After a long summer of not using your furnace, you might be thinking about turning it on for fall. At the very least, you should make sure everything seems right before the cold winter weather truly hits. When you do, there are 3 sounds you don’t want to hear: Metal-on-metal scraping. Bangs or pops. Squealing, … Continue reading Scraping. Banging. Whining. What Your Furnace is Telling You.
Only a professional maintenance technician can keep your air conditioner in like-new condition with annual visits. But that doesn’t mean you can’t help keep it working as intended between maintenance visits. Keeping everything clean will help you catch any smaller problems before they become serious. Something as innocent as a coating of wet grass from … Continue reading How to Make Sure Your Air Conditioner is Working Right
It’s mid-May and Kingston has already seen temperatures above 30 degrees. If your family is like so many others across the city, cutting back on energy use (and those horrendous monthly bills that came from running the air conditioner constantly) is a priority. We spend a lot of time thinking about home comfort (it’s kinda, you … Continue reading 13 More Ways to Cool Down Your Home This Summer
Your old wood burning fireplace is charming, but there’s a point in your life when you might start losing interest in it. The hassle becomes more trouble than it’s worth: Ordering, unloading, splitting and storing wood. Buying stacks of kindling. Storing piles of newspaper. Carrying logs in a few at a time. Building and tending … Continue reading How We Convert Your Old Wood Burning Fireplace to Gas
You wake up and turn up the heat before going to work. Your partner turns it down later in the morning so the house isn’t being heated while everybody is out at work/school for the day. You get home and turn the heat up again to make the house comfortable for everybody in the evening. You … Continue reading Life is Better with a Smart Thermostat
The best ways to keep your whole house warm this winter. If your family is like so many others in Kingston, this is the time of year you start to notice some of the kinks in your home comfort system. You’ve started running the furnace and some areas in the house are noticeably cooler than … Continue reading How to Warm Up Cold Spots in Your House this Winter
We get a lot of the same questions from families across Kingston, and we want everybody to feel comfortable in their knowledge of home comfort appliances before buying any equipment or services. The more you know about your furnace and the furnace service we provide, the more you understand the value you get with Haven … Continue reading Should I Have My Furnace Cleaned
Don’t try to repair your air conditioner yourself! You can tinker around with a lot of the appliances around the house and usually keep them working fine, so you can probably do the same with your air conditioner. Right? Wrong! Very few of them are as complex and precise as your air conditioner. The best thing … Continue reading DIY Air Conditioner Repairs. Bad Idea!
Does MERV Rating Matter? Proper air filtration is essential for breathing cleaner indoor air. Mechanical filters are the most common types of filters used in HVAC systems. They are also highly efficient and require minimal maintenance. The most important aspect of these filters is the mechanical efficiency rating value (MERV). Although it’s a great to … Continue reading Is the MERV Rating Important?
It’s not an easy decision to make, if you should replace or repair your furnace. After all… A single repair might save some money, but will this just be the first of many expensive repairs that keep coming? A replacement won’t break down for a long time, but is it worth stretching your budget when … Continue reading Should I Replace or Repair My Furnace?