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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Shopping For A Furnace

In a recent article, we discussed seven signs that your furnace may need to be replaced. Once you have made that decision, it’s time to start shopping for a new furnace. To make the buying process go successfully, make sure to avoid the following five pitfalls: 1 - Waiting too long. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to replace your furnace. [...]

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 [...]

Your Guide to Home Energy When Renovating

Your Guide to Home Energy When Renovating
Considering a home renovation? You are in good company. In 2015, homeowners in the U.S. spent around $340 billion on home renovation projects. There are many reasons why you might renovate your home, among them, are a desire to improve the energy efficiency of your property and save money on heating and cooling. Learn more about the benefits of [...]

How To Fix Your Frozen Air Conditioner

Regular Maintenance to Prevent Frozen Air Conditioner
​You may think it's bizarre, but even in the summertime your air conditioner can freeze. Even though the icicles look nice and cold, air conditioning units that freeze are not cooling your home properly. If the problem keeps occurring, it can cause long-term damage to the unit and prevent you from enjoying the summertime in comfort. What causes an air [...]

3 Summer Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

No matter where you live across the country, there is one universal truth we all face time and time again — summer weather can be unbearably hot. What this means is that you will want a fully functional air conditioner that will be able to keep you and your family cool over throughout the summer months. This also means minimizing any [...]

How to Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer

On hot summer days, there is nothing quite so wonderful as a fully functioning air conditioning unit. These days, these handy units are such a big part of our summers that it can be hard to remember how we got along before they existed. One thing that is not quite so wonderful, however, is how expensive they can be to maintain. If you have had an air [...]

Clean The Air In Your Home With These House Plants

One part of the home that is often overlooked is the air itself. While you likely clean your floors and your furniture, are are you doing anything to clean the air? Stagnant air can cause people to develop ailments like dizzy spells, nausea, headaches and other irritations when household pollutants accumulate over a long period of time. This is know as [...]

How to Decrease the Number of Allergens in Your Home This Summer

If you suffer from sneezing, sniffling and itchy eyes thanks to allergies, you are not alone. Around 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from allergies every year. What form those allergies take can differ from person to person and can vary based on the type of substance you are allergic to. Although most commonly assume that many allergens come [...]

How To Reduce Allergens In Your Home’s Air

Allergies are a pain. Indoor allergens can be a pain, but there are ways to reduce them. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children suffer from allergies in the United States. But no one likes dealing with a stuffy nose, itchy throat and watery eyes, especially in their own home. [...]

How Different Types of Home Heating Systems Work

On a chilly winter's night, one thing to be thankful for is a central heating system in your home. Systems differ based on the type of fuel they use and on how they distribute heat throughout a home. They also differ when it comes to how effectively they heat a house. If you are considering upgrading your home's heating system, understanding how the [...]
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