If any of your home’s occupants is cold-natured, you may well dread the advent of fall. That’s when cooling temperatures inspire the colder folks to turn up the thermostat and make the home too warm for others. There are very sound reasons why keeping the house too warm is a bad idea. Here are some […]
Every year around this time, millions of households across the country take stock of their heating needs as we desperately try to stay warm through the winter season. However, this isn’t just a human issue — it’s a pet issue too. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about maintaining proper home […]
Increasingly, pet owners are keeping cats and dogs inside, particularly when winter is at its most severe. Some pets, however, just don’t adapt well to indoor living. Certain breeds of dogs were developed to do jobs — such as mushing or herding sheep — in a cold climate and actually prefer being outdoors. Some cats […]
As the baby boomers age, concern about caring for the elderly, at home and in institutional care, has come into focus. Among the factors affecting elder health is temperature. If you’re responsible for caring for an elderly individual, how do you regulate the home temperature so it’s optimum for the health and comfort of that […]
Just a few years ago, bed bug infestations in American homes were unheard of. Nowadays, unfortunately, that’s not the case. You probably know someone who’s picked the wrong hotel or motel to stay in and brought home a case of bed bugs in the luggage or on clothing. No doubt you’ve also heard of the […]
When the temperatures drop in the Dayton area, it’s a great time to start using your fireplace. While this might seem like a more efficient and cost-effective way to heat your home, how much can you rely on fireplace warmth? Keep the following heating information in mind during the cooler part of the year.
Using a fireplace or wood stove does create a welcoming and warm atmosphere, but it could come at a price for your indoor air quality (IAQ). While wood is a renewable fuel, it’s not the cleanest available.
Even though they’ve been around for decades, there are still ductless technology myths about their installation and performance. Fortunately, more people have learned first-hand how energy efficient these systems are and how much comfort they deliver.
With our ultra-reliable, user-friendly heating systems, we tend to take having a warm, cozy home for granted. Our ancestors to struggle to stay warm when the temperatures plummeted, but the challenge helped them develop ever better heating methods. This history of furnaces clearly shows how far we’ve come: