Is Annual Furnace Maintenance Necessary?

January 22, 2021

As winter temperatures start to drop dramatically, you need your furnace to be operating optimally if you want to stay warm indoors. One of the best ways to ensure that your heater keeps running accordingly is to maintain it comprehensively. If you possess a furnace, it makes sense to consider an annual maintenance appointment. You should let an experienced, certified, and trained technician take a look at your equipment. Even though your furnace may seem to be running efficiently, it could have plenty of underlying hitches that are difficult to spot. These small issues could eventually

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How Can I Control The Humidity In My Home?

January 10, 2021

Using appliances, cooking, and taking hot showers are some activities that lead to moisture buildup at home. When steam accumulates in your house, it causes a rise in the humidity levels. The vapor condenses into water droplets on a cool surface, damaging your paint, insulation, and wood surfaces. Even worse, too much humidity can cause mold growth, mildew, or allergen accumulation, leading to severe respiratory ailments. It also decreases your HVAC unit’s efficiency by making your indoor air warmer, so your system will have to work even harder to create comfortable airflow.

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How to Monitor Air Quality in Your Home

December 19, 2020

The World Health Organization warns that most people are at greater risk of indoor air pollution than outdoor air pollution. Reasons for this include indoor air pollution generally being more concentrated due to much less natural ventilation and many people spending as much as 90% of their time indoors. In recent years, many public health organizations have placed great emphasis on indoor air quality and what you can do to monitor and improve it. With that in mind, let us consider the core recommendations from the EPA. Monitor the Air Quality Index in Your Area Air

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What You Should Know About Duct Sealing for Syracuse Homes

December 10, 2020

In your efforts to save money this winter, you may look for ways to reduce utility costs and minimize repairs while keeping your family warm and comfortable. If your efforts don’t seem to be paying off, the ductwork of your HVAC system may be the problem. Ducts are square and rectangular tunnels through which heated air passes to the vents in each room. Ideally, your ducts should be sealed to prevent warm air from escaping. Unfortunately, ductwork is designed with seams and bends that are prone to tears, dents, and other types of damage. Duct sealing by the experts at

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Choosing a Furnace Suitable for Cold New York Winters

November 21, 2020

As the winter season approaches in Upstate New York, you’ll definitely want to have a functional heating system. A highly efficient furnace heats the air and distributes that warmth throughout your house. In this region, that’s a necessity. If your current heating equipment is faulty or it has seen better days, you may be in the market for a new furnace. Since modern units are far more energy-efficient than those made just a few years ago, this is probably a wise investment. However, with numerous brands on the market today, it can be a bit challenging to pick the right

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Reasons to Skip Using an Indoor Space Heater This Year

November 10, 2020

Many people who want to save on heating bills try switching off their central furnace. Then, they turn to operating a small indoor space heater instead. With its petite size and smaller output, it might seem like these little heaters use less energy. However, the reality is they can cause all sorts of problems. Not only do space heaters result in higher utility bills, but they can also cause numerous safety risks. Comparing Indoor Heater Costs to Central Heating When looking at the costs to heat the same amount of space, central heating wins hands down.

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