With spring in the air and warmer weather on the horizon, you may be starting to think about getting air conditioning for your home. This week, Keven discusses AC options for those whose homes do not run on a forced-air system. If you’re also against the clunky look of box window AC units, watch the Dear Keven Letter below to learn about your alternative options. 

Here's the Letter:

Dear Keven,

With summer approaching in the (hopefully) near future, my partner and I are starting to think about getting an air conditioner installed in our condo. Our building runs off of a central boiler and we have baseboard heating, so traditional central AC is not an option for us. I also don’t like the idea of having a clunky AC unit taking up my windows. Do you know of any other options that might be available for us?

Signed, 

Box Window AC Not an Option

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It’s one of the most annoying and gross situations that every homeowner will relate to at some point or another: the mysterious stink. This week, Tami and special guest Darlene, our Office Manager, explore a letter from one of our customers who is experiencing stink that they think is coming from the vents. 

Here's this week's Dear Keven letter:

Dear Keven:

I have a funky smell coming from my home and it seems to be from my air ducts. Can you help? What are my options to fix it?

Signed, 
Stink in the Air

With warm weather coming, pesky rodents who may have claimed your duct work as their final resting place may be thawing out and causing a stink. Watch below for Tami’s tips on what to do about it and other factors that may be causing those unwanted smells.

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In this week’s Facebook Live video, Keven and our dispatcher, Val, discuss why some rooms in your home may be cooler than others. Surprisingly, there are many factors that may attribute to this, and it may not be because your furnace is too small. 

Here's this week's Dear Keven letter:

Dear Keven, 

I have a bedroom in my home that is many degrees cooler than the rest of the house. I’m thinking about replacing my furnace and wondering if a larger sized furnace would fix the problem? 

Signed,

Cooler in the Room Yonder

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Have you ever experienced random pools of water in your furnace room? We might have an answer as to why that’s happening! Keven provides some great insights as to what might be causing the mysterious leaks in your furnace room, how to find their source, and what to do if you see white or rusty build up on your furnace exhaust pipes. 

Follow these tips and schedule a yearly A+ Furnace Preventative maintenance to ensure you don’t have to deal with a leaking furnace! 

Here's this week's Dear Keven letter:

Dear Keven, 

I am at my wits end. We keep finding random, small amounts of water in my furnace room, and I can’t figure out where they are coming from. We don’t have a humidifier and I know that the hot water tank is not leaking. I thought that it might have been the pipes behind a wall with a slow leak. Once I ripped that apart, I discovered that they were fine.

Lately, we have had a couple of plumbers in and they can’t seem to figure it out either. My brother-in-law said that it might be the furnace, but I can’t imagine why. Do you think this may be the source? 

Signed, 

At My Wits End

Watch below to see Keven's suggestions:

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Our latest live video features some more great advice and addresses one of the latest questions from our readers, “ Always Mr.Right ”, who has some thermostat heating and cooling concerns. We will be discussing the myth of turning the thermostat way up and whether it actually heats up your home quicker. If you’d prefer to watch this video directly on youtube, click here.

Here is the latest letter from one of our readers:

Dear Keven,

There’s much debate in our home as of late with the weather being what it is. When it does cool off, my wife and I battle over where to set the thermostat to get our home toasty ASAP. Is it true that if we crank it all the way up it will heat up our home faster? She says it isn’t a factor, but I think it is. Help me set the record straight once and for all.

Signed,

Always Mr.Right

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Our latest live video features some more great advice and addresses one of the latest questions from our readers, “ Static in the Air ”, struggling with a home full of dry air.  Have a fear of those pesky shocks due to dryness in the house? Keven will discuss some solutions to combat this during our dry winter. If you’d prefer to watch this video directly on youtube, click here.

Here is the latest letter from one of our readers:

Dear Keven,

I have so much static in my house, so I am guessing that means it is dry. I get nervous turning on lights in my house, as when I flip the switch I get a shock on my finger. I have a humidifier but can’t tell if it working.  It is the type of humidifier with the foam pad that is in a tube/circular shape. It stopped working years ago, but I am thinking that since there is water in there, basically that is still doing the trick.

Signed,

Static in the Air

Watch below to learn more how to manage a home full of dry air:    

 

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Our latest live video features some more great advice and addresses one of the latest questions from our readers, “ Not a Hedge Killer ”, who has some questions about modifying a furnace exhaust. Would changing the degree of the furnace exhaust cause condensation to reach the furnace? If you’d prefer to watch this video directly on youtube, click here.

Here is the latest letter from one of our readers:

Dear Keven,

I am wondering if you could give me some advice on my furnace exhaust pipe. My neighbor says that it is blowing out ammonia and killing their hedge. We ourselves have not smelled anything inside our house. They have requested that we put a 90-degree pipe to divert the exhaust. Would this cause condensation to get into our furnace?

Signed,

Not a Hedge Killer

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Our latest live video features some more great advice and addresses one of the latest questions from our readers, “ Stuck between a Rock and a Hard Place ”, with the inquiry as to when you should replace your furnace. When do I need to replace my furnace? If you’d prefer to watch this video directly on youtube, click here.

Here is the latest letter from one of our readers:

Dear Keven,

My father thinks I should get my furnace replaced even though it isn’t currently causing us any problems. My husband, on the other hand, thinks we should keep the furnace going as long as we can because there’s no reason to replace it. He doesn’t think there’s any value in it.

Signed,

Stuck between a Rock and a Hard Place

Watch below to learn more when you should replace your furnace:

 

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Our latest live video features some more great advice and addresses one of the latest questions from our readers, “Aching for Humidity”, looking for low maintenance home humidity. What options are there to provide decent humidity to my home without requiring lots of maintenance? If you’d prefer to watch this video directly on youtube, click here.

Here is the latest letter from one of our readers:

Dear Keven,

With the weather changing, I’m finding the air a lot dryer in my home. This is resulting in dryer skin and an onset of migraines for my dear husband. What options are there to provide decent humidity to my home without requiring lots of maintenance?

Sincerely,

Aching for Humidity

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Our latest live video features some more great advice and addresses one of the latest questions from our readers, “Nervous Nelly”, who’s in a slight pickle over a furnace permit. Do you have an older furnace that did not receive a permit when installed? If you’d prefer to watch this video directly on youtube, click here.

Here is the latest letter from one of our readers:

Dear Keven,

We are thinking about selling our home. About 7 years ago, my husband had a buddy install a furnace for us. We never pulled a permit for it. Now I am wondering if we might have issues when we do sell our home? Should we pull a permit now? 

Signed,

Nervous Nellie

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