Duct Cleaning 101: Is It Worth It?
Unlike furnace or air conditioner tuneups, duct cleanings aren’t always recommended or performed by comfort providers. Homeowners often ask if they need to have their ducts cleaned and if it’s really worth it. The answer is yes and Tom’s Heating is happy to explain why. Below, our team clears up any confusion about duct cleaning.
Why We Perform Duct Cleaning
The average six-room home collects about 40 pounds of dust per year. Add in pet dander, mold, bacteria, viruses, and airborne toxins, and your ductwork […]
3 Things Homeowners Should Understand About Humidity
Home comfort isn’t just about temperature. Humidity—the amount of water vapor in the air—plays a key role in how comfortable you actually feel. Air that’s too dry causes irritated, cracked skin and spreads illnesses more easily. Humid air is stuffy, causes mold growth, and damages wood furniture and flooring. Balancing levels with a humidifier or dehumidifier is the key to comfort.
An ideal humidity level varies among different people, but as a general guideline, it should be between 35-50 percent. Single-room humidifiers and dehumidifiers can […]
Furnaces vs. Boilers: What to Know When Picking a System
Furnaces and boilers are the two most common systems used to heat homes—and understanding their key features, including the pros and cons that set them apart, is especially helpful when purchasing a new system for your home or assessing your energy costs. Here’s what the pros at Tom’s Heating want you to know when considering your options.
How is efficiency measured?
Both systems are highly efficient options, with energy use measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). This measures how effectively the system […]
Do You Really Need a Furnace Cleaning? Our Pros Tell All
Walking into a warm home on a cold day is a wonderful feeling. Walking into a chilly house is a concern. To avoid a winter emergency, our pros recommend routine furnace maintenance. Regular cleanings keep your heating system running at its best, lower your risk of a breakdown, and improve efficiency to keep energy costs down. We wouldn’t recommend this service if it wasn’t something we counted on in our own homes.
Furnace Maintenance Makes All the Difference
Your furnace should be inspected […]
Why Upgrading to a Wi-Fi Thermostat Is a Smart Idea
Thermostats have drastically advanced from the 1950s-style round dials that only adjusted temperature. Today, Wi-Fi thermostats from Carrier® allow you to manage and control your comfort with a tap or an app. Take the Carrier® Infinity® control for example—in addition to temperature, this Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat regulates humidity levels, airflow, ventilation, and indoor air quality in up to eight zones, from anywhere in the world when you connect with your smartphone or tablet. Customers who upgrade to Wi-Fi options enjoy smart benefits […]