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HVAC and Home Automation

People are upping their home’s wow factor and having fun doing it by installing home automation systems that let them remotely control all sorts of equipment and systems in their house. With home automation devices and a smartphone app, you can turn off lights, check the security system, preheat the oven, or even have music […]

Spring Cleaning for Your HVAC System

Spring is finally getting started (for real this time?), and you’re probably getting the feeling that it’s time to declutter the house and get things fresh and ready for warmer temperatures.  One of the most important systems in your home, the system that can mean the difference between comfort and misery this summer, needs just […]

How to Earn Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

  Improving your home’s energy efficiency by upgrading air conditioning and heating equipment or installing better windows may save you more money than just on your monthly utility bill.  Under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, several expired tax credits for residential energy efficiency improvements were renewed, giving homeowners a way to put more money […]

How to Reduce Spring Allergens in Your Home

  Get Rid of the Dust to Reduce Dust Mites The most obvious first step is to remove the dust.  Dust your home thoroughly and regularly – once or twice a week – using a damp cloth or a feather duster.  If the smell doesn’t bother you, you can also spray furniture cleaner to help […]

IAQ Testing: Why you Can’t Ignore Your Indoor Air Quality

Dry, scratchy throat in the winter. Damp, moldy smell in the summer. Sneezing and itchy eyes in spring and fall. This is no way to live. Your home should be a place of refuge and relaxation, and that includes having pleasant indoor air to breathe throughout the year. A comfortable indoor environment is more than […]

Understanding the Most Common Heat Exchanger Problems

Of all the components in a home heating system, the heat exchanger may be the most critical. Gas burning heating systems have a metal heat exchanger in the air handler to contain the flame and combustion gases. The heat from the burning fuel warms the heat exchanger transferring heat to the home’s air stream. When […]

18 Easy Ways to Save Money on Heating Costs this Winter

The cold stretch of winter is upon us, and the team at Comfort Monster wants to give you more than a warm, comfy home. We want to help you save money on heating bills and maintenance. Across the United States, towns are seeing colder weather than ever before. But most of us aren’t prepared for […]

How to Prepare Your Home for a Winter Vacation

  Whether you’ re going away for a holiday vacation or the entire winter, this guide will ensure that your home is safe and secure while you’re gone. After all, some surprises aren’t welcomed – like coming home to find that your house has been damaged or burglarized. The holidays are a frantic time, with […]

Popular HVAC System Features

Energy efficiency isn’t the only thing that separates one HVAC system from another. You might find some other features to be useful in a replacement system. A variable speed compressor provides additional comfort and reliability as it improves energy efficiency. Zoning controls, smart thermostats and fresh air systems are other features that can be valuable […]

Knowing When to Repair or Replace Your HVAC System

Mechanical parts in machines have a relationship with one another and are often all designed to share a similar service life. When one part fails (unless it is clearly an isolated, premature failure), there is a good chance there are whole host of other problems lurking around the corner. Not only are these additional failures […]

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