Humidifying Your Home This Winter

Humidifying your home in the winter

It’s the middle of winter and if the dropping temperatures didn’t tip you off, maybe your insanely dry indoor air did. Dry indoor air can cause problems for your home and your health! Not only can it cause cracked paint, peeling wallpaper, and warped wood floors — it can lead to chapped skin, inflamed allergies and itchy eyes. Not to mention lots of static shock! Hauser Air is here to help combat the dry air!

When the moist air in your home escapes, it is replaced by dry air from outside, which can seriously compromise comfort. That’s why it’s important to amp up the humidity in your home during the coldest months of the year. How can you add moisture back into your indoor air? Read more below.

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Furnace Maintenance Recommendations

Here are few things we think you need to remember this heating season…

1. Keep your furnace filter cleaned
2. Have your furnace maintenance every year

Your filter is what is removing all the dust, dander and debris from your air in your home. Remember, there are TWO filters in your house – your furnace filter and your lungs! Let’s make sure the furnace filter is taking the brunt of the dust and allergens, not your body.

Since your furnace is what moves the air during heating AND cooling season throughout your home, a dirty air filter can stop that air from moving. What happens is the fan inside your furnace/air handler can’t pull the air it needs from your ductwork causing it to work harder than it should.

A good example of this is a clothes dryer! If you don’t clean the filter on your dryer it can’t get enough air to dry your clothes and may break. Can you imagine not changing that filter?
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6 Ways to Cut Energy Costs in Your Home

Winter solstice is here! During this season, most homes experience increased energy bill costs due to keeping it warm. There are many ways to keep those prices down. Check out five ways that Hauser Air is heading into the New Year with a new peace of mind and better understanding of how to save energy in your home.
  • 1. Fix air leaks around your home by using foam inserts, weather stripping, and caulk.
  • 2. Forming quick and easy habits can go a long way. Take shorter showers and turn off all electricity when leaving a room.
  • 3. Remember to change your furnace filter every 3 months; this could save you more money than you think!
  • 4. Unplug battery chargers, TVs, and other appliances when not in use. They use energy constantly. If unplugging your TV isn’t an option, adjust the energy saver setting when not in use.
  • 5. Insulation reduces heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. Save hundreds a year by insulating attics, exterior walls, under floors, heat ducts and hot water pipes.

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“The Heat” Newsletter: December 2020 Edition

This month’s newsletter is guaranteed to keep you cozy at home this holiday season! We also share important safety tips to protect your home from carbon monoxide. Our newsletter, The Heat, features coupons, helpful articles, delicious recipes, and fun photos of Hauser Air in the community. Subscribe here to get The Heat delivered to your inbox each month.

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“The Heat” Newsletter: November 2020 Edition

This month’s newsletter is all about clean air – our November Clean Air promo, as well as a helpful article on the benefits of a home humidifier for winter. Our newsletter, The Heat, features coupons, helpful articles, delicious recipes, and fun photos of Hauser Air in the community. Subscribe here to get The Heat delivered to your inbox each month.

READ THE NOVEMBER 2020 EDITION OF “THE HEAT”

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Heating Mythconceptions

Common myths about heating

How many of these common misconceptions about home heating sound familiar?

Underestimating How Much Energy Heating Takes

According to recent studies, people tend to assume that the household devices they use most often use the most energy. So, while homeowners may make an effort to turn off lights and computers, and buy ENERGY STAR® appliances to save money on energy bills, they may overlook the potentially largest power cost in the house: their HVAC system.

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HVAC Stories That Will Make You Shiver

October 31st

The leaves are falling and the air is cooling down. Halloween will soon be here. In the spirit of the season, have there been a few unexplained noises or bumps in the night? Before assuming that you have a ghostly apparition in your house, perhaps Hauser Air can dispel a few theories.

Are you feeling drastic changes in air temperature?

While there are many causes for inconsistent airflow, leaky ductwork is the most probable reason. According to ENERGY STAR®, a typical home loses between 20-30% of the air that moves through the duct system due to leaks, holes or poorly connected ducts. The end result is a higher utility bill and an uncomfortable home. Air leaks can be caused by age and regular use or a varmint may have tried to make your attic space their new home. Eeek! It is always a good rule of thumb to do a quick visual check each time that you change your air filter and call in a professional if you notice anything unusual.

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It’s Time for Your Furnace Tune-Up

Carrier Furnace tuneup

Your furnace is responsible for heating your home. Furnaces are the most commonly used heating system, burning fuel or electricity to heat air and to push it to rooms throughout your home through your ductwork. Your furnace is likely located in your basement, attic, closet, or crawlspace.

During the cold winter months, your furnace is the key to your home’s comfort, so it needs to be cared for with preventative maintenance. And maintaining your furnace with regular tune-ups can extend your unit’s lifespan, maximize its efficiency, prevent breakdowns, eliminate safety hazards, and lower your heating costs.

It’s best to schedule your annual furnace tune-up at the beginning of the fall, when you’re making the switch from your air conditioner to furnace season. Doing so will ensure optimal performance before temperatures drop. Hauser Air would be more than happy to assist in your furnace tune up.

Read the following Q&A to learn more about how an annual furnace tune-up will save you time and money.

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