Archives: November 2015

Radiant Flooring: Is it Right for Your Home?

Radiant Flooring: Is it Right for Your Home?Tired of the inefficiency and problems that traditional heating methods cause every winter? If so, you should consider radiant flooring. Still the “new kid on the block,” radiant flooring has steadily improved over the years and is a great alternative to inefficient forced-air heating systems. Here is some information to help you decide which is best for your family. Continue reading “Radiant Flooring: Is it Right for Your Home?” »

Important Tips to Consider When Purchasing a New Furnace for Your Home


Important Tips to Consider When Purchasing a New Furnace for Your Home
Choosing a new furnace could be one of the more complicated decisions you face as a homeowner. Buying new HVAC equipment is a major investment in your long-term comfort and budget. While the equipment itself is fairly complex, the guidelines to make an informed purchase are straightforward. Continue reading “Important Tips to Consider When Purchasing a New Furnace for Your Home
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Programming Your Home’s Thermostat for Savings

Programming Your Home’s Thermostat for SavingsAs you get settled in for the fall and winter ahead, you’ll want to program your thermostat to not only preserve your home’s overall comfort, but also take advantage of the possible energy savings. The great thing about a programmable thermostat is that it allows you to preset your desired temperatures for each period of the day. Depending on the model, you can even add settings for each day of the week. Continue reading “Programming Your Home’s Thermostat for Savings” »

Maintaining Your Water Heater by Flushing Sediment Annually


Maintaining Your Water Heater by Flushing Sediment Annually
It doesn’t always take a technician to improve your water heater’s performance and efficiency (although it doesn’t hurt to have one check it on a regular basis). One of the things you can do on your own is flush your water heater of sediment and debris that has accumulated along the bottom of the tank. Continue reading “Maintaining Your Water Heater by Flushing Sediment Annually
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How to Check Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detector


How to Check Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detector
A carbon monoxide detector is a vital home safety device. In 2010, fire departments in the U.S. responded to more than 80,000 non-fire calls in which dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO) gas were confirmed inside the home. That’s more than twice the number of similar incidents reported back in 2003. Experts at the National Fire Protection Association say that the conspicuous increase of calls about the presence of deadly carbon monoxide is directly related to the increased number of CO detectors properly installed in most homes these days. Continue reading “How to Check Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detector
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Improve Your Allergies with Better Indoor Air Quality

Improve Your Allergies with Better Indoor Air QualitySeasonal allergies can take the joy out of seasonal transitions in southwest Oklahoma. If you sniffle and scratch your way through fall due to allergies, take some steps to reduce the number of allergens in your home and make it a safe haven this year. A three-pronged approach to improving your indoor air quality involves source control, ventilation and air cleaning. Continue reading “Improve Your Allergies with Better Indoor Air Quality” »

Tips for Home Maintenance that Keep Your HVAC System Efficient


Tips for Home Maintenance that Keep Your HVAC System Efficient
Scores of southwest Oklahoma residents are getting ready for the winter months by tackling essential fall home maintenance tasks that are best completed before colder weather arrives. While annual preventive maintenance and regular DIY tasks like changing the air filter each month go a long way toward improving the efficiency of your heating system, these top four home maintenance tasks are essential for reducing the load on your furnace or heat pump. Continue reading “Tips for Home Maintenance that Keep Your HVAC System Efficient
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