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Remedies for Cold Floors in Winter

Cold floors can be a constant source of discomfort during the winter. Fortunately, there are a number of approaches that you can take to warm them up, especially by choosing the right HVAC system. Upgrade Your HVAC System One of the major reasons your floors may be cold is that your HVAC system is not [...]

By |2019-01-28T22:32:31+00:00February 12th, 2019|Furnaces, Insulation|Comments Off on Remedies for Cold Floors in Winter

How To Gauge How Well Your Furnace Performed This Winter

Staying on top of furnace performance will not only save you money in the short- and long-term, it will also keep your home safer and more comfortable. So, how can you tell how well your furnace performed this season? Your energy bills are the first place to look for indications that your heating system isn’t [...]

By |2019-01-28T22:45:00+00:00February 7th, 2019|Furnaces|Comments Off on How To Gauge How Well Your Furnace Performed This Winter

Things to Know About Furnace Safety

You rely on your furnace to keep your home warm and comfortable when it's chilly outside. Because it's a fuel-burning device, it's vital to make sure your furnace is operating properly to avoid hazards such as carbon monoxide exposure, gas leaks and fires. The following furnace safety strategies can help you avoid these dangers: Invest [...]

By |2018-12-20T19:17:27+00:00January 15th, 2019|Furnaces|Comments Off on Things to Know About Furnace Safety

4 Ways to Keep Warm in a Winter Power Outage

A power outage during the winter can lower temperatures indoors to uncomfortable and unsafe levels. These four tips might help you maintain warmer conditions while the heating system is down. 1. Dress in layers. You’ll stay warmer if you dress yourself and other family members in several layers. The air that gets trapped between the [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:47+00:00January 11th, 2018|Furnaces, Home Safety|Comments Off on 4 Ways to Keep Warm in a Winter Power Outage

Finding the Best Furnace Efficiency for Your Home

As you use your furnace this winter, you should be aware of the many factors that contribute to the efficiency of your heating efforts. Whether you have a 20-year-old furnace with a low efficiency rating, or a modern, high-efficiency model with all the bells and whistles and smart features, you should be mindful of how [...]

By |2018-01-02T15:38:01+00:00January 4th, 2018|Furnaces|Comments Off on Finding the Best Furnace Efficiency for Your Home

Avoid These Common Holiday Fire Hazards

'Tis the season for family gatherings, decorations, and gifts. Unfortunately, though, it's also the season of common household fires. The holidays bring a number of fire hazards with them, which can put your house in jeopardy if you're not careful. Here are a few common holiday fire hazards to watch out for: Christmas Trees Trees, [...]

By |2017-11-10T16:45:28+00:00December 21st, 2017|Electrical, Furnaces, Home Safety|Comments Off on Avoid These Common Holiday Fire Hazards

How You Can Be Maintaining Your Furnace

No doubt about it, a well-maintained furnace will heat your home more effectively and efficiently than one that's been neglected. But that's only part of the story. Many homeowners leave all the furnace maintenance to the professional HVAC technician who visits each the fall or winter. But maintaining your furnace also needs your help. Take [...]

By |2017-11-10T16:45:34+00:00December 12th, 2017|Furnaces|Comments Off on How You Can Be Maintaining Your Furnace

What’s Going on With Your Heat Exchanger?

Modern furnaces are designed to be durable and long-lasting. Obviously, things can, and do, go wrong over time, though. And no words from an HVAC tech are likely to put as much dread in our hearts as when we hear that the furnace repair involves the heat exchanger. Referred to as the "heart" of the [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:47+00:00November 7th, 2017|Furnaces, Service & Maintenance|Comments Off on What’s Going on With Your Heat Exchanger?

All About Furnace Odors

If your home has a furnace smell, it could range from no big deal to devastating catastrophe. Deciding what to do next is of your utmost priority. Here are a list of odors you might experience and how to tackle the problem: Burning Dust Odor When your furnace hasn't been used in several months, accumulated [...]

By |2017-01-11T20:07:11+00:00January 12th, 2017|Furnaces|Comments Off on All About Furnace Odors

Older Furnace? Brush Up on Pilot Light Safety

So your older furnace is working fine and you're not ready to replace that furnace with a newer model. It's likely that furnace has an old-style pilot light for ignition. Do you know how these pilot lights differ from those in newer models in terms of pilot light safety? How Pilot Lights Work All pilot [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:50+00:00December 20th, 2016|Furnaces|Comments Off on Older Furnace? Brush Up on Pilot Light Safety
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