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Insulating Your Home To Help Your HVAC System

When we couldn't get our home to cool down last summer, we started checking our HVAC system. We found out that our air conditioning system was working fine, but the air just seemed to leave our house rapidly. We contacted an HVAC contractor to run a few tests, and he concluded that we had a severe insulation problem. After showing us which rooms had bad leaks, he recommended a business to come out and remedy the situation. This blog is all about insulating your home and helping you to keep that carefully heated and cooled air inside, where it belongs.

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Never Overlook A Cracked Heat Exchanger

Homes located in areas that experience very cold winters usually rely on natural gas furnaces to generate heat. A natural gas furnace can produce a higher volume of heat at a lower price than its competitors. Well-maintained heating systems can reliably heat your home for years, but it is important to keep in mind that any natural gas appliance has the potential to develop serious safety hazards. A cracked heat exchanger in your natural gas furnace could have devastating consequences for you and your family. Read More 

Why Won’t Your Heat Pump Switch Into Heating Mode?

Heat pumps are amazing in that they can cool your home in one mode, and heat it in another. But what if you flip the switch to turn the heat pump to heating mode, and cold air keeps coming out? Clearly, this won't keep you warm in the winter -- so you'll want to try these methods to fix the problem. Check your thermostat. If your heat pump is connected to an external thermostat, you must make sure that thermostat is also set to heating mode. Read More 

How You Can Mitigate Heating System Issues In Your Home

Keeping the heating system in your home working is critical, especially in the coldest months. For that reason, it's wise to make an effort to mitigate potential trouble by dealing with some basic work yourself and asking for the assistance of a heating services provider. Here are four things you can do to get out in front of possible problems with your setup. Change the Air Filters Clogged air filters can be a source of a wide range of problems, from funny smells to outright inefficiency. Read More 

How To Determine If Your Electrical Panel Box Is Dangerous

It is very important for you to make sure that you are well aware of the condition of the electrical panel box in your home in order to ensure that everyone stays safe. To help you do that, you will need to know what the signs are that the panel box is dangerous. This way, you can turn it off by the main power switch and call for emergency help from a licensed electrician. Read More 

How Installing A New Thermostat Can Save You Money

The thermostat in your home is responsible for telling your HVAC systems what the temperature is in your home, and when they need to run in order to get to the temperature that the thermostat is set to. If you have an old thermostat in your home, you may want to upgrade to a newer model. A new thermostat can help save you money. Read on for reasons why installing a new thermostat can save you some cash. Read More