Q. What is the difference between a heat pump and a furnace?
A. The Heat Pump takes the heat from the home and releases it outside in the summer to cool the home. In the winter it removes the heat in the outdoor air and releases it inside to warm the home. A furnace only produces heat by burning a fuel or using electric and also moves the air inside.
Q. Who are these people who keep pestering me about switching from Duke to some other gas provider?
A. They are alternate fuel providers that may be able to save you money on the Natural Gas you use to heat your home. They sell you the NG at a fixed rate over the year. Duke sells you the NG at different prices thru the year based on their actual cost at the time of delivery.
When it comes to a residential heat pump, homeowners can expect one to last 10 to 20 years with proper maintenance. Learning how to maintain your home's heat pump isn't difficult and will save you money now and in the future.
Is a lack of whole-house humidification causing problems for your household? Low humidity can cause uncomfortable health issues like dry sinuses, allergy flare-ups and itchy skin. Dry air also has a damaging effect on your home's structure and furnishings, causing cracked trim and floorboards, furniture that may fall apart as solvents dry, or cracks that emerge in protective coatings or the wood itself.