Archive for January, 2016

It’s Not Too Late for Furnace Maintenance

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Waiting around for furnace problems to present themselves before calling for repairs is a common tactic. Homeowners tend to do this in an effort to save money on unnecessary repairs. Unfortunately, this often tends to backfire. If you want your furnace to have a long and healthy lifespan, you should schedule furnace maintenance at least once a year. Let’s take a look at the benefits of furnace maintenance. (more…)

Why Your Heat Pump Won’t Heat

Monday, January 18th, 2016

It’s pretty unpleasant to turn on your heat pump expecting warmth and be instead greeted with a blast of cold air. Heat pumps are highly valued for their ability to switch between heating and cooling modes, but occasionally they can lose this ability. If your heat pump is stuck in cooling mode this winter, there could be a couple of different reasons why. Let’s take a look at those reasons now. (more…)

Why You Should Install an Air Purifier This Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Indoor air quality is something that few homeowners think about, but it has a substantial effect on quality of life. Every time you inhale, you are breathing in millions of microscopic contaminants. Some of these contaminants include dust, pollen, germs, and mold spores. If you are exposed to too many of these contaminants for too long a time, you could develop health problems ranging from the flu to asthma. Most of the time, the contaminants are too widely dispersed to have a serious impact on your health. However, things change a bit during winter. Read on to find out more about why you should install an air purifier this winter. (more…)

Boiler Problems to Watch For

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Winter is the time of year when home heating systems are put under the most stress, as they work to keep their homes warm on a daily basis. That added stress increases wear and tear on the system, which means that there is a much greater likelihood of problems developing. If you’re using a boiler to stay warm this winter, you should be able to identify the signs that it’s developing a problem. That way, you can get the system repaired as quickly as possible. Read on to find out more about the signs that your boiler is having issues. (more…)