Technician determining if it's time to replace the furnace

Typically, a furnace doesn't stop working without warning signs. Many of those can clue you in to the fact that the time is coming to replace your furnace. Here are some things that can let you know it's time to call a professional. Typically, a furnace lasts 15 to 30 years. If your furnace is [...]

Air conditioner covered in snow

Everyone knows that air conditioners are a necessity during the hot summer months. Many homeowners are unsure about whether they should cover their A/C units when not in use during the winter months. Here is what you need to know if you want to purchase an AC cover for your unit. Your A/C unit is [...]

Piggy bank and a green check showing the money to be saved with home energy efficiency

As temperatures drop and the days get shorter, you want to reduce your energy consumption. However, it's hard to know what steps you can take that will make a difference. Using these tips for reducing energy use in the winter will allow you to keep your home comfortable while at the same time reducing your [...]

A furnace turning on for the first time of the season

When you turn on your furnace at the first chill in the air, don't be alarmed if your furnace emits an unusual burning odor. It's possible that this is typical. Here are several causes of the burning smell from your furnace and what you should do about them, if anything. Dust, pet hair, and other [...]

Man on a couch using a remote to control his ductless HVAC unit

A ductless HVAC system is a great investment for homeowners who live in homes without ductwork. Among the benefits of installing them are better comfort control, less installation work, better energy efficiency, and the ability to be installed almost anywhere. Whether you're looking for a new way to cool down this summer or to warm [...]

Infographic describing how to winterize your home

The colder months are a bit of a mixed bag for homeowners. The holidays, snow days, and extended family time are all great things to look forward to. But there is also the ever-present worry that your home will be freezing cold and won't provide enough comfort on those chilly winter nights. There are ways [...]

Image of a space heater in a room.

In winter, many homeowners are concerned about their heating costs. Some people choose to use a space heater in lieu of turning up their thermostat. This might make sense in some cases, and might actually cost you money in others. You can decide if it's worth it by learning more about the impact a space [...]

Sitting area with ceiling fan

Many people are familiar with using your ceiling fan to produce a cool breeze in the summer, but less people are familiar with the energy savings and increased comfort you can get by using your ceiling fan correctly in the winter. Did you know that ensuring that your ceiling fan is rotating in the right [...]

HVAC technician working on a furnace

For a first-time furnace buyer, or even a seasoned one, it can be difficult to know where to begin searching. Having knowledge about furnaces will help you decide which one will suit your  family's needs. You can select the perfect furnace for your home among a variety of furnace types such as single-stage, two-stage, variable, [...]

Family reading together with air filter in foreground

During the colder months, winter can result in exacerbated respiratory problems, especially for people with allergies or if they suffer from asthma. There is little need for opening windows to pull out musty air in late winter and early spring because it is still too chilly.  Dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores spread through [...]