Prep Your Furnace And Winterize Your Home With These Precautionary Tips

Prep Your Furnace And Winterize Your Home With These Precautionary Tips

Autumn is officially here and temperatures are beginning to drop. Soon you’ll need more than a sweater to keep you warm and you’ll have to fire up your furnace. If you haven’t already tuned up your furnace for the colder season, you won’t have to worry about any heating problems once the weather gets chillier. But if you haven’t tuned up your furnace since spring, you might need to make some heating preparations before winter comes. Another one bites the dust Your furnace will have collected dust between the spring and summer months. And, if you’ve had your air conditioner shut off these last couple of weeks, odds are you’ve […]

It’s Never Too Early To Tune-Up Your Furnace For Heating Season

It’s Never Too Early To Tune-Up Your Furnace For Heating Season

With summer temperatures crawling on, your furnace may be the last thing on your mind right now. But August is considered one of the best times of the year to schedule your annual furnace tune-up. When you procrastinate on tuning up your furnace, you could end up firing up your heating without priming it first once the weather finally cools down. This can take a toll on your energy bills and the life of your furnace itself.   4 Reasons To Give Your Furnace An Early Tune-Up Heating and cooling account for up to 50% of the energy used in the average American home. It’s important to give your furnace […]

Is Your Ductwork Insulation Causing Moisture In Your Home?

Is Your Ductwork Insulation Causing Moisture In Your Home?

Your home is designed to help keep unwanted moisture out to prevent mold. Yet, in some cases, moisture may actually be coming from inside your home. Moisture can build up in your home’s ductwork and vents. This problem can cause just as much damage to your home as a leaking roof. But how does moisture get into your home’s ducts in the first place? And what can you do to keep it from happening? What causes ductwork condensation? Condensation can form inside your HVAC ductwork when the cold air from your ducts comes into contact with the humid air outside. If this problem isn’t taken care of, the condensation inside […]

What You Didn’t Know About Thermostats (But Now You Do)

With the wild weather changes prone in the Virginia area, knowing the ins and outs of your thermostat is a necessity. Thermostats might send your head spinning, but there are some tips and tricks to learn before you catch yourself typing: “HVAC Services Harrisonburg.”      Location, location, location Your thermostat’s location plays a huge part in the temperature of your home. If your thermostat is located by a door or window that is regularly opened, the draft can give your thermostat wild temperature readings. With the common temperature fluctuations, your HVAC system will turn on and off when it doesn’t need to. Try to locate your thermostat in a […]

How to Maintain Your Water Heater in 2 Simple Steps

Owning a home comes with an assortment of burdens and tasks, as well as costs. There are so many different aspects that need constant upkeep or repair that it can sometimes feel like you’re drowning in repair bills. Finding the best ways to maximize your home’s efficiency while minimizing costs and maintenance is the ultimate goal for any homeowner. One of the many costly tasks associated with maintaining a home can be your water heater. Improper care or neglect can lead to decreased efficiency on top of increased costs and headaches. The best way to make sure your water heater is the last thing on you need to worry about […]

4 Simple Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Air Quality This Winter

With the winter weather making days chilly and nights downright frigid, odds are you and your family are spending more time indoors than out. Because you’re breathing in more indoor air than outdoor air, it’s important now more than ever to ensure the air quality of your home is in tip-top shape. Fortunately, if your home’s air quality leaves a lot to be desired there are plenty of ways you can go about improving it. Consider the following ways you can step up your home’s air quality game this winter season to get you breathing right again. Schedule a duct cleaning Even with clean filters, you may still be breathing […]

What You Shouldn’t Be Flushing Down Your Toilet

It’s estimated that you can save up to 18,000 gallons of water annually by investing a low flush toilet. However, you can save even more by not flushing certain objects down the toilet. The water in your home leaves through your pipes and down into the sewer system. This means the objects and fluids you flush that shouldn’t be going down the drain can cause harm not only to your own household pipes but also your city’s sewer system. What not to flush down the toilet Potential problems that can arise from flushing the wrong things down the drain include sewer backups into the environment, backups into your home, and chemical releases […]

How To Find A New Water Heater: Know Your Fuel Type

The life expectancy of your home’s water heater will vary depending on your location and the type of energy it runs on. For the most part, a water heater will last between eight and 12 years. However, tankless water heaters can last as long as 20 years. Regardless of the water heater you have, time will only tell when you’ll need to have it replaced. And when that time comes you’ll need to make the important decision of which fuel type to use. Fuel type and water heater options The water heater options available to you are ultimately determined by fuel type. This is because the fuel type you use […]

Want to Live In a Comfortable Home? Consider These 3 Tips

Having your own home is a magical feeling. You can essentially do whatever you want and can finally feel relaxed at the end of the day. If you’re not careful, however, you could end up living in an uncomfortable home and might be more stressed than you should be. Luckily, having a nice and comfortable home isn’t too difficult to obtain. Here are a few tips to consider in order to have a comfortable place to live. Work with a professional HVAC installation team HVAC installation might seem relatively easy, but if you’re inexperienced or unsure of what to do, you could end up incorrectly installing your AC unit. Even […]

The 5 HVAC Mistakes You Should Avoid

You home’s HVAC system is central to your family’s comfort, so it pays to invest in cooling and heating system repairs. By making errors in your maintenance practices, you could hike up energy costs and keep your home at a less than optimal temperature. The next time you are analyzing your home maintenance habits, make sure that you are avoiding these common mistakes. You are forgetting to change your air filters Dirty air filters are a waste of energy, as they force the system to work much harder to circulate air. By changing your filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, you will keep your home energy efficient and your systems […]