As the fall season is now upon us there are a number of actions that you can do to reduce your household’s electricity and natural gas consumption.
Simplify energy efficiency with these helpful tips!
When a furnace is functioning properly, a house is warm and comfortable. Even with a properly working furnace, there still needs to be regular and complete checks made of the furnace and the duct work. Typically, a furnace is installed in a closet or some closed off area and the exterior housing and components can look as good as new. It is the interior components and machinery that can be cracked, rusted, or compromised in some way and should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Did you forget to lock your door this morning?
How will you know for sure the kids got home from school?
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If you forgot to: lock a door, set the thermostat, or check to make...
When you have an optimally functioning furnace, you aren't even aware it is working; you just know you have a comfortable home when it is cold outside. Shopping for a new furnace when there are freezing temperatures outside requires quick decisions and doesn't allow you time to gather enough information to make the best decision for your household and your budget. The following information explains some of the signs of a furnace that is dying.
1-Age of Furnace
If you weren't present when the furnace was installed, you don't have the installation paperwork in your possession, and you can't...
Carbon Monoxide…What is it?
A gas that has no smell, taste or color. This gas is poisonous to humans and animals and can lead to illness and sometimes death. Carbon monoxide can come from a number of sources in your home including furnace systems, kerosene heaters, wood-burning stoves and fireplaces, gas-fueled space heaters, and cigarette smoke. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be especially dangerous for people who are sleeping.
Symptoms May Include
Shortness of breath
Loss of consciousness
If you find...
When you find yourself needing a new furnace, it is either because your existing furnace has started nickel and diming you as parts are failing and need to be replaced, or your furnace just isn't working anymore.
Consulting with a qualified furnace technician is usually the next step. The best time to replace a furnace is not during the winter when you find yourself with no heat and there are freezing temperatures outside. Sometimes there are unforeseen breakdowns that you have no control over. If you have been changing the filters on your existing furnace on a regular basis, you should know...