Archives for Heating

A Brief History of Home Heating in the U.S.

Today, all we need to do to heat the home is press a few buttons on our smart home thermostat and — voila! No need to chop wood, heat water or haul coal. The journey to modern day heating has spanned developments across many centuries, from fireplaces to iron stoves to steam heating. Most of us take our HVAC systems for granted, so we decided to share a brief history of what our great-grandparents and their “greats” had to do to stay warm.

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Guide to Your Heating Options This Winter

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 42% of a household’s monthly utility bill is the cost of heating the home. During the winter, heating systems will be running daily and significantly increase utility bills. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that homeowners who take steps to maintain and upgrade equipment and implement other heat saving measures can save up to 30% on their utility bill.

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