You’ve heard the term “humidity” used in describing the weather. Someone may say “there’s a lot of humidity in the air today” or “it’s a humid day.” However, humidity doesn’t just affect the weather. It can also impact your home. Humidity Inside the Home Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air, and it can vary inside the house just like it can outdoors. It changes when you turn on or off … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know about Humidity in Your Home
Even when it’s cold outside, a heat pump is designed to use refrigerant to transfer heat from the air outside of the home and displace that heat indoors. As crazy as that sounds, it actually works really well in moderate climates. Unfortunately, when those outdoor temps get below freezing, a heat pump does lose capacity and efficiency. Although, they do still produce heat, it may not be enough to … [Read more...] about Is Your Heat Pump in a Heat Slump?
A Tip for Staying Safe During the Cold Weather | Carbon Monoxide Safety With the forecast calling for significantly cooler weather coming in next week and staying for a while, rest assured that your heater will jump into overdrive and will experience extended run times. If you have gas appliances in your home or office, a Carbon Monoxide Detector is a must have. These detectors will go into … [Read more...] about Carbon Monoxide Detection this Winter
As the season change becomes noticeable, you may be looking for ways to enjoy the mild temperatures of fall and spend more time outside. However, it is important to include some home maintenance in your plans for the season so that your home comfort system will be able to offer optimum performance during the winter months. From fishing to enjoying other seasonal sports, your attention may be … [Read more...] about Why These Home Maintenance Tasks Will Increase Your Savings This Fall
Hot and muggy summer weather can leave you scrambling indoors for cooling comfort, but an air-conditioned home that feels damp and uncomfortable offers little relief. When the problem is high humidity levels in your Phenix City, Alabama, home, adjusting your AC's thermostat setting only sends your utility bills soaring. Instead of resigning yourself to a cold and clammy environment, use these tips … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Humidity Levels in Your Home This Summer
Originally published January 2014, updated December 2016 There is nothing worse than walking into or waking up to a cold home. If this happens to you, your thoughts may immediately race to the worst possible scenario -- that you need a new furnace or boiler. However, this may not be the case. There may be a simple reason that your system may not be heating your Phenix City, AL, home. Common … [Read more...] about Why Isn’t My Furnace or Boiler Heating My Home