With cold temperatures on the horizon for most of the United States, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll heat your home in the upcoming winter months. Maybe it’s been years since you last replaced your heating system and it’s no longer performing as well as it should be. In that case, it’s time for a new furnace.
Before you begin shopping, you might want to know the major brands and best furnaces of 2019. We’ll dive into the top systems of the year sorted by category so that you can make a wise purchase for your unique needs.
So, you’ve made the decision to install a new gas fireplace in your home. Not only does a gas fireplace makes a great supplemental heat source during the winter months, but it also provides a warm ambiance without all the mess and upkeep of a real wood-burning fireplace.
While all of this may sound great, we’d be remiss to not explain the cost to install a gas fireplace. Basically, the overall cost to add one to your home will depend on several factors, including the type installed and any add-ons purchased.
Hot water is a luxury that many of us take for granted. If your water takes a long time to heat up, or if it is quickly depleted and you’re left shivering in a frigid shower, you likely understand the value of having hot water on demand. We’re here to guide you through the best water heaters of 2019 so that you can be well on your way to warmer, more comfortable mornings.
Colorful leaves, autumnal decor, “sweater weather” – what’s there not to like about fall? For those who live at sea level, fall might still seem like a distant dream. However, if you live in a high-altitude locale, perhaps you’re already well into the fall season. Maybe some snow has already made its way to your doorstep!
If you live at higher elevation and you’re in the market for a new heating system, there are a few things you need to consider. This post will touch on some science behind heating at altitude, then we will cover high altitude furnace requirements before diving into the best furnaces to use.
Good air is essential for a clean, comfortable, and healthy living environment, and ensuring the circulation of good air throughout your home requires an efficient system of dehumidification. Just as with outdoor air, high humidity levels in the indoor air greatly affect how the human body perceives hot and cold, making warm temperatures feel hotter and cool temperatures feel colder. A high level of moisture in the air is also the leading cause of mold, which can consequently release harmful spores into the air you breathe. Investing in a good whole house dehumidifier is a smart move for overall health and wellness as well as comfort.
Conversely, a lack of moisture in your home’s air can have detrimental health effects, not to mention that your home could suffer, too. In particularly dry locations, inhabitants can experience dry skin, hair, and lips, as well as other nuisances like dry throat. Because your body moisture evaporates more quickly in a dry space, this also leaves your body temperature chilled, putting you at a higher risk for respiratory illness.