Proper HVAC maintenance is very similar to how we treat our bodies. We sleep to be well rested and eat to keep ourselves energized. To function at our highest potential, it is important to take care of our bodies. The…
If you’re nursed a temperamental furnace through the heating season, you know how frustrating it is to have a heating system that doesn’t work properly. It may have been a serious aggravation, but your decision to delay the purchase of a replacement furnace is likely to have several benefits. With spring finally arriving, it’s a good time to check with your local HVAC supplier for end-of-season specials on furnaces, heat pumps and other heating system components. By buying off-season, you can likely save a lot of money and acquire a much better system than you could have bought with a mid-winter purchase.
When your heating system is malfunctioning, it’s likely to make unusual noises. Don’t ignore it, or else you might end up without heat at the worst possible time – or worse, a carbon monoxide leak or fire hazard. Here are some common sounds that a furnace might make when something needs to be fixed, cleaned or replaced.
Did you know that much of the air produced by your heating system is lost during transit? A duct system with holes, cracks or poor connections can result in air loss of 25 percent or more of the heat produced by your furnace. This increases the amount of energy required to heat your home, which costs much more in the long run. You can save energy and money in your Connecticut home this winter by minimizing the amount of air loss in your duct system.
Winter storms can cause a power outage that leaves you in the cold and dark for hours or possibly days at a time. Being prepared for an outage can help you avoid some of the most uncomfortable consequences of cold indoor temperatures. When the weather forecasts warn you of an impending storm, consider the following to stay safe.