Tag: Heating

Is My House Well-Insulated? 4 Ways to Tell

Homeowners experience a wide range of home expenses and codes to look out for, one of which is insulation. When your home is not well-insulated, it can result in spikes in energy bills and water leakage, not to mention little protection from these long, Northeastern winters. Not sure if your house is well-insulated? Here are … Continue reading

Keeping Your Home Warm This Winter (While Saving Money)

A warm house during the winter is a feeling like no other, yet sometimes turning up the heat can start to dig into your pockets more than you would like. Here are some ways to stay nice and toasty during the cold season while also saving money: Move your furniture away from the radiator. Although … Continue reading

Holiday Emergency Solutions

When you’re entertaining for the holidays, the last think you want to deal with is a plumbing or HVAC issue. In case your pipes burst or your heating shuts down, here are some easy tips on how to deal with your emergency: Stay calm: The worst thing you can do for yourself and your home … Continue reading

What is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Two-Stage Furnaces?

Depending on your geographic location, the age of your furnace, and your ability to withstand the cold you have two options: a single-stage or a two-stage furnace. The main difference between these two furnace options is flexibility; a single-stage furnace is either off or on high, whereas a two-stage furnace can be on low, high, … Continue reading

Preparing for Cold Weather

With fall and winter just around the corner, you will want to prep your house. Small things like old air filters and minor air leaks can compromise the comfort of your home. Check out these easy ways to ensure that the warm air stays in and the cold air stays out: Check air filters: Air … Continue reading

DRAFTY HOME? TRY CAULKING YOUR WINDOWS.

Have you been noticing a drafty breeze in your home lately? With cooling temperatures throughout the Hudson Valley, you’ll want to ensure that your home is in top shape for heating season. Autumn is an ideal time to caulk your windows to prepare for the winter ahead, as caulk adheres best to warmer temperatures (above … Continue reading

BREATHE A LITTLE EASIER WITH ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

The weather has begun to cool down and people across the Hudson Valley are gradually spending more time indoors. Fall brings with it not only crisp weather, but also an increase in seasonal allergens. For those of us that are sensitive to these allergens, bad indoor air quality can make for an uncomfortable experience. Maintaining … Continue reading

WHY ISN’T THE WATER IN MY SHOWER WARMING UP?

A cool shower may feel refreshing on a hot summer day – but with autumn approaching, you’ve got a big problem on your hands if your shower water isn’t warming up! Before you call a professional to resolve the issue, there are several steps you can take to find out why your shower water isn’t … Continue reading

ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT HEAT THIS SUMMER?

With an incoming heat wave in store for the weekend, your home’s heating system may be the last thing on your mind. Believe it or not, however, summer is the best time to get your heating system maintained or replaced prior to the cooler months ahead. Here’s why: • Address problems before the cold hits. … Continue reading