Heating Bills

7 Ways to Lower the Cost of Heating and Save on Gas Bills

When the temperatures drop, the dial on our thermostats goes up. Fortunately, there are many tips and tricks that you can use to lower your gas bills without feeling left out in the cold. Further, with COVID-19 cases spiking again, many people…
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5 Creative Ways People Stayed Cool Before AC That Still Might Work Today

Before Willis Haviland Carrier invented air conditioning in 1902, people had to be creative about how they stayed cool. While nowadays it’s easier for most people to invest in air conditioning, we thought it would be fun to look at five ways…
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How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion

The National Centers for Environmental Information stated that the global annual temperature has “increased at an average rate of 0.08°C (0.14°F) per decade since 1880 and over twice that rate (+0.18°C / +0.32°F) since 1981.” Although…
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Central Air vs. Window Units

On average, most people are comfortable when the temperature in the house is around 70 degrees. But when it comes to cooling your home down during the warm summer months, choosing between central air and window units can be a difficult decision. Whether…
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Air Duct Cleaning 101: What It Is and How It Helps

Maintaining your HVAC unit by requesting professional cleaning services is crucial to preserving its efficiency. For people who have undergone major renovations, have mold in the ducts, or have experienced a recent infestation, air duct cleaning—a…
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Reduce Your Air Conditioning Carbon Footprint this Summer

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “roughly 117 million metric tons of carbon dioxide are released into the air each year” due to the use of air conditioners—this is not to be confused with carbon monoxide, which air conditioners…
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Commercial HVAC Systems 101: Here’s What You Need to Know

As a business owner, whether you're trying to fend off winter’s frigid breeze or battle summer’s sweltering heat, you have to have a well-maintained commercial HVAC unit to make it happen. When you successfully create a comfortable office,…
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Can HVAC Units Spread COVID-19?

An HVAC system has a definitive role in both spreading and preventing the COVID-19 virus because of droplet and aerosol transmission. Can these tiny virus-filled particles spread through an air conditioner or furnace's inner workings and infect…
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Basic HVAC Glossary for Homeowners

What’s the difference between AC and ACH? Know what the V stands for in HVAC? When it comes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), familiarizing yourself with commonly used terms and acronyms will not only help you, but…
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The Best Temperature for Sleeping, Working, Exercising, and More

While members of your household may disagree about whether to put on a sweater or crank up the thermostat this winter, it turns out there are ideal temperatures when you’re engaged in certain activities, such as sleeping and exercising. What’s…