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February 11, 2014

Your Home Heating Bill: 10 Ways to Save Cold, Hard Cash

No matter where you live, saving money on your home heating bill is probably a big priority during the winter. If home heating is left unchecked, it can get out of control. To help you out, we’ve compiled 10 simple ways for you to save some cold, hard cash this season: Wear more clothes – Instead of reaching for the thermostat at the slightest hint of being cold, try slipping on a sweater and socks, or get yourself under a […]
February 6, 2014

An Efficient Furnace Is a Good Thing, but How Efficient Does Yours Need to Be?

Before you replace your old furnace, you should learn how energy efficiency should influence your decision. How efficiently your furnace burns fuel and delivers heat to your home has a direct connection to long-term operating expenses. How to Compare Efficiencies The most important number for a new gas- or oil-burning furnace is its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. The AFUE measures how much of the fuel gets converted into heat in a furnace. The current minimum AFUE for a new […]
February 4, 2014

Furnace Add-ons That Offer Abundant Benefits All Year Round

A common mistake that many homeowners make is to have a brand new furnace installed and then leave it alone. This means the homeowners is losing out on various furnace add-ons that can improve not only the efficiency and performance of the furnace system, but also its safety. Options for furnace add-ons include: Chimney liners. Chimney liners not only improve the efficiency of your furnace by providing a properly sized flue, but they also make your house safer. A chimney liner isn’t always needed depending […]
January 30, 2014

Humidity Can Help Boost Your Comfort and Savings in Winter

With winter well under way, you may begin to long for the humidity of summer that made you so sticky and sweaty back in July. When it’s cold outside, the air becomes dry, and forced-air heating removes even more moisture from indoor air. But why is having the right amount of humidity so important? Without proper moisture in your home, you could find yourself with a persistent cough, painful sinuses, dry and itchy skin, and chapped lips. In Winter, your […]