HVAC System Warranty — Why You Need One

One of the most significant considerations when purchasing an HVAC system is whether a system warranty is necessary. Is it part of sound financial planning? Or another unnecessary expense? While it may be true that some warranty offers are not in your best interest, a warranty for your HVAC system is a prudent and long-term investment in your home. These warranties cover much more than parts and labor; they give you peace of mind. These devices need to function at full capacity for you to enjoy your home. When something goes wrong, and your home [...]

By |2021-01-20T14:38:17-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Winter Fire Safety Tips

With winter now upon us, one must consider the risk of fire during the colder months. While fire seems unlikely during the colder months, homes are actually at an increased risk. The increased risk is that people spend more time indoors during the winter and use various heating sources to stay warm. This reliance on numerous heating sources could lead to a fire. Here are some common threats of fire and ways to help prevent a potential accident. Candles According to the National Fire Protection Association, “Winter is the peak time of year for home [...]

By |2021-01-20T14:32:58-05:00January 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Why is the red light on my furnace blinking?

If you ever take a close look at your home’s furnace, you should notice a small red LED light located somewhere on a side panel. No, this light isn’t just an ‘On’ indicator; instead, it is a way to communicate with you about its current status. Manufacturers came up with this creative way of communication years ago, and its use is now widespread enough where you can be confident your unit utilizes this concept. Let’s learn more about how it works. Are you familiar with Morse Code? Well, our home’s furnaces use a similar system, [...]

By |2020-12-21T10:13:25-05:00December 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Signs it’s time to upgrade your home’s heating unit

It is time to consider if a replacement of your home’s heating system is on the horizon with winter here. While good home heating is something, many of us in the more northern latitudes depend on for comfort and warmth, replacing a home’s heating unit can also have monetary and environmental benefits. Here are a few things to consider when asking yourself if it is time to consider a replacement: The age of your system While some units may last longer than others, the industry norm for a heating unit’s lifespan is generally between 15-20 [...]

By |2020-12-21T10:10:59-05:00December 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Why is my furnace blowing cold air?

During the winter months, no one wants their furnace blowing cold air.   However, this occurs more often than people think and can result from a plethora of different issues. Here are some of the common and uncommon reasons we see furnaces blowing cold air. Common Reasons: Thermostat One of the main culprits of cold airflow is an improperly set thermostat. Often, other individuals in one’s home or workplace change the thermostat’s setting from “Auto” to “On,” thinking that it will lead to the warmer or colder temperatures they desire. However, what this is doing [...]

By |2020-12-21T10:08:30-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

What are 3 ways that you can tell if your heater is energy efficient?

Remember, your mom or dad constantly telling you as a child to not mess with the thermostat? We all do; because if there is one thing that is for certain, heating your home is an expensive endeavor. However, it doesn’t have to be. With modern advancements in heating systems and more readily accessible data than ever before, one can easily understand how efficient their furnace is working and if it’s time to get a new one. Here are three ways you can tell if your heater is energy efficient: Check your bills While your bills [...]

By |2020-12-21T10:03:03-05:00December 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Backflow Prevention

What is Backflow? Preventing contamination of the potable water supply is something the state, county, and local municipalities take very seriously, imposing strict rules and regulations often at all three levels. Sometimes these rules and regulations can differ between locations, and working with a local certified contractor is required to ensure compliance. But before we can talk about compliance, we must understand how cross-contamination occurs and why backflow can be an issue. Almost all public water supply systems are pressurized. Through this pressurization, the water utility achieves two goals. First, they can supply the pressure [...]

By |2020-12-01T17:57:16-05:00December 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Winterizing Piping

As the leaves begin to change, and the jackets seem to get bigger, we all recognize the inevitable - winter is coming. Preparation for the cold temperatures is something that we Midwesterners have always known as a way of life. But as you work to keep you and your family warm during the winter, are you doing the same for your home’s pipes? As water freezes, it expands into ice, resulting in expensive and problematic leaks when contained inside our home’s pipes. Winterizing your plumbing system is a simple yet effective way homeowners can prevent [...]

By |2020-12-01T16:18:40-05:00December 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Importance of Ductwork Cleaning

We spend a significant amount of our time inside our own homes; before the pandemic, most people spent anywhere between 60 and 90 percent of their day inside. This percentage has undoubtedly risen with COVID-19, as most of us find ourselves working, educating, and doing just about everything else from home. Considering the sheer amount of time we spend in this space highlights the importance of your home’s air ducts’ functionality and cleanliness. Consider these essential reasons for why you should consider a cleaning: It has a Direct Impact on you and Your Family’s Health [...]

By |2020-11-23T15:27:49-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Winterizing your HVAC System

While many of us enjoy and look forward to fall's colder temperatures and beautiful scenery, it, unfortunately, means one inevitability we cannot ignore, winter is coming. During the colder months, your HVAC system is most vulnerable; therefore, homeowners must prepare their home's unit for the upcoming months. While most people are intimidated by their HVAC system, winterizing is one job any homeowner can easily do the basics steps. When an HVAC system is properly winterized, it can add years to your unit's lifespan. Here are a few steps to get you going:  Clear your unit [...]

By |2020-11-20T22:15:37-05:00October 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|
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