The Comfort Corner

Spring Break Energy Check!

Posted by David Gaudio on Fri, Mar 14 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Spring is just about upon us and signals one of the best times of the year to hit the road, book a flight, or find any way to get out of town for a much needed vacation! However, while you're formulating your travel plans, it is important to take into consideration your home's energy consumption while you're away and ensure the homestead will be safe, sound, and efficient for Spring Break!

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Hot Water Heaters

Furnace vs. Boiler: The Difference

Posted by Derek Pleva on Fri, Sep 06 2013 @ 02:15 PM

Winter can be one of the most beautiful times of the year, but being cold makes it nearly impossible to enjoy. Thankfully, man has created efficient HVAC equipment designed to keep us warm on even the most frigid days. The majority of U.S. homes are heated by either a furnace or a boiler. But, what are the differences between them? Being informed on the matter is very valuable to any homeowner when choosing the type of heating system that best suits their needs.

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Topics: Air Quality, Pipes, Furnaces, furnace, heating, heating system, furnace filter, Hot Water Heaters, Thermostats

Hot Water Tank Corrosion

Posted by David Gaudio on Wed, May 29 2013 @ 09:20 AM

We all know that water has erosive and corrosive effects on whatever it touches. Overtime, the water washes away bits of rock, or the particles in the water slowly corrode the metals we transport it with. This erosion results in sights as wonderful as the Grand Canyon, but the corrosion usually just results in ruined hot water tanks.

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Topics: Plumbing, Hot Water Heaters

Flooded Furnace Alert!

Posted by David Gaudio on Fri, May 03 2013 @ 01:48 PM

The April showers are over, but the aftermath could have left lingering problems in your furnace and hot water tanks. If your basement flooded in the past few weeks and your furnace or hot water tank came into contact with the flood water, it is important you read on.

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Topics: Furnaces, Health and Safety, Hot Water Heaters

Plumbing Leaks: 5 Warning Signs

Posted by David Gaudio on Mon, Apr 08 2013 @ 12:01 PM

Most plumbing problems are obvious. The toilet is clogged. The water heater won't work. My basement is filling with sewage! While these are all substantial problems with your home, at least you are immediately aware of them. A leaky pipe is a slow, sneaky problem; a problem that festers and builds into a looming disaster. Furthermore, this leaky pipe could be anywhere in your home; in your walls, your floors, your ceilings, this leaky pipe drips away. Luckily, there are some warning signs to pay attention to that will signify (and could locate) the leak.

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Topics: Plumbing, Sinks and Drains, Pipes, Hot Water Heaters, Sump Pumps