March 22, 2018
You’ve probably heard the phrase “smart home” or “smart home technology” thrown around before, or noticed certain products advertised as “Wi-Fi-connected.” There’s definitely some confusion and misinformation surrounding those terms, but they’re not as complicated as some may think.
A smart home refers to a house or other residence...Read More
February 23, 2018
November 21, 2017
If your home's HVAC system seems to cover your furniture in dust, this could be an indication that your ducts are dirty. Dirty ducts can spread dust throughout your home and can negatively impact your home's indoor air quality. Knowing the other signs of dirty ducts and what you can do about your home's ducts can help you take care of your home's HVAC system.
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November 20, 2017
It's flu season, which means it's time yet again to defend yourself against this year's iteration of the dreaded flu virus. For many people, that means getting their annual flu vaccine or stocking up on lots of chicken noodle soup. What you probably don't know is that your HVAC system can be a secret weapon against the millions of flu particles that may be lingering in your home...Read More
November 1, 2017
Heating up your home is one thing, but if you want to be comfortable, you will not only need to heat up your home, but also distribute heat evenly throughout. Otherwise, you may find that you're freezing cold in one room, but in another room you feel the need to bundle up in your coziest sweater.
Identifying An Air Leak
When you find that there is one area of your home...Read More
October 17, 2017
Now that the long, hot days of summer are coming to a close, it is time to give your air conditioner a rest. Soon, you will be firing up your furnace for the long winter days. While it is important to start getting your heater ready for the cold season ahead, it is just as important to give your air conditioner some TLC before it gets put to bed for the winter.
It is important that th...Read More
October 10, 2017
If you have an old-fashioned, manually controlled thermostat for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, it's probably time to upgrade. Whether you are looking for ways to be more energy efficient or you simply long for convenience and comfort, a programmable thermostat may provide the solutions you are seeking.
A programmable thermostat allows you to contro...Read More
September 18, 2017
Furnaces that are powered by fossil fuels are superior to furnaces that are powered by electricity. Two of the most common types of furnaces powered by fossil fuels are gas and oil furnaces. Depending on where you live, it may make more sense to purchase an oil furnace.
However, if you have a natural gas line, it makes more sense to choose a natural gas furnace because these furnaces ...Read More
August 29, 2017
From keeping your family comfortable to protecting your home's indoor air quality, your heating and cooling system is an imperative part of your house. Unfortunately, most people do not place emphasis on understanding the function, installation and maintenance required for this complicated system.
Half of your home's total energy usage goes towards heating and cooling, so maki...Read More
August 14, 2017
It's really warm outside and your air conditioner is broken! Hopefully you've called the repair person and will be living in comfort again soon. While you're waiting, these tips will help you stay cool and comfortable.
Keep the House Closed Up
Your home will get warmer in the heat of the day if you let the outdoor air in. To keep your home as cool as possible, ...Read More