Seasonal Tips


Time for Fall Furnace Clean & Check
WHEN IT'S FREEZING OUTSIDE Its no time for your furnace to quit.
No heating system is any good if it doesn't heat your home when it's cold and usually you find out too late. This year plan ahead. We'll check your system, clean it, estimate on Major repairs, if any, and give you a special preseason price because We have time now...before those emergency calls start coming in.
You can save money now...stay warm later.
(If paid at time of service)
Offer good on calls Scheduled for cleaning before December 31st.

Maybe it is time to upgrade to
the Aprilaire Automatic Humidifier the world’s first
computer-equipped, completely automated, “no touch” humidifier.
Give us a call.



Last winter's gas bills were outrageous and will likely be the same this season. Here are a few simple things you can do to help reduce the cost of heating your home:
      • Have your furnace cleaned and checked.
      • Replace the furnace filters before they become clogged.
      • Lower the regular setting of your thermostat a few degrees.
      • Set the thermostat down 5 degrees at night.
      • Make sure all of your storm windows and doors are in place.
      • Look for obvious air leaks, weather strip or caulk them.
      • Keep the garage doors closed.
      • Close the fireplace damper when not in use.
      • Burning the fireplace for added heat is not energy efficient.
      • Burning a gas fireplace log at this time is costly and is not energy efficient.
Following the items listed above will save on your heating costs. Also if your furnace is 20 plus years old, replacing it with a modern Trane high efficiency unit would reduce your costs. 











COOLING Season     Turn Off Humidifier!!!

Many people with central humidifiers go into the cooling season forgetting to shut down the humidifier for the summer. A central air conditioner will not cool or dehumidify properly if the humidifier is running.
Step 1 - Turn the humidistat to the off position or the lowest percent of relative humidity. The humidistat is usually installed on the return air plenum above the humidifier. Sometimes it is installed on the wall near the thermostat.
Step 2 - Close the duct damper or turn it to the summer position. *Note - not all systems have duct dampers
Step 3 -
Turn off the water-supply. If you are unsure how, just follow the quarter inch water line out of the humidifier. (It is either copper or plastic). Turn the valve clock wise until it stops. *Note -If the valve is a saddle valve, the type that clamps on to a copper water pipe, it might not provide 100% shut-off.
Step 4 -  Clean the humidifier and leave dry until winter. *Note - If you have a float type humidifier with a saddle valve that doesn't provide 100% shut-off, you can either manually lift the float by placing an object under it to keep the pan empty or you need to have your saddle valve inspected and/or replaced.
Step 5 - If this sounds like too much work, call us, we can do it for you!












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