How To Save On Residential Heating Costs This Winter

As winter starts to close in, it's important for you to make sure that your heating system is ready to go. Waiting until it's freezing outside before you check up on your heater can lead to some very cold days. You need to make sure that your heating system will be able to supply comforting warmth to your home without being forced to deal with huge energy costs. The following article outlines a few things you can do to save money on your heating expenses when Old Man Winter makes its arrival. [Read More]

A Guide To Buying Portable AC Units

When summer hits, homeowners and renters rush out to stores to buy every available air conditioning unit. Portable and window AC units fly off the shelves because homeowners often aren't prepared for heat. It is almost like we have short-term memory loss as we forget how hot it can get every summer, and it's also true that many homeowners simply decide to scrape by without air conditioners at all and then forget how uncomfortable it was during the last summer without AC. [Read More]

Gas Furnace Quit? Check The Blower Motor Reset Button

If your gas furnace quits, the first thing you might do is check the pilot light to see if it's properly lit. But if the pilot light is on, you can check your appliance's blower motor reset button for problems. The reset button shuts off the blower motor if it becomes too hot. Learn more about the reset switch and how to restart it below.  How Do You Reset the Emergency Button? [Read More]

This Isn't Cool: Signs Your AC Is Having Refrigerant Issues

There's nothing worse than dealing with air conditioning problems during the summer. There are only so many layers of clothing you can take off in your attempts to get cooled down, especially when you live with a houseful of people. One way to avoid air conditioning problems during the summer is to keep your system fine-tuned, which involves monitoring the refrigerant levels. You might not realize this, but insufficient refrigerant levels can stop your entire air conditioning system from operating properly. [Read More]