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March 13, 2014

How to Protect Your Family from CO Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible killer. You can’t smell it, see it, or taste it. It’s a poisonous gas that comes from combustion sources such as car engines, gas generators, furnaces, grills, fireplaces, wood stoves, and gas or kerosene space heaters. Every year, carbon monoxide accidentally kills about 150 people in the United States. Many more people suffer CO poisoning due to faulty furnaces and appliances. Symptoms of CO poisoning include headaches, nausea, difficulty breathing, dizziness, drowsiness and becoming light-headed. […]
March 18, 2014

Slash Your Home Heating Bill This Winter With These Surefire Tips

Is your home heating bill giving you the chills? Warm up with these surefire tips designed to slash heating costs this winter. Install a programmable thermostat: It’s easy to forget to turn down the temperature when you leave home each day, but with a programmable thermostat, there’s no need to remember. Use this inexpensive investment to program setback periods while you’re away or sleeping without sacrificing comfort. Replace old weatherstripping: Around 10 percent of your home’s heat loss occurs through […]
March 20, 2014

Water Heater Safety Tips to Prevent Fires, Explosion and Other Mishaps

Under normal conditions, hot water heaters are quite benign appliances. However, improper installation, handling or maintenance could have explosive results. Keep your home and your family safe with these tips. Lower the water heater temperature to between 120 and 125 degrees. This safety measure can prevent severe burns in homes with children or elderly residents. It also lowers your water heating bills. Keep paper and other combustible materials away from the water heater. Never store gasoline, paint thinner or cleaning […]
March 25, 2014

Furnace Replacement Time? Questions to Ask Your HVAC Installer

Has your furnace broken down? Are you tired of paying to repair your aging furnace? Stop throwing good money at bad and start shopping for a furnace replacement instead. Before you have a new model installed, arm yourself with these questions to ask your HVAC installer. Should I make any changes around my home? Prior to a furnace replacement, it’s wise to make energy efficiency upgrades that may help you qualify for smaller, less expensive equipment. Seek a home energy […]