Instructions for Safely Re-Lighting a Furnace

September 20, 2021

When your furnace stops working, you might first assume that something major has gone wrong. Sure, it could be a big problem that you’re facing, but it could also be something that’s relatively easy to correct. When a furnace stops generating heat, it could simply be because the pilot light has gone out. It’s quite simple to re-light that pilot light. Below, we’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions for how you can safely re-light your furnace. Soon, you’ll be able to get cozy and comfortable in your own home again. Make Sure There’s No Smell of Gas The most important...

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4 Signs Your AC Was Damaged in a Storm

August 3, 2021

Air conditioners are built to withstand the harsh outdoor elements, but that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to storms. High winds, flooding, and hail can all take a toll on your AC. Here in Olathe, where we experience intense summer storms and the occasional tornado, it’s important to be aware of how the weather can impact your air conditioner. There are certain signs you should keep an eye out for that indicate your AC is damaged and requires repairs. 1. Loud, Unusual Sounds You should never ignore sudden, loud noises coming from your air conditioner. High winds can jostle the fan...

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Tips To Keep Bugs Out of AC Unit

July 27, 2021

Having bugs crawling into your house through air conditioners can be unsettling. In most cases, this happens with a window air conditioning system. Bugs like great shelter, just the same way you do. Additionally, bugs might get into your home through the air conditioner simply because there is an entry point. Other reasons include a search for water or food. Now that you understand that bugs may enter your house through your air conditioning unit, you might wonder what you need to do to keep them out. The following are various methods that are effective. Use Duct Tape You don’t...

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 6, 2021

A properly functioning, clean air conditioning unit will help you turn your house into a comfortable and cozy place to relax and rest. Over time, you may notice that your unit is working less efficiently and isn’t achieving proper cooling levels. You can improve the efficiency of your air conditioning unit by ensuring that you clean it regularly. As a result, you will have less downtime due to unexpected repairs. Additionally, proper cleaning helps you save on the energy bill. However, before you consider giving your AC a proper cleaning service by yourself, it is important to note that: The...

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 6, 2021

Kansas summers can be quite warm, and that’s why it’s so important to have an air conditioner that you can count on. Using an air conditioner that’s the right size for your residence is always a smart move. This will ensure that you’ll be cool and comfortable when the temperatures rise. It also means that you won’t be wasting energy and that you’ll get the most of your AC unit. What Are BTUs? If you’ve been shopping around for an air conditioner, you know that they’re referred to with the term “BTUs.” BTU stands for British thermal unit, and it’s...

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 6, 2021

Air conditioning systems are integral in keeping your Olathe home at comfortable temperatures throughout the year. Several components make up an air conditioner, but the thermostat plays a vital role in managing the system at optimal efficiency. If you are still using the old and manual dial thermostat, it’s time to upgrade to a digital and programmable model. Digital thermostats have an easy-to-read display and push control buttons that allow for more accurate temperature control settings. These newer thermostat models are more energy-efficient and allow homeowners to heat and cool their houses without adjusting temperatures when they leave. The following...

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What Are Indoor Air Quality Monitors?

March 16, 2021

Indoor air pollution is responsible for more than 3 million deaths around the world every year. Despite misconceptions, there are more pollutants in your indoor space than outdoors. There are many different types of contaminants you can find indoors. An air quality monitor is the surest way to determine the pollutants in an interior space. Here are some facts about indoor air monitors and why you may need one. What Is an Indoor Air Monitor? Indoor air quality monitors are sensors that can detect the presence of pollutants in a given area. Some are specialized to identify certain types of...

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What Are The Different Types of Furnaces?

February 18, 2021

Your home’s heating depends on the furnace type. Every home has its own heating needs and requires different types of furnaces. You must do your research to understand the varieties available in the market and the kind that will perfectly suit your needs. The furnace types are categorized according to the kind of fuel they burn. You’ll come across oil, electric, wood, and gas heating furnaces. Take a look at this detailed description of the furnace types and choose the one that your home needs. Natural Gas Furnaces Natural gas furnaces have grown over time, with the newest models said...

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How Does Geothermal Heating Work in the Winter?

January 20, 2021

When you’re thinking about upgrading the heating system in your home, consider installing a geothermal piping system. Geothermal energy systems are a reliable and easy to access alternative to traditional furnaces and electric heating equipment. Underground pipes and a heat pump are used to deliver the geothermal heat into the home. This system is easily installed in most neighborhoods in the United States and doesn’t require a well or geological feature. If you think the ground is too cold to heat your floor plan in the winter, you’re only partially correct. While the topsoil and a few feet below it...

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Top 5 Benefits of Energy-Efficient Heating Systems

December 18, 2020

When winter hits, it’s nice to stay warm inside with heating that works well. However, it’s not only important for the heating unit to work well; it needs to be efficient, too. It doesn’t make sense to have a unit that requires extra effort for worse results. An efficient heating system will make you warm and happy. Here are five benefits of an energy-efficient heating system. 1. Less Maintenance Every furnace requires maintenance. However, an energy-efficient heater will not need to work as hard. This means it won’t wear out as quickly as a normal model. This also means that...

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