Condensing Furnaces and the Efficiency Factor

Condensing Furnaces and the Efficiency FactorThere are two types of gas furnaces commonly found in American homes: the conventional furnace and the newer, more efficient condensing furnace.  Read More »

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What to Do When Your Furnace Doesn’t Smell Right

What to Do When Your Furnace Doesn't Smell RightHomeowners inevitably find it alarming when unusual smells come out of their furnaces. If a furnace doesn’t smell right, it could indicate repairs are needed. Unusual smells aren’t necessarily caused by severe problems, but it’s important for homeowners to address the issue promptly. Read More »

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If You Are Thinking of Upgrading Your Furnace, Here’s What You Need to Know

If You Are Thinking of Upgrading Your Furnace, Here's What You Need to KnowWatching the temperature drop in your home on a cold night while wondering if the furnace will start can be a scary experience. You don’t want to be in an emergency situation that may lead to making a rash decision about replacing your furnace. Furnace breakdowns occur mostly during times of peak demand.  Read More »

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4 Hints That Your Heat Exchanger Is Cracked — Repair Before the Cold

4 Hints That Your Heat Exchanger Is Cracked -- Repair Before the ColdAs most homeowners know, it is important to have your heating system checked annually to ensure it’s in good working condition before the onset of colder temperatures. But what should you do if you suspect an issue between checkups? Here are 4 ways to determine whether you have a cracked heat exchange and need to call in a professional. Read More »

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How to Decide if Your Thermostat Fan Should Be Set to Auto or On

How to Decide if Your Thermostat Fan Should Be Set to Auto or OnYour thermostat has a setting which isn’t talked about as much as the temperature settings are. The fan on or auto setting. Which one should you choose? Read More »

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Smart Tips for Winterizing Your Utah Home

Smart Tips for Winterizing Your Utah HomeAs colder weather overtakes the Ogden and surrounding areas, it’s time to switch from pool side lounging and bathing suits to warm evening fires and cozy sweaters. Tucking away the shorts and tank tops shouldn’t be the only way you prepare for winter, winterizing your home should be at the top of your list. If not to save your toes from Jack Frost’s whimsies, then to alleviate some of the burden from your wallet. Getting your Utah home ready for winter is easy with the following tips. Read More »

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Reducing Dust Mites Is Important for Alleviating Allergies and Improving Home Air Quality

Reducing Dust Mites Is Important for Alleviating Allergies and Improving Home Air QualityReducing dust mites is something that many homeowners contend with. Dust mites multiply quickly and aren’t noticeable, just by looking for them. Fortunately, they are fairly easy to get rid of.  Read More »

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Do You Know If There Are Toxins in Your Home? Learn About VOCs

Do You Know If There Are Toxins in Your Home? Learn About VOCsMany people are surprised to discover that the “new” or “clean” smell they detect actually originate from building materials, cleaning products, and even air fresheners. Just because the odor is pleasing does not mean the compounds cannot be detrimental to your health. The odors wafting off these products are VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds. Some of them are fine, but some represent toxins in your home. Read More »

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Ever Wonder About the Benefits of a Solar Heating?

Ever Wonder About the Benefits of a Solar Heating?Solar heating entails both active and passive, design-based heating. The best option for your household will depend on regional climate, site and design specifics, and your heating needs. The best active heating system will generally provide between 40 and 80 percent of your home’s heating, while passive ones may reduce that load. With regular maintenance, though, your initial investment can easily last several decades, so it is important to understand the basics and benefits of a solar heating system. Read More »

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Easy Ways to Save Energy This Fall and Into Winter

Easy Ways to Save Energy This Fall and Into WinterNow is the perfect time to start your energy saving preparations for the upcoming fall season. There are several preventative measures that you can take as well as some daily action items that you can perform to help you save energy this fall.  Read More »

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