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Decoration Storage and Your HVAC System

If you're like many other homeowners, you have a treasured collection of decorations you display during the holiday season, then carefully pack up and store for the remainder of the year. Did you know that the location you choose for decoration storage matters? It can impact the safe operation of your HVAC system, and your [...]

By |2018-12-20T19:23:46+00:00January 8th, 2019|Home Safety|Comments Off on Decoration Storage and Your HVAC System

Home Heating Fire Prevention

In the winter, you're likely running your gas furnace, or using space heaters or a wood-burning stove or fireplace to keep your home toasty warm. The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) tells us that heating equipment is the second most common cause of fatal house fires, so it's wise to make fire prevention a priority. [...]

By |2018-10-25T20:10:17+00:00November 13th, 2018|Home Safety|Comments Off on Home Heating Fire Prevention

Backup Power Generator Safety Tips

When the power goes out, a backup generator can allow you to keep the lights on, run appliances like the fridge/freezer, and operate essentials like the HVAC system. To limit your risk of fires, shocks or electrocution, and exposure to deadly carbon monoxide (CO), it's critical to make generator safety a priority. When using your [...]

By |2018-10-25T20:00:55+00:00November 8th, 2018|Home Safety|Comments Off on Backup Power Generator Safety Tips

Where to Start When Equipping a Smart Home

Thanks to advances in technology that make smart homes possible, we can now make our day-to-day lives more convenient and comfortable, and save energy and money, too. Whether you're tech savvy or a relative beginner, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of smart devices on the market. To make equipping your home [...]

By |2018-10-15T14:32:49+00:00October 18th, 2018|Home Safety, HVAC System, Thermostats|Comments Off on Where to Start When Equipping a Smart Home

Ways Flooding Affects Your Ductwork

Floods not only cause catastrophic damage, but disrupt and isolate households, businesses and communities. The recovery from a flood is a long and difficult one for those afflicted by high water. If your home or business was flooded but it is still habitable, among the first things you should do is find out if your [...]

By |2018-09-24T17:34:58+00:00September 27th, 2018|Ductwork, Home Safety, HVAC System, Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance|Comments Off on Ways Flooding Affects Your Ductwork

After the Storm: Flooding Effects on Your HVAC

Floodwaters will damage or destroy almost anything in its path, and a home or business HVAC system is no exception. Heating and Air Systems are designed to work in many types of weather from the extreme heat to the coldest winter temperatures, but they are not designed to operate in or under water. Here are [...]

By |2018-09-24T16:16:18+00:00September 25th, 2018|Home Safety, HVAC System, Service & Maintenance|Comments Off on After the Storm: Flooding Effects on Your HVAC

Hurricane Preparation to Protect Your HVAC

We are all familiar with the preparations needed for our family and home when a dangerous storm is approaching: water, non-perishable food, batteries, flashlights, radio, pet supplies, generator, etc. Below are a few precautions to protect your heating and air system during your hurricane preparation. Double Check Your Homeowner's Insurance Coverage Understanding your insurance coverage [...]

By |2018-09-12T17:02:56+00:00September 12th, 2018|Home Safety, HVAC System, Service & Maintenance|Comments Off on Hurricane Preparation to Protect Your HVAC

Ways to Deter Bugs from Your HVAC System

Insect pests are always looking for a way into your home. And one of the major routes for invasion is through your HVAC system -- particularly through the vents and ductwork. You may be surprised to find a number of species of insect pests have entered your home through vents, including termites, ants, cockroaches, spiders, [...]

By |2018-06-28T14:56:00+00:00July 31st, 2018|Home Safety, HVAC System, Service & Maintenance|Comments Off on Ways to Deter Bugs from Your HVAC System

Crawl Space Safety Recommendations

Is crawl space safety an issue in your home? Most people visit that cramped, creepy zone under the house as seldom as possible. However, at certain times, you may need to venture down there or personnel who come to your home—HVAC service technicians, plumbers or electricians—may require access to the crawl space. That’s why it’s [...]

By |2018-03-27T14:23:28+00:00April 17th, 2018|Home Safety, Service & Maintenance|Comments Off on Crawl Space Safety Recommendations

Ideal Spring Storm Preparation for Your HVAC

Spring weather can be highly unpredictable, ranging from hot sunny days to blustery periods. Sometimes severe weather occurs and when it's forecast, having storm preparation for your HVAC system will keep it safer. Before the Storm Open the circuit breaker box and locate the circuit breaker for your HVAC system. Label it so that family [...]

By |2018-03-26T21:51:44+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Home Safety, HVAC System|Comments Off on Ideal Spring Storm Preparation for Your HVAC