Want to Save Money and Sleep Better? Lower the Temperature

Want to Save Money and Sleep Better? Lower the TemperatureFew would argue that nothing improves their day like a good night’s sleep, and being able to save energy at the same time makes it even better. People with forced-air combustion heating systems in their homes can reap the benefits of lower heating bills and a good night’s sleep.

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Homeowners’ Guide to Furnace Components

Homeowners' Guide to Furnace ComponentsThere are many different components inside your furnace that work together to keep you and your family warm. Knowing what these components are and how they work is helpful when you’re dealing with an HVAC technician and helps you see the significance of having your system regularly maintained. Here are the key components of your heating system.

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Furnace Odors 101

Furnace Odors 101It’s never a good idea to ignore a furnace smell. Except that burning dust smell that often occurs at start-up, an odor can indicate a serious problem. Smells serve as warnings that it’s time to have an HVAC pro evaluate it for safety.

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Understand the Lingo of HVAC Heating Season

Understand the Lingo of HVAC Heating SeasonWhether you’re considering upgrading your heating system or you just want to keep your system reliable and efficient throughout Fort Wayne’s cold heating season, getting up to speed on common terminology can help.

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Are Home Space Heaters Risky for Your Safety?

Are Home Space Heaters Risky for Your Safety?Statistics bear out the safety risks associated with using a space heater for supplemental home heating. The National Fire Protection Association found that space heaters were responsible for 40 percent of home fires associated with heating equipment and 84 percent of those resulting in death.

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Winter Safety Precautions for Your New Haven Home

Winter Safety Precautions for Your New Haven HomeAs the weather becomes colder in the New Haven area, more of your family’s time will be spent indoors, with the heating system on and the windows and doors shut tight for the season. To keep your family protected from things like carbon monoxide exposure, here are a few winter home safety precautions that you should consider:

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Clues That Your Ductwork is Becoming Old

Clues That Your Ductwork is Becoming OldNothing lasts forever and that includes your home’s ductwork. Just as the average human being ages, your ductwork can become old and worn-out after years of faithful service. Old ductwork can have a sizable impact on your HVAC system’s energy efficiency and overall ability to keep your home comfortable. It can also impact your home’s indoor air quality — leaky joints and cracks caused by corrosion can let dirty air circulate throughout home.

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Performing Your Own Energy Tests at Home

Performing Your Own Energy Tests at HomeAt-home energy tests are a useful starting point for making your home more energy efficient. They give you a good sense of where your house is losing energy and what you can do to correct the energy-wasting problems. Take these steps when performing an at-home energy test.

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Lower Energy Bills are a Helpful Gift to Yourself This Season

Lower Energy Bills are a Helpful Gift to Yourself This SeasonBetween lower temperatures, fewer daylight hours and more time spent inside, energy usage in your Fort Wayne home can rise significantly during the winter. There are, however, several simple things you can do to make your home more efficient, resulting in lower energy bills.

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Can a Humidifier Help During Wintertime?

Can a Humidifier Help During Wintertime?You’ve probably heard the expression, “but it’s a dry heat” when talking about the weather, but it’s not something you would use to describe an Indiana winter. Not unless you were talking about indoors, that is.

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