Category: hvac-for-dummies

5 Reasons Temperatures are Fluctuating throughout your Home

In our home we deal with a problem that is probably all to familiar to many of you–the temperatures fluctuate depending on which room we are in.  During the summer months, in order for our second floor to feel moderately …

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The Ideal Temperature for Productivity While Working From Home

We have discussed the ever present debate over office temperatures on this blog before.  However, as most of Michigan finds themselves working from home these days after the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order was announced by Governor Whitmer last …

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How to Prepare Your Thermostat for Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of year again when we ‘spring forward’ and set our clocks ahead one hour.  This year (2020), daylight savings time occurs on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 a.m., which means we want to make sure all of …

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How Does My Roof Affect My Home’s Temperature?

Do you remember that song about bones?  “The toe bone connected to the foot bone…” etc…?  It is incredible when you realize how each of the systems in the human body connect with each other and work together.  In many …

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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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The Weather Channel Releases February-April 2020 Forecast

The Weather Channel has released a forecast that looks ahead at February, March, and April 2020.  Though we know that there is always room for error when it comes to weather forecasts, it is still helpful to take a peek …

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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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How to Shovel Snow the Right Way

Shoveling snow seems pretty self-explanatory, right? 1. Move snow out of the way with a shovel. 2. Done. Until  you realize that your back is killing is you, and you’ve only done the first 1/4 of the driveway.  So, is …

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