• 7 Ways To Reduce Your Heating Bills

    There are not many things more comforting than walking into a toasty warm house after you've been out in the cold for hours. Unfortunately, keeping your house warm all winter can make your energy bills a lot more expensive. It's not uncommon for some homeowners to spend hundreds of dollars a month on their heating bills. However, making some changes around your house can prevent you from spending your entire bank account on heating.
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  • Just Bought A Fixer-Upper Home? Insulate The Entire House And Not Just The Attic

    If you recently purchased a fixer-upper as your first home, you may need to take big steps to get the house ready for your family to move into it, including insulating your attic to ward off heat loss in the winter. But while attic insulation can help prevent heat loss in your home, it may not be enough to keep your home comfortable or energy expenses down. It's a good idea that you insulate the entire house and not just the attic.
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  • Know Two Common Causes Of Moisture Intrusion When Using A Window Air Conditioner And How To Fix Them

    If you notice water running down the wall near your window air conditioner, you will need to investigate and repair the problem before it causes significant damage. There are a couple of common air conditioner-related causes of moisture intrusion into your home; below is a list of these and what you can do to correct the problem once it is discovered: Unit not level inside window A window unit functions by removing heat and moisture from the ambient air; this is accomplished by passing warm, humid air over an evaporator coil where the water vapor condenses and drips into a collection pan.
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  • Are Steam Radiators Best Left In The Past, Or Are They Actually A Wise Choice For Your Home?

    When most people see a steam radiator, they think of old, outdated homes. While it is true that forced air heat is now the most common heating choice in the United States, steam boiler systems do still exist and are still being put into new homes. While they certainly do have some drawbacks, they also offer benefits that some homeowners find incredibly valuable. Could you be one of them? Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of steam boiler heating.
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  • Three Common Types Of Furnace Issues And What You Should Do About Them

    When the weather starts to turn cold, you depend on your furnace to keep your home comfortable. Unfortunately, there are times when your furnace may not live up to that expectation. If you're having furnace issues, then there's a good chance they fall into one of these three categories. Here's how to handle each one. The furnace is blowing out air, but it's not hot. Whenever your furnace stops heating but is still blowing out air, the first thing you should check is that the pilot light is still lit.
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  • 5 Noises You Shouldn'T Hear From Your A/C System

    When it comes to keeping your home cool throughout the hottest periods of the year, your air conditioner is normally a silent partner. However, there are a lot of ways that your A/C system can make itself heard, especially when it needs service. When you hear these following noises, you'll know that it's time to have your A/C system looked at, either on your own or with the help of an experienced HVAC technician.
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  • 4 Issues That Could Sideline Your Furnace

    The fall season is in full swing and winter is just around the corner. The last thing you need is for your furnace to be sidelined by common problems when you need it most. Here are 4 all-too-common issues that could put a wrench in your seasonal heating plans, as well as how to prevent those issues from leaving your home in the cold. Malfunctioning Thermostat Thermostat failures are usually the most common type of failure for a typical furnace.
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  • Building A House? Get Geothermal Heating And Cooling In The Ground

    Buying a house can be a stressful experience. With all the different options, locations, and price points, it is easy to see how many buyers will have to settle when searching for the perfect home. Fortunately, building a home ensures you receive the perfect house for you, your budget, and your needs. Since heating and cooling encompasses half of your home's total energy usage, incorporating an innovative, eco-friendly system into your initial design plans is smart.
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  • Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Thermostat

    If you feel like you are spending too much money on heating and cooling, or if your home is never a comfortable temperature, you might have a problem with your thermostat. Your thermostat controls the amount of heat and cold air your system produces, and there could be a problem with it. Here are two ideas to look into that may help you get the most out of your thermostat.
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  • After A Flood: Three Additional Cleanup And Prep Steps You Should Take

    Having your home flood can be a traumatic experience. In the months after the flooding, you'll probably work with a professional cleanup team to ensure the moisture is removed from your home and its basic structure is restored safely. It can be a relief when this process is finally over; you'll be happy to get back to ordinary life. However, once you have your home basically cleaned up and repaired, there are a few additional cleanup and preparation tasks you should undertake in order to prevent future issues.
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