Trendy High Tech Products in Heating & Cooling

February 25, 2019

When you think of the items used to heat and cool your home, the words trendy or high tech don’t typically come to mind. However, technology is ever-changing, and as it changes, so do the devices used to heat and cool your home. Here are a few of the trendiest high tech products in the heating and cooling industry. Smart Thermostats Smart thermostats are one of the hottest high tech products used in the industry right now. Nest thermostats are among the most popular thermostat choices. Smart thermostats are popular because they can be easily

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Why You Should Be Wary of Third-Party Energy Suppliers

January 17, 2019

In states that have legalized energy deregulation, you may have third-party energy suppliers. These individuals often go door to door, hoping you will sign up for your service. They may make you many promises that often turn out to not be true. If someone comes to your door and is wanting you to switch to their third-party energy company, you should be wary. Here is a bit of information you need to know about third-party energy suppliers and why you should beware of them. What is a Third-Party Energy Supplier? A third-party energy supplier is

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Items You Should Never Put Down Your Drain

January 3, 2019

When you send something down your drain, it immediately goes into your pipes and plumbing system. While some items travel through the pipes and into the sewer line, other items are not able to do this. They are not designed to travel through your plumbing system and can get stuck, causing clogs or even damaging your pipes. As such, it is important to know what items you should never place down your drain to minimize problems with your plumbing system. Here are three items you should never place down your drains and the reasons why. Kitty Litter

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Top Reasons Why Your Basement Is Cold

November 20, 2018

Spending time in your basement during the winter months can be downright chilly. Most homes, even those with finished basements, are significantly cooler than other areas. This can make using your basement during the colder months overly expensive to keep warm. There are three main reasons for this. Reason 1: Moisture Basements tend to be damper than other places in your house. This is often caused by water seeping through the concrete foundation, rising from a dirt floor or simply because of poor ventilation. This higher level of moisture in the air will end up

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How to Assess an HVAC Unit When Buying a Home

July 26, 2018

It’s a seller’s market here in Columbus, and this is the time of the year when you see a lot of homes go on the market. With some homes selling within 12 hours of being listed, it’s hard to truly evaluate the finer details of the sale before you put in that offer. One of the things that you really have to be careful with is the HVAC unit. Here are a few of the ways to make sure your unit is in great shape before you sign off on the house. Perform a Visual Inspection

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Tips for Your HVAC System

July 12, 2018

When the weather changes and begins to heat up, you expect your air conditioning unit to kick into high gear and work to cool your home. However, if you do not take the right actions before summer gets here, your unit may not run as efficiently as it can. Here are some great ways to ensure that your system is running properly this spring. Remove Debris from Around the Unit After the winter months, debris and obstructions can gather around your unit. This includes items you may have stored behind the unit in the winter, or

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Heating and Cooling Technology Upgrades for Your Home

April 11, 2018

Heating and cooling technology have come a long way since it was first created. As companies continue to improve their products, you may not always hear about or see the latest updates. Read on to learn about two pieces of heating and cooling technology that you’ll want to have installed in your home. Programmable Thermostats Digital thermostats have been around for a while, but the technologically advanced ones connect to your Wi-Fi for mobile app control, smart home integration, and super easy programming. One of our favorites is the Nest. Programming the Nest is as easy

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How to Properly Shut Down Your Furnace Unit When Warmer Weather Arrives

February 27, 2018

Here in Central Ohio, your furnace works hard to keep your home cozy and warm during the cool weather days of fall and winter. However, when spring arrives, the furnace can become an afterthought until heat is needed again, which is where things can go awry. Furnaces require maintenance, just like any other major appliance, so shutting it down properly in spring can ensure your unit’s longevity and optimal functioning. Here are the steps for properly turning off and tuning up furnace units. 1. Turn the Pilot Light Off Furnaces that operate on gas feature pilot

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How to Stay Warm This Winter (Besides Your Furnace)

December 9, 2017

The temperature is dropping in Columbus, and that means monthly utility bills are going up. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling costs make up almost half of the energy use in the typical home. But it is possible to stay warm without using the furnace to heat your home. These tips can help you stay comfortable this winter without spending a ton of money. Close Your Curtains Curtains have more uses than keeping your nosy neighbor from peering through the window. They can reduce your heating bill. Take advantage of the

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How to Prevent a Furnace Emergency This Winter

November 25, 2017

Skiing, sledding, ice skating and holiday get-togethers are all great things to do during winter. However, with the cold-season activities comes the cold weather. Before your furnace starts getting a daily workout in the coming weeks, here are some excellent ways to prevent a furnace emergency in your home. Change the Filters You’ll do both your heating and air conditioning systems a favor by changing the filter. Dirty filters don’t let the warm air through, meaning that your furnace has to work harder to follow the orders of the thermostat. Dirty filters not only lower the

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