Where Should I Put My Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

Fall is here and that means you will be using your furnace more and more. With that comes the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in your home. While your furnace is a great tool to warm your home, it also produces some harmful gasses in the process to do so. One of these gasses is

How Do I Troubleshoot My Furnace

Your thermostat is one of the most important part of your HVAC system. It is what tells the ac and furnace to turn on or stop. Programmable thermostats are great because they can save you money on your energy bills and make sure your home is just the right temperature. Though they do a pretty

What’s a Variable Speed Furnace

When you are shopping for a furnace you have so many choices to make. One of those choices is how the motor runs in the furnace. In a traditional furnace. the blower turns on and runs until the room reaches the desired temperature and then it turns off.  The meaning of a variable speed furnace

Why You Should Use a HEPA Filter

Filters are something you should think about on a monthly basis. It is a very important part of your HVAC system. There are many types of filters to choose from for your HVAC system. One of these filters is a HEPA filter. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. HEPA filters are used in air

5 Ways to Optimize Home Comfort

  “Home” means a lot of different things to different people. For most, home is a place where you can feel comfortable and at ease. Whether you are spending time with friends and family or looking for a place to enjoy a personal retreat, the key to a comfortable home is finding just the right

What Kind of Filter Should I Use for My Furnace?

There are so many filters to choose from that it can get overwhelming to choose one. Filters are classified by something we call a MERV rating. The MERV rating shows its efficiency and how many particulates it can catch and filter. We recommend staying in the MERV 1-4 range. That range of filter does not

Signs That Your HVAC System May Need Repair.

Is your furnace and AC doing new and unusual things to get your attention? Your HVAC system gives you hints one way or another on its status. If you know what to look for, you can more closely monitor your AC and furnace to make sure they are running at their best and also know

What Happens When Your Furnace Filter is Dirty

How often do you change your HVAC filter? The air filter in your HVAC system may seem like a small insignificant part of your HVAC system but its very important actually. The air filter has a big job of keeping dirt and debris out of the sensitive interior parts of your furnace and AC. Filters

Is a High Efficiency Furnace Right for Me?

Are you in the market for a new furnace? Furnace efficiency has improved greatly over the years. They now have furnaces that have a 98% efficiency rating meaning 98% of the consumed gas that changes to heat is used and only 2% of the gas is wasted. High efficiency furnaces have two heat exchangers in

Getting My Heater Ready for Winter

Preparing A Furnace For The Winter

The furnace in an HVAC system usually sits idle all summer, and sometimes for parts of the spring and fall. All that time unused can lead to issues when it is fired up that first frosty day. To keep your home warm this winter, prepare your furnace early. Avoiding this first step might mean an