All Season’s Heating and Cooling is a full service HVAC Company. We specialize in providing high quality heating and cooling installation, replacement and repair services for our customers at the best rates in the market.
At All Season's Heating and Cooling, customer care is our "FIRST GOAL". So we strive to give you the most effective, affordable systems, service and repair with the best warranty to the customers. Whether you will need AC fix emergency service for the air conditioning equipment or heating unit, or just maintenance service, All Seasons will be your first call. We provide 24 hours emergency service.
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Heating System Basics
The majority of American homes are heated with a forced-air furnace, most commonly fueled by natural gas, but also by electricity, liquid propane or fuel oil.
How a Furnace Works
A furnace works by drawing air inside a heat exchanger, where it is warmed with a flame of natural gas, propane or fuel oil, or with heated electric coils. A blower sends the warmed air through the house via metal ducts; it enters the room through a register or grill in the floor or wall. Indoor air is circulated continuously through the system, so a furnace filter is used to contain dust, pollen and other airborne particles. An older home might have a boiler, fueled by natural gas, liquid propane or fuel oil. A boiler works by heating water and circulating is through pipes to radiators, where it warms the surrounding air. Unlike a furnace, a boiler doesn't circulate air throughout the house, which is why the air in a boiler-heated home might seem "stuffier."
Radiant heating is making a comeback in many new homes. Instead of circulating heat by moving the air in the room, a radiant system heats objects - including people. The most common form is radiant floor heating, which uses electric cables or small tubes of hot water embedded in a concrete floor or under a tiled floor. During the height of its popularity during the '40s and 50s, radiant heating was also installed in wall or ceiling panels. Homeowners in the Midwest usually use radiant heating as a supplement to a primary heating system. It's most often installed under the floor in uncarpeted areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and garages. For added luxury, radiant heating cables can be embedded in a driveway - no more shoveling!
MAINTAINING YOUR FURNACE
When was the last time you changed or cleaned your furnace filter? Failing to replace or clean the filter regularly can be costly! Dust and dirt can work their way into the blower and coil assemblies, reducing the furnace's operating efficiency and eventually causing damage to the motor. Heating professionals say simple dust and dirt are the cause of almost half of their service calls; most manufacturers recommend changing or cleaning filters at least every other month (once a month is best).
Get an Annual Service Checkup
In the Fall for your Furnace...In the Spring for your Air Conditioning. An annual service checkup by a heating/cooling professional is always a good idea. The technician will check the flues and temperature settings, examine the heat exchanger for cracks, and check the safety mechanisms on natural gas units. An annual tune-up per system can reduce your heating unit's operating cost.
REPLACING YOUR FURNACE
Although older forced-air had efficiencies in the range of 56% to 70%, modern heating systems can achieve efficiencies as high as 98%, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for the home. Conservation efforts and a new high-efficiency heating system can often cut your fuel bills and your furnace's pollution output in half. Upgrading your furnace from 56% to 90% efficiency in an average cold-climate house will save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year if you heat with gas. If your furnace is old, worn out, inefficient, or significantly oversized, the simplest solution is to replace it with a modern high-efficiency model. Before buying your new furnace, first make every effort to improve the energy efficiency of your home, then have a heating contractor run a heat-loss calculation to size your new furnace. Energy-efficiency improvements will save money on the furnace, because your home will need a smaller furnace. A properly sized furnace will also operate most efficiently.
If you live in a cold climate, it usually makes sense to invest in the highest-efficiency system available. In milder climates with lower annual heating costs, the extra investment required to go from 80% to 90%-95% efficiency may be hard to justify. When shopping for high-efficiency furnaces, look for dependability, and look for the ENERGY STAR® label. Buy a system with a good warranty and a reputable company to back it up. Your All Season's Heating and Cooling sales representative can help you make the right decision. When buying gas systems, specify sealed combustion. Sealed-combustion furnaces bring outside air directly into the burner and exhaust flue gases (combustion products) directly to the outside, without the need for a draft hood or damper. They generally burn more efficiently and pose no risk of introducing dangerous combustion gases into your house. In furnaces that are not sealed-combustion units, back-drafting of combustion gases can be a big problem.
How It Works
An Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier is installed directly to your central new or existing heating and cooling system. Humidity is introduced into your home’s air in the form of water vapor, which prevents minerals from entering the air in your home and potentially into your lungs. Water is supplied to the distribution tray, allowing it to flow evenly across the Aprilaire Water Panel®. The resulting humidified air is then distributed via your heating and cooling system ductwork throughout your home.
Every Aprilaire product provides these important key benefits for your family and home.
An Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier can reduce the chance of upper respiratory problems. ”Humidity reduces the incidence of respiratory infections and speeds recovery from the common cold.“—William J. Hitschler, MD, Archives of Otolaryngology.
When the air in your home becomes too dry, your body is robbed of precious moisture, leaving you and your family with dry, itchy skin, and dry nose and throat symptoms. An Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier can help alleviate all of these uncomfortable symptoms and more.
Dry air pulls moisture from walls and hardwood floors which leads to damaging, unsightly cracks. Valuable furniture, artwork and electronics are also subject to the adverse effects of dry air. An Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier can help protect your home and its contents by supplying the correct amount of moisture to your home’s air.
Most homeowners turn up the thermostat because they feel cold. An Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier allows you to feel warmer at lower thermostat settings, saving up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat, according to the EPA.
”Seasonal and even daily changes in humidity cause wood parts to swell and shrink, affecting tuning stability and touch. Extreme swings in humidity can eventually cause wood to crack and glue joints to fail... Maintaining the correct environment will preserve your piano investment for a lifetime of enjoyment.“
Protect your family and your home from the unhealthy and damaging effects of over-dry air. Dry nose, cracked, itchy skin, and sore throats. Aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms. Painful static shocks. Chipping paint and plaster. Splitting or cracked wood floors, furniture, trim and molding. Sound familiar? Why go through another season with these problems when there is a solution—an Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier.
Turning your temperature up in the wintertime will keep you warm but won’t increase your home’s humidity level. Daily activities such as showering, cooking and doing laundry don’t produce enough moisture to keep your home’s air from being too dry. According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity increasing the likelihood of catching colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. The American Society of Otolaryngology even reports that it is important to prevent an overly dry environment because it makes people more susceptible to infection.
A Whole-Home Humidifier from Aprilaire, installed by your heating and cooling professional, will deliver the perfect amount of moisture to your air making you feel more comfortable at lower thermostat settings. In fact, the EPA states that you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat! Increase your family’s level of comfort and protect your valuable furnishings by adding just the right amount of moisture with an Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier.