If you are one of the 7.7 million homeowners to have an oil furnace, you probably dread having to replace the tank. While it doesn't happen all that often, tanks can get small leaks that are not so devastating that you need to replace them immediately but are significant enough that you are losing oil and risk contaminating your property. With a tank that is full -- or at least, a quarter or more full -- draining it yourself and assessing the leak is unlikely to be an option. [Read More]
What Can You Do To Prevent A Loss Of Heating In The Winter?
The approach of winter should not fill you with undue anxiety or dread simply because of your furnace's age. If you're questioning the capacity of your unit to provide heat for your home, there are certain things you can do to give it the best chance at successfully enduring another winter. Whether you need repairs completed or just simple maintenance, don't put off anything that you might regret later. Timing is Everything [Read More]
AC Keeps Freezing Up: How Using The Wrong Thermostat Setting Affects The Evaporator Coil
Depending on where you live in the United States, some areas may be hotter in the summer than other locations. If you are in the southern portion of the U.S., you may turn your cooling system's thermostat down very low to keep the home comfortable. But by doing so, you may be the cause of your AC freezing up. The indoor unit uses different parts to turn hot air into cold air, including the evaporator coil. [Read More]
Your Home May Have Polluted Air ~ Improving Indoor Air Quality
If you are a property owner, you may be surprised to learn that it is possible for the air inside your home to be polluted. This is a scary thought when you consider that your home is an enclosed area. Exposure to multiple types of pollutants can aggravate allergies and cause other types of sickness. However, you can combat these pollutants with air filters and maintaining your air ducts to ensure clean air inside your home. [Read More]