Buying A New Furnace? How To Understand Efficiency Ratings

New furnaces are much more efficient than older ones, and higher efficiency in a furnace makes it cost less to operate. This is one of the reasons many people upgrade their furnaces before their old furnaces actually stop working. If you are tired of sky-high energy bills, it might be time to you to upgrade too. Before you do this, it is important to understand what furnace efficiency ratings mean so you can choose the best furnace for your needs. [Read More]

How To Diagnose And Replace A Thermocouple

Burning gas to create heat is potentially dangerous. To prevent disaster, furnace designers build several failsafes into a furnace. One of these failsafes is known as the thermocouple. Ordinarily, a thermocouple will not negatively affect the performance of your furnace, but when it begins to wear out, your furnace may not work at all. Thus, when you have a faulty thermocouple, you will need to make repairs quickly to get your furnace running like it should. [Read More]

Things Heating Up? 4 Signs Your AC May Be Low On Freon

When you turn your air conditioner on during the summer, it uses Freon to cool the air that's blow in to your house. Over time the Freon levels can decrease. When that happens, you'll start noticing that your air conditioner isn't working as well as it used to. It's a good idea to have the Freon levels checked once a year – at the start of the summer is best. Here are four signs that your Freon levels might be low. [Read More]

Why Are Home Heating Oil Prices Decreasing?

Oil heating went through some rough times in the recent past due to limited oil supplies and high prices. However, because of the ever-decreasing price of home heating oil, you may wish to consider using it for your house.  Why are home heating oil prices dropping? The drop in home heating oil prices is due to the worldwide glut in oil reserves. More oil is being produced than is being used, so oil producers must keep their prices low to stay competitive. [Read More]