Mild Weather Fires

Mild Weather Fires

Mild winters mean more chimney fires! It’s true. People choke back their woodstoves in mild weather – leading to more creosote accumulation – but many don’t realize this, so they skip getting it cleaned, thinking it doesn’t need it as bad...
Mild Weather Fires

Shaded AC

Plant trees or shrubs to shade air-conditioning units but not to block the airflow. A unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than the same one operating in the sun.
Mild Weather Fires

Carbon Monoxide Risks

To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, have your heating equipment “tuned up” each year, preferably before the heating season begins. Your local gas orelectricty company has highly trained professionals who can provide this service. The service...
Mild Weather Fires

Cold Sell

If your house is for sale in summer, run the air conditioner. If it’s 90 degrees inside, buyers will pay more attention to the temperature than to the attractive features of the house.
Mild Weather Fires

Caulking Payoff

Most experts agree that caulking and weather stripping any gaps will pay for itself within one year in energy savings. Caulking and weather stripping will also alleviate drafts and help your home feel warmer when it’s cold outside.