A furnace is in your home to help heat it. A furnace filter is in your home to ensure that the air you are breathing is of a good quality. There are an abundance of furnace filter types. There are disposable and non-disposable. Among these there is a rating that the filters are given to tell how high the quality of the filter is. The higher the number the better the quality.
Summer weather has begun and it’s starting to become difficult to stay cool through long warm summer days. Along with the summer weather, we see our utility bills become relatively higher. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were ways to keep your house cool while keeping the amount of your bills down?
Luckily, we have four helpful ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently without racking up your bills. By following these tips, you can tune up your AC unit and make sure it runs as smoothly as possible.
As the cold mornings begin to set in and we spend that few extra minutes to defrost our cars, it is evident that winter is not as far away as it may seem. With that being said, it is important to make sure your furnace is ready for when the cold mornings start turning into days. Doing a few maintenance checks, cleaning, and replacements will ensure your furnace is fully functional for the winter months. It is highly recommended to begin this process sooner rather than later to avoid having problems at inconvenient times. Make sure to disconnect your furnace from its power source, and then follow the tips below to get started!Continue reading
Many times out of habit when tossing our clothes in the dryer we forget about one of the most important steps of starting the drying cycle, CLEANING THE LINT SCREEN! Though this may seem like a tedious step to add or remember to do before starting our drying cycle, forgetting to do so can hurt both our wallets and potentially our safety.
Warm summer days are the best for swimming and soaking up the sun, but the heat can also be getting the best of your home appliances. Extreme heat, summer storms, and power outages can damage your appliances and make them work much harder than they are used to. If you don’t keep an eye on your major appliances, they may unexpectedly break down or start functioning less efficiently.
It’s that time of season again, and summer is already here. While you probably have been busy with friends, family, and work, you probably haven’t thought much about your central A/C unit. We have a few routine maintenance tips to help you save money and energy so you can spend more time doing the things you love!Continue reading
It’s summer time and time to prepare for those hot summer days! You turn on your air conditioner to cool your house, but you feel hot air blowing into all your rooms instead. It won’t be long into the season till you get upset with this. What could the issue be? Luckily we know a few reasons that could be the cause of the problem. This advice can be used for either in room or central air conditioners. Continue reading
A common problem when cleaning your kitchen is that many of us clean what we can see: counter-tops, the sink, the stove-top, stains on the refrigerator, and the controls on our range hoods. But something many of us often forget about is cleaning under and inside of our range hoods. This is because we don’t usually have to look up under there unless the fan is making a strange noise or the light bulb burns out.
If it’s been a while since you’ve checked out the underside of your range hood, you might not like what you see, especially when it comes to your filter. But don’t stress about scrubbing down grease just yet. Before you tackle cleaning your range hood, we’ve got a few tips for cleaning your range hood that will hopefully save you a bit of elbow grease.Continue reading
Cold season is in full effect. The combination of Winters cold, dry atmosphere, a turned-up thermostat, and closed windows can create chaos in your respiratory system. The best way to to replenish your home with moisture and reduce your susceptibility to infections is to invest in in a humidifier.
Since we are in this lovely season of winter our furnace is getting a lot of use. From all of this use our furnace may be having some problems that need to be fixed ASAP because we do not want our homes to be the same temperature it is outside. If your looking to buy a new furnace here are some things you should look at when purchasing and if you are looking to repair your furnace here are some common furnace problems and how to repair them!
Things to look at when buying a new furnace:
-The number of speeds it has
-The type of drive it has it will either be direct or belt
-The speed in RPM’s and the number of speeds it has
-The voltage you probably will want a furnace with 115,208-230, or 460
-The direction of rotation; reversible seems to be the better choice
-The horse power you will probably want one with 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 3/4, or 1