Riley Heating and Air Blog
Better Indoor Air Quality in Your Columbus or Phenix City Home
Although people associate air pollution with the outdoors, indoor air quality in the Columbus and Phenix City areas is often much poorer than the quality of the air outside. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that levels of indoor pollutants may be two to five times greater than levels of outdoor pollutants. However, there is a contractor in Columbus that will be able … [Read more...] about Better Indoor Air Quality in Your Columbus or Phenix City Home
Is Your Heat Pump in a Heat Slump?
Even when it’s cold outside, a heat pump is designed to use refrigerant to transfer heat from the air outside of the home and displace that heat indoors. As crazy as that sounds, it actually works really well in moderate climates. Unfortunately, when those outdoor temps get below freezing, a heat pump does lose capacity and efficiency. Although, they do still produce heat, it may not be enough to … [Read more...] about Is Your Heat Pump in a Heat Slump?
Home Maintenance Tasks To Increase Savings This Fall
As the season change becomes noticeable, you may be looking for ways to enjoy the mild temperatures of fall and spend more time outside. However, it is important to include some home maintenance in your plans for the season so that your home comfort system will be able to offer optimum performance during the winter months. From fishing to enjoying other seasonal sports, your attention may be … [Read more...] about Home Maintenance Tasks To Increase Savings This Fall
How to Reduce Humidity Levels in Your Home This Summer
Hot and muggy summer weather can leave you scrambling indoors for cooling comfort, but an air-conditioned home that feels damp and uncomfortable offers little relief. When the problem is high humidity levels in your Phenix City, Alabama, home, adjusting your AC's thermostat setting only sends your utility bills soaring. Instead of resigning yourself to a cold and clammy environment, use these tips … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Humidity Levels in Your Home This Summer
Why Isn’t My Furnace or Boiler Heating My Home?
Originally published January 2014, updated December 2016 There is nothing worse than walking into or waking up to a cold home. If this happens to you, your thoughts may immediately race to the worst possible scenario -- that you need a new furnace or boiler. However, this may not be the case. There may be a simple reason that your system may not be heating your Phenix City, AL, home. Common … [Read more...] about Why Isn’t My Furnace or Boiler Heating My Home?
Air Source vs Geothermal Heat Pumps
Originally published November 2013, updated November 2016 If you are preparing to upgrade the heating and cooling system in your Seale, Alabama, home, you may be exploring high-efficiency options. This is important for those who want to make use of federal tax incentives before the end of the year. It's also a wise consideration because higher efficiency levels mean lower utility bills. Those … [Read more...] about Air Source vs Geothermal Heat Pumps