For most of us, buying a new furnace, like any major appliance purchase, is a pretty big deal. So you want to be sure you have all of the information you need to make the right decision. After all, it’s a decision you’ll likely to be living with—literally—for the next 15 or more years. So let’s take a look at some of the questions you’ll want to ask during your HVAC buying process and other considerations that will go into making your final decision.
The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV, is a third party rating system for air filters. It provides a means for consumers to compare the effectiveness of various filters. The higher the MERV number, the more effective a filter is at removing contaminants.
Topics: Air quality
It’s Valentine’s Day and you know you want to do something special. But dining at a crowded, noisy restaurant? Battling downtown traffic? Bundling up just to get to the car? Not all that appealing, is it? Maybe the best way to spend this Valentine’s Day is to stay in and create some home comfort of your own. Here’s how you can ensure that your HVAC system cooperates with that plan.
Ductless heating and cooling systems have been around since the 1970s. They were developed in Japan and are very popular in Europe and Asia. They seem to be gaining popularity here in the States, as well. If you’re unfamiliar with ductless heating and cooling, how it works, and how it may benefit you, read on.
If you’re having trouble regulating your HVAC system and you think your thermostat may be the issue, we’ve got a few suggestions for troubleshooting and correcting the problem. Just ask yourself these five questions to troubleshoot the most common faults with thermostats. If all else fails, there are some other steps you can take to troubleshoot your furnace itself.
If you’ll excuse the pun, smart thermostats are one of the "hottest" items to join the Internet of Things. They’re changing the way we heat and cool our homes, increasing our awareness of the energy we’re using, and providing the convenience and security of a connected home appliance. There are a lot of choices out there and, like with any new device, some are better than others. If you’re thinking of adding a smart thermostat to your HVAC system, be sure you do a thorough smart thermostat comparison of the models that are available. To help get you started, here are some features to consider and recommendations on what we at Stay Comfy think are your best choices on the market today.
Topics: Wi-Fi Thermostats
Along with the cold, the ice, and the snow, Minnesota winters also bring dry air — indoors and out. When it comes to a dry home, there’s help: a home humidifier. But there are different kinds out there, so what’s going to be the best humidifier for your home? This article will help you decide.
Perhaps you’ve heard of zone heating and are wondering if it’s right for your home. If it’s comfort, convenience, heating, and quiet operation that you want from your HVAC system, zone heating may be the perfect choice for you. While it’s more commonly installed in new home construction, zone heating is still a viable option for many homeowners.
Is your basement colder than you like? Looking for heating ideas that don’t cost a fortune? The first step in solving basement heating problems is identifying why your basement is cold in the first place. Then you can decide the best way to solve the problem. Here are some tips from Keith Hill, Stay Comfy’s resident HVAC pro.
There are a lot of good, reliable HVAC manufacturers out there, but at Stay Comfy we rely on our proven favorite: Carrier. Why? Here are the reasons we're so confident in Carrier's reputation, quality, and products.