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 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 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 18, 2014

8 Ways to Know When It’s Time to Purchase a New Furnace

It seemed like the summer heat in Atlanta would never end, but here we are on the cusp of winter. Preparing for the cold weather means checking your HVAC system now to ensure it is working properly. Waiting until that first cold night to find out your system needs replacement is not a solid strategy. Look for these signs that it’s time to purchase a new furnace. How old is your furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is approximately 16 to 20 […]