Is Your Heating System Right for Your Home? 

Is Your Heating System Right for Your Home? 

Finding just the right heating system for your home is serious business. No matter which type you choose, it will represent a substantial investment, and you want it to last a long time, with minimal repair. You also want assurance that for the money you're spending, the system will do a good job … [Read more...]

Heating System Problems: House Not Warming Up 

Heating System Problems: House Not Warming Up 

The most important function of a heating system is to keep the house comfortably warm safely and efficiently. If your home never quite reaches the comfort zone, or certain rooms remain stubbornly chilly, some element of your heating system isn’t getting the job done. Gas-fired furnaces utilize a … [Read more...]

Ideas for Heating Old Homes

Ideas for Heating Old Homes

Your house has been in your family for generations. You love it and the history it carries. The only problem is keeping it warm. It's pretty drafty, and may not even have ductwork to accommodate a modern HVAC system. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help get you through the cold, … [Read more...]

Heating Alternatives to Save Energy This Month

Heating Alternatives to Save Energy This Month

As a homeowner, it might seem a little daunting when it comes to lowering your energy usage once the weather cools down. But, fear not! We have compiled some great heating alternatives to your standard HVAC system that will not only keep you warm and toasty but will save energy and money on your … [Read more...]

How to Fix Cold Spots

How to Fix Cold Spots

Do you need a blanket when you sit down in your favorite chair to watch TV, despite the fact the rest of the house is warm? Maybe your bathroom is too chilly, so that you always have to turn on a space heater to feel comfortable. Those cold spots in your home are not just uncomfortable, they can … [Read more...]

What Different Heating System Odors Mean

What Different Heating System Odors Mean

If you detect new or unusual odors near your heating equipment, or wafting from the registers when the blower is running, it's an understandable cause for concern. Here are some common heating system odors and their causes, as well as advice on what to do about the smells: Sulfur or Rotten Egg … [Read more...]

These are the HVAC Heating Season Terms to Know

These are the HVAC Heating Season Terms to Know

The more you know about your heating system, the better choices you can make for HVAC efficiency, service, repairs and when you're installing a new unit. Though, you don't need to become an expert, but understanding basic heating season terms is a great start! AFUE When you're shopping for a new … [Read more...]

How Dangerous is a Space Heater?

How Dangerous is a Space Heater?

A space heater offers a quick, convenient and energy-efficient way to keep your room warm and comfortable. However, it can also be as dangerous as it is helpful, with space heaters being linked to over 25,000 house fires and 6,000 emergency room visits each year. Space heaters are often available … [Read more...]

Reduce the Load on Your Furnace and Save Money

Reduce the Load on Your Furnace and Save Money

One of the most straightforward ways of saving energy (and money) in your home is to reduce the heating load on the furnace. This simply means taking steps so your central heating system doesn't have to work so hard. The bonus of reducing your home's heating load is that most of these steps will … [Read more...]

Don’t Let Heat Loss Cause Your Energy Bills to Skyrocket

Don’t Let Heat Loss Cause Your Energy Bills to Skyrocket

Managing heat loss in your home is the most important thing you can do to cut heating bills. It's a challenge because heat always moves to colder temperatures, regardless of the season. The effectiveness of your home's insulation and the tightness of its envelope make a big difference in amount of … [Read more...]