It’s no secret that energy costs are on the rise. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that U.S. homeowners will see increased energy costs this winter. They forecast price increases of 22 percent for natural gas, 28 percent for heating oil, and 26 percent for propane this winter compared to last winter. Increases in the cost of electric heating are also expected to rise. When you consider that heating and cooling accounts for 50 to 70 percent of the energy … Continue reading
After months of humid Kansas City summer weather, you may be looking forward to some less humid weather. But dry air can cause problems of its own. During the dry winter months, the humidity level in indoor air can drop to as low as 15 percent, far below the recommended humidity level of 30 to 50 percent.
Kansas City has had a few cool days so far this fall, but the cold weather is just around the corner. Ensure that your furnace is ready for winter before the temperatures drop. Ideally, you should have your furnace inspected at least once a year by a qualified professional, like Overland Park Heating and Cooling. However, there are some things you can do yourself prior to a professional inspection to make sure your system is ready for the impending winter … Continue reading
As we head into fall, you may be focused on making sure your furnace is ready to use, but don’t forget about your air conditioner. To ensure your air conditioner is protected over the winter and ready use again in the spring, it’s important to do some end-of-season maintenance. In addition to giving your air conditioner a thorough cleaning, you protect it with an air conditioner cover.
Anyone who has spent much time in Kansas City knows how uncomfortable the humidity can be. But many people may not realize that high levels of humidity can also wreak havoc on your home as well as your health.