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Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 9, 2022 10:45:00 AM

 

Water damage can be detrimental to a house, and unfortunately, many homeowners like yourself have experience with this. Water leaks, like those from a furnace, can be a major headache and lead to high repair costs, mold growth, and if left unchecked, a complete furnace replacement.

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Topics: heating and cooling

6 Quick Steps to Unclog Your AC Drain Line

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 9, 2022 11:13:05 AM

 

Your air conditioner is an important part of your home. Not only does it keep your house and family cool and comfortable in the hot summer months, but it also helps maintain indoor air quality and regulate your home’s humidity level. The air conditioning unit does this by collecting water vapor from the air throughout your home and sending it outside through an attached drain line.

 

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Topics: heating and cooling, plumbing, maintenance

Radiant Heating: Is it Affordable?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 7, 2022 10:07:05 AM

 

As the cold winter, it is critical that your home has the right heating system in place to keep you warm throughout these bitter cold months. If you’re building a new home or if it is time for an upgrade, consider radiant floor heating. This type of heating system is extremely energy efficient and requires very little maintenance. You can choose to have it installed in just your basement or bathrooms or throughout your entire house for all-over warmth.

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Topics: heating and cooling, indoor air quality, maintenance, home improvements

How to Repair Water Damage From a Roof Leak

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 9, 2021 1:30:00 PM

For most of us, purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments we will make in our lives, both financially and emotionally. We spend years collecting memories and possessions within those walls, and we trust our homes to keep us safe from harm. It’s crucial to take care of your home to protect your investment and your family.

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Topics: heating and cooling, indoor air quality, maintenance, home improvements

What You Should Know About Home Humidifiers

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 12, 2021 11:02:00 AM

A humidifier helps you manage your home’s moisture levels. Keeping indoor humidity within a comfortable range helps prevent dry skin, irritation, and cold symptoms that affect many people during the winter. Appropriate humidity levels also help you preserve your home’s finishes and furnishings and use less energy during heating season. It’s important, however, to know how to properly use a humidifier to maintain its longevity and avoid creating moisture-related problems in your home.

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Topics: heating and cooling, indoor air quality, maintenance, home improvements

Should I Install a Zoned HVAC System in My Home?

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 14, 2021 1:15:00 PM

A properly functioning HVAC system is probably a high priority for your home, but do you know what type is best? A zoned HVAC system may be one to consider for your home. We’ll break down the pros and cons that you need to know.

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Topics: heating and cooling, maintenance, home improvements

Pros and Cons of Radiant Floor Heating

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 30, 2021 11:15:00 AM

Have you ever considered a heated floor system? Radiant floor heating is typically installed during the building process but can also be installed after a home is built. You can install radiant heat throughout your entire house to replace your conventional forced-air HVAC system or in specific areas to give your space a luxurious feel.

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Topics: heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 12, 2021 1:15:00 PM

As the weather grows colder, we naturally spend more time indoors. It may seem “safer” to stay inside your house, but if you’re not breathing clean, pure air, it can cause all sorts of serious problems.

Back in 2019 (AKA before COVID), Americans spent 90 percent of their time inside—where pollutants can range from two to five times higher than outdoor concentrations. Just imagine how that percentage has likely risen during this unprecedented time. Since we’re encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, we need to take some extra precautions to stay healthy and prevent the spread of illnesses.

Your indoor air quality is vitally important to your short- and long-term health and wellbeing. Here’s a rundown on how to improve the air quality inside your home or office to help you remove the bad stuff and replace it with fresh, clean air.

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Topics: heating and cooling, indoor air quality

Your Spring HVAC System Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 9, 2020 3:45:00 PM

You rely on your home’s heating and cooling system almost every day, so it’s important to take care of it and plan for regular maintenance to keep it running in tip-top shape. This spring, use our HVAC maintenance checklist to keep your heating and cooling system running smoothly. 

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Topics: heating and cooling

Has Your Thermostat Been Lying to You?

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 11, 2020 2:45:00 PM

Your thermostat is an essential part of your home, and it's important to know that you can trust it to work reliably. A faulty thermostat will misreport the temperature, which can run up your electric bill. Plus, if your thermostat is giving false information or not working at all, you’re putting your family's comfort at risk during the hot summer days and cold winter nights. 

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Topics: heating and cooling