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Get Comfortable With This Heating and Cooling Checklist

Get Comfortable With This Heating and Cooling Checklist

Maintain a constant temperature and humidity are the keys to a comfortable home. This checklist can help.

How to Check Your Furnace and Home Heating System

How to Check Your Furnace and Home Heating System

A broken heater or bad insulation can lead to the uncomfortable situation of living in a cold house. If you’re fairly certain your windows and doors are completely shut and air-tight you’ll then need to inspect your home heating system. Follow these steps to ensure your heater is in proper […]

Quick Tip? Install A Furnace Filter Whistle

Quick Tip? Install A Furnace Filter Whistle

That’s right — now, your furnace can whistle while it works! Or, rather, doesn’t work, as the furnace filter whistle emits noise when your furnace filter is 50 percent clogged. Knowing when to change your furnace filter can go a long way in maximizing your system’s performance. When the filter […]

11 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer Heat

11 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer Heat

Summer is coming. Before it gets hot, you might want to check that you and the house are ready for the summer heat. That means you start by checking your home’s heat and air-conditioning system. 1. To begin, change your filters in your heating/cooling system. Change them regularly – at […]

Watch Your Ducts for Healthy HVAC

Watch Your Ducts for Healthy HVAC

Although you can’t seem them, ducts are one of the most important components of a home, carrying air from your home’s furnace and central air conditioner to each room. If your sheet metal, fiberglass, or other material duct is not sealed properly, you could have an energy leak that is […]

Tune-Up Your Heater and other Fall Maintenance Tips

Tune-Up Your Heater and other Fall Maintenance Tips

We’re full of fall maintenance tips these days and hope to get everything accomplished this weekend which will be hard to do as we’re headed to Seattle to bring in the new season and enjoy a few days in the PNW. But if you’re home these are some simple tune-ups […]

Steps to Better Insulation

Steps to Better Insulation

One of the easiest ways to save money and energy is to insulate your home properly. You may have relied on your builder to determine if your home is properly sealed but don’t. Their job is to finish the house on time and hopefully on budget which makes for mistakes […]

Ceiling Crawlspace Discoveries

Ceiling Crawlspace Discoveries

If you’ve never peeked into your ceilings crawlspace you don’t know what you’re missing. If you aren’t the original owner of the home and you never got a chance to look up there you might find old treasures from previous families or just junk, most likely the latter. Checking out […]

4 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Costs and Stay Warm

4 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Costs and Stay Warm

Photo: Sad Furnace Day from Fensterbme The Home Depot has shared these tips for keeping your home warm this winter while saving money. 1. Regularly maintain your furnace and water heater. Regular maintenance on your furnace and water heater will increase energy efficiency in your home. By combining proper equipment […]

Trane Communicates for Your Comfort

Trane Communicates for Your Comfort

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to ever think of your HVAC system and your home temperature was always set as you like it and that if there were any issues you’d be warned ahead of time instead of arriving home to this horrible scene! Trane has informed […]

Warming the Hearth and Home

Warming the Hearth and Home

It may be summer, but now is the time to hit the stores if you’re in the market for a new home heating system. Not sure whether you should invest in a furnace, boiler or heat pump? This article on DoItYourself.com explains the difference between each system and offers up […]

Swamp Cooler Maintenance

Swamp Cooler Maintenance

A horrific/gross story we recently heard about a homeowner living in Tucson, AZ will remind you to take care of your swamp cooler and shut it down when not in use. The story and shutdown steps after the jump.

Save Money with a Water Heater Wrap

Save Money with a Water Heater Wrap

To save on energy costs and ensure a longer hot water supply, consider enclosing the body of your water heater with a tank wrap, a thick fiberglass blanket that’s sold at most hardware stores. Secure the ends of the blanket with waterproof tape. Experts recommend wrapping older water heaters; newer […]

HVAC Is Big Business

HVAC Is Big Business

Wow! Trane was just bought by Ingersoll-Rand for $9.4 billion in cash and stock. Best known for their air-conditioning units, Trane recently sold off their kitchen and bath units and apparently they became much more appealing.

The Hype on Heat Pumps

The Hype on Heat Pumps

Even with the mild fall (Thanksgiving in NYC was 67 degrees!), you’ve probably already fired up your heat this year. If you’re not as warm and cozy as you’d like it might be time for a new heat pump. Here’s how a heat pump works and if you are looking […]

Why Houses Rot

Why Houses Rot

There is a reason why homes old and new rot. It starts from the inside and can usually be traced to faulty insulation/ventilation planning. “As we strive to make houses that have tighter envelopes with less air infiltration and that are more efficient, as we strive to build houses that […]