Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heaters: What’s the Difference?

March 12, 2022

Having a steady supply of hot water is obviously important. Both traditional water heaters and tankless water heaters can fulfill this same important role and both can be a good option depending on the circumstances. The two work in very different ways and both have their own advantages and drawbacks. With this in mind, here is an overview of how traditional and tankless water heaters work and how they compare to each other. How a Traditional Water Heater Works Traditional water heaters use a boiler and a large tank to heat and store water. Most

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9 Reasons That Your Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air

December 7, 2021

Many homes in the United States have already turned on their furnaces to keep the chill of the winter season out. As you start the season by checking each vent and room to make sure it’s warm enough, you may find that some areas are colder than others and even that the furnace isn’t functioning as it had in the past. It’s essential to address this issue before it gets much colder outside so the home’s pipes don’t freeze and so you stay comfortable and healthy. There are many reasons why your furnace may be blowing out cold air.

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14 Reasons Why Your Furnace May Be Leaking on the Floor

November 17, 2021

If you’re noticing a puddle of water on the ground outside your furnace, or if that puddle has been steadily increasing in size, then it sounds like your furnace is leaking! If this is what is happening, what you can do about it varies from situation to situation. We’ve outlined 14 common reasons why your furnace may be leaking. 1. Water Condensation Water condensation is the most common reason for furnace leaks. Water is being forced out of the heating vents into your home, and then it falls back down to the ground, where it puddles

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Best Ways to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Winter Storms

November 10, 2021

It never seems to fail that it’s always during the worst winter storms around Fox Valley when HVAC systems tend to falter and break down. While you may not always know when one of these storms will hit, you can still have your HVAC system ready for the eventuality. Here are some of the best ways to prepare your HVAC system now for when the winter storms arrive. Why Winter Storms Cause Problems With Your HVAC System Before jumping into the specific ways to prepare, it’s helpful to know why storms cause problems. This allows you

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What Is The Ideal Temperature for Your Furnace This Winter?

November 3, 2021

In winter, the thermostat’s settings will ultimately be your personal decision. But to stay comfortable without incurring exorbitant bills, consider adjusting the configurations on your thermostat. In this article, we will explore thermostat settings for different situations during the cold season. Ideal Temperatures in Winter The goal of adjusting your thermostat is to reduce your energy consumption without compromising your comfort. The setting may vary depending on whether you are home, on vacation, or asleep. According to the Department of Energy, the best temperature range when at home is between 68 and 72

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