Why Are Standby Generators Beneficial?

If the electricity goes out in your home, it’s important to have a backup plan in place. Generators have seen a rise in popularity over the last few years thanks to the threat of electricity going down. Whether it is over weather, environmental or government concerns, purchasing a standby generator offers several benefits. Here are a few reasons why standby generators are beneficial. Backup Power The number one reason why consumers purchase a generator is to have backup power in case the public power source goes down. A generator is Plan

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3 Reasons To Use A Humidifier During Flu Season

During the winter, an indoor heating system can dry out the air. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, which reduces the dryness that comes with cold weather. These units come in different sizes and price ranges, so anyone who needs one can find a unit to meet his or her needs. Central humidifiers make it easy to keep the air in your home healthy and resistant to germs. Consider these three reasons for using a humidifier during the flu season. 1. Humidifiers Create an Environment that is Unwelcome to Germs Dry conditions allow

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What Thermostat Temperature is Best for the Winter?

During the winter months, it can be a balancing act to keep your home warm while also holding your heating bill to a minimum. The good news is that there are ways to keep everyone in your home comfortable without wasting energy. Adjust the Thermostat to Your Needs Most people prefer an indoor temperature of approximately 68 degrees, although you can easily set your thermostat a bit lower. However, while you’re sleeping at night, this much warmth probably isn’t necessary. Energy.gov tells us that by setting your temperature back by 10 degrees at night, you can

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Biggest Reasons Your Heating Bill is Too High

While it’s natural for the heating bill to go up when the winter months roll around, a time may come when you notice the bill is too high. There are a number of things that could explain this, and a few of the most common are given below. Faulty Thermostat Without calibration, the thermostat may heat your rooms to the wrong temperature. In other cases, the thermostat may be incorrectly wired, leading it to both warm and cool your home at the same time. Homeowners themselves can be to blame for high heating

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How to Cut Heating Costs This Winter

The staff at Integrity Heating & Cooling knows that the winter months can be expensive when it comes to heating your home. You want your home to be comfortable for you and your family. However, that comfort comes at a cost. We have a few suggestions about how you can manage your heating expenses this season. Wear Extra Layers If you expect to walk around comfortably in shorts during the heating season, your heating costs are going to be high. When you routinely wear extra layers like a sweatshirt or sweater, you can stand to keep your indoor temperature

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Black?

Checking your furnace filter only to find that it has turned completely black is alarming, to say the least. Though it does occur, this isn’t normal. A black furnace filter indicates that something is amiss in your system or home. Here are some of the probable causes. Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is an odorless and invisible gas that originates from incomplete combustion. It is known to commonly cause soot deposits on the furnace filter, which could be one of the reasons why you’ve noticed the black color there. Some of the common sources of carbon monoxide

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What To Do If My Furnace Keeps Running

As your furnace ages, one of the issues you may encounter is that it won’t turn off. There are many potential reasons for this. Before you call in a professional furnace technician, there are several things you can do to troubleshoot the situation. In this article, we’ll tell you what to do when your furnace keeps running. Confirm That the Thermostat Is Set to Heat Sometimes, the reason your furnace won’t shut off is because you’ve programmed the thermostat incorrectly. Ensure that it’s in the “on” or “auto” mode of operation. When the programmed temperature of

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5 Ways to Save Energy on Your Fall Heating Bills

Rather than see your heating bills rise again, as they often do during the cooler weather, consider these five tips. They can help you maintain an energy-efficient heating system, be it a packaged unit or a heat pump, and a warmer home. All of this translates into energy savings. 1. Programming the Thermostat The thermostat should not be turned off for long periods of time as this will only cause the heating system to work overtime when it’s later turned on. You can lower the temperature to a comfortable 65 degrees or so before bed or

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How to Prepare for Fall Allergens

Taking antihistamines and other prescribed medication can help you deal with allergy symptoms while you’re outside. However, you don’t want allergens following you into your home. Fortunately, there are a few actions you can take to eliminate indoor allergens during the fall. What Are the Most Common Fall Allergens? To keep your home allergen-free, it’s necessary to know what kinds of particles can find their way into your breathing air. Ragweed pollen is the most common outdoor-originating irritant in the fall. Other than pollen from vegetation, some allergens can originate from inside your house, namely dust

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Thermostat Best Practices for Fall

As fall arrives and winter looms, it becomes a great time to reevaluate your heating and ventilation systems. That consideration should often begin with your thermostat because it’s your user interface to these systems, and it’s pivotal to ensuring that you remain comfortable as affordably as possible. Reevaluate Your Thermostat Positioning Integrity Heating & Cooling has been serving homeowners throughout Charlotte, Denver, and the surrounding areas for more than 35 years. If there’s one thermostat problem we encounter more than any other, it’s improper positioning. This is particularly common in older homes, but it can also occur in newer

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