December 13, 2016

Signs of Ductwork That is Aging

One of the household systems that many of us tend to take for granted is ductwork — the network of large, usually square pipes that distributes conditioned air throughout the house, and then returns it to HVAC equipment to be reheated or cooled. At some point in the life of your home, you’ll have to address old ductwork that’s no longer doing its job. If you know some of the signals of aging ductwork, you can repair or replace it […]
December 15, 2016

Helpful Tips for Checking Insulation Levels in Your Home

As the summer heat leaves your attic, it’s a good time to check its insulation level. Nothing affects the cost of maintaining your comfort year-round as much your attic. Improving the level is one of the most cost-effective and durable ways to enhance the energy efficiency of your home, and fall and winter are the ideal times to do it. Inspecting the Attic Dress appropriately for the visit to the attic. Wear a washable long-sleeved shirt and pants, and don […]
December 20, 2016

Replacing a Furnace Motor: Deciding on ECM or PSC

When it’s time to consider a furnace motor replacement, all the different abbreviations can make it hard to figure out what will work best for your home. This guide will help you sort out which type of furnace motor replacement will work best for your needs.   The furnace blower motor has a simple but important function in your heating system. It is the force that pushes the heated air into your ductwork. From there the air is carried through […]
December 22, 2016

Solve Problems With a Humidifier During the Heating Season

The high humidity we experience in the summer months can quickly drop down to unhealthy levels inside your home once winter arrives. That’s because cold air doesn’t hold as much moisture, and running a heating system pulls out even more. If you want to keep the humidity level in your home within an optimal 45–55% range, adding a humidifier is the best solution. Types of Humidifiers for Home Use There are two main types of home humidifiers available: Portable units. […]