Heating & Cooling Category

Our Top Winter HVAC Tips

With winter just beginning, it's important that your home's HVAC system can handle the inevitable cold fronts in the coming months. Here are some tips to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the winter: Check the filter Filters may not seem like much at first, but they play a huge role in the effectiveness and efficiency of your home heating [...]

How To Save On Energy Costs This Winter

For many, winter is an enjoyable time of year. The holiday season is in full swing, family comes to visit and there are perfect conditions for snow sports and activities. However, the winter can also bring with it higher energy costs. In fact, for some households, the monthly billing can increase by about $30, according to the Kotzebue Electric Association. [...]

How You Can Use Duct and Register Fans To Increase HVAC Circulation

As Douglas Trattner explains in an article for Houselogic, homes that frequently have cold spots during the winter or hot spots during the summer may be suffering from poor ductwork. While your HVAC itself may be working properly, problematic ductwork may be negatively affecting your home's comfort and the energy bills that go with it. Trattner [...]

7 Signs You May Need to Replace Your Oil Furnace

Although it is some of the most important equipment in your home, your heating system is often overlooked or forgotten about - out of sight, out of mind. It isn't until it stops working that most people pay attention to it, which is the most costly and inconvenient time to replace it. So how do you know if it's time to replace your oil-burning furnace? Here [...]

What Is Performed On A Furnace or Boiler Tune Up?

Whether you're getting a checkup with your doctor or bringing your car in for an inspection, these are two ways that you can make sure everything is functioning properly and catch any potential issues before they become major problems. Just like your health or that of your car, you also want to give your furnace or boiler an annual tune-up. In order to make [...]

Is Your Furnace Ready For Winter?

Ready or not, winter is right around the corner. And while swapping out light jackets for heavier ones is a good start to keeping warm, there are steps you should be taking to ensure that the temperature in your home isn't similar to the one outside. Your main focus should be your home's furnace, which keeps your home warm by drawing in cool air and sending [...]

The Most Effective Way To Heat Your Home

Colder weather is fast approaching, and for homeowners in colder regions of the country, that means it's time to consider the best heating options. Heating has come a long way since the time of wood-burning stoves; There are a number of more efficient, cleaner selections to choose from, but it's important to consider each option carefully to decide which [...]

Selecting the Right Heating Equipment for Your Home

How to Select the Right Heating Equipment Selecting the right heating equipment for your home can make a major difference in your family’s comfort and your home’s energy efficiency. Finding the right type of heating equipment is reliant on a number of factors, including the size of your home, the climate you live in and the type of duct work you can [...]

5 Steps of Shopping For A Furnace

In a past article, we discussed five pitfalls to avoid when shopping for a new furnace. We emphasized the importance of replacing your furnace before any problems develop, considering a full system replacement and choosing the right installer for the project. While the process of installing a new furnace may seem overwhelming at first, it can be [...]

What to Do If You Run out of Heating Fuel

In Southern Maryland, temperatures drop to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or colder on about 80 days out of the year. On those chilly days, you want to come home to a house that is warm and cozy. Your home's furnace has an essential job of providing heat to your home and keeping you and your family members safe and warm.While an ounce of prevention is [...]
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