Keeping your home warm through the winter can be tricky, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Depending on your heating system, the average heating bill can be in the hundreds or even thousands.Read More
When it comes to picking a gas furnace, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.
A heating system that’s too big can be a waste of energy, and might require extra-large duct work, further hurting your energy savings. On the other end of the spectrum, a furnace that’s too small won’t be able to keep your home warm.Read More
So much is riding on your hot water heater.
Just think about your morning routine: if you want a refreshing shower, clean clothes and an easy way to wash your breakfast dishes, you need a reliable hot water heater.
But like any essential household appliance, a water heater won't last forever. Sooner or later, it will need to be replaced. In this blog post, we'll help you prepare for that important step.
What's the cost of a water heater replacement?Read More
When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras.
That was Dr. Theodore Woodward of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the 1940s, advising his students to look for simple explanations before turning to more outlandish answers.
The same holds true when it comes to diagnosing heating unit issues: While there are any number of reasons why your furnace might be malfunctioning, some problems are more common than others.Read More
Heating your home usually represents your biggest utility expense. But you can reduce the amount of money you spend on heating each year with a new, more energy-efficient furnace.
In this week's blog post, we'll discuss how to find your unit's AFUE rating, to determine how much fuel it's wasting, and whether you need a new high-efficiency furnace.Read More
If you made a pie chart showing your home energy costs, the biggest piece of the pie would read “heating and cooling.”
Keeping your home warm each winter – and cool each summer – can account for more than a third of your annual energy usage.
And those energy bills can climb even higher if you’re using an inefficient heating system. Here are a few ways you can increase the performance of your gas furnace this winter.Read More
When you install a new heating or air conditioning system, the company you choose may offer you an extended HVAC service contract.
These agreements can be useful, but it’s a mistake to think that they’re all cut from the same mold. In this week’s blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how an HVAC service agreement works, and what to look for when choosing one.Read More
The official start of winter is December 21, but waiting until then to perform heating unit maintenance at your home is like putting off a big school project until the night before it’s due.
Just like starting that school project early increases your chances of getting a good grade, doing maintenance on your system ensures that it will keep you warm when wintry weather arrives.Read More