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What’s Up With WiFi Thermostats?

Posted on May 19, 2015Rick Welter

A man using a tablet to remotely control his WiFi thermostatIt seems like everything’s online these days. Telephones, cars, airplanes and even wrist watches are all internet enabled. Homes are no exception. Many homeowners are investing in “smart homes” by installing smart, or WiFi Thermostats. But what exactly is a WiFi thermostat, and are they really worth the hype? In this blog post, we’ll explain what a wifi thermostat is, and how they can benefit homeowners like you.

What is a WiFi Thermostat?

Cross “A/C Tune Up” Off Of Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted on May 5, 2015Rick Welter

A woman holding cleaning suppliesGreen grass and warmer temperatures mean that it’s time for spring cleaning! What items does your spring cleaning checklist include this year? As you scour the house, don’t forget to include a spring A/C tune-up and HVAC maintenance to your spring cleaning checklist! Your air conditioner and furnace are two of the most expensive machines in your home, and regular maintenance will keep their lives longer and operating costs lower. Although many home owners turn a blind eye to their furnace or air conditioner, spring cleaning is a great time to ensure that they receive the attention they need.

What Is A Heat Pump?

A diagram that answers the question: what is a heat pump?Did you know that furnaces and air conditioners are not the only machines that can regulate the temperature of your home? In fact, there’s a device that heats and cools, and it’s three to four times more energy efficient than an electric heater! What’s this miracle machine, you ask? The heat pump, of course!

What is a Heat Pump?

5 Types of Air Purifiers

4 different types of air purifiers

Congratulations on your decision to invest in an air purifier! Air purifiers can significantly decrease the volume of dust, dander, dirt and even mold, germs, and viruses circulating through the air in your home. Eliminating indoor air pollution can improve the health of your family by reducing your likelihood of catching the cold or flu. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, air purifiers can really be a godsend.

However, you should know that not all air purifiers are created equal. There are several different types of air purifiers; some have the ability to filter out larger particles like dander, hair, and dirt, while others trap teeny tiny particles like germs, viruses, odors, and mold.

Do you need a Condensate Neutralizer?

Posted on March 3, 2015Rick Welter
A Neutra-Safe condensate neutralizer

Sourced from Emerson Swan.

You purchased a high efficiency furnace in order to use less fuel and reduce the size of your carbon footprint. You’ve always considered yourself to be environmentally responsible, but did you know that your high efficiency Trane furnace may be leaching acid into your sewage or septic system? Read on to learn how to minimize your risk of acid pollution.

What is condensate?

Air Conditioning and Furnace Blog

What’s Up With WiFi Thermostats?

Posted on May 19, 2015Rick Welter

A man using a tablet to remotely control his WiFi thermostatIt seems like everything’s online these days. Telephones, cars, airplanes and even wrist watches are all internet enabled. Homes are no exception. Many homeowners are investing in “smart homes” by installing smart, or WiFi Thermostats. But what exactly is a WiFi thermostat, and are they really worth the hype? In this blog post, we’ll explain what a wifi thermostat is, and how they can benefit homeowners like you.

What is a WiFi Thermostat?

Cross “A/C Tune Up” Off Of Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted on May 5, 2015Rick Welter

A woman holding cleaning suppliesGreen grass and warmer temperatures mean that it’s time for spring cleaning! What items does your spring cleaning checklist include this year? As you scour the house, don’t forget to include a spring A/C tune-up and HVAC maintenance to your spring cleaning checklist! Your air conditioner and furnace are two of the most expensive machines in your home, and regular maintenance will keep their lives longer and operating costs lower. Although many home owners turn a blind eye to their furnace or air conditioner, spring cleaning is a great time to ensure that they receive the attention they need.

What Is A Heat Pump?

A diagram that answers the question: what is a heat pump?Did you know that furnaces and air conditioners are not the only machines that can regulate the temperature of your home? In fact, there’s a device that heats and cools, and it’s three to four times more energy efficient than an electric heater! What’s this miracle machine, you ask? The heat pump, of course!

What is a Heat Pump?

5 Types of Air Purifiers

4 different types of air purifiers

Congratulations on your decision to invest in an air purifier! Air purifiers can significantly decrease the volume of dust, dander, dirt and even mold, germs, and viruses circulating through the air in your home. Eliminating indoor air pollution can improve the health of your family by reducing your likelihood of catching the cold or flu. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, air purifiers can really be a godsend.

However, you should know that not all air purifiers are created equal. There are several different types of air purifiers; some have the ability to filter out larger particles like dander, hair, and dirt, while others trap teeny tiny particles like germs, viruses, odors, and mold.

Do you need a Condensate Neutralizer?

Posted on March 3, 2015Rick Welter
A Neutra-Safe condensate neutralizer

Sourced from Emerson Swan.

You purchased a high efficiency furnace in order to use less fuel and reduce the size of your carbon footprint. You’ve always considered yourself to be environmentally responsible, but did you know that your high efficiency Trane furnace may be leaching acid into your sewage or septic system? Read on to learn how to minimize your risk of acid pollution.

What is condensate?

 

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