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Archives for Heating

Archives for Heating

Are You Heating Your Home as Efficiently as Possible?

Home heating can be a drain on your wallet, so you’ll want to ask yourself whether that heating is as efficient as it can be. There are several ways to improve that efficiency, some drastic and some basic, and a few are given below. Replacing an Inefficient System This is one of the drastic methods. For example, an undersized heating system will run for an excessively long time, while an oversized unit will heat too quickly and wind up short-cycling. In both cases, the unit will raise your energy bills and wear down sooner, making a replacement more cost-effective in
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Is Your Furnace an Older or Newer Model?

An essential element of human survival is staying warm when temperatures drop. The earliest version of a furnace in American civilization was the hearth fire. Wood was plentiful in the deciduous forests of the early settlers. However, keeping the fires lit was a full-time job, and chopping firewood was a backbreaking task. Also, the hearth fire was dangerous. By the end of the 18th century, household furnaces were still fueled by wood, but the wood was chopped up and burned in an enclosed stove. This required less supervision and was much safer. The Evolving Nature of Furnaces The first evolutionary
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Can Heating Systems Be Recycled?

Here at Kayl, we’ve been providing heating and cooling solutions for Doniphan, Nebraska, for many years. And many of our customers ask the same question: “What do I do when my heating system dies?” Sure, you should get a new unit when that happens. But many customers are surprised to discover that they can recycle their old heating system. Want to learn more? Take a look at our comprehensive guide! Don’t Just Leave It A rookie mistake many people make is to try to leave their HVAC by the side of the road. However, this is a bad idea for
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How to Save Money on Heating Bills this Winter

There’s nothing you can do to keep winter away, but there are a few things you can do to keep costly energy bills at bay. As winter starts to settle in full-steam, we’ve got a few money-saving tricks to help homeowners around Doniphan, Nebraska stay warm without giving away their wallets. Keep Your Furnace Clean Blocked vents and dirty filters cause your furnace to work overtime, which can cost you big bucks by the end of winter. To eliminate this problem, make sure you have your furnace inspected by a professional regularly. For best results, check your furnace filter monthly
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Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

Many people want to know which is better, heating pumps or furnaces. It’s a fair question, and the difference between these two types of heating systems is not trivial. The short answer is that the best pick is the one that suits your budget, preference, and the climate you live in. A heat pump will tend to perform better in temperate climates where the seasonal extremes are not so pronounced. A furnace, on the other hand, will be better suited to handling climates with the harshest winter cold. Heat Pump vs Furnace Now that you know the basic difference between
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