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Archive for November, 2016

Should I Replace My Water Heater This Winter?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last quite a while, and deal with a lot of demand over the years. They’ll last even longer with proper repairs and maintenance. However, no amount of effort can make a water heater last indefinitely. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to have the system replaced. The beginning of winter is not a bad time to do it, either, since you’ll probably be putting a bit more demand on it than usual. Let’s take a look at why you might want to replace your water heater in the next couple of weeks.

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Why Installing a Humidifier is a Good Idea This Winter

Monday, November 21st, 2016

It may not feel like it quite yet, but we’re getting pretty close to winter now. Keeping your home warm will soon be a priority, but it shouldn’t be the only comfort factor that you focus on. Indoor air quality is also quite important, if you want to stay healthy and comfortable this winter. Part of that means maintaining the proper humidity levels in your home. Let’s take a look at why installing a humidifier is a good idea this winter.

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Listen for These Furnace Noises

Monday, November 14th, 2016

As you start to rely on your furnace more and more to stay comfortable this winter, be aware of any problems that may develop with the system. The more demand you put on the furnace, the more likely it will be to develop problems. The faster you can identify any issues with the furnace, the faster you can get it repaired and the better off it will be. One of the best ways to identify problems early is to listen for any noises coming from the furnace.

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Signs Your Furnace is in Trouble

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Winter is the most stressful time of year for furnaces. The longer you use your furnace every day, the more strain you’re going to put on the system. That makes it more likely for problems to occur. If you want to keep your furnace in the best possible condition, you should keep an eye out for the following issues.

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Remember to Schedule Ductless Maintenance This Fall

Monday, November 7th, 2016

We’re getting very close to winter now, which means it’s time to make sure that your home is ready for the heating season. If you’re using a ductless system to stay warm this year, make sure that you schedule preventive maintenance for it as soon as possible. Even if you already had maintenance done on the system this last spring, you shouldn’t skip fall maintenance. Read on to find out why bi-annual maintenance is so important for ductless mini splits.

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