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Heating Costs Leaving You In The Cold? 4 Ways To Reduce Your Heating Costs

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Heating Costs Leaving You In The Cold? 4 Ways To Reduce Your Heating Costs

Heating your home can get expensive, especially with the cost of heating oil going up. One cold snap can destroy your household heating budget. You don’t have to spend more money on heating oil just to stay warm. Here are some simple techniques that can help you stay warm and use less heating oil. Clean Your Vents Put your hand up to your vent while the heater is running. You should be able to feel the air on your hands. If you can’t, take a small piece of paper and hold it up to the vent. If the paper doesn’t move, you...

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Cove Heating Is Heads And Shoulders Above Baseboard Heating

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cove Heating Is Heads And Shoulders Above Baseboard Heating

Using electric heat can be a good option depending on what the utility costs are in your area. Furthermore, if you use solar panels or a wind turbine, you should tap into your earth-friendly energy by using electric heating. Baseboard heaters are the more common option, but they are not necessarily the best.  The Basic Features of Baseboard Heating A baseboard gets its name from the fact that it is installed along the bottom of a wall where the baseboard would be. Inside a protective shell, your heater will have a heating element. As air...

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3 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Your Plumbing

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Your Plumbing

Whether you own or rent your home, you likely don’t give your plumbing a second thought. You probably go about your day, thinking your plumbing will always function the way it is supposed to. The truth is, the things you do in your home can have a major impact on your pipes. Here are three things you need to stop doing to your plumbing. 1. Using your toilet as a garbage can. At some point in their lives, everyone has flushed something down the toilet that they shouldn’t have. Maybe it was trash that you accidentally dropped in the...

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Disposable vs Reusable Air Filters: Which Is the Best Choice?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Disposable vs Reusable Air Filters: Which Is the Best Choice?

To get the best performance out of your air conditioner, the conventional wisdom is that you should replace its air filter on a monthly basis. But is it worth replacing your current disposable air filter with a reusable filter? The following takes a look at the pros and cons of disposable and reusable HVAC air filters. Pros and Cons of Reusable Filters Reusable air filters are the most expensive type of filter you could buy for your air conditioner. As Angie’s List not es, the average cost of a reusable filter is around $20—double the...

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Eco-Friendly Approaches To Keep Your Environmental Control Working During Power Outages

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Eco-Friendly Approaches To Keep Your Environmental Control Working During Power Outages

One of the most dangerous aspects of a power outage is that it can take your environmental control mechanisms offline. Your heat will go out during a blizzard outage, or your air conditioning might go out during a hurricane. Traditional methods for keeping these systems online aren’t always eco-friendly, but there are some new approaches that are better for the environment. The Problem with Traditional Backup Generators Backup generators that click into place as soon as the power goes out are often noisy, and they often use fossil...

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Got A Dry House? 3 Ways You Can Maintain Proper Humidity During The Winter Months

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Got A Dry House? 3 Ways You Can Maintain Proper Humidity During The Winter Months

You’ve probably already noticed that your skin and hair gets super dry in the winter, but you might not know why. While cold air can zap your skin of vital moisture, the major culprit that’s making you dry is your furnace. You see, cooler air has less humidity, so there is already less humidity in the air during the winter months. And your furnace pulls even more humidity from the air during its normal operation. The result is a dry house that causes skin problems along with sinus and respiratory issues.  Humidity levels...

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How To Prepare For The Cold At The Last Minute

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When the cold air starts to set in you need to be sure you have your home prepared so you and your family will be warm and comfortable during the winter months. If you find the cold weather is upon you and you didn’t get your house winterized in time, there are some things you can quickly do in order to make sure you stay warm. Check your furnace The first thing you want to do is make sure your furnace is in good working order. You want to begin by taking your vacuum and using the hose end to clean the soot and debris out of the...

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A Dirty Air Filter Can Cause Many Air Conditioner Problems

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A central air conditioning unit can provide years of comfort to your home. But, there may be times when it doesn’t seem to be working quite right. While many components themselves can fail individually, a lot of problems can be boiled down to the filter. It is recommended that air conditioning filters be changed about every month or when you can no longer see through them. If this doesn’t happen, some of the following problems may occur. The unit will work harder When filters are clogged, chances are the unit will work harder to...

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Noise & Inefficiency From An Air Conditioning System: Why The Blower May Be The Cause

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you have a noisy air conditioner that does not cool your home efficiently? You may be dealing with a blower problem, but the air conditioning system can also be old and need a replacement. Here is how a blower can lead to your air conditioner working inefficiently and what can be done to fix the problem. How Can a Blower Cause Problems for an Air Conditioning System? When you hear a lot of noise each time the air conditioner is on, the blower could be needing a tune-up. For instance, dirt can prevent the blower from working in an efficient...

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Two Of Your Air Conditioning Questions Addressed

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your home’s heating and cooling system is one of the most complex and expensive parts of your home. However, there are some homeowners that have a shockingly limited understanding of these systems, and this limitation can make it much more difficult for these people to properly maintain this part of their home. Fortunately, learning the answers to these questions may help you to make the best choices for your home when you are considering your air conditioning options.  Does It Matter if Your Furnace And Air Conditioner Are...

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