home heating

The Sense and Cents of Space Heaters

Space heaters are a nifty way to add comfort to high-traffic living spaces. When used effectively, they can even be more cost-efficient than turning up the thermostat. In contrast, space heaters have also been linked to an estimated 25,000+ house fires and nearly 80% of fire-related deaths in the U.S. …

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Upgrading to a High-Efficiency Boiler

70% of United States households have forced-air furnaces compared to only 11% with boilers. Despite its rarity, boiler heat still has its fair share of upside. If you have an older home with an older system, then upgrading to new technology is an attractive option. In this article, we unpack …

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How to Adjust your Thermostat in the Winter for Maximum Efficiency

It is one of the simplest and wisest investments for any household, yet only 30% of households in America own a programmable thermostat. Of those that do, only a fraction of those that do use it properly! This is baffling considering this simple $25 device can save a household 15% …

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Has your furnace/boiler survived the polar vortex? Do you need a new one?

  Now that the coldest days of winter have passed, (we can only hope), how do we know if our furnace survived? Did this winter work it too hard? Will it keep cranking or give up in March? Will it start up again next year? All valid questions, and while …

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Save money and energy: furnace efficiency

Nobody wants to think about a heating system when we still hope for warm and sunny days outside. But winter in Minnesota is always looming, and servicing a heating system now will ensure that the heat will click on when you want it to. It’ll also help you save money and energy! …

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