Brilliant Home Services Blog : Archive for November, 2016

Winterizing Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

Monday, November 28th, 2016

A service that we stress at this time of year is arranging for a heating inspection and tune-up. This is the best way to head into the winter with confidence that your heater will work at its best, with high efficiency and low chance of a breakdown. Call us today if you haven’t scheduled your heating maintenance yet.

But your air conditioner needs a type of maintenance for the winter as well. You won’t be using the system through the coming season, but the outdoor unit of a split system AC (which is probably the type you have) can suffer damage over the season from snow and rust. It’s a good idea to winterize the outdoor unit of your air conditioner so it will be in the best condition possible when spring comes around once more.

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A Few Carbon Monoxide Warnings for the Winter

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Back in August we wrote a post about how important it is for you to have carbon monoxide detectors installed for your house if you use natural gas. As we’re getting closer and closer to winter and can expect to see even more use from our natural gas furnaces, it’s a good time to bring up a few important reminders about the dangers of carbon monoxide and how to keep your family safe through the season.

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High-Efficiency Heating Systems and How You Can Save

Monday, November 14th, 2016

There are many good reasons to decide to retire your old residential heating system this fall in preparation for winter:

  • It’s just too old (more than 15 years)
  • It can no longer deliver the heating levels you need
  • It’s breaking down all the time
  • It costs too much to run

We’re going to take a look at that last point, because the advances in high-efficiency heating systems today means you can replace your energy-draining heater for one that works better than your current one ever did when it was new.

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Install Exterior LED Lights for the Coming Winter Darkness

Monday, November 7th, 2016

As the cold weather approaches, so does the darkness of the winter season. Nightfall will come earlier and earlier, and the overcast days will help make the shroud of the dark emerge even sooner. If you don’t have adequate outdoor lighting for your home to help with safety during the long winter nights, right now is the time to schedule.

What we recommend you do is call up our electricians and arrange to have LED lights put in for your home’s exterior lighting.

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