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  • Top 6 Warning Signs That You Need a New Furnace This New Year

    Top 6 Warning Signs That You Need a New Furnace This New Year

    November 9th, 2018
    We all make new year’s resolutions in order to better ourselves. But sometimes, in order to make our lives better, we need to let certain things go and move on. One of those things might be your furnace. It had a good run, but now might be the time to get it replaced. So, here we’re going to show you the
  • Vents for Airflow | The Need for Whole-House Ventilation

    Vents for Airflow | The Need for Whole-House Ventilation

    November 6th, 2018
    To the unaided eye, the only air openings to a building are its doors and windows. Look a little closer and you will notice deliberate vent openings in a variety of places, including the roof walls, and basement. Here are some vents you might see around the roof: gable vent ridge vent cupola vent roof vent soffit vent You can
  • Why Your Air Filter Isn’t Working

    Why Your Air Filter Isn’t Working

    November 2nd, 2018
    We already know the importance of air filters and how clean ones cut utility bills, increase performance, and improve indoor air quality. You are checking your air filter every 30 days, right? But just because you have a central HVAC system and an air filter doesn’t mean it’s working properly. From cheap filters and improper installation to bypass air and
  • 7 Reasons to Convert a Wood Fireplace to Gas

    7 Reasons to Convert a Wood Fireplace to Gas

    October 30th, 2018
    Despite being notoriously inefficient, fireplaces continue to be prized for their ambience and elegance. Humans have always enjoyed sitting around a crackling fire — that won't change. The good news is that modern, well-maintained fireplaces can work as an effective auxiliary to your central heating system. If other rooms aren’t in use, you can lower the temperature of the thermostat
  • Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips - Service Champions

    Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips

    October 26th, 2018
    Winter makes indoor air quality much more apparent due to the increased time spend indoors and reduced ventilation from closed windows and improved air sealing and insulation. Trapping air will lead to unhealthy conditions, which is why it’s important to have ventilation and other systems in place to refresh your air and improve indoor air quality. In addition to air
  • Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

    Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

    October 23rd, 2018
    A heat pump is basically a central air conditioner that also provides heating by reversing itself and drawing heat from the outdoor air to the interior of the house (yes, even cold air contains heat energy). The maintenance needs of a heat pump are very similar to an air conditioner, but they have some special requirements of their own. Troubleshooting
  • Inspect and Clean Your Furnace Intake and Exhaust Pipes

    How to Inspect and Clean Furnace Intake and Exhaust Pipes

    October 19th, 2018
    With winter coming, many of us are getting our homes prepared for the colder weather. While scheduling a professional furnace tune-up, changing filters, and testing smoke and CO detectors are essential, so is checking the furnace’s intake and exhaust pipes. Often, furnace problems arise from blocked airflow in your intake or exhaust pipe. Even if your furnace seems to be
  • 4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers - Service Champions

    4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers

    October 16th, 2018
    With the colder weather comes drier air. Winter is notorious for dry skin, chapped lips, static electricity, and other low humidity symptoms. To make things worse, heating systems can make your indoor air even drier. And the leakier your home, the more cold, dry, outdoor air gets inside. So, what can you do about the dry indoor air? First, speak
  • Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

    Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

    October 12th, 2018
    The temperatures are dropping and so are the leaves. It’s time to start preparing your home for colder weather. Here’s a useful fall maintenance checklist to keep you cozy, safe, and comfortable through the holiday season and beyond.  Indoor Fall Maintenance Schedule a Professional Furnace Tune-Up The first thing you want to do to make sure your furnace is efficient
  • Relief from Dry, Winter Air with a Central Humidifier

    Relief from Dry, Winter Air with a Central Humidifier

    October 9th, 2018
    In the winter, humidity gets too dry for comfort. Dry air soaks up the moisture in your skin, hair, eyes, nose, and throat, leading to sinus problems, nose bleeds, chapped lips, and dry skin. The drying out of breathing passages also makes you more susceptible to illness since mucus isn’t able to trap bacteria as easily. Breathing in dry air
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