More blog posts about heating and air conditioning:

  1. The coils on my heat pump are covered with ice on cold mornings. What’s wrong with it?

  2. What is an HVAC system?

  3. My air conditioner won’t turn on. What’s wrong?

  4. How do I find the right size air conditioner for my house?

  5. What is a “ton” of air conditioning?

  6. The coolant line to the outside unit of my air conditioner is frozen. What's wrong?

  7. What does an ultraviolet air treatment system do?

  8. What is causing a foggy haze on my windows?

  9. What is a geothermal heat pump?

  10. What is the SEER of my old air conditioner?

  11. What size air conditioner is right for my mobile home?

  12. What does the “AFUE” rating of a furnace mean?

  13. How much life is left in that air conditioner?

  14. Why is there mold around the air conditioning ducts?

  15. What does the MERV rating number on an air conditioner filter mean?

  16. How much will it cost to replace my old air conditioning system?

  17. What is the difference between a heat pump and a cooling air conditioner?

  18. My air conditioner outside unit (condenser) won’t start and is making a humming noise. What’s wrong?

  19. What is an air conditioning heat recovery system?

  20. What is the best air conditioner for a mobile home?

  21. My air conditioner won’t turn on What’s wrong?

  22. What is the average lifespan of an air conditioner?

  23. When should I switch the thermostat to “EMERGENCY HEAT” for my heat pump air conditioner?

  24. Why does the air conditioner condensate drain line need a trap in it?

  25. Should I remove an old whole house fan or keep it?

  26. What is a jump duct?

  27. What is the purpose of the vent grille over the bedroom door?

  28. Will closing doors reduce my heating and cooling costs?

  29. How much will I save on my utility bill if I get a new higher SEER air conditioner?

  30. Why does an air conditioner condenser need to be level?

  31. When does the ban on R-22 air conditioning refrigerant take effect?

  32. How can I tell if an air conditioner uses R-22 or R-410A refrigerant?

  33. Why is my air conditioner not cooling enough?

  34. What is a return air plenum for a furnace or air conditioning system?

  35. What is a FanRecycler and AirCycler?

  36. Why is my bathroom vent fan not exhausting enough air?

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   Here’s how one manufacturer describes the system:

  1. “Water from your hot water source is circulated through the coil unit while the central air system blows air through it. The air temperature is raised by 30˚ to 60˚ F while the water’s temperature is lowered about 15˚ to 30˚ F. The warmed air is delivered to your home and the water is returned to the source to be reheated.”

   Because the water is recirculated, the system does not increase water usage. The water heater is typically natural gas and a larger unit than normally required for a home without a hydronic heating system.

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