Maintaining comfort between seasons
Staying Comfy in Changing Seasons
It’s hard to imagine that one day, not too far down the road, we’ll be needing to kick on the air conditioning. And then a day or so later it’ll get chilly again and we’ll need the heat back on again. Okay, let’s face it, given the weather in Minnesota, we may need to switch it back and forth all in the same day! What is the best way to manage temperatures in changing seasons?
High levels of radon increase cancer risk
Although radon is a natural occurring radioactive gas, it is nothing you want seeping into your home. Radon makes its way from the soil into your home through foundation cracks and openings or is present in well water, but elevated levels of radon in your home can be deadly over time — only smoking causes more lung-cancer related deaths. How do you know if you have elevated radon levels in your home and then how do you remove radon from your home?
Allergy Season Remedies
Reduce allergens in your home
Itching, sneezing, wheezing and coughing, yuck! Allergies impact the quality of life for millions of people around the world. And although there isn’t a cure for many allergies, there are ways to minimize the effects of allergens in your home and maximize the air quality. Here are some tips for minimizing allergies with your HVAC system.
Carrier Thermostats: Good, Better and Best
CARRIER INFINITY® SERIES CONTROLS
If you have a Carrier furnace, you probably want a thermostat that equals in quality. And being that thermostats are the gateway to managing energy use and costs, you are going to want to know what options are out there before you switch out the old for a new and improved model. Carrier offers a number of thermostats for their furnaces, in a range of good, better and best quality.
Why your furnace fails
Why Your Furnace Doesn’t Work
Furnaces are essential in the Midwest – and when they don’t operate properly, it truly is a moment of panic. How can you get the furnace fixed before everyone freezes in your house? There are typical reasons why a furnace suddenly fails, and sometimes, they can be fixed by the homeowner. Other times it’s best to call in the HVAC experts. Here are a few guidelines in case you find yourself without heat.
Carrier Split System Heat Pump
Heat pumps provide energy-efficient solutions
What is a heat pump? Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the winter months, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the summer season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.
Air sealing affects air quality in your home
Air quality is not just an issue for the great outdoors. Families need decent air quality inside their homes for a healthier and happier household. And yet, so many of us may not be aware of poor air quality in our home. We operate with the feeling that as long as there isn’t a stench in the air, or smoke from the oven or fireplace, the air quality is probably pretty good yet, that is not always the case. Likewise, many homeowners don’t realize the health benefits or potential energy savings of air sealing their home.