Why is My House So Cold?

January 30th, 2023

You’ve turned on the heater and are right to expect a prompt response from the system. However, it’s been close to an hour, and all you’ve got is an increase in your frustration and the number of complaints from everyone in the house who is too cold.

We understand why a stubbornly cold house would be frustrating and we want to help. Often, the lack of heat is one of the signs that you need a furnace repair. We will explain this and other warning signs below so you know when you need to schedule expert repairs.

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7 Ways to Cold & Flu Proof Your Home

January 16th, 2023

If you have small children in your home then you are likely well aware that it is cold and flu season. Hopefully, you’ve stocked up on plenty of medicines if the worst should happen and someone becomes ill.

Even if you don’t have children, you likely don’t want to get sick. And with many people still spending a large amount of time in their homes, it makes sense that you’d want to consider when aspects of your home can or can’t protect you from the microscopic threats in the air. Improving your indoor air quality can help along with some of the other tips we’ve listed here.

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How Dry Indoor Air Impacts Your Respiratory Health

January 2nd, 2023
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While the winter season sees more rain and snow, it can also be a time when we encounter uncomfortably dry air. The idea of adding moisture to your home after battling it all summer may feel counterintuitive. However, adding some humidity to your house can make a positive difference in your overall comfort.

Rather than going around the house with a spray bottle, we’d like to turn your attention to the whole house humidifier. This system can be your main helper in balancing the air in your home and combating all the discomforts that overly dry air can create.

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This Ceiling Fan Hack will Keep Your Home Warmer in the Winter

December 19th, 2022
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You may be confused by the idea of your home’s ceiling fans keeping you comfortable in the winter. After all, ceiling fans work hard throughout the summer to help you stay cool. How would the system that you use to keep things cooler on a hot day help you during the coldest months of the year?

Here’s the thing that you may not know about your ceiling fans. Switching up the way they move can help you enjoy better comfort in the winter too. Want to find out more? Then read on!

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The Best Ways To Keep Your Garage Heated

December 5th, 2022
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We all know that garages are used for so much more than simply parking your cars–you may have a workbench you do projects from, your washer and dryer may be out in the garage, and you likely even have plumbing lines running through the space, whether behind drywall or exposed underneath your garage sink.

Chances are too, that you would like to be able to use this garage space all year long, not just when temperatures are warmer in the spring and summer. The good news is that it’s entirely possible to enjoy your garage, no matter the time of year. How? Read on!

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5 Reasons Homeowners Love Tankless Water Heaters

November 21st, 2022
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Many homes in our area still rely on traditional tank water heaters, which are dependable and time-tested means of providing hot water for your home. But they’re not the only system out there and if you’re looking for a new water heater this holiday season, you might want to consider a tankless system.

Instead of using a big tank to heat up the water, tankless heaters use superheated coils to warm the water instantly as it passes through the pipes on the way to your sink or bathtub. It costs more to install and tends to work best in smaller homes with fewer members (though multiple units can be installed in larger homes). But the benefits can be considerable, and you should consider them when wondering if a tankless water heater is right for your home.

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8 Most Common Holiday Fire Hazards & How to Avoid Them

November 7th, 2022
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Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. We want you to have a happy and healthy season, but we also want to help you have a safe holiday season. There are many ways to ensure this is the case.

Below, we’ve shared some of the most common holiday fire hazards and how you can avoid them. Read on, and when you need home services such as HVAC or home performance testing, we’re the team to call.

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Carbon Monoxide Risks & Prevention

October 24th, 2022
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Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, and invisible gas that can enter a home by way of a damaged or malfunctioning gas-powered appliance. Since many of our customers utilize a gas furnace in their households, we feel that it’s important to cover the risks of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure and what can be done to prevent this exposure.

First, we want to start by saying that gas-powered furnaces and other gas-powered appliances are not inherently dangerous. But if they are not installed and cared for properly, they can become so. Preventing problems with carbon monoxide exposure is simple… read on to learn more!

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7 Fall Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Money This Winter

October 10th, 2022
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Get Your Furnace Professionally Tuned-Up

This is tip #1! Have you scheduled your furnace maintenance tune-up yet? If not, don’t worry, it’s not too late. In fact, in the absence of a total system breakdown, it’s never too late. It’s actually more important that you have this service done regularly (once a year) than at what time of the year it is. That said, fall is typically the time we recommend since it’s right before when you’ll need your system the most. Also, acting now means you can take advantage of our $99 gas furnace precision tune-up.

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Home Energy Audit Improvements Can Slash Your Utility Bills

September 26th, 2022
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Have you ever been told it might be a good idea to have a home energy audit done for your living space? This is a professional service offered by the highest quality HVAC pros to determine where your home is losing energy, and subsequently wasting money. During this service, a trained “energy auditor” comes to your home and conducts tests that take many factors into consideration to determine where your home can benefit from Pittsburgh home energy solutions.

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