There are a lot of good, reliable HVAC manufacturers out there, but at Stay Comfy we rely on our proven favorite: Carrier. Why? Here are the reasons we're so confident in Carrier's reputation, quality, and products.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: At Stay Comfy, we’re “sold” on Carrier furnaces. That’s because of Carrier’s premier reputation for quality, durability, and above all, comfort. Carrier offers a range of options for all parts of the country. But what’s recommended for the upper Midwest are its higher efficiency units, designed to handle even the harshest winters while saving on fuel costs.
It’s winter and outside temperatures can fluctuate drastically, which means more work for your home heating system. So what are the best winter thermostat settings for a home thermostat? Most people try to strike a balance between personal comfort and fuel economy — no one enjoys an inflated energy bill at the end of the month. Here are some things to take into consideration when you’re setting your thermostat for winter weather.
Topics: Energy Efficiency
As with any purchasing decision, the choice between two options comes down to what it is you’re looking for. Most people buy a fireplace — gas or electric — for one or more of the following reasons:
Topics: Gas Bill
Is your furnace not working? Before you become your own DIY HVAC professional or call in an expert, it will help to know a little about your heating system, how it works, and its functional components. For example, does your furnace have a pilot light? How about a motor and blower? Does your thermostat need batteries to operate?
What makes one heating system “better” than another — and why? There are technical reasons, of course. But for the homeowner, the real reasons are comfort and economy. So our furnace reviews and recommendations are based first and foremost on those two factors.
Winter is officially here and we’ve already had some real deep-freeze days. That can trigger thoughts about the cost of staying warm and what it means to your winter gas bill. To keep costs down, it helps to understand the three basic ways you can lose heat from your home. Because that heat loss is what can really add up to extra gas usage and a higher gas bill.
No one wants to suddenly be caught without heat, especially in a Minnesota winter. Your furnace motor, of course, is a major component of your heating system and you’ll want to be sure it’s in top running condition. Luckily, that’s usually pretty simple.
From apps that remotely start our cars, to those that control interior and exterior lighting, or a smart doorbell that video monitors our front door, we’re getting more and more used to the Internet of Things (IoT) — the connectivity of devices to the Internet. More and more, we’re adding devices that control our homes and the appliances within them. Wi-Fi thermostats are part of that trend, and there are plenty of good reasons to consider one for your home. Here are just a few.
If you’re considering a furnace replacement, you may have heard that there are two types of venting: metal and plastic. But what does that really mean? And should you be considering one over the other? Here’s what you need to know about the difference between metal and plastic venting.