When I moved into my first place, I couldn't believe how dirty everything was all the time. I found myself dusting and mopping continuously, only to deal with a fresh layer of grime later. After awhile, I realized that the problem was blowing straight out of my air ducts. My ventilation lines were so dirty that it was spreading grime through my house every single time the air clicked on. Fortunately, I called an HVAC contractor who was able to clean my vents to a gleaming shine. I know how big of a difference cleaning up your ventilation system can make, which is why I want to spread the word.
3 February 2017
When the temperatures are scorching hot, it is only natural to want to crank up the air conditioner. However, running your air conditioner too much during the summer can lead to very expensive cooling bills. Unless you are fine with paying big bucks to cool your home, it might be necessary to make some changes. Do not worry though; you do not have to feel any less comfortable. Here is some helpful advice on how to cut cooling costs without sacrificing comfort:
23 June 2016
If your direct-drive gas furnace is slow to heat your home, you may wonder if you should replace the appliance. Before you replace your furnace, check out its blower assembly and parts first. Sometimes, these parts can build up debris or experience other issues that keep them from operating properly. Here's what you should know about your gas furnace's blower assembly system and how you can improve its performance. What's the Blower Assembly?
23 February 2016
If you have a window-mounted air conditioning unit, then there's a good chance that it hasn't gotten much of a workout this past winter. But with spring nearly here, now is the perfect time to whip your A/C unit into shape. The following offers plenty of helpful tips you can use to ready your window-mounted A/C system for the warmer temperatures ahead. Check for Critters First If you stored your window-mounted A/C unit indoors for the winter, there's a good chance you've had it under wraps in your basement or attic.
1 February 2016
Homeowners in the Northern United States, including in snowy New England, are now able to heat their homes with heat pumps, thanks to technological advancements that improve efficiency. The Boston Globe reports that heat pumps are capable of keeping homes warm in temperatures as cold as minus 20°F. Heat pumps still, however, won't work if air can't freely flow around them. If you live in a New England and are using a heat pump to heat your home, make sure you brush snow off of it after any blizzards, or else it might freeze up.
23 December 2015
If you live in an area with cold winters, and you have an electric heating system, you can expect your energy bill to increase during the winter. However, there are many things you can do to minimize just how high it gets. For example, turning your thermostat down can save you about one percent of your energy bill for each degree you lower it for more than eight hours. Wear warm clothes or use blankets instead.