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Fairview Heights IL HVAC Contractor Tells How to Trim Energy Waste Among Fairview Heights IL and other Madison County homeowners, there’s a misconception that turning off lights and replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs *(CFL) are the end all, be all to drive down energy costs. Between all the gas and electric appliances in the average Fairview Heights household, the heating and cooling system zaps the greatest energy drain. The most highly efficient heating and cooling system has a 95 percent AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). The only problem is that numerous factors around the home can counter this energy efficiency conservation and savings on the monthly utility bill. Windows and doors release drafty air in the winter. By insulating windows and doors with an ENERGY STAR certified application, Fairview Heights’ homeowners can complement a home’s energy efficiency of the heating system.   Energy zapper fix: Visit the...
East St. Louis Heating a Home with Care Refer to these health and safety tips, provided by East St. Louis heating contractor, Hoffmann Brothers. Clear the Air. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates higher flu rates this winter season because the H3N2 influenza strain has mutated, rendering vaccinations to be less effective. To combat the spread of microbes, remember to turn the humidifier to the proper setting and change air filters, as instructed by your furnace’s manufacturer. Poor indoor air quality not only promotes the spread of microbes, but also triggers other unruly health conditions. Dry, itchy skin generally indicates an arid environment. Turn up a humidifier to retain warmth generated by the furnace, heat pump, and other heating system. Once your home has a good balance of humidity and comfort, remember to make regular air filter replacements to remove dust mites, fine particles and other airborne contaminants...
Your home’s heating system offers a reservoir of warmth and energy efficiency. It’s all in how Creve Coeur homeowners utilize the home’s heating components to influence warmth. Hoffmann Brothers, a highly reputable heating contractor, reviews solutions to promote energy savings.   Renewable Energy Geothermal heat pumps garner as much as 70 percent a year in energy costs associated with heating and cooling a home. If energy costs continue to dwindle in Creve Coeur, a home conditioned by a geothermal heating and cooling system could pay next to nothing in annual expenditures. Heating system To yield the greatest energy efficiency from your home’s heating and cooling system; maintain an annual tune up schedule. A comfort system loses 5 percent of its energy efficiency for each year it foregoes a checkup. Not to mention, most furnaces start at AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) air below an 85 percent AFUE. Note: A monthly air...
Crestwood MO Heating Contractor Talks Safety Although most holiday celebrations are focused on food, family and the community, safety is an under-rated topic that shouldn’t be ignored. Missouri state fire marshal, Randy Cole reports that fires, caused by heating systems, are primarily responsible for the growing number of conflagrations over the winter months. Holiday decorations and cooking fires are among the other leading fire-related devastations, according National Fire Protection Association. Decorate smart. Set candles with care, out of reach from small children and far away from holiday decorations susceptible to fire. Because some candles are drippier than others, be sure to place a plate under the base to capture any hot wax. Decorating idea: How to prevent a candle wax trail. Instead of burning a whole large candle, let it burn until there's enough space to place a votive candle in the concave space. Place a quarter over the large candle's...
Heating a home is an unavoidable expense in Collinsville IL. Utility bills account for one-third of the average American household’s expenditures. Yet, managing energy costs comes easy with the right strategy. Hoffmann Brothers heating and cooling experts reveal how to manage heating utility and maintenance costs.      Basic Energy Saving Tactics in Collinsville IL If your Collinsville IL home has older windows where air is leaking in, apply a clear plastic application to block out cold drafts, which cause the heating system to operate longer and harder. Also, many energy advocates advise filling up cracks and other air leaks with an appropriate sealant. Heating Tune up / Maintenance Preventative maintenance on the home’s heating system affords three critical purposes for a Collinsville IL home. 1) Foremost, preventative maintenance ensures that your home’s heating system is safe to warm the home. 2) Heating systems using a fossil fuel, in particular, call...
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