November 19, 2020

6 Tried-and-True Tips for Good Space Heater Safety

Not accounting for primary heating sources like central HVAC systems or heat pumps, space heaters are the most popular type of secondary heating sources in the United States. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, portable electric heaters are the most prevalent forms of secondary heating equipment in 46% of American homes. Despite how popular these heaters are, they pose a major safety risk when used irresponsibly. Here are some tips on how to use space heaters responsibly. 1. Level Surfaces Mix Well With Space Heaters Unlike wall-mounted radiators, concrete-based central HVAC units, or heat pumps, portable heaters are prone...

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September 19, 2020

Simple Steps to Ensure HVAC Efficiency

There are a lot of seemingly minor tasks and habits that work together to keep your HVAC system efficient. When you take good care of your HVAC system and follow tips on efficiency, you should never have a month of expensive heating or cooling costs unless something in the unit breaks. 1. Change the Air Filter Every Month Check the manufacturer’s guidelines on how often you need to change the air filter in your HVAC system. Never go more than that amount of time without changing the air filter. When it becomes too dirty, it decreases the HVAC system’s efficiency...

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January 20, 2020

Is It Bad to Run My Heating System 24/7?

During the cold-weather season, your top priority is keeping your home warm at an affordable price. At , one of the most frequently asked questions we receive about energy efficiency is if it’s okay to run the heating system 24/7. Keep reading to learn the most efficient way to heat your home. Benefits of Running Your Furnace Continuously The most apparent advantage to continuously running your furnace fan is consistently maintaining your home at the ideal temperature. Your furnace consumes additional energy when it works to quickly heat cold air after being turned off for an extended period. Running your...

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December 4, 2019

Furnace Tips for the Holidays

Is your heating system ready for winter? With the holidays upon us, you’re likely busy planning dinner parties, buying gifts for your loved ones, and decorating your house with lights. We understand the stress that this time of year brings, but we want to help you have a more relaxing holiday season. Here are four furnace tips for the holidays: 1. Move Flammable Objects Away From Your Heating System Whether it’s boxes of decorations, piles of blankets, or stacks of presents, things are always piling up around the holiday season. You need to ensure that these items are not too...

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