Energy Savings Ideas for Your Furnace or Boiler

There are a number of steps a homeowner can take in order to maximize energy savings during these winter months. One basic maintenance procedure that should be done annually is a professional inspection, along with a preventative maintenance “tune-up.”

Guaranteed Appointments Another Bonus of Preventive Maintenance Plans

The primary cause of HVAC system failure is neglecting preventive maintenance. Just as your car requires regular oil changes, so does your HVAC system need attention before cold or hot weather sets in. It’s a complex, interdependent system that ensures your comfort and safety, and if it breaks down in icy or sweltering weather, you’ll want it repaired as soon as …

No Matter What Brand, Regular Air Filter Replacement Matters

Air filter replacement is an essential maintenance task for your health and home.  Modern efficient home designs, with tighter construction, are resistant to fresh air flow which causes viruses and bacteria to live and prosper in your central air systems.  Polluted indoor air quality became a recognized problem in the late 1980’s and since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has …

Tips For Using Hot Water Heaters Efficiently

Water heaters can account for as much as 30 percent of your total energy costs. Innovations in thinking about how we produce hot water, such as the installation of tankless systems and solar water heaters, will eventually bring about big improvements in this number. In the meantime, there are steps homeowners can take to improve the efficiency of their existing heaters.   Older tank-style …

Safety Guides For Natural Gas Users

Natural gas is a reliable source of energy for your home. A gas leak can put you in real danger, though, so it’s always a good idea to revisit safety tips for natural gas users. Gas is naturally odorless, but a sulfur-like smell is added so that you can detect a leak. It is important to leave the house immediately …