Archive for February, 2016

Air Purifiers That Can Help You This Winter

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Did you know that every time you inhale, you are breathing in millions of microscopic airborne contaminants? If you didn’t, don’t panic! Most of these contaminants are dispersed widely enough that your body can easily fight them off. Over a long enough period of time, though, there is a very real possibility that you will start to suffer some negative effects. Increased flu and cold virus infections, allergy attacks, asthma, and a host of other problems can arise from prolonged exposure to airborne contaminants. If you want to protect yourself against these issues, the best thing to do is to install an air purifier in your home. Let’s take a look at some common air purifier types that can help you this winter. (more…)

The Benefits of Geothermal Heating

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

There is a myriad of different heating options available on the market today, each with their own unique advantages. If you’re in the market for a new heating system, the possibilities can become so overwhelming that you may be tempted to go with something with which you’re already familiar. Before you do that, though, should give serious consideration to some of the other options on the market. Let’s take a look at one of those options, geothermal heating, and how it can benefit your home. (more…)

Why You Should Seal Your Ducts This Winter

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Forced air heating systems have a lot to offer. They’re relatively affordable, effective, and can operate in a wide variety of different homes. However, they are not perfect. If you’re using a centralized forced air heating system, like a furnace or heat pump, then you should be aware of one of the biggest problems that can afflict those systems: duct leaks. Let’s take a look at why duct leaks are such a problem, and why you should have your ducts sealed this winter. (more…)

Water Heater Problems You Need to Watch Out for

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Water heaters are remarkably resilient systems, considering the amount of strain they have to deal with on a regular basis. However, they can still develop a wide range of problems over time. Since water heater problems will get worse if they are ignored, it’s best to make sure that you can identify water heater problems as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the water heater problems you should watch for. (more…)

Common Furnace Problems You Should Watch Out For

Monday, February 1st, 2016

As winter rolls on, the stress on heating systems across the country will continue to increase. The added wear and tear will make it much more likely for problems to develop and damage the system. Since furnace problems are largely progressive, it’s important that you be able to recognize when your furnace is having issues. The faster you can identify a problem with your furnace, the faster you can get it repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Let’s take a look at the signs that your furnace needs repairs. (more…)