How To Use Your Thermostat For Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling

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Heating and cooling bills have skyrocketed as of late but we can show you how to use your thermostat to make your home more energy efficient and save you money. First, let us put a fallacy to rest. Contrary to popular belief furnaces and air conditioners do not ease off the gas pedal (so to speak), as they get closer …

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Protecting Your HVAC During Extreme Weather

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Summer is finally here, but with that comes summer storms. Protecting your HVAC during extreme weather like a summer storm or a hurricane can be as simple as taking precautions. Knowing how and when to protect your HVAC systems in bad weather is integral to keeping your heating and cooling systems in efficient working order for many years to come. …

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Starting Up Your AC After Winter

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Bright and sunny spring days remind us that summer is right around the corner, which means that you should start thinking about air conditioner maintenance now. Follow these steps to ensure that your air conditioner is ready for when you need it most on those hot summer days. How To Prep Your Air Conditioner For Summer Change the filter on …

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Furnace Filters – All You Need to Know

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Did you know your furnace filter helps to manage your home’s Indoor Air Quality? It traps the unwanted dirt and dust particles we unknowingly produce and prevents them from recirculating through your home. By reducing the amount of dust and dirt in the air, indoor allergies become less of an issue. Ensure you have the right filter for your needs …

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Furnace Maintenance Tips – Avoid The Red Tag

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This week, a friend of mine shared a story about how they had to have a gas technician in to service their furnace because it wasn’t working. As it turns out, it was leaking gas and had to be red tagged. According to the law, the furnace or gas appliance cannot be used until a gas fitter approves the appliances …

What is my Air Conditioner doing?

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While we greatly appreciate our air conditioners during the summer months, it’s a bit of a head scratcher for most when they think about how the taupe box labeled ‘Napoleon’ outside their home manages to keep their indoor environment so cool? I was discussing this with a friend of mine as we were wandering through the different temperature zones in …

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Lower the Humidity in Your Home

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Some days, no matter what you do, it’s like walking into some tropical jungle. It’s so humid! Even with a dehumidifier or an air conditioner, you may need an extra hand to combat the sticky, humidity lingering in the air. There are a lot of household products sold in stores to fight moisture, including baking soda; but, there are other …

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How Insulation Will Improve Your Heating and Cooling System Now

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There’s nothing like knowing your Heating and Cooling systems are going to reliably make your home comfortable, but have you considered the other side of heating and cooling your house? Our guest blogger, Miranda Pickering of Houzz explains how insulation affects your home in more ways than one, what R-Value is and your building envelope. Adding insulation to your home’s …