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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Are Window Air Conditioners Cheaper Than a Central AC?

April 12, 2022

The hot, humid Missouri summers make having air conditioning a must. Unfortunately, keeping your home cool throughout the summer can result in steep energy bills. As a result, many people attempt to save money by using window air conditioners instead of having a central AC system installed. Still, the question is whether using window air conditioners is actually cheaper than a central AC system. To answer this, it is necessary to look more in-depth at the numbers. Purchase and Installation Costs There is no doubt that window air conditioners are far cheaper to purchase. You

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Getting Your HVAC System Ready for Spring Weather

March 18, 2022

The arrival of spring means a time of renewal. We’re all familiar with spring cleaning, but many homeowners neglect their HVAC units when spring comes around. No matter if your unit was working to heat your home all winter or it’s been sitting idle, it’s important to get it ready for spring. The following tips can help you get your system in great shape. How to Get Your HVAC Unit Ready for the Spring A few days of temperatures hovering around the 70s should be enough to get you started on your HVAC springtime checklist. The

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Practicing Proper Space Heater Safety

October 13, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that there are about 1,200 fires that occur on an annual basis because of the use of space heaters. While these fires are unfortunate, you can take some steps to properly use a space heater to provide you with some extra heat in the colder winter months. Consider a Safety Certified Heater Stay away from the no-name brand heaters that don’t come with a safety certification. Quality control is used by the more popular brands to ensure that everything is working properly, durable materials are used, and the inner

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8 Tips to Save Money on Your Heating Bills

September 13, 2021

Regardless of where you are in Missouri, the winter season brings about freezing temperatures every year. Staying warm indoors can be challenging without cranking up the heater 24/7. But that also means having to pay high utility bills every month. Fortunately, there are home hacks you can do to lower your heating bill, while also enjoying warm indoor climates. Here are eight tips. 1. Have Your Home Energy Audited Establishing a baseline of how efficiently your current HVAC system is performing is the first step to making any meaningful modifications to it. A household

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