First Class HVAC Blog

What are Tankless Water Heaters?

on Thursday, December 31, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Tankless water heaters, also known as demand type water heaters, provide hot water only when needed. They do not heat a certain amount of water unlike what a storage water heater does. Tankless water heaters heat up water instantly. Compared to storage types, it is more energy efficient since there are no standby heat losses.

 

What are the Different Types of Heat Pumps?

on Thursday, December 31, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Most people think heat pumps provide heat. True. They do. However, not many people know that they also provide cooling. Heat pumps are actually efficient because they provide both heating and cooling. The machine uses a small amount of energy to propel heat from one location to another. It usually obtains heat from the ground or from the air. Likewise, they also work the same when cooling. If you are familiar with how air conditioners work, then you know how heat pumps work too.

Tips to Keep Your Furnace in Tiptop Shape

on Sunday, November 29, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Wintertime is fast approaching. Your home needs all the warmth it can get so you and your family would feel comfortable during the cold season. It is time for your furnace to shine and do its job. Just like with any other machines, your furnace should also undergo regular checkup and maintenance before and after using it. Therefore, an ideal time would be during fall and spring. You can call any HVAC company such as First Class HVAC and we will do a comprehensive checkup of your heating system.

Why the Need to Clean or Replace Air Filters Regularly?

on Thursday, November 26, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

An HVAC system contains air filters to prevent dust and other particles from clogging the internal parts of the system. Most of the time, homeowners neglect their HVAC system if it is working fine. However, as with any other machines, it needs regular check-up, cleaning and maintenance. A heating system needs to be checked at least twice a year. A professional Delaware heating technician will check for clogged filters, dirty air ducts, and signs of wear and tear.

Reasons to Have a Humidifier at Home

on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

During winter, this aggravates the problem especially if you are using a heating system. To combat the ill effects of dry air, it is suggested that you have a whole house humidifier installed. A humidifier will add moisture to the warm air blowing from your heating ducts. It will help make the atmosphere more comfortable inside your home or building.

Common Heating Problems: When Your Heat Pump Freezes in Winter

on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Wintertime is coming. Soon you will find the outdoor coils of your heat pump covered in thin ice. This is actually normal. The unit will usually go on a defrosting cycle to melt the ice. However, there are times when the entire heat pump is covered in ice including the coil interiors and the top of the unit. Once this happens, you have a serious issue at hand. The problem needs to be addressed immediately in order to prevent further damage to the equipment.

Common Heating Problems: Heat Pump Does Not Quite Reach a Certain Temperature

on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Your house gets extremely cold and you raise the thermostat of your heating system. You increase the temperature to a certain degree expecting that your house gets warm in the process. Alarmingly, your house does not seem to warm up and does not quite reach the set temperature. This usually happens when it is really cold outside. The heat pump’s efficiency generally decreases and could not keep up with the rapid heat loss. This can cause most homeowners to call an HVAC specialist.

Is Closing the Vents Energy Efficient?

on Monday, November 23, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

In a typical home, an HVAC system often makes up half of the total energy expenditure. When there is an empty room in your house, it seems logical that the vents should also be closed, right? WRONG! Doing so does not actually reduces energy consumption.

What You Need to Do Before an HVAC Upgrade

on Thursday, November 05, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

An old heating or air conditioning system will eventually wear down through time. There will come a time when your system could not make you comfortable anymore despite the constant adjustment. Once this happens, it is time for you to upgrade your heating or air conditioning system.

HVAC System Design: How it is Implemented

on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

The overall design of an HVAC system is carefully thought of in terms of function, safety. It is the result of technology and experimentation to give the best possible outcome with energy efficiency in mind. These HVAC systems are also designed in such a way that technicians will find it easy to install. The ease of installation is advantageous because it is less costly and quick to install.

Reasons to Invest in an HVAC System

on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

HVAC, which stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, is also known as climate control system. This is because HVAC systems control room temperatures to make it more comfortable. When it’s hot and humid, the cooling system lowers down the temperature in a room or space. Whereas, if the environment is cold and chilly, it keeps the room temperature comfortably warm.

When Should You Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

on Monday, November 02, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Many swear that having their HVAC ducts cleaned improves the quality of indoor air in their home. They say that they experienced fewer allergies afterwards. However, did you know that there is no scientific evidence that can prove that HVAC duct cleaning can actually improve indoor air quality?

Crawl Space Encapsulation Cost in Delaware

on Sunday, November 01, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

How much does crawl space encapsulation costs in Delaware? Keep in mind factors such as the condition of your crawl space, size, 

Why Learning Basic Plumbing is Important

on Friday, October 30, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Whether you are a woman or a man, you should be able to perform basic plumbing tips. Although your favorite handyman is just within arm’s reach and ever reliable, it still pays to learn the basics.

5 Signs You Should Invest in an HVAC System

on Thursday, October 29, 2015 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Let us face it; investing in a good HVAC system would cost you money. However, if you come to think of it, the money that you spent on heating installation, heating repair and heating maintenance is a good investment for the future.

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