The Best Furnace Upgrades

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Your furnace gets the job done, for the most part. But for a system you use for so much of the year, and one that is such a major necessity, you’re not sure whether you really get the most from your heating equipment.

Whether you want accurate temperatures, better air quality, better control, or energy savings, we’ve got some suggestions for you. Check out these furnace upgrades that local customers love!

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4 Signs a Boiler Is Failing

Monday, February 12th, 2018

boiler-pressure-gaugeIf you have a good, strong boiler heating your home, count yourself among the most comfortable people in the area. Boilers are incredibly popular overseas, but many homes in our area are outfitted with older furnaces that simply do not do a sufficient job of heating a home. A boiler delivers hot water through pipes and under floors to quickly heat up a room and the objects in it, making it one of the most effective and efficient means of home heating.

However, that doesn’t mean a boiler is invincible. Boilers are quite durable, and it may be true that they typically do not require much in terms of maintenance. They do break down eventually, though, just like any other system. It’s important that you be able to read the signs, so you’re not stuck with a malfunctioning system when you really need it!

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How to Run Your Heater Efficiently

Monday, January 1st, 2018

green-home-energySometimes, the only way to get better efficiency from a heating system is to replace it. Most furnaces only last about 10-15 years, while boilers can last a few years longer. Before your heater gives out for good, though, you might notice efficiency dropping. It may seem normal that a system drops in performance levels with time, but a well-installed system should be able to keep up about 95% of its original efficiency levels when properly maintained.

Keep your bills low without losing any of the performance you expect from your heater. Follow our tips and you may notice your bills drop as soon as next month!

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Why Does the Furnace Only Work in Some Rooms?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

woman-shivers-cold-scarfYou come home from work, greeted by the heat you always expect from your furnace. The kitchen is warm, the bathroom is warm, but when it comes time to go to bed, you make a chilling discovery. There is no heat, or very little heat, making its way into the bedroom.

Before you take out the portable heater or resolve to spend nights with the doors open huddled under plenty of blankets, you should know that this could be a major problem. As long as there are air vents in the room, your heater was designed to heat it, and a lack of air circulation could cause some problems with the unit. So what’s the deal?

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How New Thermostats Are Changing the AC and Heating Industry

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Digital-Thermostat-HandIt’s never been easier to be comfortable. When programmable thermostats first hit the market many years ago, the HVAC industry was forever changed. And now, with the advent of smart thermostats from various brands in home comfort and technology, you have more control over your air conditioning and heating than ever before.

Learn about some of the innovative ways new thermostats are changing the way people see air conditioning and heating, and find out why you should consider making the switch.

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Problems with My Comfort System: Is the Thermostat Broken?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Digital-Thermostat-HandWhen you change the settings on the thermostat, it can take a minute or two before you hear the fan set in. The fan is delayed for a moment due to safety settings that ensure the heating/AC equipment works properly before air moves into your home. But if, after a couple of minutes, you hear nothing coming from the vents, should you be worried?

Many people assume the thermostat is responsible when there is a problem with the heating and air conditioning systems. This may be the case, but it’s likely you’ll need to call in a technician to resolve a larger problem with your HVAC equipment. Learn more about thermostats and common problems with a heating and air conditioning system from the guide below.

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A New Year’s Resolution for Better Home Efficiency

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Many people make the same resolutions year after year, often resolving to make healthier choices for their bodies, for their families, and for their wallets. Saving money is a common resolution, so this year, consider some financial decisions that will help you to save money throughout the years.

Make some changes in your home for better home efficiency and lower your monthly bills for a long time to come. Learn more in today’s guide.

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Here’s Why You Must Change Your Furnace Filter

Monday, September 26th, 2016

It’s just about time to switch over our thermostats to heating for the remainder of the year. But before you do, take a moment to shut your system off. Take out the furnace filter, jot down its sizing specifications, and go to your local hardware store to buy a replacement or two, then replace your old filter before turning the system back on again.

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Does Your Heater Need Repairs?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

If so, it’s important to get them under control ASAP! The longer you wait to repair your heating system, the worse the problem can get. The other components of your heater start to wear away as they work a bit harder to make up for the broken part, so you might end up paying a lot when you wait.

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The Benefits of Getting Your Furnace Tuned Up

Monday, August 29th, 2016

This year, you’ll have a lot less to stress about when you have your furnace tuned up by local technicians. A furnace tune-up is an important preseason task, helping get you through the winter safely and comfortably, and potentially lowering your monthly bills. Check out some of the benefits of tuning up your heating system before the heating season starts up again.

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