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The Pros and Cons of Space Heaters

Space heaters are a great way to heat small areas quickly or to boost your comfort on chilly winter nights. But they are not designed to be a permanent solution to your heating problems. Knowing the pros and cons of using a space heater will help you decide when and where to use one.

Save Energy With Programmable and Smart Thermostats

If the temperature in your home runs hot and cold, you may find yourself wondering if someone is playing with your thermostat when you aren’t looking. The truth is that many traditional thermostats cannot maintain an even temperature throughout your home. The good news is there is a solution for that — smart thermostats. New smart thermostats adapt to the conditions in your home and maintain the temperature at a more consistent level.

Save Energy This Winter By Ignoring These Myths

Nearly everyone knows that running your HVAC system when you don’t really need it is a waste of energy and money. What you may not know is that your misconceptions about your system may be preventing it from running at optimal levels, sending your cold, hard cash up the chimney. Check out these common energy-wasting myths and learn the truth about keeping your home warm and toasty during the winter. Cranking up the Heat Doesn’t Warm Your House Faster If you are under the impression that turning the thermostat on high will raise the temperature in your home quickly, you are mistaken. The thermostat simply works to alert the heater that the air temperature in the room has fallen below the desired level. Your furnace does not know the difference and will shut off as soon as the temperature reaches the appropriate temperature. If the temperature in your home dips to 60 degrees and you want to raise it to 68, it doesn’t matter if you set the thermostat to 68 or 80 degrees. The temperature in your home will rise at the same rate. The danger of setting it too high is that your furnace will continue to pump out heat until the set point is reached. Forgetting to turn it down means burning more fuel than necessary and putting more stress on your furnace. Some Homes Should Change Filters More than Once per Year You’ve probably heard that you should change your air filters once per year, usually during your preseason servicing. Once per year might be fine in some instances, but every situation is different. You may need...

How to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home

If you worry about mold in your home, you are not alone. This common household problem can lead to a host of health problems from allergies, irritated eyes, and coughs, to more severe conditions like asthma and other respiratory problems. The good news is there are easy ways you can reduce the amount of mold in your home and prevent it from turning into a major health issue. What is mold? Mold is a naturally occurring fungi that lives both indoors and out. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are between 10,000 and 300,000 species of fungi. Under normal circumstances, the mold spores in the air do not cause a health risk unless you are particularly sensitive to mold. However, when mold grows inside the home, the spores are spread throughout the home. As the number of mold spores increases, so does the risk of health issues. What are mold spores? Mold spores are similar to seeds. They are many times smaller than a grain of pollen, and they typically spread through the air. Mold spores have the ability to remain dormant when conditions are poor for growing and suddenly spring to life when they encounter warm, damp areas. How do mold spores get into the house? Like pollen and other airborne particles, mold spores enter your home through windows and doors and may be carried inside on your clothes or even hitch a ride with your pets. Once inside, the mold spores wait until they find a moist place to grow. As the mold grows, it produces more spores that are released into the air...

Change of Season? Time to Change Your Filter!

As the seasons change, our thoughts are often focused out of doors. The beautiful colors of fall or the icy cold winds of winter catch our attention every time we walk outside. What we may not be thinking of as we flip our HVAC switch from A/C to heat is the air filter in the HVAC system. These filters protect the system from damage and keep air circulating freely throughout our home.

How Smart Technology Works with Your HVAC

Savvy homeowners are moving their homes into the modern age with intelligent devices such as a smart HVAC system. While new technology is usually expensive, it is the long-term savings that make tech improvements worthwhile. In this article, we discuss some of the options available for homeowners who want to take control over their heating and cooling expenditures.

Tips on How to Hide Your HVAC Unit

The concept of outdoor living was invented to give people a place to relax in their homes and get the most enjoyment out of their yards. It’s no wonder then why homeowners dedicate hours of their time to improving their yards during the summer and fall months. While you’re working on your yard this year, don’t let your HVAC unit spoil the look of your beautiful landscape. There are simple ways to hide or disguise your HVAC to fit your landscape design.