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How to Handle Winter Heating Failures

Winters in Wisconsin can be punishing, so it’s important to face the season well-prepared. Sometimes, however, preparations can fall short, and an unexpected storm or breakdown can leave you smack dab in the middle of the cold with no radiant heat to give you warmth. If this happens to you, don’t panic just yet; there are ways to survive this predicament.

Are Your Heating and Cooling Systems Ready for Spring?

Your home’s heating and cooling system plays a crucial role in maintaining good indoor air quality, or IAQ, in your home. Never has this been more important than during allergy and hay fever season–also known as spring. Protect your family members from pollutants and allergens by following these simple steps to “spring-proof” your HVAC units. Let our experts at Countryside show you how. Read more

An Overview of Heat Pump Types

A heat pump is an energy-efficient way to control your home’s indoor temperature. In fact, you can save up to 50% on your utility bills with the right size and type of heat pump compared to more traditional heating and cooling units. Its dual function is also a huge draw for most homeowners, working as either a heater and a cooler, depending on the season’s demands. Read more

Improving the Efficiency of Your Heating System

As soon as HVAC systems show the first signs of problems, many homeowners start to think, “Who are the best heating and cooling contractors near me?” This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, asking for professional help is, of course, important. However, a lot of common heating problems can be avoided simply by keeping your heating system in excellent shape and running as efficiently as possible. Read more

Heating and Cooling News: HCFC-22 and R-22 Phaseout

Heating and cooling systems rely on refrigerants to cool homes and business establishments. The problem, however, is that most refrigerants have adverse effects on the Earth’s atmosphere. Constant use of such refrigerants has already depleted the ozone layer significantly. This is why the US has undertaken a drive to phase out harmful refrigerants, such as the R-22. Read more