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Gas Furnace Giving You Trouble? Try These Troubleshooting Tips

Friday, October 24, 2014

It's always easy to hit the panic button when the furnace doesn't seem to be responding as it should. But the key word here is "seem" because in many cases, simply running through a series of gas furnace troubleshooting steps will resolve the problem.


Thermostat Battery Replacement -- Here's How It's Done

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Changing thermostat batteries should be an annual task, and to help yourself remember, you may want to have it coincide with the first day of fall or the day that clocks are turned back an hour -- whatever works best for you. Nearly all thermostats run on batteries, and they all need changing annually. If you don't do an annual thermostat battery replacement, you may find the display goes blank or you may experience erratic behavior from your home's heating and cooling system. It's a very simple process taken step by step, as outlined below.


Can You Extend HVAC System Life?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Most homeowners don't look forward to buying a new HVAC system. Not only is it expensive, but it can be stressful and take a lot of time while you research your options. In order to minimize the number of times you need to buy an HVAC system, take care of the one you have. You can extend HVAC system life by doing the following.


Time for a Boiler Upgrade? We Can Help

Friday, October 10, 2014

If your boiler is more than 15 years old, you should consider a boiler upgrade regardless of how well you think it's performing. Chances are a boiler of that age is only operating at an efficiency percentage somewhere in the 65 percent range, which is like throwing money out the door. Today's high efficiency boilers are designed with energy savings in mind, and the sooner you have one in your home, the sooner you can reap the benefits of that technology. You may even want to consider replacing a boiler which was installed between 10 and 15 years ago, just to gain the advantages of the newer high technology boilers.


Protect Your Home Against Carbon Monoxide

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Carbon Monoxide (CO) gas is poisonous to your family. It has no smell, no taste, and no color. Every year, this deadly gas causes more than 500 deaths and sends more than 20,000 people to the hospital. It works by keeping your blood from carrying vital oxygen to your cells. In other words, it kills by asphyxiation.