Ancient Furnace And No AC? Get With The Times And Save


Did you purchase a home that had an old outdated furnace and no air conditioning? If so, there are a couple of options to consider before you purchase any new appliances for the home. You can get units that are going to make the house comfortable and save you money at the same time. When you have a heating and cooling professional come to your home to tell you what the cost will be for a new furnace and possibly more, ask what the most energy efficient options will be.

2 November 2015

Why You Shouldn't Tackle Your Own Home Mold Removal


If you are dealing with a mold problem in your home -- which can often be caused by leaks or other sources of excessive moisture in the house -- then you might be thinking about cleaning it up yourself. Although you might have heard that you can use a solution of water and bleach to get the job done, it's generally best to hire a professional house mold removal service to help you get rid of all of the mold spores.

29 October 2015

How To Weatherize Your Home To Keep It Comfortable For Cheaper


You want to keep your home as comfortable as possible without spending a lot of extra money on your bills. A good way for you to do this is to weatherize your home so you know you aren't losing the hot or cool are you are trying to keep inside the house when you are running your unit. Not only will leaks make it harder to control the temperature and raise your bills, but it also puts more wear on your unit by making it work harder to reach the desired temperature.

15 October 2015

3 Possible Contaminants Lurking In Your Ducts


Homeowners often don't stop to think about the ducts in their home. They simply know that the ductwork is what pushes the hot and cold air through their system and into their home. Even though many don't think about what might be lurking in their ducts, you should. There are a number of different contaminants that could end up making you and your loved ones sick without your even realizing it.

14 October 2015

Fixing Your Furnace On Your Own


Furnaces are quite complicated devices. Both gas and electric furnaces should be regularly serviced by HVAC contractors. However, you should familiarize yourself with your furnace, so you can identify and fix small problems without having to call and wait for an HVAC contractor. You can often make simple repairs on your own that could greatly increase the effectiveness of your furnace. This article will explain a few simple and safe ways to service and possible improve the functionality of your furnace.

12 October 2015

Should You Choose Propane Heating? A Look At The Pros And Cons


If you're building a new home or replacing the heating system in an existing home, one fuel option you may be considering is propane. Kept in a tank outside of your home, propane can be a very convenient fuel source. However, it has both pros and cons, which you should think over carefully before having a propane heater installed.  Pro: You can fill up the tank when the cost is low.

9 October 2015

Things To Check Before Using The Steam Boiler Heating In A Rental Home


Steam boiler heating may not be as common as forced air heating, but it can be an efficient and effective means of heating a home. If you're renting a home with this style of heating system, however, there are a few things you should check on before heating season arrives. Are the radiators all turned on? If you've never lived in a place with a boiler system before, the radiators probably look like a bit of a mystery to you.

7 October 2015

Two Signs It's Time To Repair Your Heater


As the warmth of summer begins to fade and the leaves begin to fall off the trees, winter is quickly approaching. With this winter weather also comes rigidly cold temperatures. Unless you want to find yourself dealing with a major heater malfunction in the cold of winter, it's important that you understand how to recognize signs that your heater needs to be repaired. Here are just two of them. Cold Spots

1 October 2015

How To Spring Clean Your Air Conditioner


When warm spring weather returns, it's time to get your air conditioner ready for another season of heavy use. While you'll want to hire an HVAC contractor to tune up your unit, there are a couple of things you can do on your own. Here are the steps for spring cleaning your air conditioner. Clean The Indoor Unit One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner is to replace the filter when it needs it.

28 September 2015

Prevent the Coils on Your AC Unit from Freezing Up with These 4 Tips


Your home might be unbearable if the air conditioning unit stops working on a blistering hot day because of frozen air conditioner coils. Use the following suggestions to prevent this from happening. Keep the Coils Clean You might not even pay attention to the coils on your air conditioner until there is a problem. That could be one of the reasons that the problem develops in the first place. Dirt and dust can build up on the coils, forcing them to function less efficiently and making it more likely that they will freeze.

24 September 2015