Home Improvement Category

Reasons You Need an Energy Consultation

When it comes to your home, you have many options for handling problems. You can mask issues by treating the symptoms, such as cranking up the thermostat to make a drafty home feel warmer. Or, you can get to the heart of the problem, pinpointing exactly what is going on and taking steps to fix it. The first step toward a more energy-efficient and [...]

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 expands on [...]

8 Home Insulation Tips

Are you spending a lot of money on heating but you find that your home isn't as warm as you want it to be? The problem may not be with your heating system, but rather with your attic.Because hot air rises, heat tends to keep going, even after passing your ceiling. In fact, according to the DIY Network, 85 percent of a house's heat escapes straight up [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

7 Safety Tips for Gas Fireplaces

A gas fireplace can turn a ho-hum living area into a space that is warm and inviting, even on the chilliest of nights. Compared to wood-burning fireplaces, gas-powered options are simple to use and convenient. You do not need logs and kindling to light them. All you need to do is press a button or flip a switch to get a cozy and comforting [...]

Enjoy Endless Hot Water While Saving Energy: Tankless Water Heater

Do you like taking cold showers? Probably not. If you have a large family, then getting a hot shower in the morning can be a struggle. Sometimes by the time you get to take a shower, the hot water has already run out. Nothing starts your day out on the wrong foot like having to take a cold shower. Did you know there's a way to have virtually endless hot [...]

Tankless Water Heaters – The Right Choice For Your Wallet & Environment

If you find that you regularly run out of hot water, you might want to consider a tankless water heater. When you don't have enough hot water, running the dishwasher or taking a shower can become challenging, and this doesn't need to be the case. Luckily, a tankless water heater solves these problems, as our very own Arielle Kimmer explains. Tankless [...]
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