How Can a Humidifier Improve Home Comfort?

How Can a Humidifier Improve Home Comfort?One positive aspect of winter is that for a few months you can say goodbye to the high humidity of other seasons. Yet, dry air comes with its own set of comfort and health issues. With cool air carrying less moisture and forced-air home heating drying the air even more, indoor air can benefit from more moisture during the winter months. This is why many homeowners invest in a whole-house humidifier, or portable humidifiers for localized problems. Continue reading “How Can a Humidifier Improve Home Comfort?” »

Checklist for Conducting a Home Energy Evaluation

Checklist for Conducting a Home Energy EvaluationIf you suspect there’s energy being wasted in your home, you’re likely trying to figure out what to do about it. The bad news is that you’re probably wasting a lot more energy than you could ever imagine. The good news is that a comprehensive home energy evaluation can help you learn how much energy is being wasted, where it’s going, and how to stop it. Continue reading “Checklist for Conducting a Home Energy Evaluation” »

Air Filtration vs. Air Cleaning: What’s the Right Choice for You?

Air Filtration vs. Air Cleaning: What’s the Right Choice for You?Many homeowners mistakenly believe that the air filter in their furnace or air conditioner, as long as it’s changed regularly, is all that’s necessary to keep indoor air clean and healthy. However, unless the air filter is a high-efficiency model, it’s not going to capture the smallest airborne particulates. Unfortunately, those are the ones most likely to exacerbate allergies and respiratory ailments in susceptible family members. For a comprehensive air-cleaning strategy in your southwest Oklahoma home, consider a high-quality air cleaning or purifying system. Continue reading “Air Filtration vs. Air Cleaning: What’s the Right Choice for You?” »

Radiant Flooring: Is it Right for Your Home?

Radiant Flooring: Is it Right for Your Home?Tired of the inefficiency and problems that traditional heating methods cause every winter? If so, you should consider radiant flooring. Still the “new kid on the block,” radiant flooring has steadily improved over the years and is a great alternative to inefficient forced-air heating systems. Here is some information to help you decide which is best for your family. Continue reading “Radiant Flooring: Is it Right for Your Home?” »

Important Tips to Consider When Purchasing a New Furnace for Your Home


Important Tips to Consider When Purchasing a New Furnace for Your Home
Choosing a new furnace could be one of the more complicated decisions you face as a homeowner. Buying new HVAC equipment is a major investment in your long-term comfort and budget. While the equipment itself is fairly complex, the guidelines to make an informed purchase are straightforward. Continue reading “Important Tips to Consider When Purchasing a New Furnace for Your Home
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Programming Your Home’s Thermostat for Savings

Programming Your Home’s Thermostat for SavingsAs you get settled in for the fall and winter ahead, you’ll want to program your thermostat to not only preserve your home’s overall comfort, but also take advantage of the possible energy savings. The great thing about a programmable thermostat is that it allows you to preset your desired temperatures for each period of the day. Depending on the model, you can even add settings for each day of the week. Continue reading “Programming Your Home’s Thermostat for Savings” »

Maintaining Your Water Heater by Flushing Sediment Annually


Maintaining Your Water Heater by Flushing Sediment Annually
It doesn’t always take a technician to improve your water heater’s performance and efficiency (although it doesn’t hurt to have one check it on a regular basis). One of the things you can do on your own is flush your water heater of sediment and debris that has accumulated along the bottom of the tank. Continue reading “Maintaining Your Water Heater by Flushing Sediment Annually
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How to Check Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detector


How to Check Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detector
A carbon monoxide detector is a vital home safety device. In 2010, fire departments in the U.S. responded to more than 80,000 non-fire calls in which dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO) gas were confirmed inside the home. That’s more than twice the number of similar incidents reported back in 2003. Experts at the National Fire Protection Association say that the conspicuous increase of calls about the presence of deadly carbon monoxide is directly related to the increased number of CO detectors properly installed in most homes these days. Continue reading “How to Check Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detector
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