Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 12, 2021

Summertime in West Fargo, ND, is hot. You won’t need your gas furnace during this season, so you might wonder if you should just shut it off. Shutting down your furnace is a good decision for the summer. Doing this will save you money and lower wear and tear on the pilot and gas supply valve. Follow these steps to safely turn off your furnace. Reset the Thermostat Begin by updating your thermostat’s settings for summer. If it’s on “heat” or “auto,” switch it to “cool.” This setting means that your thermostat can only trigger the

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How Do I Conserve Heat During the Winter?

March 18, 2021

When you conserve heat, you can save a considerable amount of money on your energy bills. Heating your home makes up a large portion of your winter energy bills. There are several ways to keep heat in your house. Caulk Cracks Heat leaves your home through cracks in doors, windows, and other openings. Seal cracks using silicone, which is effective and long-lasting. A tube of caulk is inexpensive and will quickly pay for itself. You can also insulate wall outlets and light switches to keep heat inside. Weather Stripping You can buy

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 8, 2021

It’s important for several reasons to get the right-sized furnace for your home. While there are several factors that go into what size furnace you need, the most important one is the size of your house. What Furnace Size Should I Get? The larger your home, the larger the furnace you need to heat it. If your house is big, you’ll need a furnace with more BTUs than a smaller one. A 1,200-square-foot residence needs a furnace between 36,000 and 72,000 BTUs. A property that’s 2,100-square-feet needs a heater between 63,000 and 126,000 BTUs.

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Why Are Humidifiers Used More In Heating Than cooling?

January 5, 2021

Because high humidity is associated with hot weather, some people assume that air conditioning systems would dry out the air. It’s actually heating systems that tend to have problems with making the air too dry in your home. Thus, humidifiers are used more in heating systems than air conditioning systems, although there are some benefits to using a humidifier with your AC system. It’s Drier Inside in the Winter Most homes tend to be drier in the winter than in the summer. This is especially true for residents on the western side of North Dakota because

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Simple Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air

December 3, 2020

Indoor air can cause health problems when it contains pollutants and allergens. If family members suffer from throat and eye irritation at home, it may be time to take some action. We’ve got some suggestions on ways to clean up your indoor air. Improve Ventilation Enhancing the ventilation system in your home can remove dirt from the air. Clean the ductwork annually and keep air registers free of buildup to prevent contaminants from hanging out inside your home. Regular system maintenance can also support healthier air quality. Install Air Cleaners

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Does Your HVAC System Affect the Resale Value of Your Home?

November 16, 2020

The state of your home’s HVAC system can have a large impact on the resale value of your home. If you have a newer system, you can sell your home for more, and it can make the difference between someone buying your home or not. Choosing the Right System to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value You should choose an HVAC brand that is known to be reputable and reliable, such as Lennox. Buyers see more value in a well-known brand than one that is lesser-known. Choose a highly energy-efficient system to add

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What Makes an Air Filter Unique?

October 20, 2020

As a homeowner, you want to make sure you and your family are comfortable year-round, and this starts with maintaining your heating and AC system. For your HVAC system to function, it needs a filter that can capture pollutants before they enter the furnace or air handler and wreak havoc. Not all filters are created equal, though. Differences of Surface Area Some filters can capture more pollutants, as one can easily see after comparing the two most common types of filters that suit the average home: fiberglass filters and pleated filters. The former can

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Should You Cover Your Air Conditioner After Summer?

September 20, 2020

The argument of whether to cover an external air conditioning unit after summer never ends. Most people think the AC is designed as an outdoor structure and should not need any extra protection. To others, the AC should be protected to maintain its efficiency. The key reason for covering your unit is to prevent expensive repairs. So what dangers does your air conditioner face if left uncovered? Hail and Icicles During hailstorms, air conditioners are often forgotten. However, there are often storms just after winter that could damage your unit. The interior of the AC unit

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How to Choose the Most Effective Air Purification System

August 16, 2020

Finding the best air purification system for your home is an important investment. An air purification system plays a critical role in keeping your indoor air clean by reducing allergens, pollen, and pet dander. However, finding the best system for your home isn’t always easy due to the wide range of options. Here are a few things to consider while you are looking for an air purification system. 1. Consider Your Specific Needs Air purifiers are designed to perform a variety of tasks. Some systems work better for allergy relief while others are more effective at

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Importance of AC Maintenance in the Summer

July 10, 2020

Having your air conditioner in tip-top shape throughout the summer is critical to keeping your home cool and comfortable. It’s therefore important to take good care of the system, including making sure it receives annual maintenance from a licensed professional. Here’s why annual AC maintenance is beneficial. Filters Dirty air filters are an easy mistake to avoid. Dirty air filters can cause your AC unit to have a shorter life, consume more energy, and hinder airflow. The first step in AC maintenance is to always have clean air filters. Refrigerant Leaks One

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