The Benefits of Zoned HVAC Systems for Large Homes

June 11, 2024

When you live in a large home, it can be difficult to maintain consistent temperatures throughout your residence. Your indoor air quality’s consistency can also be impacted. Zoned HVAC systems allow you to address these issues by creating separate zones inside with separate controls for each. Zoning allows you to enjoy a more comfortable interior environment and offers multiple advantages. Understanding Zoned HVAC Systems Zoned HVAC systems assign different areas of your home into zones. Each zone has its thermostat so that you can control your indoor temperature more precisely. With a zoned HVAC system, you

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How to Optimize Your HVAC System for Allergy Season

May 16, 2024

Many people think of allergy season as a singular period during the year. If you deal with bad allergies, you know this isn’t the case. There are year-round triggers, including dust, pet dander, mold and insects. There are also multiple seasons within the year depending on where you live. Tree pollen season in Missouri tends to run from February through June. Grass pollen season starts in May and can extend into September, and weed pollen season is August through November. Armed with this information, let’s explore the steps you can take to optimize your HVAC system. Dust

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Understanding the Importance of Proper Airflow in HVAC Systems

April 9, 2024

Whether you are cooling your home in the hot months or warming it in the winter, an HVAC system that functions properly is essential to your comfort. One vital factor in how well your HVAC system works is airflow. There are plenty of steps that you can take to boost airflow and countless benefits of having quality, even airflow throughout your home. Understanding HVAC Airflow Without significant airflow, the conditioned air from your HVAC system doesn’t properly distribute throughout your home. Most areas will not be at your set temperature. Weak airflow can also cause your

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The Role of Smart Thermostats in Energy Savings

March 2, 2024

With the increasing costs of virtually everything these days, finding ways to cut your energy bills can help you with your budget. You have a lot of energy-efficient options when it comes to heating and cooling, and a smart thermostat is one of them. Learning how to use the different features and options on a smart thermostat could save you hundreds of dollars each year on your utility bill, money you can put to better use elsewhere. What is a Smart Thermostat A smart thermostat is a device used in place of your traditional heating and

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The Science Behind Heat Pumps and Why They’re Efficient

January 9, 2024

The popularity of heat pumps has skyrocketed in recent years because they are extremely energy efficient. Another major advantage is that heat pumps can provide both heating and air conditioning. In this article, we’ll show you exactly how heat pumps work, why they’re so efficient and why they’re such a great option. How Heat Pumps Cool and Heat Heat naturally travels from warm areas to cooler ones. A heat pump uses this principle to transfer heat to the inside of a cool home in the winter and withdraw the heat from a warm home in the

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Why Your HVAC System Is Freezing Up and What to Do About It

November 16, 2023

In both warm and cold weather, HVAC systems are in danger of freezing. Whether due to adverse conditions or insufficient maintenance, this is an HVAC issue that could lead to equipment failure if left unchecked. Worse still, when furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners ice over, residents of Festus, MO face the ravages of temperature extremes. The following are several common causes of HVAC freezing along with tips for resolving them. Dirty Coils In cooling mode, heat pumps and air conditioners use heat transfer to cool building interiors down. Warm air is extracted from indoors, passed

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A Guide to HVAC Electrification and What It Entails

June 14, 2023

Home electrification is a much-discussed topic nowadays as more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Electrification refers to moving away from gas-burning appliances and switching to cleaner, more energy-efficient electric options, such as replacing a gas water heater with an electric or heat pump water heater. As far as HVAC systems go, electrification means switching out a gas furnace for a heat pump or even using a ductless mini-split in place of a gas fireplace to heat part of your home. The Benefits of Electrifying Your HVAC System Gas

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10 Signs Your Fireplace Needs Servicing

February 14, 2023

A fireplace adds value and warmth to your home. It adds ambiance and allows you to feel cozy on cold winter nights. When problems arise, a fireplace turns a relaxing night into chaos. It can also be harmful to your health and spark a house fire. Here are 12 signs that it’s time to schedule an appointment with the fireplace experts at Bone Heating & Cooling in Festus, MO. 1. Poor Burning Does your fireplace produce small flames or burn for only a few minutes? This is a sign of poor airflow. Poor airflow is typically caused by buildup

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Should I Get a Mini-Split for Whole-Home Heating?

December 19, 2022

Lately, more and more homeowners in the Festus, MO area have chosen a mini-split system to heat their homes. However, many more homeowners seem to believe that mini-splits are only useful for cooling. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Here are all of the reasons why a mini-split system might be the ideal way to heat your home. Mini-Splits Offer Efficient Heating Although plenty of people don’t know it, mini-split systems — particularly with heat pumps — are among the most efficient heating systems on the market. Part of the reason

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Old R22 AC Unit

July 15, 2022

Commonly used in air conditioners manufactured before 2010, R22 refrigerant has been illegal to produce or import in the U.S. since January 1, 2020. Although the EPA banned R22 from being made or sold in the U.S. in 2020, it did not ban consumers from continuing to use their R22 AC units. Instead, the EPA warned consumers with R22 units that the cost of replacing R22 refrigerant in their ACs would significantly increase as stockpiles of R22 shrunk. In other words, the less R22 available, the more expensive it would be to service a pre-2010 cooling system.

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