Duct Loss

Duct Loss

Have your duct system tested for air leaks. Many think that windows and doors are the major cause of a home’s air leaks. But according to recent research by the Department of Energy, gaps, cracks and disconnections in the typical home’s duct system are...
Duct Loss

Flood Prep – Fuel Tanks

Keep these points in mind when you anchor a fuel tank:a) If you prefer not to do this work yourself, you can have a handyman or contractor anchor your tank.b) Extend all filling and ventilation tubes above the 100-year flood level so that flood waters cannot enter the...
Duct Loss

Choosing a Fuel Source

When your’re choosing a fuel source for your home heating system, start with available fuels in your region, because not all fuels are available everywhere and some are cleaner and more efficient than others. Based on your chosen fuel—natural gas, fuel oil,...
Duct Loss

Flood Prep – HVAC

Keep these points in mind when you have your HVAC equipment raised or floodproofed:a) Changes to the plumbing, electrical system, and ventilating ductwork in your house must be done by a licensed contractor, who will ensure that the work is done correctly and...
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Anchor Your Fuel Tank

A fuel tank can tip over or float in a flood, causing fuel to spill or catch fire. Cleaning up a house that has been inundated with flood waters containing fuel oil can be extremely difficult and costly. Fuel tanks should be securely anchored to the floor. Make sure...