Heating Tips for the Holidays

December 18, 2020

The holidays are a time to relax and enjoy some quality time with family. If you are hosting guests during the holidays, the last thing you would want is to deal with heating issues. Here are three tips that might help with heating for the holidays. 1. Open Blinds and Curtains During the day, opening blinds and curtains allows the sun’s rays to enter and heat your home. The heat from the sun can help to raise the temperature in your home, preventing your furnace from running constantly to provide heat. On the other hand, it helps to close the blinds and curtains when the sun goes down to prevent any heat loss. 2. Seal Drafty Windows Drafty windows can lead to heat loss when cool air leaks into the house. If you notice leaky areas around your home, it helps to use draft stoppers to insulate these drafty windows and doors. It might also be worthwhile to have a professional inspect your home for any leaks that require the application of insulation or sealant. 3. Inspect Your Heating System It helps to have your heating system inspected by trained and experienced professionals at least once a year. An inspection...

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5 Tips for Saving Energy This Fall

October 20, 2020

In the fall and winter months, demand for electricity and gas increases. Municipal energy providers routinely charge more for utilities during this time of year. By using these tips, you can reduce your household’s energy expenditures. Detect and Patch Leaks Doors and windows are notorious for leaks. Tail a lighter or candle around edges of windows and doors to detect leaks. Patch them up with caulk or weatherstrips. Don’t Neglect the Power of Sunlight Without the Sun, life on Earth probably wouldn’t exist. Despite its necessity, people often neglect the power of sunlight. Although you should avoid opening your windows during winter, leave your blinds open from dawn until dusk. Thanks to the greenhouse effect, your home will absorb and trap radiant heat from sunlight. Invest in Heating System Maintenance Most American homes, especially those in the Buckeye State, have central heating systems. Many of these HVAC systems double as air conditioners during warmer months. Despite how much use they get, countless Ohioans neglect to maintain their heating systems. Here at TechnoAir Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration in Grove City, we can conduct a full diagnostic test to detect potential issues, address them before they grow and clean your heating system....

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What Thermostat Temperature is Best for the Winter?

December 19, 2019

The winter can be a fun season for those who love snow and the coming holidays. However, there can be drawbacks to the cold weather. To make sure your home’s interior remains comfortable, keeping the temperature at the right level is important. Defining the “right level” can be challenging, though. Is There a Right Temperature? Studies show that the suggested temperature for a house is around 68 degrees. It would be hard to argue that 68 is a bad choice. The interior is neither too hot nor too cold, although some people may choose to go higher or lower. Generally, temperatures in the 60s seem fine. As long as the furnace works as it should, maintaining a preferred temperature won’t be problematic. TechnoAir has assisted Grove City residents for 21 years and counting. If you want support with requests for repairs and maintenance, our company can send out technicians to your residence. Working With the Thermostat If you set your thermostat to, say, 65 degrees, you may be fine with that particular level. However, it wouldn’t hurt to see if other temperatures are just as comfortable. Lowing the temperature down one or two degrees might not deliver much of a...

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Why Is My Heating System’s Filter Black?

November 15, 2019

Don’t think of unfortunate surprises as being all that bad. If you check your heating system’s filter and notice that it is black instead of gray, you can feel some relief that you discovered a potential problem now as opposed to later. Depending on how serious the cause of the black filter, you may need to call in a maintenance pro. Why is the filter black? There can be several reasons. Carbon Monoxide Exposure Without a doubt, the presence of carbon monoxide in the home is cause for alarm. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas and can cause adverse health reactions. The source of the CM might be a leak in the furnace’s lines, or it could come from somewhere else. Since CM has no odor, you won’t even know its there. Invest in a carbon monoxide detector if you don’t have one. Soot Travels in the Air Does your home have a fireplace? If so, then soot could travel from the fireplace to the inside of the furnace. A problem may emerge when the fireplace has troubles with its vents. Amazingly, a raging fireplace isn’t necessary for this issue to emerge. Even burning candles can cause significant soot buildup...

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