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Change the Air Filter Frequently to Keep the HVAC System Operating Without a Hitch

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

You can't really get away from dust. No matter how often you clean, the natural day-to-day activities of living in a house will create more of it. And when dust gets into your HVAC system, it can cause problems. In a furnace, it can create a fire hazard, and in air conditioners and heat pumps, it can build up on the coils and lower their efficiency by insulating them from the air they're supposed to be conditioning. Your HVAC air filter is the first line of defense against dust and other particulates, but if you don't change the air filter frequently, it could cause you even more problems.

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Understanding the Role of the Attic in Whole-House Energy Efficiency

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Because your attic has so much influence on your home's ability to maintain its temperature, the attic and energy efficiency go hand in hand. With the Mid-Atlantic region's cold winters and hot summers, improving the attic will help increase your comfort and decrease energy bills all year.

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Fire Safety Is Paramount During Home Heating Season — Tips to Protect Your Family

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thousands of fires erupt every year because of the use of home heating equipment, injuring and killing hundreds of people. You can’t just stay cold all winter, so it’s critical to understand how fire safety and home heating relate to each other in order to keep your household safe.

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Heat Pumps Issues In Your Mid-Atlantic Home and What to Do

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Heat pumps offer amazing efficiency for heating and cooling your Mid-Atlantic region home, but things can go wrong from time to time. Here are four of the most common things heat pumps do that may signal heat pump issues, as well as what you can do about them.

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How to Protect Your Home From the Severe Mid-Atlantic Cold

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Making an effort to protect your home from severe cold will help you avoid costly damage caused by water, wind or strong storms. Implementing specific home improvements also lowers heating costs, leaving more money in your pocket from a low investment in time and money.

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