Tag: heating

What Is a BTU?

What Is a BTU?

January 30, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

If you’re finding it difficult enough getting through those howls of the blistery winds this winter, along with the grey skies and frosty chills, the only solution is to turn your heating up a notch. However, this may bring you concern if you’re someone who worries about soaring electricity bills.

Furnace Maintenance Tips to Keep You Warm All Winter

Furnace Maintenance Tips to Keep You Warm All Winter

October 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Is your furnace ready for the winter? This infographic guides you to common signs that your unit may have problems and advise on whether you need to repair or replace it. Also learn about the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating system to understand how efficient your furnace is.

Hydronic Radiant Heating: How it Works, Pros & Cons, And More

Hydronic Radiant Heating: How it Works, Pros & Cons, And More

October 19, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The warmth you feel when you stand by a window on a sunny cold day is essentially what radiant heat is. Did you know that you can bring that type of heating into your home via hydronic radiant heating? Check out this infographic and learn about the pros and cons of radiant floor heating, the different radiant heat distribution methods and heat sources used to warm rooms in your home and more.

Turning Up the Heat

Turning Up the Heat

April 29, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Almost half (42%) of home energy costs come from heating and cooling. Having an efficient heating and cooling system can save you money. Check out the infographic below presented by AAA Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about heating systems and how upgrading could save you money down the road.

Cold Wives Tales

Cold Wives Tales

April 16, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The weather in the UK is a fickle thing – it can snow in April and it can rain all summer (2012 being the wettest year on record). In fact the weather is the most popular topic of Brits – apart from drinking tea. This infographic from Everest has 20 handy tips for keeping your house warm and saving money on energy bills all year round.

How To Reduce Your Home Heating Bill

How To Reduce Your Home Heating Bill

April 8, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Adding insulation to our homes is a great way to cut our heating costs. Changing energy suppliers could also be a way of saving money on cooking and heating our homes. This infographic by Calor looks at other ways to reduce energy bills.

The History of Home Heating

The History of Home Heating

February 4, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The Romans can be considered the architects of home central heating with their ‘hypocaust’ system of warm air. When their civilization fell we went back to using open coal fires and it wasn’t until the middle of the 19th century that another form of central heating emerged. This infographic from Global Home Improvements looks at how home heating has evolved.