Keep on top of stories that making your home’s climate comfortable, reducing energy use, saving money and more! Last month was National Energy Action Month, and we sent along related links. We think this month’s stories will be just as helpful.
Home Heating Oil Costs Down Along with Natural Gas and Propane
We’ve reported that natural gas and propane prices will be lower this year. Now, industry experts are expecting heating oil costs to be lower for the 2015-2016 winter season too, as much as 25% lower, according to the NY Times.
What Homeowners are Looking For in a New HVAC System
Emerson Climate Technologies is a leader in the HVAC industry. The company recently conducted a survey of about 1,500 homeowners in the US to find out what features mattered most to them when deciding on a heating and air conditioning system. Long-term reliability is at the top of the list, and that is no surprise. What else is on the list? Take a look at the results from Emerson.
New Certification Program for HVAC Technicians
According to industry news source ACHR News, Power Selling Pros has designed a new certification program “to help home service businesses deliver a consistent, positive customer service experience.” Called the Pattern for Excellence, the program is also designed to increase the amount of sales and service jobs closed during those calls.
Top HVAC Gifts for the Holidays
We put together a list of fantastic gift ideas that will make your home into a cozy castle this holiday season!
A Wi-Fi connected thermostat allows you to control your home’s heating and cooling from your smart phone. You’ll enjoy enhanced indoor comfort while saving money too.
An air purifier like those from Lennox integrated into the HVAC system will help everyone breathe healthier air free of contaminants and allergens. Everyone will notice, especially those who have breathing issues to begin with.
A ductless heat pump from Trane or other leading manufacturer is an ideal way to heat and cool an area that your current system doesn’t reach. They are popular for basements, garages converted to man caves and master bedroom suites added to an existing home.
Is Local Fracking Raising the Cost of Firewood in your Area?
It seems that fracking platforms are built on top of hardwood construction “mats,” and the use of all that hardwood is driving up the cord price of heating wood in some areas.
These are the top HVAC news stories for this month. Check back in early December for our next set of stories. In the meantime, please take a few minutes to browse our huge library of HVAC reviews of equipment from Carrier, American Standard, Armstrong and all the other leading manufacturers. If you're looking for a qualified contractor to repair your current system or replace it, we can help there too.