Is it Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

It’s always a disappointment when you can’t get hot water from your taps, but if your water heater is failing, it might not be so obvious – presenting problems such as higher energy use, leaks in the heater itself, or a metallic taste to your hot water, instead. Whether to repair or replace your heater can be a hard decision, but here are some ways to decide if a new water heater is what you need: What’s the age of…

Helpful Ways to Control Pollutants in Your Home

You know the value of air sealing your home, but energy efficiency has a down side: the better you are at keeping air and energy indoors, the better you are at keeping air pollution indoors, too. Your air is polluted every day by a number of sources, from cleaning products to cooking fumes, and from shed skin cells to emissions from your HVAC system. Thankfully, there are ways you can control pollutants so that you can breathe easy. Keep your…

Help Your HVAC System Spring Forward

If you tend to forget spring home maintenance chores like putting new batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, why not put together a to-do list to tackle when you’re changing your clocks for Daylight Saving Time? You can get the HVAC system ready to spring forward, too, by adding these tasks: Improve Air Distribution Through the Duct System Have an HVAC professional inspect the ductwork and correct deficiencies like damaged or disconnected sections. Then, get the accessible runs…

Get Answers to Your HVAC System FAQs

A well-functioning HVAC system is vital for your home comfort, so you need to know how to keep yours in optimal operating condition. Getting the answers to some HVAC FAQs is a good place to start: Is Preventive HVAC Maintenance Beneficial? Routine preventive maintenance keeps your HVAC system running safely, and it offers other benefits too. When the equipment is professionally inspected, cleaned and tuned up in the spring and fall, it operates at maximum efficiency. During a visit, your…