How to Safely Use a Space Heater

October 13, 2021

With cold weather coming, space heaters can provide a supplemental way of heating your home. However, over 25,000 fires a year are caused by space heaters. Here’s what you need to know to use one safely in your residence. Choose the Right Space Heater There are four types of space heaters. Fan-forced heaters, ceramic heaters and radiant heaters heat the room they’re in. An infrared heater only heats people and objects in front of it. Don’t buy an infrared heater and expect it to heat an entire room. Safety Features Look for four safety features when buying a space heater....

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Tips for Furnace Safety

September 13, 2021

After months of not being used, it will soon be time to use your furnace once again. Your heating system needs proper maintenance so that it remains safe to use. Here are a few tips to follow that will reduce the chances of a house fire. Schedule a Tune-up You should schedule a furnace tune-up every fall before you use it. A licensed technician will thoroughly inspect your furnace during a tune-up and make sure it’s safe to use. This includes making sure there isn’t gas leaking from the furnace or the pipe leading to it. They’ll also vacuum the...

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End-Of-Summer HVAC Maintenance Tips

August 2, 2021

The end of summer will be here before you know it, and your air conditioner will be able to take a break. It is important to give your HVAC system some attention during this time to ensure that your unit will be ready for the upcoming winter. Replacing Your Air Filters If you have not replaced your air filters, you will want to do so now. Old filters will be clogged and not allow air to pass through efficiently. Clogged filters will also cause your unit to work harder than it should. This can lead to early breakdowns and your...

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How to Reduce Noise from AC Unit

July 13, 2021

A loud air conditioner is an all too common problem for many people. Looking at ways to reduce the noise from an air conditioner is essential in helping you relax at home without dealing with constant interruptions. Keeping a few things in mind can help you determine the source of the problem and the best way to reduce the noise from an AC unit. Here are a few simple tips to decrease the sounds from a noisy air conditioner. 1. Plant a Few Shrubs One way to limit the noise of an air conditioner is to plant shrubs nearby to...

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