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People who are age 60 and older account for more than 50 percent. of hypothermia deaths, as the elderly are more susceptible to the cold. Having an adequate heating system is one of the best ways to reduce this statistic.
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Did you know that very low humidity in your winter home can make you feel colder, even when the furnace is operating properly? Low humidity can also cause problems with static electricity, reduce the life of your wood furniture and make your skin feel unusually dry and uncomfortable.
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Did you know that people can actually be allergic to cold? The condition is called "cold urticaria" and has yet to be understood by scientists and researchers. It is unknown how many people are affected or how the condition develops.
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The second coldest place in America, International Falls, Minnesota actually boasts the nickname "Icebox of the Nation," a fight they won over Fraser, Colorado, for rights to the name. The icy battle continued from 1996 until it was patented in January 2008.
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Did you realize that your fireplace chimney can cause furnace problems in your home? A leaky or open flue can draw warm air out of your heated rooms just the way it draws smoky air out of your fireplace.
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It’s important to remember that your home’s heating system will need regular maintenance and service to continue running its best. If you’ve noticed a lag in performance, it’s likely time to call us for service.
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Here's a quick quiz question? If you have pets, should you change the way you treat your furnace? The answer is yes. Pets release hair and dander into the air, clogging furnace filters more quickly. That means furnace air filters should be changed or cleaned more often.
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If you're going to be away from your home for an extended period of time during the winter, lower your thermostats down to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This will save you money on heating and prevent your water pipes from freezing.
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In mixed or hybrid heating systems, the heat exchanger must be regularly inspected and repaired, if needed. The heat exchanger is how heat is transferred from the hot water to the air before being sent through the heating system.
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When you’ve lived in your home for a number of years without replacing your heating equipment, you may not realize how much that old unit is costing you each month. If you’re ready to explore the more energy-efficient options, we’re always happy to help.
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