How to Avoid Furnace Repairs

January 11, 2020

If your furnace isn’t working properly, you and your family could be left shivering in your own home. Furthermore, you could spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair or replace malfunctioning equipment. Let’s look at a few ways to avoid the need for furnace repair this year. Keep Fan Blades and Motors Clean Fan blades and motors that are covered with dust, soot or other particles generally have to work harder to produce and distribute warm air. The harder a part has to work, the more likely it is to burn out faster than it should. Therefore, make it...

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What Thermostat Temperature is Best for the Winter?

December 19, 2019

The winter heating season provides every homeowner in the Kansas City area with a challenge. On the one hand, you want your family to be comfortable during the frigid days. On the other, you don’t want to empty your bank account paying to heat your home. At in Olathe, we have years of experience working with all sorts of heating systems. That’s why we want to give you advice on how to get the best results from yours. At Home or Away? Different people like different temperatures. Some folks seem to run warm, wearing shorts until December. Other people are...

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Home Comfort Resolutions for 2020

December 10, 2019

New Year’s resolutions do not just have to relate to your body or your personal habits. You can also resolve to take better care of your home since it is a large part of your life and impacts how you feel on a daily basis. in Olathe can help. Here are three resolutions that you can make in 2020 to increase the comfort of your home. 1. Install a Smart Thermostat When you have a smart thermostat, you will have your home at the exact temperature that you want when you want it. You will not have to sit in...

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The Pros and Cons of Space Heaters

November 21, 2019

There are a number heating options available for your home. One choice is a space heater. These small, electrical devices emit heat to help keep people comfortable during winter. There are pros and cons for using space heaters instead of other heating systems. Pro: Inexpensive One of the many reasons that people opt for space heaters instead of alternative heating options is because they are inexpensive. The machine only heats the area it’s in, so you don’t have to pay to heat other parts of your home you are not using. Pro: Easy When you purchase a space heater, all...

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Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning Off?

November 8, 2019

Furnaces cycling on and off in short time periods is a common problem that you and other homeowners experience. What is causing your furnace to keep turning off can be a simple fix or a more involved issue. Here are three common problems that can cause this to happen: 1. Restricted Airflow Your furnace depends on a good airflow to operate. If the airflow is restricted, the inside of your furnace can overheat. A safety mechanism will then activate and shut down your furnace. After the inside of your furnace cools off, it will restart and shortly shut off again...

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3 Thermostat Best Practices for Fall

October 22, 2019

Fall brings a transition into the colder part of the year. Giving your thermostat the proper attention can help guarantee a high degree of energy savings over the coming months. Let’s look at some actionable tips you can implement for optimal efficiency and comfort. 1. Keep a Consistent Temperature Thermostats can be either manual or programmable. If your thermostat is manual, then you should try to refrain from changing the temperature setting often. Constant setting changes result in greater energy expenditure as your system tries to reach equilibrium in your home. If you have a programmable thermostat, setting the intervals...

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5 Ways to Save Energy this Fall

October 15, 2019

5 Fall Tasks for Energy Savings With the temperatures dropping in autumn and winter, you’ll want to ensure that your heating system doesn’t raise your bills too much. Consider these five tasks for a more efficient heating unit and a warmer home. 1. Air Filter Replacement This is an essential job, and virtually any homeowner can handle it alone. The frequency of replacement depends on the material used. Fiberglass filters last around 30 days whereas pleated filters can last between three and six months. Dirty filters will raise your energy bills because they block airflow and put stress on the...

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Can You Save Money By Closing Vents in Unused Rooms?

September 25, 2019

Many of us will close off vents in unused rooms to try to save energy. Many also do this to improve airflow to another room. Unfortunately, neither of these things will do anything to remedy either situation. Closing Vents Might Be Costing You More Closing off vents causes our HVAC systems to work even harder by having to push the air to another location, which ends up costing more. It doesn’t help to cool or heat another room either. The true issue is the ductwork in your home and whether the HVAC system is sufficient to handle your family’s needs....

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Tips to Conserve Energy at Home

September 5, 2019

By following these tips, you could reduce energy usage in your home while keeping a comfortable environment. 1. Add Insulation to Your Home Having proper insulation in your home is important. It can keep warm air in your home during the winter months and keep the heat out in the summer. Insulation in your attic is crucial for maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home. 2. Get Regular Maintenance for Your HVAC System A clean and efficient heater and air conditioner will work more efficiently and save you money. Annual tune-ups for both units can maximize their energy transfer and be...

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Why a Clean Air Filter is Important

August 6, 2019

If you want your furnace or air conditioner to work properly, you must check the air filter regularly. Ideally, they will be changed at least every three months, but it may be necessary to do so more often depending on environmental conditions and other factors. Here are some reasons as to why a clean air filter is important. Pollutants Are Free to Roam Eventually, an air filter is not going to be able to capture pet dander, mold and other particles in the air. Therefore, these particles will be free to travel through ducts to every room in the house....

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