Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

Technology has helped homeowners in many ways. One of these ways is the invention of smart thermostats. If you have an old manual or programmable thermostat, there are several reasons upgrading it to a smart thermostat makes sense. The Superior Alternative Manual thermostats are highly inconvenient. You need to fiddle with it too often to keep your home comfortable. While programmable thermostats are much better than manual ones, most people find them too difficult to program. Many people never set a schedule in theirs and instead treat it as a manual thermostat.

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What Are Indoor Air Quality Monitors?

March 17, 2021

Most homeowners in Fenwick Island, DE, are shocked and disappointed to discover that the air in their homes is two to five times more polluted than the air in their backyards. Indoor air pollution comes from many sources, including the materials used to construct your home, the products you bring into your home, and the activities you do in your home. Air quality monitors are a way to track your home’s air quality. Here’s what you need to know about them so that you can decide if getting one is a good idea for your household. Display

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 16, 2021

Rehoboth, DE, has some wild weather. One day, you might need the heating system for relief from a cold nor’easter, and just a few days later, there might be record-breaking warm temperatures. It’s important to make sure your home’s heating and cooling system is ready to maintain your indoor comfort. Maintenance is the best way to do that. Here’s what you need to know about the right frequency for scheduling heating and cooling system maintenance. Springtime Cooling System Tune-up Your air conditioning system needs a maintenance visit once each year. At SABRS Home Comfort, LLC, we recommend scheduling this

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Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 20, 2021

People have been told for years that indoor plants improve a home’s air quality. Is this true, though, or just a common misconception? NASA Study In 1989, NASA published a study showing that indoor plants remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air. NASA was conducting this research because it was looking into ways to improve the air in space stations. This research led to many people believing indoor plants improve the air in their homes. However, the study took place in a lab and not in the real world. The truth is,

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Are Electric Furnaces Energy Efficient?

December 18, 2020

When your Rehoboth Beach, DE, home needs a new heating system, energy efficiency should be one of your top priorities. Energy-efficient heating systems cost less to operate, so you’ll save money every month of the winter season. Here are some important facts to know about the energy efficiency of electric furnaces. Electric Furnace AFUE Ratings The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers developed a rating system called the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating for all furnaces. It measures the furnace’s efficiency at converting input energy into output heat. All electric furnaces have

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4 Tips for Choosing a Furnace for Cold Delaware Winters

November 19, 2020

Winter weather will soon arrive in Lewes, DE, which means that it’s important to have a safe, efficient, and effective furnace. If you’re in need of a furnace replacement, you’ll have to sort through a lot of options. Here are four tips on choosing a furnace for the cold Delaware winters. 1. Comfort Features You may want a furnace with special comfort features, such as a variable-speed motor. Most of the time, they operate at the lowest speed. This delivers longer heating cycles but fewer of them. The longer but fewer heating cycles improve indoor air

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How Does A Ductless Heat Pump Work?

October 20, 2020

Learn How a Ductless Heat Pump Works When you’re ready to replace your Lewes, DE, area home’s heating system, you’ll have a lot of options. If you’re designing a new home, adding onto your existing home or updating an older home, a ductless heat pump could be an option. These systems don’t require air ducts like other types of forced-air heating systems. Read on to learn how a ductless heat pump works so that you can make an informed decision about which heating system to choose. Transfer of Heat Energy Like other types of heat

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Creative Ways To Hide Your Outdoor AC Unit

September 20, 2020

During summer, an air conditioner comes in handy in making your Lewes, DE, home comfortable. However, the air conditioning unit can become a party crasher during a summer barbecue. The hulky, box piece can be an eyesore in your garden. Fortunately, we have some options for you to consider. There are plenty of creative ways for you to mask and conceal the AC unit that no one will even notice its presence. Before hiding your outdoor AC, you need to keep in mind how it works. The reason the metal casings are perforated is because the

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Will Air Purifiers Help with Musty Smell?

August 10, 2020

Do certain rooms in your home have a musty smell? If so, consider getting an air purifier. This appliance could provide the must-eliminating solution you’re looking for. Causes of That Musty Smell If you’ve noticed a musty smell in your bathroom or other areas of your house, it’s probably due to mold. The odor particles that are emitted by various types of mold can be captured by air purifiers as long as they have an activated carbon filter in them. Air purifiers are also designed to help remove other strong odors from your residence.

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Energy Efficiency Tips

June 8, 2020

By being energy-efficient, you use less energy to do the same jobs. This reduces the amount of energy you use and the amount of energy that gets wasted, which can save you a significant amount of money. Here are some of the best ways to save energy in your household. Clean or Replace Filters Dirty filters make your furnace and air conditioner work much harder than they need to. This drives up your energy bills. You should check your filters monthly and either replace or clean them as needed. As part of an annual tune-up, the

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