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February 9, 2017

Are You Prepared for Winter Power Outages?

Winter power outages can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. It certainly won’t be pleasant, whether a few hours or a few days. Read through these tips to prepare for a winter power outage to make your time “off grid” as comfortable and safe as possible. Emergency Checklist It’s important to make an emergency preparedness checklist specific to your home. Following are some of the items you may include: Account for the whereabouts of everyone in your household. Everyone should […]
February 7, 2017

Heat and Humidity: Finding the Right Balance

During the winter season, how many times does your home’s indoor air feel too dry? Once in a while or practically every day? Your thermostat probably isn’t much help for finding the right balance of comfort and efficiency — only higher heating bills. Finding the perfect balance of heat and humidity in your home requires taking deliberate steps. Read on to learn why and what you can do. Humidity and the Heating Months There are a few reasons why your […]
February 2, 2017

These Factors Mean You’re Working With a Quality HVAC Business

Whether your heating and cooling system needs repair or you’ll looking to upgrade by having new equipment installed, you want the assurance that the HVAC contractor you hire does quality work and treats their customers fairly. With so many HVAC businesses to choose from in the local area, you’ll find it easier to pick the right one if you use the following factors as a hiring guide. Longevity and Good Reputation If an HVAC company has been in business for […]
January 31, 2017

Unsealed Ducts = Wasted Energy and Money

Few home improvement projects offer as many benefits as duct sealing does. Leaking ducts cause high energy bills, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and may even pose health risks. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the typical home may lose from 20 to 30 percent of its conditioned air due to ductwork problems, chief among which is leakage. Cuts Energy Costs When ducts run through unconditioned spaces and they leak, that air you’ve paid to condition enters the attic, […]