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Do-It-Yourself Furnace Maintenance

Your furnace needs the proper maintenance to keep it running efficiently and to help ensure it lasts as long as it is designed to. However, hiring a professional to clean, oil and maintain this appliance can get costly. My name is Jeff and like many of you, I live on a very tight budget. I spent a lot of time researching various type of maintenance that I could do on my furnace myself to get it the maintenance it needed at a price that I could live with. I created this website to share my knowledge and experiences with others who wish to save some money on their furnace maintenance needs. I hope this proves helpful to you.

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A Guide To Ductless Heat Pumps

With winter in full force, homeowners often scramble to keep their home comfortable on the coldest nights. Of course, there are many different types of space heaters that can be purchased at stores. Ceramic space heaters are cheap and convenient but they have very limited range and they can suck up a lot of electricity. Forced air heaters can't be equally effective in small rooms, but they create drafts. Both of these are sold at grocery stores and retail outlets. They are convenient, but they definitely have their limits.

Ductless Heat Pumps

Ductless heat pumps, which are much bigger and sold at home improvement stores are going to give you more substantial heating. They have greater range, and can comfortably heat large rooms. This article explains the drawbacks and advantages of installing ductless heat pumps.

Installing Heat Pumps

One of the best things about ductless heat pumps is it they are extremely easy to install. There are wall-mounted pumps that need to be hung and attached to studs within your wall. However, there are also portable pump that sit on wheeled carts. These are convenient because they can be moved around your room and they can be stored when you're not using them. However, many people don't love having a long cord running through the middle of the room. If you have a wall-mounted pump, it will be out of the way and less noticeable.

Heating One Room at a Time

It is important realize the ductless heat pumps are really only meant to heat one room at a time. They might be able to heat a large room, but don't expect the heat travel from room to room. They're really great as a supplemental source of heat, but don't use them to heat your entire home, unless you have a small studio apartment. Obviously, some rooms in your house or going to be colder than others. They might not receive great airflow from the central furnace, or they might just be located on the side of the house that is just naturally colder. Regardless, these are the rooms that benefit most from ductless heat pumps.

As you can see, ductless heat pumps are a great heating solution. For a couple hundred dollars, you can definitely keep your home little warmer and more comfortable this winter if you invest in a wall mounted or portable heat pump (or both). For more heating tips, contact companies like Ronnie Ritchie Service Co Inc.