Now that fall is here for good, it’s time to tackle those heat-wasters that increase everyone’s energy bills during the coldest months of the year. Here are five of the biggest culprits when it comes to those skyrocketing autumn energy bills and how to eliminate them. Unsealed Areas One of the easiest ways to save money on your energy bills is by finding and sealing … [Read more...] about What’s causing your high energy bills this fall?
Heaters & Furnaces
No furnace lasts forever, but determining the ideal time to replace your home’s heater isn’t always easy. Whether you’re faced with frequent repairs or you’re fed up with poor heating performance, the following telltale signs can indicate when it’s time to replace your furnace. If your furnace is more than 10 years old: The lifespan of a well-designed furnace averages … [Read more...] about When is it time to replace your furnace?
Fall just began, the last thing most people want to consider are the chilly temps coming right around the corner. Unfortunately, putting off chores like furnace maintenance can create more headaches for homeowners very quickly as summer transitions into fall. It is a common misconception that a furnace system will operate just as well when it is turned on as it did the last … [Read more...] about Don’t be cold this fall: furnace tips
Emerging from the cold winter months means you can stop blasting the heat and start thinking about the cooling comfort of your air conditioner. As the weather slowly warms up and you prepare to make the switch from the heater to air conditioner, there are a few things you should do first to maximize your HVAC system’s efficiency and cut down on bills. Change the Filter You … [Read more...] about Make the switch from the heater to air conditioner
During winter, colder temperatures bring families indoors to enjoy the warmth of a heated home. Unfortunately, each year more than 20,000 people are sickened by carbon monoxide emitted from their furnaces. Tragically, carbon monoxide poisoning kills more than 400 people a year. Keeping your furnace in good repair will prevent the colorless and odorless gas from harming you and … [Read more...] about Furnace maintenance and the dangers of carbon monoxide