How to Locate Cold Air Leaks in Your Home

November 15, 2019

Cold air leaks are not little things that make a home slightly uncomfortable. They can drive down the temperature in your residence, creating hazards. Of course, you could run your furnace at maximum strength to compensate for the air leaks. The trouble with this strategy is the costs and waste. Your utility bill would be enormous, and a great deal of it would represent unnecessarily wasted fuel. Follow a better approach by locating the cold air leaks in your home. Here are three ways in which to do so. 1. Engage a Professional Inspection Service There are professionals capable of...

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5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

November 3, 2019

Your oil, gas, or electric furnace will have to be replaced sometime, but fortunately, there are signs that you can look out for so that nothing comes as a surprise. The following indications may not be serious if taken separately, but a combination of two or three of them will definitely spell trouble. 1. Old Age If your furnace is between 15 and 20 years old, it’s approaching the end of its life span. Regular maintenance may keep it going for a while, but you should prepare to get a new system. can fit you with a high-quality oil or...

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Pets and Indoor Air Quality

October 22, 2019

Having clean air to breathe in your home is important for your health and comfort. recommends taking extra steps to protect the quality of the air in your residence if you have pets around. Animals can track in extra dirt and shed fur and dander around your property that will affect air quality. Taking steps to improve indoor air quality could provide many benefits. Keep Your Home Clean The best way to keep the air in your house safe is to make sure that surfaces are as clean as possible. Vacuuming, mopping, and sweeping floors can gather pet hair and...

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5 Ways to Save Energy this Fall

October 12, 2019

Fall is the time to start preparing for winter. If you want to stay ahead of the game, you can follow some suggestions before the cold weather comes to town. Here are five tips to save energy in your home during the fall season. 1. Tune-Up That System Most energy-efficient experts will tell you that maintenance is the best way to save money on your bills. The winter season puts a high demand on your unit, and you want to make sure it is operating at an efficient level. If you find a problem, you can get it fixed before...

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Questions First Time Furnace Buyers Should Ask

October 2, 2019

Buying the wrong furnace for your home can be a costly mistake. Spending some time answering a few questions will guide you in making the right choice for your specifications. 1. What Are the Types of Furnaces? Furnaces vary based on the kinds of fuel they use to produce heat. Oil furnaces can be very economical as oil is a potent heat source. The downside to buying an oil furnace is that it can release pollutants into your home. Electrical furnaces, on the other hand, are very efficient in turning electricity into heat, and they do not release pollutants. They...

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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Thermostats

September 25, 2019

What Is a Smart Thermostat, and How Does It Work? Smart home technologies allow for devices that can communicate via the internet of things. Among the first such technologies were smart thermostats, which took the concept of programmable thermostats to the next obvious step in development. Smart thermostats require even less manual control. Reduce Energy Consumption The primary purpose of a smart thermostat is to minimize the energy consumed in achieving your optimal comfort. This approach is not only eco-friendly but can also significantly lower your monthly utility bill. In fact, the EPA estimates that most families recoup the cost...

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Planning for Your HVAC Service Visit

September 14, 2019

Tips for More Productive Tune-Ups and Maintenance Visits It’s that time of year when we say goodbye to one season and hello to another. Your HVAC system will need some closure to prepare as well. Getting a tune-up and maintenance visit will help your system perform the way it should all season long. Here are some tips to improve your HVAC appointment and potentially reduce your energy bills. 1. Change Air Filters on Time We’ll take care of the lubrication, testing, safety, and environmental tasks. Replacing the air filter will help you significantly if you change it monthly. Many of...

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The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

September 5, 2019

Options for Cooling Older Homes There are many older homes that don’t have central air conditioning. This can make it difficult to keep a building cool during the hot summer months. However, there are many ways you can keep an older home comfortable. Here’s three. 1. Mini-Split Air Conditioners Mini-split systems are often referred to as ductless air conditioners. They are small units that are mounted high on the wall of different rooms in your home. Because they are highly energy efficient, they can be an eco-friendly way to cool a home. They’ll also let you set up different temperature...

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How to Choose the Right AC System

August 7, 2019

Wondering what type of air conditioning system is right for your space? There are a number of things to consider when choosing an AC system and there are plenty of makes and models to choose from. Here are a few factors to consider when making your decision. The Right Size for the Job Choose the model that most appropriately fits your home. “Fits” doesn’t refer to the physical size of the model. The right fit refers to a model capable of cooling your entire interior. If the air conditioning system is too weak, then it won’t be up to the...

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How Air Purifiers Help Your Home

July 11, 2019

When you think of , you probably think about us as your heating and cooling partner in Kansas City, MO. However, we know that there is more to your home comfort than maintaining the right temperature. Indoor air can have more pollutants than the air outside your home. Irritants like dust, dander and mold spores accumulate over time. Your home also has many sources that release volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, into the air. Air purifiers are an important tool to keep the air in your home clean. Step 1: Removing Particles Most whole-house heating and cooling systems have a...

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