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Winter has hit Rhode Island residents with full steam, and it’s not letting up anytime soon. Understandably, this has many homeowners taking a closer look at their home heating systems in an attempt to increase their home comfort for the months ahead. For those who aren’t well-versed in the finer points of home performance, understanding how the home is heated can be elusive; the confusion can often come down to the differences between boilers and furnaces.
For the next few months, the snow, ice and frigid air will have people running for the warmth of their homes. With the conditions getting colder, many people share some common beliefs as to how they can optimize their home’s heating performance and save money. What most people don’t know, however, is that some of these beliefs aren’t actually as valid as one might think. So before you turn to any of these methods, let us help you better understand these issues, you can save yourself a lot of money, energy and comfort.
The Winter season is in full swing here in Rhode Island, which has many residents preparing their homes for the chilly weather. We spend a great deal of our time indoors once the winter sets in and many people are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning without even knowing it. CO is colorless, odorless and cannot be seen with the naked eye, making it a silent danger that can strike when you least suspect it.
If you’ve paid attention to current trends in home performance upgrades over the past few years, chances are you’ve encountered heat pumps in your travels. Heat pumps are all the rage among contractors who focus on energy efficiency, and for good reason. The benefits that heat pumps can bring to homes that are already equipped with quality air sealing and insulation are difficult to ignore, yet many Rhode Island homeowners find themselves confused about how they actually work.
At CARJON, we’re about as serious as it gets when it comes to energy efficiency and savings for our customers. We’re proud to announce that we received this year’s 2015 COOL SMART award, recognizing excellence in leadership in the energy efficiency and home performance space.
The holidays are almost here, and many Rhode Island homeowners have already finished up their shopping. While toys and the latest gadgets often top lists, the best way to make use of that holiday budget is to buy something that the whole family can enjoy for many years to come. For this season the most critical can be a new heating system, especially for those who currently find it difficult to keep their homes warm and toasty.
The holiday season is fast approaching, which has many people excited about the festivities and family gatherings that are to come. Before getting swept up in the holidays, however, it’s important to think about whether or not your home heating system is ready for the chilly months that lay ahead. By upgrading to a high-efficiency heating system like a new heat pump or a Trane furnace, you can take the stress out of your winter and ensure true comfort and savings this winter.
It’s one of the most common questions that Rhode Island residents find themselves coming up against: “Should I, or should I not get a furnace tune-up?” For some, reasoning for not getting a tune-up comes down to financial concerns. Others simply don’t think their furnaces are in need of a tune-up because they haven’t experienced any problems with it...yet.
Even though most Rhode Island homeowners rely on home heating and cooling systems for year-round comfort, many people find themselves in the dark when it comes to how these systems actually work. For many years, home heating and cooling systems have relied on air ducts in order to distribute conditioned air for comfort across the entire home.
The basic tenet of improving home performance is to discover, isolate and fix any problems that might be at play. Some home performance issues (poor insulation, for example) can be difficult to spot, while some happen to be much more obvious in how they make themselves known. A leaky furnace falls into the latter category, and it will be pretty clear if your home suffers from this issue and if you’re in need of furnace repair.