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January 2017

Things to Take Care of in Your New Home

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Things On To-Do List For Your New Home The move is finally over! Time to take a break! Not so fast. Here are some things you should take care of right away in your new home. Change the locks or passcode for any electronic locks. It is unlikely the old homeowners will try to break in, but it still poses a security risk if your locks remain the same as they were for past residents. Locate any water mains shut offs, power panels and gas shut-offs. If your new home somehow develops a leak, has an electrical problem, or has a gas supply issue, you need to be able to deal with it quickly. Don't wait until a problem arises to start tinkering around. Prepare an emergency escape plan. Before you need it, have it. Find out when garbage pick up days are. This will also definitely be useful for all of that moving trash and boxes you have accumulated! Figure out the best routes to school/work to avoid traffic. Meet the neighbors! They can look out for you and vise versa, help jump-start a dead battery ect. Find a good plumber, HVAC contractor, landscaper and anyone else you'll need to maintain your new home. How's The HVAC In Your New Home? Need some help getting the HVAC system in your new home in top shape? Give us a call today at 614-475-1800 or contact us online here. We would be glad to help!
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Indoor Air Quality & Pets

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Pets & Allergies While many people think that making sure their animals have short hair will help to mitigate allergy symptoms, this is often not the case. Millions of people that own pets are actually allergic to pet dander. Pet dander does not have any correlation to the length or type of fur that a pet has. Pet dander can cause an allergic reaction on its own, but pets can also bring in pollen, mold, and other allergens on their fur. Pets & Air Quality More Americans are allergic to cats than dogs. However, this number may be somewhat skewed because most cats are kept indoors while many dogs are allowed outside for most of the day. As pet dander is released into the air, the concentration of allergens in the air also increases. Odors and particles of feces and urine from litter boxes may also contaminate the air. Without proper ventilation, these allergens and particles will build up and have an impact on the homeowners health. Congestion, sneezing and wheezing may manifest due to poor indoor air quality. Controlling Pet Dander and Dust To reduce the amount of pet dander and dust in the air and improve indoor air quality, it is important to brush and bathe your animals regularly. Also, keeping pets away from furniture ect can help to keep this areas clear of dander. Vacuuming and cleaning frequently is also recommended. It is also important to have a high quality ventilation system in your home. Sears Heating...
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Furnace Troubleshooting Tips

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During the cold weather of winter there is nothing worse than going home to a cold house. Here are some furnace troubleshooting tips to following before calling to avoid a service charge: Check the circuit breaker to make sure there is power to the Furnace. Check the on/off switch on the furnace. Turn it off, then back on. Check furnace blower door for a tight fit. If not closed, the unit will not run. Is the gas on at your furnace? Check thermostat for proper settings. Does your thermostat use batteries? Check your filter to make sure it’s clean. Make sure the air vents are open in your house.   If you have checked all of these things and  flipping the switch doesn’t turn on the motor and light the pilot, we are here to help.  Call today and we will get you on the schedule for our next available appointment.  Your comfort is our priority.  

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Avoid Furnace Repair Scams

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Scam #1: "This part is bad, you need a new one (or furnace)" It's not news that parts eventually fail on a unit. However, just because a part is bad, does not necessarily mean that you need a new one or the entire unit replaced. A common furnace scam is to point out a broken (or sometimes even working!) part and talk about why it's failed and that you need a new part or new furnace put in. A good way to avoid this scam is to ask yourself, "Is my unit heating properly? Is it making strange noises? Is there a bad smell coming from the unit?" If you answered no to these questions, chances are you are fine, however, it would be wise to keep an eye on the unit as a part could be starting to fail. Scam #2: Over sized AC Units Bigger is not always better when it comes to new units. However, there are some contractors out there that will sell you an over sized furnace because they can charge you a lot more for it. An over sized furnace actually costs more to run as well. Your unit should cycle on and off as little as possible. You can avoid this scam by asking for the numbers and formulas they use to calculate the load and size of the unit you need. You can find load calculators online and do the math yourself. These are some of the most popular furnace repair scams out there. It...
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