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Archive for February, 2016

Prepare for the Spring with Duct Cleaning

Monday, February 29th, 2016

You don’t have to wait for the actual spring to start with spring cleaning. In fact, when it comes to the ventilation system in your home that carries air from the heater and AC to the various rooms, it’s a good idea to get started with cleaning before spring arrives and the weather starts to change.

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Heating Repair Needs to Watch for at the End of Winter

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

It’s still winter, but with February more than half over, spring is already coming up over the horizon. You’ll still need your home’s heating system working away for a stretch longer. Since the heater has already put in a good deal of work, now is when you should pay special attention to it. The stress of steady operation may cause it to malfunction, and if it does, you must call HVAC technicians to repair it right away rather than hope you can coast out the rest of the season. The faster the problem fixed, the less the repair work is likely to cost, and the smaller the chance of the problem spreading to create greater trouble.

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Is It Best to Leave a Heat Pump Running All Night?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

We’ve discussed before on this blog some of the more effective ways to use your home’s heating and cooling system so that you enjoy comfort all through the day and night without excessive energy waste. In this post, we’ll look at a question that people who use heat pumps during the winter to warm their homes often ask: “Should I leave the heat pump running at night?” If you’ve asked this question to non-professionals, you’ll likely hear different answers. We’ll get to the bottom of what the best practices are.

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Some Indoor Contaminants That Can Become Problems During the Winter

Monday, February 8th, 2016

The winter can be a bad time for the quality of the air inside a home. People usually think of spring as the worst season when it comes to allergies and asthma, but winter offers some major challenges. Because homes are closed off as much as possible against the outside weather so that they can remain comfortable and energy efficient, the concentration of contaminants can begin to accumulate over the season. We’re often so concerned about the pollutants outside our homes that we forget how many are already inside our homes. Below is a list of some of the most harmful ones:

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Cracked Heat Exchangers in Your Furnace and How to Avoid Them

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Gas furnaces are one of the most effective ways to provide comfort to your home in winter while saving money. (Natural gas is a less expensive energy source than electricity). However, there is some potential for health hazards with a gas furnace because of carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is a byproduct of the combustion of natural gas. It is also highly toxic. The most likely way for carbon monoxide to enter a home is through cracks in the heat exchanger of a furnace.

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