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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If you wander down into your basement in the winter and notice that your furnace is leaking water, you're likely to be a bit surprised. After all, furnaces don't use water in their heating processes. In many cases, water leaking from a furnace is not a problem that should cause major concern, but it is not one you should ignore, either. There are three possible causes to consider. The condensation tubing or drain may be blocked.
4 August 2015
Your air conditioner is likely one of your favorite features of your home when the temperature begins to rise during the summer. If you are struggling with balancing keeping your home comfortable and enjoying affordable cooling bills, you will need to set aside some time for maintenance. With the following five tips in mind, you can make sure that your air conditioner is being used as efficiently as possible without any wasted expenses:
3 August 2015