Space Heater Safety

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Whether you use a space heater regularly during the cold months or just in emergencies or in the garage, it’s essential to know how to properly use them to ensure your safety. Here are some “do and don’t” tips to help. Things You Should Do Keep the heater at least 3ft away from combustible materials such as beds, sofas, curtains, paper, clothes, or anything that could easily catch fire.  Make sure the power cord is not damaged in any way.  …

Why Your Home Is Heating Unevenly

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CAUSES OF UNEVEN HOME HEAT DISTRIBUTION Do you have some rooms in the house that seem to feel like a sauna when the heat kicks on while others still feel like an icebox? Maybe you have some rooms that feel perfectly comfortable while other members of the family are complaining that it’s too hot or too cold. There are several reasons why a home might feel like it’s heating unevenly and we’ve got a few solutions. THE FURNACE IS THE …

What Do You Do When Your Heat Stops Working

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There’s never a good time for your heat to go out. But if you’re hosting parties or have a house full of guests, you really don’t have time for this problem to spring up. Here’s what you can do if your heat suddenly stops working this winter. Check your thermostat. The issue may not be the furnace, after all. Make sure it’s switched onto “heat” and check the temperature. Someone may have touched the thermostat, or maybe you forgot to …

Heating Upgrades for Winter

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Ditch the gloves, scarves, and wool hat. You won’t be needing them while inside your home this winter. You can keep your home cozy without a drastic spike in utility bills. Here’s how. Fill The Gaps Drafty windows and doors can make your home feel cold. Homeowners often forget to lock their windows during the wintertime, and this can cause small gaps. Make sure they’re closed tightly and add weatherstripping if there are still gaps or cracks. It’s also important …

Can Your Home be Heated With the Fireplace

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Heating Your Home With a Fireplace Is there anything better than sitting in front of a fireplace during the winter? When temperatures begin to drop, homeowners across the country turn to their fireplaces for a warm, cozy ambiance and potentially even some added heat. But can a fireplace alone heat the house?  Fireplaces That Can Heat the House There are lots of different types of fireplaces, and some are specifically designed to heat extra-large areas, while others are more for …