How to Keep Your Cool When the Mercury is Rising

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How to Keep Your Cool When the Mercury is Rising

When the heat is rising to record-breaking levels, it can be really tough to stay cool. This summer, I found that my air conditioner had trouble keeping up with the temperatures. It wasn't that the AC wasn't working, it was just that I couldn't seem to get my house cooled down as much as I wanted. I worried that I would have to replace the whole AC system. Luckily, I have a good friend who works as an HVAC contractor. He took a look at my system and gave good news -- it didn't need to be replaced. Instead, he shared a lot of tips for helping my air conditioner work more efficiently, as well as some ideas to help supplement the AC and keep the house cooler. I'm using those tips to create this blog to share ways for all of us to keep cool on the hottest days.

2 Reasons To Choose Radiant Heat

21 March 2016
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Radiant heat is among the most effective home heating options available to you. Listed below are just two of the reasons to choose radiant heat over the alternatives. Cleaner Air One of the best reasons to opt for radiant heating in your home is that it can help make the air in your home much cleaner than if you were to choose a forced-air heating option. A big reason for this is that forced-air uses duct systems that can become quite dirty over time. Read More …

Are Smart Thermostats A Smart Choice?

3 February 2016
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Thermostats used to be simple, but nowadays there are many different kinds to choose from. You may have heard of smart thermostats and wonder if they are worth the expense. Here you will get some information about smart thermostats so you can decide if they are a smart choice. Savings With a Smart Thermostat There are savings to be had with a smart thermostat, but they depend on a lot of different factors. Read More …

3 Tips For Extending The Life Of Your Hot Water Heater

28 January 2016
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If you're like most people, you probably don't think about your hot water heater often but you probably rely on it a lot. Life would likely be a lot less pleasant without hot showers and properly heated water for washing clothing and dishes. Buying a new water heater can be quite expensive, so the majority of people tend to want to make their current heater last as long as possible. Use the following tips to extend the life of your hot water heater: Read More …

Choosing Between An Air-Source Or A Ground-Source Heat Pump

7 December 2015
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If you are looking for one system to both heat and cool your home, then you need look no further than a heat pump. Heat pumps work by absorbing heat from one location and then moving it to another. You have two main choices when it comes to heat pumps: air-source and ground-source. While you can save yourself money on installation costs by using an air-source heat pump, you will save more money in the long run with a ground-source heat pump. Read More …

Three Keys To Improve Your Furnace Efficiency

11 November 2015
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Heating your home is one of the highest costs that you have to contend with as a homeowner. This does not, however, mean that you have to simply grit your teeth and deal with the high costs. Instead, you should take steps to improve the function of your furnace. The following suggestions can help. Roofing Material Heat gain may be the nemesis of an air-conditioning system, but it can be a boon to your furnace. Read More …