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What is a good setting for my humidifier?

January 4, 2013

By Mark Tweedy, Residential Service Manager, Thermal Services Every heating season, we answer the same question many times: “What is the correct setting for our home’s humidistat?” It can, undeniably, be confusing. When you consider that there are many different brands and styles, and that they have changed in design so much in the last […]

How can I improve my home’s efficiency/comfort during the winter?

January 2, 2013

We get calls, quite consistently, from customers asking how they can increase their home’s energy efficiency and comfort. Oftentimes these two subjects are mutually exclusive. However, in the case of high-efficiency furnaces, they overlap in a few ways. First of all, an introduction to high-efficiency furnaces is warranted. Furnaces are measured by their AFUE (Annual […]

Why is there duct tape on my air ducts?

December 28, 2012

Last year, my daughters asked for duct tape for Christmas. This was a highly unusual request, as all I knew about duct tape was that it was silver, and it held pretty much everything together. Besides that, I had never considered it to be a useful toy, or something that an 8-year-old, or 10-year-old girl […]

Should I get my home’s plumbing system checked annually?

December 26, 2012

One of the fallacies that exist in a homeowner’s world is that their home’s plumbing system doesn’t need checked out on a yearly basis. In nearly all homes, this assumption can be presumed false. It is very advantageous to have your home’s plumbing system checked on a yearly basis! In addition to ensuring that all of […]

Merry Christmas from Thermal Services

December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas from Thermal Services! May God Bless you and your family!

What Mobile Apps are Available for my HVAC System?

December 19, 2012

Living in the Midwest can be a drag, sometimes. Fortunately, we’ve had some mild winters through the past couple years. However, there are still many people who leave town at the first sign of a frost, and don’t come back until the water is warm enough to swim in. What do these people do, in […]

How Has the Government Impacted the HVAC Industry?

December 14, 2012

We, in the HVAC industry, are as impacted by the election as anyone else is. Most HVAC businesses are small business operations, and are directly affected by many changes that are occurring in our nation’s government in recent history. How so, you might ask…. …anyone that has purchased an air conditioner lately has probably heard […]

Why Is My Upstairs Always Uncomfortable?

December 12, 2012

How many of you make the dreaded trek up the stairs every night to go to bed, only to find that it is a much different temperature than the floor that you just departed from? I would venture to say that if I asked everyone that has a two-story home to raise their hands if […]

What Difference Does My Air Filter Make?

December 7, 2012

How many times have you forgotten to change your furnace filter? The following are the suggested life spans of basic filters of varying sizes: 1″ = 1 Month 2″ = 2-3 Months 4″ = 4-6 Months Of course, this is dependent upon how clean your home is, whether you have kids and pets, and how […]

Should I Cover My Air Conditioner in the Winter?

December 5, 2012

Many of our customers, here at Thermal Services, have asked us whether they should cover their outdoor condensing unit (Air Conditioner) during the Winter months. The explanation that we give, both on our website, and to anyone that asks is this: These units are designed to be in the elements. You can cover these units […]