Radon Risks Should Be On Your Radar
Homeownership is a dream for many, symbolizing stability, comfort, and a place to create cherished memories. While we invest time and resources in making our homes safe and secure, there’s an often overlooked threat that lurks silently and invisibly – radon. Let’s explore why homeowners should be aware of radon, understand its potential risks, and take proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of their families. (more…)
Maximizing Savings: How Rebate Offers Can Make Your Heat Pump Replacement Even More Affordable
Your home’s HVAC system is important to your home and your comfort. If it’s time to replace your heat pump, take the time to consider upgrade options. Not only will an upgrade to your heat pump promise to enhanced comfort and efficiency, but can also be a financially savvy decision. One avenue to explore in reducing the financial impact of a heat pump replacement is taking advantage of rebate offers. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the world of rebate programs, exploring how they work and why they are a valuable resource for homeowners looking to make their heating and cooling systems more cost-effective. Some of the incentives will expire, so it’s important to consider these options may not be around long.
To-Dos for Freezing Temps
As we roll into late fall and see forecasts projecting freezing temps here in Lincoln, NE there are some simple, but important maintenance items to do at your home. As temperatures fall it’s important to ensure your home is ready. Check off these items off your list to make sure you avoid the costly repairs you could face if you don’t.
Remove Hoses from Outdoor Spigots
An important maintenance item for your home’s plumbing when outside temperatures near, or reach freezing, is to remove hoses from you outdoor spigots or hose bibs. When you do so, take time to make sure the faucets completely shutoff and stop water flow. If you find the spigot drips give the plumbers at Bryant a call. It may be a simple repair. With the help of our plumbers it can be repaired before bigger problems arise. (more…)
Fall Maintenance & Furnace Checks
Temperatures have become mild here in Lincoln, NE, football and other fall sports have returned. This can only mean… You guessed it, heating season is on it’s way. Here at Bryant we’ve gotten calls for heating checks and begun performing the heating portion of our Energy Savings Plan (ESP). One cool week and it’s like mother nature sent out an email saying fall and consistently cooler temps are coming soon, get prepared.
Unlike cooling season there really isn’t a limitation of the work that can be done depending on outdoor temps. Your furnace and heat pump can be fully checked out at any time of the year. With cooling checks the outdoors temperatures need to reach a certain temp to ensure the efficiency of the system for spring and summer is accurately represented.
Check Your Heating When Temperatures Are Cooler
With milder temperatures many homeowners are taking advantage of the prime weather and opening windows. Having HVAC technician test out the furnace or heat pump lessens impact on your comfort. Why? To test the heating components the heat will need to run a technician to ensure your heating unit is ready to efficiently heat your home. Having this service performed earlier in the year can be done, but it doesn’t make sense when the air conditioning is running. (more…)
4 Electrical Problems That Can Affect Your HVAC System
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.
1. Overloaded Circuit
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.
Your furnace or air conditioner will trip the breaker when it is pulling in more power than the circuit is designed to handle. This means that any usage changes or airflow blockages that place extra strain on the system can lead to a flipped breaker. Common causes of this increased strain include a clogged air filter, blocked airflow around the outdoor condenser, or a faulty thermostat. (more…)
One Stop Shop
Are you planning on building a new home or a remodel in your home? No matter how large or small the project one thing we can suggest is give Bryant a call! If you are general contracting your own project you have a lot of organizing to handle. Selecting a company that cross off three different contractors off your list can help you avoid some headaches in the future. (more…)
What’s the Right Filter
During your search for the right filter for your home you could spend a lot of time in the filter aisle reading labels and trying to make sense of all the information listed. What you’ll find is various ratings listed to explain efficiency and lists of what each filter will capture. What you won’t see is the amount of airflow restriction a filter will have. Increasing airflow restriction is not good for your heating and cooling system. Hopefully this article can help you identify what is best for you and your home. (more…)
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…)
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