Keeping Grandma Warm This Winter

When the elderly live alone, their children worry about their HVAC systems, especially in extreme weather. Find ways a contractor can help your loved one here.

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Keeping Grandma Warm This Winter

Growing up, I practically lived at my maternal grandparents’ home. I ate most of my meals at this cozy, brick house in the country. My grandmother spoiled me when I was young. Every weekend, she took me shopping with her. And, I usually came home with something new. My grandfather played catch and checkers with me often. He was always a wonderful listener as well. Sadly, my grandpa passed away right before my thirteenth birthday. My grandma still lives in the house she shared with my granddad. During the winter, she used to build fires in her fireplace. However she relies exclusively on her central heating and air conditioning unit now. On this blog, I hope you will discover the ways an HVAC contractor can help keep your elderly loved ones warm this winter.

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Six Easy Ways To Improve Your Furnace’s Efficiency

3 February 2016
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An efficient furnace keeps your home warm and comfortable during the cold winter months, but it doesn't do it on its own. Your furnace and heating system need your help so they can do the job they were designed to do. Follow these tips for helping your furnace operate at peak efficiency. #1 Give it a Checkup Your furnace needs regular cleaning and an inspection at least once a year. Schedule an appointment with your HVAC dealer several weeks before the heating season begins in your region. Read More …

5 Things Homeowners Need To Know About Rainwater Harvesting Systems

15 December 2015
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There are many things you can do to make your house more environmentally friendly, including using rainwater for some of your water needs. Here are five things homeowners need to know about rainwater harvesting systems. How do rainwater harvesting systems work? Rainwater harvesting systems allow you to collect the rain that falls on your property and then store that water for later use. This can be done by making fairly simple modifications to your roof. Read More …

Is Your Furnace In Your Basement? What You Need To Know If Your Basement Floods

15 December 2015
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A flooded basement can be one of the most challenging things a homeowner can face. Things become even more difficult when the water is contaminated and deep enough to damage the home's furnace. Whether you live in a flood-prone area or are concerned about ruptured plumbing, it's important for every homeowner to know how contaminants in flood water can damage their furnaces if their basements ever flood. That way, they can safely and effectively clean out the basement and make repairs to their furnace. Read More …

Three Common Air Conditioner Problems – And How To Deal With Them

13 December 2015
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When your air conditioner stops working, your first instinct may be to call your HVAC technician. However, by taking a little time to evaluate the problem first, you can figure out if the issue is something that you can address on your own or whether that call to the repair service truly is necessary. Take a look at three of the most common causes of a malfunctioning air conditioner -- and how to handle each one. Read More …

A Gas Furnace May Be Too Hot To Handle In A High-Efficiency Home

11 December 2015
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These days, energy-efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to home building. Today's high-efficiency homes utilize a wide variety of building techniques and materials to create an energy-efficient, cost-effective and ultimately sustainable environment for homeowners. So how do gas-fired furnaces figure in this picture? As it turns out, using a traditional gas furnace in a high-efficiency home could offer more drawbacks than you'd think. A Big Fish in a Small Pond Read More …