Emma James

A Game Of Numbers: Knowing What, How Long, And Who's Involved With A/C Installation


Numbers, numbers, numbers; usually the only number you are concerned with during an air conditioning installation is the final price. However, you might also be interested in a few other numbers, like how long in terms of hours the installation might take, or how many technicians are going to be running in and out of your door to install this massive unit. Here is a look at some other numbers involved with an A/C installation.

11 July 2019

4 Tips For Keeping Heating Costs Down


Staying warm may be foremost on your mind during the coldest months of the year. Doing so will allow you to remain more comfortable in your home. However, the last thing you'll want to do is pay an extremely high energy bill. Being aware of specific tips that can assist in keeping your heating expense down is sure to be ideal. Tip #1: Open the blinds Letting in the sunshine is one of the top ways to use an all-natural source of heat.

15 February 2018

Four Safety Tips For Warming The House When The Heater Is Malfunctioning


People resort to all kinds of alternative heating methods when their usual heaters malfunction. Unfortunately, some of these alternatives aren't safe. Here are a few measures you can use to ensure that alternative heating doesn't burn down your house or cause injuries to your household members: Clean the Chimney If you are using wood to warm up your house, then the first precaution you should take is to clean your chimney.

20 June 2017

How To Heat And Cool A Home At No Cost: The Benefits Of A Ground-Source Heat Pump


In a time of fluctuating energy costs, wise homeowners will look for ways to heat and cool their homes as efficiently as possible. While using a condensing furnace and a highly efficient AC system will help, you can do better if you using a ground-source heat pump to heat and cool your home will help you to save even more money. You may even be able to take your heating and cooling off the grid to save even more money.

6 May 2016

4 Reasons A Yearly Furnace Service Call Is Important


As summer winds down, it's time to think about getting your home ready for the coming cold weather season. In addition to inspecting your home for gaps around the windows and doors and checking your foundation for hairline cracks, it's important to schedule your annual furnace maintenance call. While your annual furnace maintenance might seem like a place you can economize and save money on your household budget, having your furnace inspected and prepped for winter by an experienced HVAC contractor can actually save you money in the long run as well as help ensure that your family stays warm and cozy all season.

14 September 2015

Three Ways To Improve The Efficiency Of Your Heating System


If you live in an area which is prone to cold winters, then you need to consider what you can do to improve the efficiency of your heating system. Installing a highly efficient furnace is a good first step, but it won't be enough on its own. You also need to do what you can to improve your home's ability to gain and retain heat.  Use Heat Gain to Your Advantage

11 August 2015

4 Wood-Burning Fireplace Safety Mistakes to Avoid


Having a home with a wood-burning fireplace built in can be a wonderful perk. After all, these fireplaces can help you save on your heat bills during the winter while also adding aesthetic appeal and ambiance to any living space. At the same time, however, wood-burning fireplaces can pose a bit of a safety hazard if you're not careful. Specifically, there are a few fireplace safety mistakes you'll want to avoid to keep yourself and your belongings safe.

7 August 2015

The Do's And Don'ts Of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning


In any commercial kitchen, keeping the exhaust fans over fryers, cooking surfaces, and ovens clean is a crucial part of regular maintenance. Not only do the exhaust fans that you have help to eliminate odors in the kitchen, but also smoke and heat as well, which could easily become a safety hazard for employees. To make sure the exhaust fans in your commercial kitchen are kept running as they should, regular cleaning and maintenance is crucial.

5 August 2015

Three Ways To Make Sure The Design Of Your Home And Yard Do Not Undermine AC Efficiency


An AC unit is a sensitive piece of equipment and small details can make a big difference in the overall efficiency of your cooling system. If you move into an older home, the architects behind the design of your home may not have been as sensitive to the peculiarities of an AC unit as they should have been, so you should inspect your home carefully and take steps to improve the efficiency of your AC system as necessary.

5 August 2015

Common AC Problems And Their Solutions


During summer, you want to be able to live in comfort by cranking up your air conditioner. At times though, your air conditioner may fall short. Here are some of the most common air conditioning problems and what you can do about them. Rattling Noises If you hear rattling, vibrations, or other noises when your air conditioner is running, it might not be the sign of a major mechanical issue. Often, it could just be a loose screw.

4 August 2015