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- Published: Monday, 30 November 2020 16:57
Did you know that more than 400 people die each year in the US from unintentional and non-fire related carbon monoxide poisoning based on statistics by the CDC? In many cases, this happens due to malfunctioning furnaces and other appliances being used incorrectly in the home. As winter approaches and temperatures dip, it is extremely important to check batteries in your home’s carbon monoxide detectors and if you don’t own one, plan to purchase a detector for you home.
When it’s time to invest in a new furnace for your home, it’s important to know what features are the most significant in a new unit. In some cases, finding the most affordable option takes precedence. If you’ve been spending too much on utility bills because of your old, outdated furnace, energy efficiency may be the most attractive feature in a new furnace. No matter what brand or price range you are researching, your best resource for a thorough understanding of the latest and greatest equipment for your home is to contact Viviano Heating and Air. Below, we also offer some tips to follow when shopping for a new furnace.
You may not be able to see, touch or smell pollutants in your home, but they exist. These pollutants will impact the health of everyone living there. If it’s time to make your home healthier, contact Viviano today to learn more about the PREMIERone™ product line we now offer. Interested in controlling your indoor air pollution? We can help.
Over time, everything from flooring to the paint on our walls shows wear and tear in our homes. As homeowners, we know that appliances, exterior siding, and plumbing doesn’t stay new forever! When it comes to your heating and cooling equipment, there are definitely ways to extend the life of your system. Air conditioning units can last fifteen years or more when properly maintained and serviced. If your current system isn’t working as efficiently as it should, read some of the answers to the commonly asked questions below. And, if your system needs servicing or repair, Viviano HVAC can help simply by calling us at (618)345-7498.
Are home renovations finally underway? You’ve been saving and planning for that new sunroom or additional office space for quite some time and now your dreams are becoming a reality! Ideally, you have already discussed with your contractor what needs to happen so that your heating and cooling system is protected during the renovation, especially during bigger projects that generate a lot of dust. Here are some handy tips to follow during a home renovation.
Heating and cooling systems have SEER ratings, which means “seasonal energy efficiency ratio”. This is the ratio of the cooling output of an A/C System in a typical cooling season and then divided by the energy it uses in wattage-hours. You also may hear HVAC technicians and installers refer to this as a “seasonal energy efficiency rating” when they are talking about different makes and models of HVAC systems.
Social distancing has brought families together at home, and that also means that our appliances, including HVAC systems, are being used more often. Setting the thermostats during the day to accommodate the time you’re away “at the office” isn’t applicable right now. As many of us are working from home, we want to make sure we are comfortable and productive…and that means we want “all the comforts of home” to work effectively.
Not only is Reme Halo® an award-winning product, it is the next generation of indoor air quality technology for your home. Ever hear of “sick building syndrome”? The EPA states that “sick building syndrome, or SBS, is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that seem to be linked to time spent in a certain building.” Buildings with poor ventilation, chemical or biological contaminants, can cause a feeling of illness or lack of well-being.
If you have pets or suffer from allergies, having a safe haven in your home for better breathing is crucial to your health and wellness. Interested in learning how to have a healthier home? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America joined with Allergy Standards Limited to create a certification program for household products. When products pass their tests, they earn the certified asthma & allergy friendly® mark. Trane CleanEffects™ air purifier has this certification and removes up to 99.98% of airborne allergens, pet dander, mold, and more. Want to breathe easy? Read on.