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February 5, 2019

It’s Heart Month! Know How IAQ Affects Health

February is National Heart Awareness Month. What better time to ponder all the things that affect the health of your heart? You’re probably well aware of how diet and exercise contribute to keeping your heart healthy, but do you ever consider the effects of your indoor air quality on your health? The sad fact is that the air in our homes is much more polluted than the outside air. That can have an impact on your heart, as well as […]
January 31, 2019

Seeing Shadows: What Groundhog Day Means for Winter Heating

February 2nd is Groundhog Day, when Punxsutawney Phil traditionally comes out of hibernation and tells us whether spring will soon arrive, or cold weather will persist and extend the winter heating season. This annual event has been widely celebrated across the country since 1886, but does it really have a correlation to your home’s HVAC? How Groundhog Day Relates to Your HVAC System According to Groundhog Day lore, if the sun is out when furry Phil emerges from his burrow, […]
January 29, 2019

Ensuring Boiler Safety

If you’ve recently purchased a home that has a boiler, you may not be familiar with this kind of heating system. Boilers heat water using gas or electricity, then pump the hot water through piping to radiators in each room, or circulate it through tubing installed under the floors. For the well-being of your family, you should ensure boiler safety by following these steps: Have the Heating System Maintained Annually A boiler is just like a gas furnace or heat […]
January 24, 2019

What to Know About Window Insulation

Inefficient windows may be all that’s keeping you between staying comfortable this winter and achieving low energy bills. Although it’s a small investment of time and money, adding window insulation might be the key to a draft-free home and reasonable heating accosts.   As important as they are, windows are often the least efficient component of homes. Glass has practically no insulation value and air leaks in windows are common. Making your windows more efficient is a two-step process to […]