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November 13, 2014

Keep Your Indoor Air Quality Fresh and Clean With These Simple Steps

If you are concerned about indoor air quality (IAQ) and keeping your home’s air fresh, a number of simple changes can make a big difference. Since clean water is just as essential as clean air, preventing groundwater contamination also makes good sense for anyone concerned about reducing pollution levels in their home. Many common household products contain volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) which can cause respiratory distress in susceptible individuals; some are even suspected carcinogens. Although some of the items in […]
November 11, 2014

Tips to Make Sure Your Water Heater Holds Up in Winter

Standard hot water heaters tend to last between eight and 12 years in the average home, and while this has a lot to do with the water quality in your area, taking care of your water heater is also a big factor. To make sure your water heater doesn’t give up the ghost this winter when you need the hot water the most, use these tips to make sure yours is in tip-top shape. Drain a quarter of your hot […]
November 6, 2014

Set Your Thermostat Fan to Either On or Auto — Which is Best?

Most thermostats contain the ability to control the speed of the fan, or at least set it to run on either on, or auto mode. Most thermostats only have an on or auto setting. So, what do the “on” and “auto” settings for the thermostat fans do exactly? The “On” Setting The “on” setting will keep the thermostat fan running all day, every day, whether the rest of the HVAC system is active or not. With the fan running all […]
November 4, 2014

4 Ways to Know if Your Heat Exchanger is Cracked and Needs Repair

The heat exchanger is the critical furnace component where hazardous combustion fumes are separated from the warmed air that gets circulated through a home. During normal use, a heat exchanger expands and contracts repeatedly as it heats up and cools down. Over time, this can lead to metal fatigue that results in cracks and separations. If you see any of the following four signs that the heat exchanger is cracked or damaged, contact a reputable HVAC contractor to repair it […]