Why Your Heating System Smells Like It’s Burning

December 20, 2021

As winter approaches and cold weather begins to set in, you will probably turn on your heater for the first time in a prolonged period. However, the warmth may be accompanied by an unpleasant or strange burning smell. This burning odor is relatively common, and in most cases, harmless. But you should not ignore the odor as it may illustrate a potential problem. Here are the common causes of that burning odor. Clogged Air Filter A dirty air filter harbors a lot of debris, including dust and pet dander. When heated air flows through the

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Money-Saving Winter Heating Options for Your Home

November 20, 2021

With a record surge in heating bills expected this winter, many people are looking for alternatives to their usual home heating method. There are a number of ways to supplement your furnace usage and stay warm when cold weather sets in. Winter Heating Options for your Home Rather than letting your furnace do all the work, your home can be heated using a number of various secondary heat sources. Space Heaters Space heaters were once an unpopular means of heating a home. They were generally considered to be unsafe due to

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Signs Your Ductwork May Need Replacing

October 19, 2021

Like any other HVAC system in your house, your ductwork is also an essential part that needs repairs, maintenance, and replacements. The air ducts in your home play a significant role in ensuring you have good air quality and you and your loved ones live in a comfortable home environment. Taking good care of your ductwork will reduce your energy costs and prevent you from having future unforeseen problems. Several signs indicate your ductwork may need replacing. Noisy System If your HVAC system produces loud noises when it’s turned on, there might be a problem with

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Relight Your Furnace by Following These Steps

September 20, 2021

If you’ve noticed that your furnace’s pilot light has gone out, it shouldn’t take long for you to get it going again and restore your warmth. Unlike some other situations that deprive you of heat, this is one you can address on your own. Here’s How to Do It To relight your furnace, you’ll need a lighter or a match. You’ll also need to locate some key parts of the equipment. The first one is the gas valve control knob, and the other is the “Reset” button. Manufacturers usually place them near each other somewhere around

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The Truth About Summer Cooling Myths

August 17, 2021

Your air conditioner is critical to keeping your family safe and cool over the hot months. There are even some rumors about your summer cooling that you may just find yourself believing. Here are the ones that could end up costing you higher utility bills or added repair costs in the long term. Maintenance Doesn’t Matter Maintenance is one of the most important aspects of keeping your air conditioner running optimally over its service life. It’s so important that most manufacturers stipulate maintenance as a term of their warranty. When you neglect routine

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Different Thermostat Modes/Settings Explained

July 30, 2021

You can get the most from your heating and cooling system by using the thermostat settings properly. The thermostat is your gateway to comfortable indoor air year-round. In fact, it can be a tool to help you save money on your monthly utility bills. We’ve created this quick thermostat guide for you. It should support you in making the best setting choices no matter what make or model thermostat you own. The AUTO Setting The automatic setting on your thermostat is a money-saver in most cases. This mode tells the system to shut

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What Temperature Setting Works for Summer AC Use?

June 6, 2021

Keeping your AC’s thermostat at a specific temperature can support lower operating costs while keeping you comfortable. Many people refer to this temperature setting as the magic number. Whether you have a standalone unit or a central AC system installed, the same temperature setting should be used. While You’re at Home The U.S. Department of Energy recommends a temperature setting of 78 degrees while you are at home. Setting the temperature higher can help save money, but only makes sense if you’re still comfortable in the home. Additional humidity control may be needed at higher temperatures.

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Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 24, 2021

Summers in Lincoln, IL, are hot and humid. You’ll rely on your air conditioner to deliver relief from the sweltering conditions. If you notice ice, frost, or a puddle by your air conditioning system, there’s a problem. Read on to learn about the most common reasons why air conditioners freeze up and what you should do if you notice this issue. 1. Clogged Filter A dirty air filter causes a plethora of problems in air conditioners. The debris impedes airflow over the evaporator coil. This causes the moisture in the warm air to condense and freeze

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 5, 2021

UV lights are a safe way to improve the indoor air quality of your home. They’re used to prevent the spread of viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms throughout your home. How Do UV Lights Work? A technician installs the UV lights in the air handlers near the evaporator coils of your air conditioning system. The lights kill bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi that pass through. The lights don’t restrict airflow. UV lights are a chemical-free way to clean the air in your home. Unlike disinfectants, UV lights don’t introduce volatile organic compounds

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The Best Ways to Heat a Garage

March 17, 2021

Garages are often not part of the home’s heating system and usually have minimal insulation. Therefore, they are often chillier than the main house. You cannot comfortably use your garage whether you turned it into a casual entertainment room, workshop, or extra room if you don’t correctly heat it during winter. The primary purpose of your garage can dictate the heating option you use. Stay comfortable and warm throughout the cold winter weather safely with these heating tips. Check the Walls and Flooring for Insulation The materials used in the construction of a garage determine its

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