5 Tips for HVAC Winter Efficiency

5 Tips for HVAC Winter Efficiency

The cold weather has approached us which means Utahans all over need to worry about protecting their homes against those chilly, oftentimes relentless winter months. Like most people, you might be wondering how you can protect your wallet from costly utility bills this year. With Connect Building Services, we can help ensure that your home’s HVAC systems are running properly and will hold up throughout the winter. To start you off on the right path, here are five ways in which you can increase your HVAC winter efficiency to get the most out of your heating and cooling systems and to protect your beautiful Utah home. 5 Tips for HVAC Winter Efficiency  Change Filters. About every three months you should have the filters changed in your HVAC systems. Not only does this improve the quality of air in your home, it can help boost the efficiency of your systems, especially if you choose the right filter.With a dirty filter, it makes it more difficult for treated air to pass through, which in turn forces your system to work much harder. With a clean filter, your HVAC systems can run properly and avoid damage and the need for repairs. Seal Ducts. You will need to make sure your heating and cooling ducts are sealed in order to improve your HVAC winter efficiency. When air travels through your home, it passes through ducts. Heated air can escape through the open gaps where the ducts might connect to another.When this air escapes, the temperature in your home drops and your HVAC system has to put out more heated air. By having your...
10 Festive Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

10 Festive Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

The holiday season usually means spending time with your family; which leads to decorating your home in a festive manner. Whether you have a large family coming over for the holidays or you spend it with just a few friends and family members, there are many ways that you can make your home warm and inviting for holiday. We have collected 10 of the most beautiful and festive ways to decorate your home for the holidays that will shine up your living area. 10 Festive Ways to Decorate for the Holidays Make a unique tree from tree branches and ornaments by placing them decoratively on your wall. Keep track of all your holiday cards by attaching them to a string and placing them in the form of a tree! Print a colorful sign with the word “Joy” and cut it out to stick in a white frame. Hang ornaments from ribbon in your window. Make a table centerpiece from a craft sleigh and tree! Gather old Christmas lights and put them around a red candle for your coffee table. Find some matchbooks and stick treats in them to make a fun, homemade advent calendar. Take out your scrabble pieces and make a holiday greeting for your end tables! Pick up some throw pillows from the craft store and spread the joy. Frame a wreath for your fireplace or end table!   These ideas are perfect if you want to spread the holiday cheer in your own unique way. They’re simple and stunning and can keep the holiday spirit throughout your...