Today's consumers are in an age of smart appliances, where TVs can download your favorite programs on demand and even your refrigerator can download shopping lists and reminds you when you're low on milk. So it's not odd to wonder if your HVAC system can benefit from the smart appliance treatment. That's where Wi-Fi thermostats come in. Using your home's own wireless network, you can keep tabs on your home's heating and cooling status from your smartphone or tablet. [Read More]
Can A Heat Pump Really Heat A Home During Cold Maine Winters?
If you live in Maine where subzero temperatures are a common occurrence during the winter, heating your home is likely one of your major concerns. Finding an economical and efficient heat source to keep your family warm and comfortable without breaking the bank isn't always easy, but there are several options. In recent years, heat pumps have gained popularity because they produce heat from the natural heat in the air and don't require a fuel source. [Read More]
3 Ways Air Conditioners Can Cause Fires & How To Prevent Them
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), air conditioners and other related equipment caused 7,400 structural fires in homes in 2010. Since many people run their air conditioners non-stop during the hottest days of the year, it's important to understand what causes air conditioning units to catch fire. Here are three common causes and how to prevent them from happening in your home. Damaged Electrical Wire & Cable Insulation [Read More]
4 Advantages of Heating Your Home With Oil
If you are replacing your furnace or having a new home built, you may be trying to choose between an oil or gas furnace. Oil heat has several advantages over gas and other types of home heating that make it the best choice for many homeowners. Here are four of the biggest benefits of using oil heating in your home. Lower Risk of Fire A natural gas furnace can pose several serious risks for your home when it malfunctions. [Read More]