Our warm Ohio summers may not be the hottest in the country, but the high humidity that accompanies them guarantees we’ll be using the air conditioner pretty much continuously till fall. And while we all expect a bit of a jump in our utility costs in summer, there’s no reason to let them go out […]
When colder weather has you running the heat in your Dayton home most of the time, your utility bills can increase significantly. You might have heard that closing the air vents in unoccupied rooms can reduce your heating costs and keep you feeling warmer during winter, but how accurate is this? Here’s a closer look […]
You can easily increase your comfort and the health of your home and family by using a humidifier this winter. Air naturally dries as temperatures outdoors drop and your heating system robs the indoor air of its moisture. Dry air makes you feel colder, promotes the spread of contagious diseases and harms your home’s structure […]
A programmable thermostat can help you keep out the chill of a cold Dayton winter while still optimizing your furnace’s energy efficiency. The benefits it provides, however, depend on how you use it.
The two energy-hungriest appliances in your home during the winter are your heating system and water heater. It’s not difficult to improve their energy efficiency and address air leakage in your home’s envelope. The investment of time and money will pay you back in lower energy bills and increased comfort.
How often do you see your HVAC specialist for furnace services? If it’s less than once a year, you’re missing out on the great benefits that come with an annual tuneup. A little standard maintenance before winter hits can save you major expenses down the road.