It’s Still Not Too Late: Schedule Your Heating System Inspection!

Monday, November 28th, 2016

We’re at the tail-end of the year, as you’ve certainly noticed now that winter holiday decorations are everywhere. Although we don’t expect to run into extremely cold weather this winter—this is Las Vegas, after all—it’s important to have heating systems prepped for those occasional cold nights. Heating maintenance from professionals is necessary to see that a heater is ready to do its job, and that it will operate safely when it comes on.

If you’re thinking that it’s already too late and you might as well just skip heating maintenance for this year, we urge you to reconsider!

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How Air Leaks in Ducts Hurt Your Air Quality

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We’ve recently written about how the fall is an excellent time to schedule duct sealing for your home. In that post we emphasized how you can save money this way, eliminating up to 30% of the air that goes to waste through air leaks in the ventilation system. Scheduling duct testing is the best way to find out if you need to have leaks sealed up to improve your home’s energy performance.

But there’s another important reason to have your air ducts made airtight, and that’s to protect your indoor air quality. Those air leaks can lead to unhealthy air getting into your living space.

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Let’s Talk Carbon Monoxide and Protecting Your Family from It

Monday, November 14th, 2016

It’s highly likely that you use natural gas in some way in your home. It’s the most common way to power furnaces, as well as stoves and ovens. Natural gas is inexpensive compared to electricity, and it’s convenient and burns cleanly. It’s no wonder that it is so widespread across the country for use in homes and businesses.

But using natural gas brings with it a note of caution: carbon monoxide (CO). Carbon monoxide is not actually natural gas—this is a common misunderstanding—but a byproduct of the combustion of natural gas. Anything that burns can produce CO, but the most common source in a home is natural gas appliances like a furnace.

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Curious about Heating Maintenance? Here’s What We Do

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Even in the heat of Las Vegas, we encourage all of our residential customers to schedule a fall inspection and tune-up for their heating system. This regular maintenance is essential if you want your heat pump (or furnace) to work for as many years as possible, run into a limited number of repair problems, continue to function reliably, and keep your power bills under control. The heater won’t lay dormant the whole winter, so make sure that it’s ready to go when it needs to.

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