Purchasing an older, existing home instead of a newly built one can be a great way to save money on the cost of housing. However, if the heating system of an older house has not been recently updated, buyers will need to take some steps to make sure it is still safe and efficient to use, especially if the heat is supplied by an older gas furnace.
If you are preparing to purchase an older home equipped with an aging gas furnace or have recently done so, here are three things you need to know to ensure your family will be safe and warm during the next heating season. Read More»
Homes built today are incredibly energy efficient, allowing homeowners to save up to $1,182 or more on utility bills each year. However, this efficiency comes at a cost. More often than not, the home becomes airtight as people leave the windows and doors closed for days or weeks at a time for fear of letting all the heat —and their savings— leak out. If you’re looking for a way to get fresh air in your home without having to open the windows, consider purchasing an HRV. Read More»
Winter is coming, but is your home prepared? Although wall unit or central air conditioning systems have become the standard, you may want to consider a hearth or fireplace design that adds a refined flair to your living room. Here are a few design options for fireplace inserts, as well as a few technical options to consider as you look towards the colder days of the year.
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As the cold winter weather nears, now is the perfect time to prepare your furnace for the winter. During this time of year, many homeowners will run the furnace nonstop until the spring season. Therefore, it is important that you make every effort to ensure that it is in the best working condition at the start of the season. The following are some things you can do now to make sure your furnace runs well all winter: Read More»
Taking care of your heating and air conditioning system can be a huge burden if you try to tackle everything at once. And because many homeowners see this maintenance as a burden, they tend to put it off, which has terrible consequences for the condition of their equipment and for energy efficiency. Thankfully, there is a better way to approach HVAC maintenance. Do just a few maintenance tasks every season, and you’ll never have to dedicate more than a few hours at a time to your system. Read More»