Maintaining Your Quality Of Heating And Home


One of the best parts of advice I learned as a Furnace repairman is the overall importance of working as a furnace guy predominately is that a clean furnace is a happy furnace. We don’t want to see your house and life burn up in flames in some horrible emergence of fiery inferno. What I should suggest now are the following steps:

  1. When looking for a new home it is important to consider where the furnace is located. A poorly located furnace is going to cause you significant consternation, as well as possibly be quite expensive when it comes to repairing or replacing a furnace. A good furnace is important. A GREAT furnace is really valueless. It is important to make sure your furnace repairs are safe and happy. I mean, its very easy to see a disappointing furnace. What is important is that as we learn, we know how to keep good care of our furnaces.
  2. Ensuring nobody has access to your furnace. It is evidently very clear that a strong furnace is a valued item in this competitive market. Recently, I had a neighbor be a victim of a terrible terrible furnace theft. You would think that furnace theft would not be a huge problem this day in age, but in fact its the most commonly stolen item from homes that are broken in to, followed by coffee makers.
  3. Brands. There are a lot of brands of furnaces, and they are not all created equal. I have seen nice furnaces, bad furnaces. I would say the best attribute to look for in a good furnace would be reliability and efficiency. A low powered furnace would cost you a lot of money and in the end probably break and need to be replaced. I would say overall that Preventive furnace maintenance saves you money without a doubt. Don’t let yourself get stuck with a huge bill because you went with an off-brand SORNY furnace!

How Heating Can Affect The Sound

The temperature of your house may have some affects on the sound coming from a musical instrument. Depending on if your house is warm or cold, the sound may come out different. Besides affecting the sound, the temperature may have more of an impact on the performer or player.

When the temperature is warmer, the instruments usually expands. In the case of a piano, if the temperature is hot and humid, the sound may come out sounding sluggish.

This is why it is extremely important if you are playing an instrument, that it is stored and played at the same temperature every day. Store it in a room that’s not too warm or too cool. Don’t place your instrument near a vent where air conditioning or a heater could affect it.

If however, the instrument cannot be placed in a consistent temperature, some fine tuning of the strings may be enough to ensure that the sound is consistent and in tune.