FLAME Blog

Category: heating-services

4 Tactics to Try When the Hot Water Goes Out

It never fails–you are running late, turn on the shower, and quickly jump in it before testing out the temperature.  Aaarrgghhh! The universal sound of someone who just stepped into a freezing cold stream of water.  The majority of us …

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How to Make Warm Drinks to Keep You Toasty this Winter

When there is snow on the ground and the temperatures are hovering around freezing, it can be hard to think of anything except trying to get and stay warm.  Dressing warmly, exercising, turning up the thermostat, and piling on the …

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When Should I Worry About a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Every winter we rely on our home’s furnace to keep us warm.  For most of us, we may not often think about that furnace on a daily basis–we are so accustomed to the heat it provides.  Your home’s furnace is …

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4 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips During the Winter Months

You’ve probably heard of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning before, but you may not realize how at risk you could be for it in your own home.  When the temperatures start to drop outside, that risk factor increases even more. Why …

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How to Prepare for an Ice Storm

With a potentially severe ice storm on the forecast for our weekend in Southeastern Michigan, it seems like now is the right time to talk about preparing for an ice storm. Ice storms can be particularly scary because of the …

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How to Tell if Your Furnace is Too Old

During the winter months you may start asking questions about your furnace.  Maybe your utility bills seem steep or maybe you hear a funny sound whenever the furnace comes on, or maybe you just can’t quite remember when it was …

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Can Santa Get Down a Chimney with a Chimney Liner?

This time of year, it is hard not to think about Santa.  The old tale that on Christmas Eve he slips his way into homes via the chimney in order to leave gifts for good children is being told to …

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5 Tricks for Waking Up during the Winter

Is it just me or is waking up during the winter months exponentially harder than during other times of the year?  Maybe because the room always seems so cold in the morning, or the fact that it’s often pitch black …

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4 Steps to Ready Your Home for Heating Season

Have you made the big switch yet?  Have you taken the leap and turned the heat on in your home?  When to turn the heat on is a personal decision, but once you decide to do it we have a …

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When Should I Turn the Heat On?

It’s that time of year again in Michigan when houses become battle zones.  No, I’m not just talking about football season and who went to which university.  I’m talking about turning the heat on. More often than not, someone in …

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