Why Isn’t My Heater Heating?
Sleigh bells are ringing, Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, and you are freezing your behind off! Unless you’re literally sitting in a snowbank, this means the heater ain’t working. So, after you put on a couple extra sweaters, but before you call the HVAC professional, there is a host of usual suspects to check off the list of probable malfunction causes. Troubleshooting and fixing some common problems regarding the furnace is not out of the realm of possibility; it’s not
Venting is Good for Mental Stress … and Attics
For some homeowners, most unfinished attics receive the “out of sight, out of mind” treatment. Besides storing holiday decorations, old college textbooks, and grandmother’s antique steamer trunk, an attic tends to get a good leaving alone. As long as the roof hasn’t sprung a leak and there are no critters running roughshod up there, some people figure if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. However, the attic does play a pivotal role in terms of HVAC efficiency and home comfort. To
Heat Poor in the Energy Rich USA
For tens of millions of Americans the winter is a time for layering up, staying in and shoveling out. From blistering winds to icy roads to unrelenting snowfall, Jack Frost can also be a burden in the guise of home heating bills. Obviously, heating costs are more burdensome in Kalamazoo than Key West but according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration the average consumer will bear increased heating costs due to higher fuel prices and colder weather forecasts. This sc