Scraping. Banging. Whining. What Your Furnace is Telling You.

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.

13 More Ways to Cool Down Your Home This Summer

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

How We Convert Your Old Wood Burning Fireplace to Gas

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

DIY Air Conditioner Repairs. Bad Idea!

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!

Is the MERV Rating Important?

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?