February 7, 2013

Furnace Smells Could Signal Problems: Here’s What You Can Do

You’ve tried to ignore it, but you can’t deny it any longer – your home is plagued by unpleasant furnace smells. Although the reason for the odor coming from your heating system could be something basic, there are a number of reasons that your furnace may be producing smells.   First seasonal start-up – After hibernating all summer, your furnace is finally called to duty. Upon switching your system on, however, you notice a smell that reminds you of burning […]
February 5, 2013

Carbon Monoxide Can Creep Into Your Home If Your Garage Isn’t Sealed Off

It’s convenient to have an attached garage, but it’s also important that you recognize the potential risks that they pose to your family’s well-being.   When your house is not properly sealed from your garage, carbon monoxide (CO) produced by your car and other sources can creep into the living areas of your house. By taking measures to prevent the poisonous gas from entering your house, you can enjoy the benefits of your attached garage without the element of danger. […]
January 31, 2013

Programmable Thermostats Up Energy Efficiency While You’re Sleeping or Away

You may know a little about programmable thermostats and you may already have one, but do you know how to get the most out of your thermostat? Using programmable thermostats to their full capacity can not only save you money on energy costs but make your living areas more comfortable. The first thing to consider is your day-to-day routine. For example, what time do you go to bed? If you like sleeping in a cooler room, start pre-cooling your room before […]
January 29, 2013

UV Lights Paired With Your HVAC System Can Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Ultraviolet (UV) lights can boost the quality of your indoor air by destroying bacteria, mildew and mold spores. As part of a quality HVAC filtration system, UV lights improve indoor air quality and your family’s quality of life. UV lights can be added to an existing HVAC filtration system or as part of a new HVAC unit. The Environmental Protection Agency named indoor air quality one of five top environmental health risks. Adding a UV filtration system can reduce that […]