable to replace your filters monthly, and clean filters are especially important if you want your HVAC unit to work optimally this winter. If using reusable filters, you simply need to rinse and clean them before re-using. Clean the HVAC Unit Examine the area all around your air conditioner. Using a hose, wash and remove all debris, mud, bird droppings, flowers and leaves, and any other foreign objects surrounding the HVAC system. Rake around the entire area and trim or remove excess leaves, weeds, or grass. Keeping this area clean allows for unrestricted air flow and prevents unintentional obstruction.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
When your HVAC system in your Boone, NC home breaks down, this can usually be traced to a problem in one of several components. It can be difficult to determine exact location of the problem, however, considering an HVAC system is spread all over your house. Nonetheless, here’s a simple guide to the important parts of the system, the damage they might have sustained, and what to do about it. Heating and Air Thermostat Your thermostat is the part of your HVAC system that you interact with most; you use it to adjust the temperature of your home either by manual changing or programming it beforehand. The first hints of a malfunctioning thermostat are often subtle and not easily detected. It may just seem that a room isn’t as warm or as cold as you need it to be. If you are experiencing this, Mountaineer Heating and Cooling can quickly check your thermostat to see if it needs a repair or replacement.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The energy benefits of having heat pumps installed are many, and one can always call on expert Boone heating services, such as Mountaineer Heating and Cooling, to have them installed. However, you need to know a few things before making your purchase. First, you’ll need to decide what type of heat pump to install. Heat pumps work on the basic principle of heat transfer; they move heat from one place to another, resulting in cooling in one area, while another area gets heated. This happens naturally when heat from a high temperature area moves to a low temperature one. Heat pumps can make this happen in reverse to cool a home and also to heat it, if necessary. Most heat pumps are air-sourced, which means they draw or dump the heat from or into the air. The other main type, ground-source heat pumps, are connected to the ground or a large body of water for their heat source.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Having an HVAC system installed in your home? Make sure that this is done properly, or risk lower energy efficiency. A recent study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology showed that, while more energy efficient Boone heating and air conditioning systems can potentially cut down energy consumption by as much as 30 percent, this may be for nothing if the system is not properly installed. According to Piotr Domanski, who led the research, improper installation can increase household energy use by as much as 30 percent. The surveys conducted by the team showed that the majority of the evaluated air-conditioning equipment performed well below rated energy efficiency levels due to one or more installation faults. The results also revealed that degraded equipment performance is more prominent in air conditioners, heat pumps, and other related equipment.
Friday, February 20, 2015
If there's a silver lining from last year's cold wave, it would be the fact that it just saved you big time on heating costs. A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states that areas affected by the polar vortex are expected to experience above-average temperatures this coming winter. North Carolina lies within the large swathe set to experience this unusual warmth for the next three months or so.