What’s the ideal home temperature when you’re on vacation?
You deserve a break from the daily grind and the opportunity to take a step back from the chaos of everyday life. But first, you must ensure that your home is prepared to be left unattended for an extended period. Homeowners often think about their home’s safety while away and tackle a checklist filled with […]
Why is my furnace filter turning black?
The air filter in your HVAC system trap dust, pet hair and other particles so your system can deliver clean air throughout your home. When these filters are not changed regularly, it can cause your HVAC unit to work harder and breakdown more frequently. This inefficiency can also lead to higher energy bills as well…
8 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System
While having to replace your HVAC system can be a significant investment, it is generally not a complete surprise. As a homeowner, you have a lot to think about when it comes to maintaining your home and recognizing the signs that your heating or cooling unit’s lifespan is coming to an end is an important…
Are Heat Pumps Good in Rhode Island?
Many Rhode Island homeowners have an outdated belief that heat pumps are ineffective in New England weather. The technology around heat pumps has evolved a great deal over the last couple of decades, providing high-efficiency options for residents in colder climates. While there are certain factors to consider when choosing the rightheat pump, many homes can…
What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat?
Everyone has their own preferred temperature at home, however, there are a few guidelines to follow that can help maintain comfort levels while keeping energy costs down. When choosing the ideal temperature for your thermostat, you will want to consider comfort, energy usage, your HVAC system, and what kind of thermostat you currently have. When it comes to comfort, a…
Should I Get an Air Quality Test for My Home?
Indoor air quality is not always a top concern for individuals unless they suffer from asthma or allergies. Yet, according to the EPA, indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Due to this statistic, as well as an increased concern since the pandemic, having your indoor air quality tested can give you peace of mind…
How to Save Money on Commercial Heating and Cooling Bills
With gas and oil prices on the rise, we know it is a priority for you, and essential to your business, to be keeping tabs on ways to save on heating and cooling bills. Heating and cooling larger commercial spaces can be pricy, but there are ways to keep your business’ energy costs down. At National, our…