Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibilities. Heating that home is one of them. We know, you're a strong, independant homeowner, and you can handle it. But for when you run into some snags with your furnace, here are some tips on what might be going on and what you can do to fix it:
While it may not feel like it now, winter is coming. Before it gets here, it’s important to consider how you will be heating your home. Think about what it cost you last year. Were you happy with the figure? Were you comfortable with the system? If you weren’t, it’s time to talk about what can be done differently, and I would like to point out a few things for you to consider, or rather one thing; oil.
This past labor day weekend, if you’re like those of us here at ECI, you were enjoying your long weekend with some outdoor grilling, cracking open a cold one, and spending time with your friends and family during the beautiful weather.
You may remember last week’s blog entry, Why Isn’t My AC Working? Although the entry focused on possible causes and remedies for why your unit may not be functioning properly, the somewhat comical solution to my problem brought to light a popular technique in the cooling and heating of homes; zoning.
You’re sitting at home relaxing, when you start to notice that, one minute your house is warm and then the next it’s cold. Hate when this happens? Don’t we all.
Here are 5 of the most common heating/furnace problems you could be having in your home that are causing you discomfort and frustration.
Growing up, we were always told to put on a cap in the winter – we lose most of the heat from our bodies from our heads – same thing with your home. Protecting the top of our homes during the winter is like putting on a warm cap.
Our homes act like a big chimney, the taller the home, the greater movement of air, which is called stack effect.
This winter so far has dealt us some brutally cold weather. With this comes high home heating oil usage as well as the associated high costs. There are many improvements that you can do to burn less oil and obviously save money and quite possibly increase your comfort levels.
The most obvious improvement most HVAC companies would recommend is the replacement of older inefficient boilers and furnaces with newer high efficiency equipment. This alone can save up to 30 percent of fuel usage depending on how old and inefficient your present equipment is. However, this may or may not be the best way to cut costs and improve efficiency.