Justice Incorporated Blog : Archive for October, 2016

Should I Install Ductless Mini Splits for Home Heating?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

When you are looking to have a new heating system installed in your home for the coming winter, you have a number of options to choose from. The gas heater is no longer the only choice available! One system you might be considering is a ductless mini split heat pump. These systems are increasingly popular for homes because of their space-saving design and energy-saving comfort. Plus, as heat pumps they are able to work around the year as both heaters and air conditioners. But… is one appropriate for your home? Let’s take a look. (more…)

Will a Gas Furnace Make a Home Too Dry?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Gas furnaces are the most common type of heating system in residential buildings thanks to their inexpensive operating costs and the large amount of heat they can generate. But people are sometimes a bit cautious about installing natural gas furnaces, and it’s not just because they’re worried about unsafe operation. Gas furnaces have a reputation for drying the air in a home to the point where it will make the already low humidity in the winter too low, resulting in unpleasant conditions. Is there any truth to this? (more…)

Is There Any Reason to Install an Electric Furnace?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Gas furnaces are the most common type of heating system found in the U.S. There are some good reasons for this: Gas is a less expensive energy source than electricity or propane, making gas furnaces less costly to operate. Gas furnaces have immense heating output, allowing them to overcome almost any level of cold.

However, electric furnaces offer a number of advantages for particular homes. The most obvious one is that an electric furnace can be installed in any home, where a gas furnace requires that a home have a natural gas line. But there are other advantages to think about that can make an electric furnace a better option for a house that has a choice between the two. Here are a few benefits of an electric furnace to consider: (more…)

Heating FAQ: Are Gas Furnaces Unsafe?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The heating system found most commonly in homes across the U.S. it the furnace that runs off natural gas. But despite how common these heaters are, there are many misunderstandings about them. A question that heating technicians often hear from customers about home comfort is if it’s safe to have a gas furnace. We’ll take a look at the realities of furnace safety a bit closer. (more…)

It’s October: Not Too Late to Schedule Heating Maintenance!

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Fall is the time when our team starts to get busy with making maintenance service calls to our customers. Our Preferred Clients who have signed our Service Efficiency Agreement receive visits to have their heating system tuned-up and inspected so that it’s prepared for the cooler days ahead. Although our winters are mild compared to much of the country, we still have chillier weather along the Texas coast than the other parts of the state. It’s important to have heating systems that are ready to go to work at a moment’s notice. (more…)

Is Your Heat Pump Going to Make It Through the End of the Year?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

A heat pump takes on an enormous work load during the year in coastal Texas. It has to handle highs in the 90s through most of the summer, and then will need to come on regularly during winters that are cooler than in most other parts of the state. Although a heat pump is well-suited for the range of temperatures we experience here, it will eventually reach a point where it may suffer a final breakdown during either the summer or winter. Right now, during the cooling off after summer, is a good time to evaluate whether your heat pump will work through the end of the year—or if you should replace it. (more…)