Archive | March, 2014

Signs You Need a New Water Heating Equipment

16 Mar

Spring may be here, but that doesn’t mean you can manage without water heating equipment. After all, even as temperatures begin to rise, you need hot water for the shower, laundry, cooking, and others. You may have been thinking that you need a new water heater, but how do you know for sure? Here are a few red flags to watch out for.

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Out with the Old, In with the New: On Switching Toledo HVAC Systems

11 Mar

While propane heaters are touted as energy-efficient, they’re not the only kinds of furnaces homeowners can choose from. There are several other types of heaters with comparable or even greater performance than propane furnaces, and homeowners will want to select the best fit for their residences. A Toledo HVAC company such as Action Heating should be able to recommend homeowners with the right furnace.

Choosing a heater is a calculated process that requires a lot of consideration. Factors such as ceiling height, number of windows and doors, insulation layers, and climate conditions can determine the recommended heating solution for a specific home. Toledo heating contractors can help homeowners select the right HVAC unit, and even install the said unit, complete with ductwork and proper sealing.

Understanding the Colorful World of Furnace Wiring

5 Mar

Understanding a furnace’s wiring allows you to install a thermostat with ease. At plain sight, it’s a jungle of colored wires connected somewhere in the system, but the confusion brought about by these wires should be minimized, knowing what the colors stand for. Thermostat installation relies on this information to help integrate the controls to the HVAC system.

Today’s thermostats require more wires due to their expanded array of controls. The most basic thermostats, mechanical ones with a tube filled with mercury designed as an automatic control, require a pair of wires to be attached to it. The common colors for this are red-heat and white, but both wires are designed only to provide heat. Continue reading