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November 19, 2015

What Should You Consider When Looking for a New Furnace?

Purchasing a new furnace is an important investment. Choosing the right one for your home makes a big difference in home comfort and your energy bills. Here are things to consider when making your decision. Energy Efficiency In most cases, you can safely assume a new furnace will be more energy efficient than your old model. However, to ensure you are getting the heating system that is most efficient and ranks high for performance, choose an Energy Star-certified model. These […]
November 17, 2015

You Can Save Money by Resetting Your Programmable Thermostat

One thing that’s important to remember about programmable thermostats is that your programmed settings for one season aren’t going to work in another season. In other words, if you haven’t already done so, you should reset your programmable thermostat for the wintertime. Basically, the idea is to program “setbacks” in your programmable thermostat when the house is empty during the day and at night when everybody’s sleeping. If you do this on a consistent basis, your annual energy savings can […]
November 12, 2015

Don’t Slack on Safety — Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Fall

If your home doesn’t have a carbon monoxide detector, be sure to install one outside every bedroom door. If your home is already equipped, test each detector monthly and replace batteries twice a year. Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is colorless, odorless and invisible, so it’s virtually impossible for humans to know if there are dangerous levels of the gas in their home. Carbon monoxide detectors test the air inside houses constantly, protecting occupants from CO poisoning. Carbon monoxide gas is […]
November 10, 2015

Water Heater Maintenance: Have a Pro Flush the Sediment

It is easy for homeowners to forget about a water heater unless something goes wrong. However, water heaters need regular maintenance in order to work safely and efficiently. An important part of this is flushing out the sediment. Here is why you should have a professional flush your tank every six months. Sediment Reduces Energy Efficiency Water contains naturally-occurring minerals and in time, these minerals separate from water and settles at the bottom of the tank. As this debris collects, […]