What Is “Hot Water On Demand”?

There’s a lot of misunderstanding about what a hot water on demand can do or can’t do. One of the biggest myths is one of the names that a hot water on demand was previously called. It used to be referred to commonly as an “instantaneous hot water heater”. The problem with that is people would think that it would instantaneously be coming out of their taps. That is a major myth and a major misperception about what a hot water on demand does. The Myth Vs. The Truth So, normally, when you have a hot water tank, you have to clear the pipes of the cold water between the hot water tank and whatever tap you’re running it from. So, if the tap is quite close to the hot water tank, you can have it to the tap within seconds. If it’s a long distance away, it could take…..

What’s the difference between an air conditioner and a heat pump?

A question that we often get asked about is ‘what is the difference between an air conditioner and heat pump?’ To answer that question, there's lots of mechanical differences internally that make up the difference. What people are more interested to know is what is more applicable to their situation and ‘is there any advantages to owning one over the other?’ The question gets more complex when you consider the various parts of the country and what type of climate that it would go in and what your utility rates are, which will explain in a moment. How the Heat Pump Works When you have a heat pump, you're able to utilize your heat pump to heat your home to a certain point before you have to utilize backup heat. The heat pump accomplishes this in the same way that it accomplishes air conditioning in the summer. The heat pump essentially runs in reverse and absorbs heat out of the outside and brings that heat into your…..

Boiler or Furnace: Which One Should I Buy?

One of the most common questions that arises for people building homes is whether they should install a boiler or a furnace in their house. What’s the difference? A furnace refers to a forced air furnace. It's a unit that heats your house by air. It consists of a metal ducting system that runs throughout the house. These ducts go to each room throughout the house, and cold air flows back through the furnace. The furnace heats this cold air up with gas, electric, or oil, depending on the heating source for your house. Once the furnace has heated the air, the system then distributes the warm air throughout the house. Some of the confusion lies in the fact that the word ‘furnace’ is more of a general term that describes any process or appliance that heats your home with air or water. However, generally, a “forced air furnace” and…..

How to Choose the right HVAC company (And not get ripped off)

What's the best way to not get ripped off when you're getting your furnace or heating or cooling system repaired? Similar to getting their cars fixed, people are worried about buying good value when they’re getting their HVAC system repaired. So in this short article we will be showcasing how you can avoid being taken advantage of, and thus making a profit in no time. So, without further ado, let’s begin. The very first thing that you should be looking at is finding a reputable company. A reputable company is likely not going to be the least expensive company out there though, so do keep that in mind. Believe it or not, one of the best ways to determine the quality of a company is by their online ratings. If somebody does poor work – or a company does poor work in general – keeping the ratings positive is practically…..

My Water Heater Is Leaking! What Should I Do?

So, now that you know for a fact that your tank is actually leaking, what’s your next step, you may ask. If you’re not a hundred percent positive that your tank is leaking, I suggest that you go ahead and check another blog post on this site that explains how to confirm a hundred percent that your tank is leaking. Often times tank leaks can be coming from other areas. They can be coming from underneath the tank, they can be coming from other sources, they can be pressure-relief valve problems or a variety of other things. So, the first step is confirming that your tank is leaking. If you know for sure that the tank is leaking, then first and foremost you’re going to want to get the water shut off. There are a couple of different options for this. The first spot that you want to check is…..