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Using Nature to Keep Your House Warm

Way before furnaces and central heating, humans had to stay warm somehow. How did our ancestors in Russia, Europe, Canada, and other cold places around the globe survive temperature extremes? One thing they did was come up with smart ways to make use of nature and preserve heat inside their shelters. This method of heating and cooling

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How to Lower Energy Bills This Winter

Winter Home - 7 Ways to Lower Energy Bills This Winter

How can you stay warm and comfortable while saving money on your energy bills this winter? Here are 7 ways to make sure your castle is cozy and energy-efficient all winter long. Lower the thermostat thermostat Install a programmable thermostat for maximum HVAC savings. Remember though, you’ll need to program it. Check your owner’s manual

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Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips

Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips - Service Champions

Winter makes indoor air quality much more apparent due to the increased time spend indoors and reduced ventilation from closed windows and improved air sealing and insulation. Trapping air will lead to unhealthy conditions, which is why it’s important to have ventilation and other systems in place to refresh your air and improve indoor air

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DIY Furnace Maintenance vs When to Call the Pros

DIY Furnace Maintenance

When it comes to your furnace, it’s much better to be proactive than reactive. Now is a great time to go over some DIY furnace maintenance to prevent the expense, inconvenience, and even danger that a neglected furnace can cause. DIY Furnace Maintenance In addition to scheduling a furnace tune-up from the pros, you’ll want

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Heating System

How to Make the Most Out of Heating System

Northern California heating systems see a lot of use every winter, when the temperatures drop and we look for ways to keep our homes cozy and comfortable A reliable heater can be your best friend during those cold months, and most people assume they have to pay high heating costs in order to get that.

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How Do Heat Pumps Work in Cold Weather?

how do heat pumps work?

Heat pumps can be used to both heat and cool your home. They use a similar process that your refrigerator uses to keep your food cold and fresh. Have you ever noticed the hot coils on the back of your fridge? They are releasing heat from the inside your fridge. “How does it do this?,” you may

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Winter Programmable Thermostat Schedule for Maximum Savings

winter programmable thermostat setting

About one-third of U.S. homes have a programmable thermostat (according to a recent study). Unfortunately, most people don’t know how to use them properly. Most still rely on manual thermostats or manual operation of their programmable ones. What Is a Programmable Thermostat? A programmable thermostat allows you to pre-set the comfort conditions you need throughout

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