A worn out furnace will detract from the overall value of a home. A serious potential buyer will ask to see copies of all utility bills when they have their offer to purchase presented. If your furnace is old, that may show on the utility bills vis-à-vis energy consumption. Total affirmation will … Continue » Will a new furnace positively impact the value of your home?
Add a humidifier – it’s the comfortable thing to do
At the end of the day, there is one word that will talk to the immediate benefits of installing a humidifier on your furnace. Health. Yours and your home’s. As far as your house is concerned, practically everything in your home made from wood contains some moisture. Your house’s frame, joists, … Continue » Add a humidifier – it’s the comfortable thing to do
Common sense must prevail
If the blender on your kitchen counter suddenly stopped working because a bone caused the blade to jam, would you stick your hand inside and attempt to loosen the offending article? If your car ran out of gas and your wife’s car sitting in the garage had a full tank, would you stick a hose in your … Continue » Common sense must prevail
Furnace tune up and maintenance
Winter; days become shorter and nights longer, temperatures drop. With the costs associated with running a primary heating system in a home, what can you do to reduce the shock that occurs when your home heating bill arrives each month? One thing that can help minimize your heating costs is … Continue » Furnace tune up and maintenance
Did you know that replacing an old furnace with an energy-efficient model can reduce your household's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 1.4 tonnes per year? Up until recently, you could buy a mid-efficiency model – 78-84% AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency – rating), but mid-efficiency … Continue » Ultra-efficient furnaces
Humidifier; friend or foe?
You’ve looked at the benefits of upgrading your old forced air oil-burning furnace and are definitely in the market for a high-efficiency gas furnace – especially now that the local utility company has made natural gas available on your street. However, there is one piece of equipment you might … Continue » Humidifier; friend or foe?