Archives for Heating

Why Give Your Home’s Old Heating Equipment the Heave-Ho?

As winter approaches, many homeowners start thinking about the cost of heating their homes and ways to offset some of this considerable financial burden. Not only is heating your home costly, but inefficient systems can contribute to environmental pollution, raising the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide levels. The answer? A more efficient, cost-effective heating system.
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Filter Fall Allergies Out of Your Home

After a long, hot summer, many of us welcome the cooler temperatures and brisk air associated with the arrival of autumn. Unfortunately, fall finds a number of people struggling with seasonal allergies. Luckily, your HVAC filters can help filter fall allergies out of your home. This is great news, especially in light of allergy statistics researched and published by Johns Hopkins University, “Allergies affect more than 50 million people in the United States. Pollen allergy (hay fever or allergic rhinitis) affects about 8 percent of adults in the United States. Allergies are the sixth leading chronic illness in the United
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Categories: Air Quality, Furnaces, Heating, and Tips and Tricks.

Can a smart thermostat help my business?

While we know that smart thermostats can help the homeowner regulate their home’s temperature and save their home from potential catastrophe, many business owners are still using old-style thermostats and don’t give much thought to using smart thermostats. Should businesses use smart thermostat systems for their business?
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Categories: Air Conditioning, Heating, and Tips and Tricks.

Average HVAC Costs for Homeowners

Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve had a home for a long time, you may dread calling your HVAC technician when you have an issue. You just don’t know if this is the time you may be needing a furnace repair or some other big dollar problem. You may be Googling your way through the internet right now to try to get an idea of how much your repair would costs at best and at worst. Never fear! We’ve collected some of the average HVAC costs for homeowners courtesy of information provided by HomeAdvisor.com Keep in mind that every
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Categories: Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Heating, and Humidifiers.

5 Warning Signs Of A Failing Furnace

No one likes to be told that their furnace needs to be replaced. Often times we spring for repairs and repairs and repairs, our furnace “nickel and diming” us every chance it gets. How can you know when you need to just replace it rather than repair a part of it? Is there a way to know for sure if you have a failing furnace? Weird Noises Do you hear clunking, rattling, buzzing, or any other variation of a noise you may not have heard before? If you start hearing strange noises when your heating system is running, it might
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Categories: Furnaces and Heating.

Space Heaters: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

When the weather gets cold, and your furnace isn’t working, or the power goes out, or any other sort of thing that may make you think about getting a space heater, you may wonder: are all those horror stories about space heaters true? In this blog post, we’re going to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to space heating as well as alternatives to space heating. The Good Obviously the best part about a space heater is the warmth that it provides. Space heaters can be used in a pinch — especially electric ones
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Google Nest: Is it worth it?

Google’s Nest has been out for a bit of time now, touted as a central hub of a smart home and a “learning” thermostat. The question is: is it worth it to buy one? Google’s Nest claims that it can save homeowners on average 20% of their heating cost by learning their habits, understanding when they are home, and turning down — or turning off — the heat when they are not home. While definitive proof of what Google says has yet to be seen, there may be benefits for some, and none for others. If you don’t or keep
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My power went out! How can I stay warm?

When the power goes out, so does your heat in most cases. Unless you have a wood burning stove, chances are you’re going to be in the dark and shivering if the power goes out for a bit of time. Is there anything you can do to keep heat in when the power goes out? Keep Doors and Windows Shut One big thing that’s going to keep warmth from disappearing from your home is making sure that all windows and doors are shut. It sounds silly, but if you have a window fan in, you may want to take it
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Categories: Heating and Tips and Tricks.

Can a “smart” thermostat save my house from disaster?

People generally think of smart thermostats (AKA wifi thermostats) as something your coworker pulls out just before the end of work day to make sure it’s comfy when they get home. Of course you can do that, but these things can do SO much more. During the recent cold snap I was witness to much destruction due to heating system failures and frozen pipes. So that got me thinking… I guess people probably don’t know about these nifty little additions. With most decent smart thermostats, you can set high and low limit warnings. Meaning, let’s say as an example, if
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Categories: Heating.

My furnace won’t turn on! What’s happening?

It’s always during the coldest time of the year that furnaces and heating appliances choose to stop functioning. Whether it’s because of the increased demand, old parts, old appliances, or otherwise, furnaces like to pick the worst times to break down. What’s better than having a non-working furnace (or poorly working one) on a 4 degree day? While you can always take advantage of our 24 hour, 365 day a year service, we may have some tips to help you get back up and running in a pinch. 1. Check your power This means checking to make sure your breaker
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Categories: Furnaces and Heating.