Your Pre-Winter Furnace Checklist

November 12, 2020

Once the daylight hours grow shorter and the leaves start to fall from the trees, the temperatures that accompany the winter months aren’t far behind. Homeowners who ensure their heating system is in shape to meet its winter workload will do a lot to secure the comfort and safety of their families. The following checklist provides a guide for homeowners concerned with ensuring their heating system is in top shape for the winter. 1. Replace Filter Your furnace’s filter collects dirt and debris and keeps it from passing throughout your unit and circulating throughout

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Is Fall HVAC Maintenance Really Important?

October 10, 2020

You have made it through the heat of summer and are enjoying the turning of the seasons. While the trees are changing color and the temperatures remain mild, you know winter is just around the corner. This means that you are thinking about changing from your air conditioner to your furnace. Every year, you pray it will last through the entire winter without any issues. Fortunately, you can circumvent the unexpected crisis by performing proper maintenance on your system. Keep reading to find out why fall maintenance really is important, and what you

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Meet the 3rd Generation Nest Thermostat

May 23, 2020

When thinking about your heating and cooling system, the impact your thermostat plays may come to mind well after your furnace or air conditioning unit. But it shouldn’t. Your thermostat can make a big difference in your home and your budget. Never has this been truer than when it comes to the 3rd Generation Nest Thermostat. This brilliant technological advancement will make you reconsider how important thermostat control can be. What is the Nest Thermostat? The Nest Thermostat is a smart device that enables you to accurately control your heating and cooling usage throughout your home.

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Five Things to Consider when Buying a New Home Air Conditioner

May 17, 2020

1. SEER Rating The SEER rating is how efficient an air conditioner is. Think of this number as the MPG of a car — the higher the number, the more efficient, and thus the more money you can save in operating costs. Today, SEER ratings range from 13 to 20, and most people in Central Ohio can get by with a 13-16 SEER unit. 2. Tonnage of Air Conditioner Air conditioners range in size often referred to as “ton units.” The “ton units” of an air conditioner you need is based on the size of

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Tips on Buying a New Home Furnace

May 17, 2020

There are many things to consider when buying a new furnace for your home. Please use our expertise to its fullest extent. One of our furnace experts can come to your home, evaluate the space and other conditions (such as allergies suffered) and guide you through the process, and make a recommendation for the right home furnace. We whole-heartedly believe in no-pressure sales. We will not simply direct you to the most expensive furnace. We want to direct you to the right furnace. We treat our customers’ homes as if they were our own and we care

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Four Easy-To-Grow Houseplants for Improving Indoor Air Quality

April 24, 2020

In the late ’80s, concerns about air pollution in sealed space habitats prompted NASA to investigate the role of ordinary houseplants in removing toxins from the air. A study published in 1989 listing specific plants and their ability to remove toxins from the air popularized the practice of adding houseplants to private homes to improve the indoor air quality. Some of the highest-rated plants for improving indoor air quality include: Peace Lily The peace lily scored high on several measures. It removes trichloroethylene (TCE), a carcinogenic chemical found in cleaning solvents, adhesives, and paint removers. This

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How To Access An HVAC Unit When Buying A Home

April 10, 2020

An HVAC system works hard to keep your family warm in the winter and cool in the summer, making it a vital part of your family’s comfort. That’s why you need to pay special attention to the existing HVAC system when buying a new home. Follow these tips for assessing the condition and efficiency of the HVAC system before putting in an offer or making a final decision about a home. Visually Inspect the HVAC System You can gain a lot of information from a visual inspection. Here’s what you should look for:

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Space Heater Safety Tips

March 3, 2020

When the days get colder, it’s common for many homes and offices to bring out space heaters to provide more direct heat. These space heaters can use electric heating elements or fuel, along with fans, to provide an immediate flow of heat in a smaller area, and some can be surprisingly high-tech. Space heaters aren’t especially efficient, but they are popular for their fast results and ease of use. However, if you’re going to be using a space heater, it’s important to know the right safety procedures. These heaters can be a common cause of fires and

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Beware of 3rd Party Energy Suppliers

February 18, 2020

You may have recently seen offers or even representatives talking about switching to another energy company in order to save money. Many people are — understandably — not sure what this means or what these third-party energy companies have to offer. But the idea of saving money on energy bills is always an attractive one, so it’s normal to be interested, too. However, switching energy companies does come with certain caveats, and the immediate benefits don’t always match the long-term costs. Some are even outright scams! It’s not a decision that anyone should make rashly: Here’s what

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High Tech Innovations in the Heating and Cooling Industry

February 3, 2020

Technology is continually changing and evolving the products that we use and the way we live our lives. It is even changing products that have not changed much in decades, such as heating and cooling equipment. The changes that are being made in the heating and cooling industry, thanks to high tech innovations are helping to increase the energy efficiency of the products we use, lengthen their lifespans, and provide greater heating and cooling options for our homes. Here are three of the various high tech innovations that have changed the heating and cooling industry recently. Programmable

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