There are not many things that are more comforting during our long, cold U.P. winters than a soft place to land in front of a crackling fire… even if you weren’t before, are you thinking heating your home with fire now? It’s not too late in the winter to install a new fireplace insert or wood stove or upgrade the one you have.
Your water heater works with heat and pressure; the temperature pressure relief valve is designed to keep your tank from exploding if either of them exceed safe limits. The temperature pressure relief (TPR) valve is the main safety feature in every tank-style water heater.
We’re all of differing opinions about the “fiscal cliff” deal that was reached last week, but one thing we do agree on: Reinstating the high-efficiency heating, cooling, ventilation, and water heating tax credits that expired on December 31, 2011 and extending them through the end of 2013 was a great move no matter which political party you align yourself with.
Now that we’re starting fresh for 2013, we can start thinking about being “green” in two ways: Becoming just a little bit more energy efficient will save you money and help the environment as well. Small changes can make a big difference.
There aren’t many of us that don’t know that a programmable thermostat can save homeowners quite a bit in utility bills; but have you heard of all the features that have become available lately?
You’ve done it again…invited everyone you could think of to attend a holiday party at your home. Are you sure your plumbing is ready for everything you’re asking of it?
Ahhh, the holidays; full of joy, laughter, loved ones…and indoor air pollution? All of our holiday festivities, guests, and decorations can contribute to lowering the quality of the air in our homes.
Carbon monoxide kills 500 Americans every year; is your family safe from this deadly gas?
Boilers and furnaces heat most homes in the U.S.; how are they different, and which is better for your situation?
If you’re even considering installing a new furnace in the next few years, especially if your furnace is more than ten years old, now is the time to act; the United States Department of Energy’s new high-efficiency requirements for furnaces take effect May 1, 2013 and supplies of mid-efficiency furnaces are limited. Waiting to install your new furnace may cost you hundreds of dollars in upgraded equipment and installation costs.