Using an oven to heat a house – here’s why it’s a bad idea.

There are ways to heat your home without turning on your conventional gas, oil or electric heater, but the oven appliance you cook with isn’t your best option. When the weather turns cold, a climbing heat bill can keep you from cranking up the thermostat. Keep the cold under control without using kitchen appliances to … Read more

Can your air conditioner spread corona virus?

There are precautions you can take to make sure the circulating air isn’t spreading the virus. One thing you can do is install portable air filters which clean small particles from the air. These units are available in different sizes and are effective in large and smaller homes. It’s estimated nearly 90% of American homes … Read more

Should I Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors in my Home?

Symptoms of exposure to carbon monoxide are often mistaken for flu symptoms. They can include dizzy spells, nausea, fatigue, trouble breathing, or headaches. In more serious exposures, symptoms become much worse. The exposed individual will often be unable to coordinate their muscle activity or maintain consciousness. It has no color, no odor and no taste … Read more

UV Lights: Can They Improve Your Home’s Air?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a word or two to say about it. In recent statements, this organization has cited indoor air pollution as a significant health risk for Americans, and has listed UV lights as an effective way to clean up your indoor air. In short, the EPA tells us that the answer … Read more

DIY Furnace Mistakes to Avoid

2. Neglecting your filters When the air filter in your furnace is not replaced at regular intervals (every 1 to 3 months is recommended during colder seasons), a multitude of problems can creep up on you. A dirty filter will cause dust and debris to accumulate inside the unit, which can result in an overheating … Read more

What to Do When Your Furnace Breaks Down in Winter

Imagine it’s the middle of winter, and it’s cold outside. All of a sudden, the temperature inside your home begins to drop. There’s no heat coming through the vents. You try the thermostat, the breakers, the pilot light—but none of the usual tricks bring your furnace back to life. 2. Troubleshoot If there’s no gas … Read more

Can a Whole House Humidifier Save on Heating Costs?

What can result in serious savings is a high quality humidifier, expertly installed in tandem with your existing HVAC system. How does it work? A built-in humidifier is stronger, more efficient and better calibrated than a tabletop or floor unit purchased at a home goods store. It’s specifically engineered and installed to work seamlessly alongside … Read more

Beat the Winter Chill with These Heating Secrets

The average family in New Jersey spends between $200-$400 every month to keep the house warm and toasty during winter months. This average applies to many other states where the temperature drops and the snow flies. Heating is a necessity of life in these areas—which is ironic, because just a few months earlier, it’s virtually … Read more