4 Ways a Dirty Air Filter Is Costing You

February 10th, 2016

If it’s been months since you’ve changed your home’s air filter, chances are high that it’s clogged with dust. That means that the quality of the air flowing through your home may not be very good, and it can also affect the performance of your heating and air conditioning system—resulting in higher costs to you. Here are 4 ways your dirty filter might be costing you right now.

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How to Prevent Your Water Heater from Corroding

February 8th, 2016

When metal meets water and oxygen, it may begin to rust, a sure sign that corrosion isn’t too far behind. A steel water tank is at risk of rust and corrosion, due to the fact that it is, of course, filled with water. Replacing the water heater becomes necessary as soon as any signs of corrosion appear, but is there a way to prevent this from happening? 

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Remember: Colder Weather Makes Your Heater Work Harder

February 2nd, 2016

As temperatures drop, your heating system works overtime to keep you warm. The insulation in your home helps to keep heat from moving outdoors, but severe weather makes this a lot more difficult. And when your heater goes through all of that work, you pay a lot more on monthly heating costs, and your system becomes a lot more likely to break down.

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Efficiency Problems? It Could Be Your Air Ducts

February 1st, 2016

You’re spending too much on your monthly heating bills, and you’re starting to wonder if your heating system is at fault. Rates haven’t changed much, and your usage has not either, so why the gradual increase in your bills?

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How Long Will My New Heater Last?

January 27th, 2016

It’s one of the questions we get asked the most when we’re installing a new heating system: “How long will this one last?” Understandably, homeowners are frustrated when their older system breaks down far sooner than they were expecting, and they hope that we can promise them a long lifespan for a new heater.

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Repairing a Furnace: Can You Do It on Your Own?

January 25th, 2016

We know that do-it-yourselfers love a challenge. Building a shelf, fixing a broken dresser drawer, or making a quilt are all impressive acts that make it seem as if you can handle anything that comes your way. And while we support DIY projects like these, we want to warn against trying to tackle a heating system repair without the help of a professional.

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3 Ways to Tell It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater ASAP

January 20th, 2016

Your water heater is hidden away in a closet, a garage, a basement or a crawlspace. You don’t really notice any problems with your water heater unless you’re not getting any hot water. But you don’t want to wait until you’re rushing to replace an older, broken-down unit with only a moment’s notice. Take a look at your system and your bills from time to time, and call a technician for replacement if you experience any of the signs that your older system is done for.

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Worried about Frozen Pipes? Try These Tips

January 18th, 2016

Our customers are understandably frustrated when their pipes freeze, but some may not know just how big of a deal this problem really is. Sure, it stops you from being able to use the kitchen sink or another isolated fixture, but you still have other faucets available to you, right?

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Could Your Ducts Be Full of Air Leaks?

January 13th, 2016

It’s not just possible; it’s probable! The EPA estimates that the typical home duct system loses about 30% of the air that moves through it. That means that 30 cents of every $1 you spend on heating and cooling costs is wasted on cooling or heating a part of your home you don’t even use, like a crawlspace.

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Is Your Toilet Leaking? Find Out with this Easy Method

January 11th, 2016

It’s actually not always simple to tell when a toilet is leaking. Leaks underneath the wax seal or at the pipe behind the toilet should be obvious, but leaks between the bowl and the tank may be more discreet. Your toilet is wasting a lot of water if it’s able to move freely into the bowl from your tank, and sometimes you can tell. Your toilet might make a running sound when it is not in use or it might be difficult to use the flusher. But when these signs are not present, it’s time to try the dye test.

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