July 26th, 2021
Do you spend a lot of time thinking about your front door? Probably not–you may go through it every single day, but it’s one of those things that most household occupants take for granted, not really realizing how efficient, or inefficient, the front door can make a home.
Whether your door isn’t that visually appealing, or you’ve noticed an increase in your energy costs because conditioned air is escaping out of your home and making it impossible to maintain comfortable temperatures, this blog post is for you. Read on as we share some signs that it’s probably time for you to invest in a new front door.
July 12th, 2021
Have you ever thought about how efficient your home is? Chances are, if you’ve never had to deal with higher than average utility bills, you might not have.
But better energy efficiency means more affordable HVAC operating costs. And there are so many ways you can improve that efficiency, a lot of which has to do with how you use your HVAC systems and how well cared for they are through maintenance.
But a huge part of improving efficiency is actually in your windows–your windows could be creating a lot more problems than you realize. Read on to learn how replacing those windows can boost your home efficiency.
June 28th, 2021
If your electrical panel displays any of the signs we’re about to highlight below, then it’s probably time to give us a call for an upgrade. This will improve home safety as well as functionality.
More on that in a minute!
Also referred to as the circuit breaker panel, this is the central hub of your entire electrical system. It’s the central location where incoming electricity gets routed to the different circuits, and the breakers are designed to shut off those circuits if there is a voltage overload. But when your electrical panel gets too overloaded, it can cause problems such as causing electrical shock or even fire.
Modern circuit breakers can last a long time–about 25-40 years in most cases. But the electrical panels of yesterday don’t last as long. Read on for the signs that you need an electrical panel…
June 1st, 2021
It’s that time of year again—the time where we rely on our heat pumps to do the other half of their job—provide your home with steady cooling throughout the summer. With the simple switch on the thermostat from heating mode to cooling mode, the heat pump that kept you warm for so long during our cooler months should change over to become a powerful cooling system for summer.
What’s that? You switched your thermostat to cooling mode,
but the air from your vents isn’t cool?
It’s still rather lukewarm or even warm? Well, you certainly have a problem on
your hands, but not an insurmountable one! We are here to help.
Below, we’ll cover a few reasons that your heat pump may not
be able to switch over to cooling mode. Whatever the cause of this problem is
at the end of the day though, remember that you need a professional to manage
May 17th, 2021
When it comes to tank water heaters, it’s probably pretty
apparent to you why maintenance would be necessary. It’s a huge system, with
multiple components, and it stores water on a consistent basis so there is
corrosion to worry about, right? There’s also scaling to worry about—that is,
the buildup of hard water minerals like magnesium, calcium, and iron that turns
into sediment deposits and settles on the bottom of the water heater tank.
But you have a tankless system, so you don’t need to worry
about any of this, right?
Um, not quite! Much of the maintenance that we do for traditional
storage tank water heaters is actually pretty similar to the maintenance we
have to perform on tankless systems as well. Keep reading as we uncover why
this is necessary and why you should go ahead and schedule your next tankless
water heater maintenance session soon.
May 3rd, 2021
Around our area, it never gets super warm, not even at the peak of summer, in comparison to other
parts of the country and even our state. However, it is almost time that we can
shut off our heaters for a bit in favor of warmer temperatures.
Before you do this though, we encourage you to address any
repair needs the system might have. Perhaps you think it’s silly to worry about
heater repairs right now—after all you’re not going to need the system again on
a regular basis until next fall.
But what happens if there’s a cold spell in the coming
months, which is not uncommon? Or what happens if next fall rolls around, and
your heater doesn’t work at all? These are scenarios we’d like to help you
avoid. So read on for some signs that it’s time to give us a call for
end-of-season heater repairs.
April 19th, 2021
There are a number of reasons that you as a homeowner might
decide to replace your windows. Perhaps it’s just for aesthetic purposes—your current
windows are old and degrading and just don’t look good anymore. Or maybe you have drafty windows that are
letting conditioned air escape. Whatever the case, it’s important to be
educated about your window choices so you can make the best decision for your
household that will conserve energy and save you money.
If you’ve been putting off window replacement for any
reason, we encourage you to read the following factors to decide if you should
invest in this service sooner rather than later.
April 5th, 2021
Homeowners today are putting more and more demand on their
electrical systems. Electrical panels can only handle so much voltage, and if
your panel is older than 20 years or so, there’s no denying that you have a lot
more hooked up to it now than you did back then—high-efficiency appliances,
computers, even entertainment systems.
All this increased demand means that your electrical system
can start to suffer. But how do you know when you need electrical repair? Read
on as we uncover several signs.
March 22nd, 2021
There are a number of services we offer to help our
customers enjoy more energy-efficient homes, with improved indoor air quality
too. A big part of this is improving ventilation systems—you know, the ”V” part
of HVAC. Problems with your air ducts can have a huge negative effect on both
energy efficiency and your home comfort.
This is where duct cleaning comes in. Yes, it really is necessary. It’s not one of those services you
need every year, like HVAC maintenance, but it’s a service you shouldn’t skip
nonetheless. What are the benefits of such a service? Read on to find out!
March 8th, 2021
Whether you’re embarking on a remodeling project or just considering a couple home upgrades, you have a lot of factors to consider. One of these factors may be whether or not you need to replace the windows in your home. Not many people think about this unless they’re looking to improve the look of their living space. But if you have an older home, there are a lot more benefits to new windows than just simply aesthetics.
Combined with proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping those windows and doors closed during times that you’re running your HVAC system, new windows do a lot to keep you comfortable and save energy. On the contrary, old and drafty windows that are likely losing their seal could result in your losing out on a lot of your conditioned air. This means that while temperatures are still cool as they are not, you might keep turning up your thermostat to compensate—forcing your heater to run longer than it should have to in order to keep you comfortable.
This same concept applies in the summer with your air
conditioner. To keep your home efficient, comfortable, and visually pleasing, consider the following signs that you need