A Comfortable, Warm Home

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A Comfortable, Warm Home

Mild weather is one of the things I love the best about the southern United States. I’ve lived in this region of the country all of my life. During the winter season, I rarely see snow or sleet. In fact, I sometimes wear short sleeves during the cold weather months. However, I occasionally need to bundle up in one of my favorite, colorful coats, jackets, or sweaters. And, I also have to run my heater at nighttime. Thankfully, my husband and I scheduled an appointment with an HVAC contractor this past fall, so we are confident that our heater will last through the winter. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common solutions to a broken heating system. Enjoy!


4 Reasons To Say “Farewell” To Your Furnace

The tough part about owning a furnace is knowing when to let go. There are plenty of reasons why you'd want to hold on to your old furnace, but there are just as many reasons to give it the send-off it deserves. Here are 4 good reasons why you should replace your furnace with a newer and more energy-efficient heating and cooling model sooner rather than later. #1: Your Furnace is Well Past It's Projected Lifespan Read More 

Should You Have An Annual Furnace Inspection Completed?

Many HVAC experts and furnace manufacturers recommend that homeowners have annual furnace inspections completed, but that doesn't mean that most people actually do it. There are a lot of people who see annual furnace inspections as an expense that isn't necessary — just a way for HVAC companies to make more money. What those people don't realize is that having an annual furnace inspection actually has several benefits. Regularly Inspected Furnaces Last Longer Read More 

Building A New Home? 2 Different Types Of Heating Systems You Can Choose From

If you are building a new home, there are many things to consider. One of these things is how you want to heat your home. Below is information about two different types of heating systems to help you make the choice on what is best for your home. Electric Forced Air With an electric forced air heating system, an electrical current passes through the heating element inside the system. The electrical current then passes through a resister, which converts the electrical energy into heat energy. Read More 

Cleaning The Duct Openings And Vent Covers To Your Central Air Conditioning System

If the central air conditioning system that is located inside of your small business has dust blowing out from the floor vents whenever the power is turned on, clean the opening to each duct and the vent covers by completing the following steps. Once the parts to the system are dust-free, maintain them by inspecting and cleaning them after using the air conditioning unit excessively.  Materials screwdriver plastic sheeting or tarp rubber gloves vacuum cleaner wire brush industrial strength cleaner lint-free cloths bucket of soapy water scrub brush Remove The Covers And Clean The Opening To Each Duct Read More 

9 Ways To Lower Hot Water-Related Energy Costs

 Your household's hot water usage can account for a significant portion of your heating costs. Since you cannot forgo hot water, you need to find other ways to lower your energy costs. To help you save money, here are some steps you and your family can take now. Lower the water heater temperature. According to the Department of Energy, you can save up to $30 for every 10 degrees you lower your water heater's temperature. Read More