Furnace Safety: Tips to Avoid Furnace Dangers

It’s that time of year again — the holidays are coming up, and with that means chilly temps and winter weather on their way if they haven’t already arrived. Pretty soon, you’re using your furnace throughout the day as well instead of just at night, and it’s going to be several more months before you shut it completely off again.

In order to enhance furnace safety and prevent furnace dangers during long-term use, it’s important to service your furnace regularly and pay attention to any strange, suspicious, or faulty sounds or functions. Fortunately, it’s pretty simple to keep on top of furnace maintenance and provide routine repairs to keep it running at its best. A few of these you can perform at home, while others you should leave to a professional.

What Size Gas Logs Do I Need? How to Measure a Fireplace for Gas Logs

Sizing gas logs isn’t the most exciting task, but it’s an important one. Gas logs that are too large will overcrowd or not fit in your fireplace, and gas logs that are too small will leave your fireplace looking sparse.

But choosing the wrong size gas logs for your fireplace affects more than aesthetics. Improperly sizing gas logs can impact your equipment’s ability to operate properly. Buying a gas log set that is too large may cause your fireplace to overheat, leading your gas log system to malfunction.

Before jumping into buying a gas log set for your fireplace, you’ll want to take a couple of quick measurements to ensure you purchase gas logs in the correct size. We’ll discuss how to measure your fireplace for gas logs to help you find the right gas logs for you.

How Long Do Gas Logs Last? When & How to Replace Gas Logs

So you have a gas log fireplace, and you absolutely love it. From the efficiency to the aesthetic, you feel as if your gas fireplace offers all the benefits of a real, wood-burning fireplace, without all the hassle. Life is good!

However, like any home appliance, gas fireplaces require routine maintenance. And while you certainly won’t be replacing your gas logs as often as you would with real firewood, there comes a point in time where they’ll need to be swapped out with replacement gas logs. But how long do gas logs last? In this blog post, we’ll talk about when to replace gas logs and how to replace them when the time comes.

Heated Floor Costs & Considerations Before Purchasing

As winter begins to set in across the U.S., many people are thinking of different ways to stay warm this winter. One heating solution that may not cross your mind is radiant floor heating, which consists of electric heating mats that are installed in the floor of a home.

If you stop and think about it — what could be better? No need to wake up in the morning and brace yourself before tip-toeing across a frigid hardwood or tile floor.

But before you set your sights on underfloor heating, it’s important to understand some specifics. We’ll highlight the types of floor heating, heated floor costs, and also cover some reviews to help you find the best radiant floor heating mats for you.

Do Space Heaters Work?

Sometimes, whole-house or office heat just isn’t enough to beat the cold. If you’ve found yourself shivering at home or in the office, you’ve probably considered getting a space heater. In addition to concerns about space heater efficiency, many people worry about safety, especially in areas with high traffic or children.

Fear not – space heaters, when used properly, offer great advantages, both in heating and saving money. By using your space heater efficiently and remembering a few tips, you’ll be able to save money and stay warm.

In this blog post we’ll explore the pros and cons of space heaters, the different types of space heaters, and the situations for which a space heater is appropriate.