5 Key Elements of an HVAC Installation Quote
Whether you’re seeking a heat pump, central air unit, or furnace installation, one of the first steps of the installation process is a professional quote. A heating and air conditioning professional will visit your home, inspect the area, and take measurements near the installation site and of the major components of the system.
Learn about five key elements to expect in your installation quote. With so many options, brands and information, it can become overwhelming, but breaking down the elements and knowing what to expect can make the process easier. If there is information you are not sure about ask the HVAC representative(s) you have asked for quotes to clarify, if the company is worth selecting to complete your project they will take the time to ensure you understand the information provided. (more…)
Let’s Make That Decision Easier
This day and age a showroom might seem counter intuitive. However, we believe a showroom can help make your decision easier and help us answer all your questions about the options we have to offer. Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing wrong with shopping online or looking through promotional material to make a selection, but for some of us seeing is believing. (more…)
3 Ways to Encourage Even Home Heat
If you own a two-story home, then the top floor of your house may become warmer than the first floor during the winter months when using your home heating system. While this problem is not uncommon, it can be a nuisance.
Thankfully, you don’t have to live with an unevenly heated home when you can try several solutions to this problem. Read on to learn three ways to encourage even home heat during the winter months when running your home heating system. (more…)
Add A Humidifier For Better Air Quality
Controlling the humidity in your home is really what HVAC is about as well as comfort. Every home is different, largely due to geographic location and climate, the build of your home also plays a big part. Here in Lincoln, Nebraska homeowner fight the battle of high humidity in the summers and dry air in the winters. The premise behind air conditioning is not just to lower the air temperature in your home, but to remove humidity. Why? The dryer the air the cooler the air will feel. For this reason an air conditioner system that removes humidity efficiently from your home will provide better comfort than one that doesn’t.
When we turn to heating season and your HVAC system is circulating dry warm air we suggest adding humidity to improve your comfort during those colder months. (more…)
Electrical Issues That Affect Your Heating and Air
Clogged air filters, freezing refrigerant lines, dirty evaporator coils: all are examples of HVAC problems that are easy to spot if you know where
to look. But sometimes an electrical issue inside your furnace or air conditioner can present a problem that is harder to track down. Here is an
overview of four electrical problems that can affect your heating and air conditioning.
- Overloaded Circuit
- Wiring Issues
- Burnt Out Blower Motor
When your furnace or air conditioner trips the breaker, flipping the breaker back to the “on” position isn’t a fix. While this will get your HVAC system working again in the short term, you need to find out what caused the breaker to flip in the first place. This will keep the problem from recurring and ensure that your system isn’t creating a fire hazard in your home. (more…)
4 FAQ About Water Softeners
A water softener’s primary function is to remove minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, from the water supply in your home. These minerals make your water hard, which causes a whole host of problems.
If you would like to know more about this home appliance, here are the answers to four frequently asked questions about water softeners.
- How Do Homeowners Know If They Need a Water Softener?
If your water is hard, here are some signs that you may run across in your home:
- Your water flows slowly from the faucets due to a buildup of mineral deposits in the pipes.
- There is a crusty buildup of limescale on your plumbing fixtures, sinks, and tiles.
- Your tap water has an odd taste.
- Your clothes are hard to clean, and they contain a soapy residue after washing them.
You might also have hard water if most everyone in your household has dry, itchy skin or their hair looks dull. Dry itchy skin can result from bathing in hard water, and dull hair can happen because hard water makes it more difficult to rinse out the shampoo and conditioner. (more…)
Is My Home Setup for a Water Softener?
Are you fed up with hard water in your home? Wondering if you can add a water softener to your home? Bryant can help. Your house may be setup or pre-plumbed for a water softener without your knowledge, making the installation of a water softener easier.
Identifying If Your Home Was Plumbed for a Water Softener
You may find a loop like this in your mechanical or utility room. This loop serves a purpose. This picture happens to be from a home Bryant’s plumbing department installed a new water softener in. That loop of plumbing pipe was a sign that this home was plumbed when it was built for a softener to be installed in the future. (more…)
The Dangers of Improper Roofing Replacement
Recently we received a call to from a customer to fix a dangerous mistake a roofing company had made. As we enter storm season it can be a good reminder for anyone who may need their shingles replaced. Thankfully the customer was not harmed by the roofing company’s oversight, but they were very lucky to say the least.
As you may know gas burning appliances like a water heater and furnace must be vented to the outside of the home. (more…)
About Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems
There are various ways to heat and cool your home. Many have considered geothermal heat pumps due to their many benefits. Although geothermal systems are truly an investment, they are very much a great option to consider if you are looking for durable, effective and an efficient option for your home. If you would like to know more about geothermal heating and cooling systems, just keep reading. (more…)
Do You Need to Replace Your Whole AC System at Once?
With summer approaching, it’s time to take a look at the state of your air conditioning system. Regular maintenance can keep most home air conditioning systems running for a decade or more, however eventually all cooling systems will need to be replaced. Being educated about your air conditioner and it’s state can save you money when that time arrives to decide between repairing the current air conditioner and replacing.
Many homeowners are left wondering what components need or should be replacement at the same time. With many parts working together to cool your home, it may be confusing which part is which and what works with what. This guide will go over each of the critical components in your system and explain why you should (or shouldn’t) replace them. (more…)
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