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Should I Replace or Fix My Air Conditioning System?

Is your air conditioner acting up? Maybe it is making a loud, unusual noise or maybe it is not cooling your house as well as it once did. You might not be sure how old the system is, as it might have been in the house when you purchased it. While regular tune-ups and maintenance can help you prolong the life of your air conditioner, there will likely [...]

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 Know When It’s Time To Replace Your Heating Equipment

Is your heating system barely hanging on? Most heating systems can last about 15-20 years, but this number can greatly fluctuate based on your usage and how well it’s been cleaned and maintained over the years. So how do you know when it’s time to replace your system? When it comes to your heating system, it’s always better to be proactive. It’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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