October 14, 2014

Furnace Shopping? Here’s the Lowdown on What to Look For

Are you finding that your furnace is no longer providing sufficient heat? It may be time to consider going furnace shopping and replacing your furnace with a new energy efficient model. The newer models are able to provide heat more steadily, they create less pollution and on top of that they use less energy. One of the common mistakes that homeowners make is to install a furnace that is incorrectly sized. Undersized furnaces will not keep your home comfortable and oversized […]
October 9, 2014

Can an Air Source Heat Pump Warm Your Home Enough in Winter?

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient, there are various routes to take. It’s important to keep your home well-insulated, naturally and you might consider having a home energy audit done. You may even decide to have your outdated furnace replaced. If this is the case, why not consider a more energy-efficient option, such as an air-source heat pump? Rather than using fuel to create heat, an air-source heat pump works by extracting heat from the air outside. The […]
October 7, 2014

Fall’s the Time to Check for Air Leaks in Your Home

One of the best ways you can improve the comfort of your home and lower your energy bills at the same time is to find and seal air leaks. It’s a simple job that you can do yourself and can have significant benefits. All About Air Leaks Air leaks are exactly what they sound like, air going in and out of your home through holes and cracks in its exterior. During the hottest seasons, you lose your precious air conditioned […]
October 2, 2014

What Type of Furnace Filter Should You Choose?

To take care of your furnace, you should change its filter on a regular basis. To do this, you can hire a furnace maintenance specialist, or if you prefer, you can change the furnace filter yourself. Keep in mind that there are several filters for you to choose from. High-Efficiency Pleated If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line filter, then the high-efficiency pleated furnace filter is what you need. It’s made from four to five inches of pleated cotton that’s connected to a rigid metal grid, […]