Entries by Sequoia

Winter Heating Safety

Winter Heating Safety Generator exhaust is toxic. Always put generators outside well away from doors, windows, and vents. Carbon monoxide (CO) is deadly, can build up quickly, and linger for hours. More information Combustion appliances are those which burn fuels for warmth, cooking, or decorative purposes. Typical fuels are gas, both natural and liquefied petroleum; […]

Are You Ready for the New 2015 HVAC Efficiency Standards?

Are You Ready for the New 2015 HVAC Efficiency Standards? As you know, our primary focus on PowerTips is to provide you with tips, tactics and techniques for building a strong, consistently profitable remodeling company. But sometimes we just need to make sure you’re on top of the latest industry news! This week we’re proud to […]

Buying an Older Home: HVAC System Checklist

Buying an Older Home: HVAC System Checklist Learn what to look out for when buying an older home with this gas furnace and air conditioning system troubleshooting guide from Trane. <!– Air Conditionerssss Staying cool in the summer is just a fraction of what you need. Doing it efficiently day and night, even on the […]

10 Tips for Hiring a Heating and Cooling Contractor

1. Study up — Find out about license and insurance requirements for contractors in your state. And before you call a contractor, know the model of your current system and its maintenance history. Also make note of any uncomfortable rooms. This will help potential contractors better understand your heating needs. 2. Ask for referrals — […]

Top 5 ways to Chill Out this summer

1. Keep the Heat Out 2. Keep the Cool In 3. Maintain Your Cooling System 4. Be a Fan of Fans 5. Look for the ENERGY STAR Close the shades, blinds, and curtains, especially on the south and west sides of your home where the sun is hottest. If you are upgrading your windows, consider […]

When Should I Do Furnace Maintenance?

  The old adage is true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Below you’ll find our Preventative Maintenance Checklist, which is our proven method to keep your system in the pink and your home in constant comfort. For a system that heats and cools: perform maintenance in the spring and fall […]

When is it time to replace?

Certain telltale signs indicate it’s time to consider replacing heating and cooling equipment, or improving the performance of your overall system. It may be time to call a professional contractor to help you make a change if: Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old. Consider replacing it with a unit […]