Effects of Ceiling Height on an Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

September 20, 2022

Homeowners want to make their home as energy efficient as possible. And one way to do that is to understand how different aspects of their home affect their air conditioner’s efficiency. Ceiling height is one of those factors. The standard ceiling height in many American homes is eight feet. But ceilings can range anywhere from six to twelve feet. That difference can have an impact on your air conditioner’s efficiency. How Ceiling Height Affects Air Conditioners Higher ceilings require more energy to cool. That’s because there’s more air volume to cool in a room with a

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4 Benefits of Installing New Ductwork

August 17, 2022

Ductwork is a network of air ducts, usually installed behind your house’s walls. And it’s responsible for carrying conditioned or heated air from the HVAC to different parts of your home. It’s an essential part of the air circulation process around your house, keeping your living space at the desired temperature and comfortable at all times. Like other systems in your residential property, ductwork ages over time. Due to wear and tear, there might be broken connections and leaks throughout your duct system, resulting in energy loss. According to the United States Department of Energy, around

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Choosing the Best Time to Install or Replace Your HVAC System

July 15, 2022

Regular maintenance is the best way to protect your HVAC system and ensure that it continues working for years to come. Nonetheless, no matter how diligent you are about having your system professionally maintained, there will always come a time when you’ll need to replace your furnace or air conditioner. If you’re considering replacing any of your HVAC equipment or looking to install a new HVAC system, you may be wondering when the best time is to do it. The answer to this is actually when you’re not currently using your heating or cooling system. This

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How to Soundproof Your AC

June 14, 2022

With summer here, your air conditioner is probably seeing a lot of use. Sadly, some ACs are noisier than others, whether it’s due to the internal components of your AC unit itself or issues with your home’s ductwork. Luckily, there are a few ways to soundproof your home’s air conditioning system, from sound-absorbing materials to sound barriers and more. Read on to learn about some ways you can reduce the noise coming from your air conditioner. Fix or Replace Your Air Conditioner Probably the easiest way to reduce the amount of noise your air conditioner makes

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Will Closing the Upstairs Vents Save You Money?

May 20, 2022

The HVAC system plays an essential role in maintaining favorable temperatures in your home through the seasons. However, the convenience and comfort of this equipment comes with additional expenses. It contributes to a significant amount of your energy bills. With such demands, residents of Montgomery, TX attempt to look for ways to reduce costs. While there are various ways to reduce the energy consumption of your HVAC system, closing the upstairs vents is not one of them. North Point Air Conditioning & Heating gives the following reasons why closing upstairs vents is not a wise money-saving technique.

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Can a Smart Thermostat Save You Money?

April 15, 2022

Can a Smart Thermostat Save You Money? You may want to consider purchasing a smart thermostat. Smart technology can not only improve the aesthetics of your home, but it can also save you money and energy. According to the EPA, a programmable thermostat can save you $180 a year. It is even simpler if you use a smart thermostat, which automatically does all the work for you. Here’s how much money you will save in the long run. You can save 1% to 3% on your energy cost if you raise or lower your thermostat by

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Should You Hire a Licensed HVAC Contractor?

March 17, 2022

In these harsh economic times, homeowners would like to hire affordable HVAC contractors. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Proper HVAC installation provides comfort, which is instrumental due to the ever-changing temperature. Some homeowners prefer to hire unlicensed contractors, however. The reason for this is so that they can save money. Working with an unlicensed contractor can cause more harm than good, however. Substandard services are cheap, but they can lead to future system problems. That’s why we highly recommend hiring licensed contractors. Licensed HVAC Contractors Come With Legal Bonds and Insurance

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Best Methods for Extending Your Furnace’s Lifespan

February 15, 2022

Do you want to get as many efficient years out of your furnace as possible? If the answer’s yes, all it requires is being proactive and dedicating a bit of time and effort. New heating systems are massive purchases, so it’s always helpful when you can hold off on them for a few extra years. With the proper upkeep, you can keep your furnace healthy and set it up to have a long life. Be Attentive to Your Furnace The two primary things you need to do for your furnace consistently are scheduling maintenance and replacing

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Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Furnace

January 3, 2022

During the winter months, your furnace keeps your family warm. Few things feel as comfortable as walking out of the cold and into a heated home. Even if your furnace works as it should right now, there will be a day when you will need to think about replacing your unit. You may notice that your energy bills are rising, you are constantly calling a repair person to fix your furnace, your furnace’s performance is less than stellar or it has quit working altogether. Whether you are thinking about purchasing a new furnace now

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How to Winterize Your Home’s Heating System

December 16, 2021

The colder winter weather can wreak havoc on your home and your health if you’re not careful. Having a home heating system that works is a must to stay warm. However, to ensure that your heating system is ready for the cold weather, it’s time to winterize it. Get Your Annual Service Performed Your heating system should be professionally serviced before the winter season starts. While you may be tempted to perform the maintenance on your own, you should think again. If your furnace is still in its warranty period, it’s likely your warranty contract states

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