Maybe your furnace has been making some unusual noises or you’ve noticed higher energy costs, so you called in an HVAC expert. If the technician found that your furnace has a cracked heat exchanger, you now have a red-tagged furnace on your hands — and you need an expert’s help to decide what to do next.
Insulation and sealing are two effective ways to reduce energy loss in your HVAC system’s ductwork, the mostly out-of-sight network of tubes that delivers heated and cooled air from your HVAC equipment to your living spaces. Particularly when ducts run through unconditioned parts of your home, they can be major sources of energy waste.
Attached garages are convenient, but they present a distinct disadvantage: They can compromise your indoor air quality and, in some cases, expose your family to harmful gases, fumes and other irritants.
When homeowners look for ways to make their homes more energy efficient, many start by addressing the air leak problems they find around the house.
At times, winters in the Midwest can really put a strain on comfort and warmth. The season generally signals the increased, consistent use of home heating systems to combat continuously cold and ever-increasing cooler temperatures, not to mention ice and snow storms.
At some point, it’s almost guaranteed that your home will require plumbing service. When you do, it’s essential that you choose a reputable plumbing service contractor for the job. Plumbing problems are just plain inconvenient, so getting fast, quality work at an affordable price is critical.
If you are having problems with your furnace, don’t count on that repair bill just yet: You may be able to skip the call to your service technician by trying a few furnace troubleshooting tips on your own.
Now that the cold weather is rolling forward in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, you’ve probably closed your home to keep the cold drafts out and the heated air inside. While a tight home saves on your heating bills and keeps you more comfortable, it can also build the levels of indoor air pollution in your home.
Taking care of your plumbing can add up to significant savings in your household.
Many of us got a wake-up call during the energy crisis of the 1970s. People across the nation realized the economic benefits of reducing our energy use; cars were built with better gas mileage, and heating and cooling efficiency became a bigger priority. As we’ve moved forward with home comfort, sealing up residential air leaks has become an important aspect …
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