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4 Things Homeowners Can Check to Prepare for Heating Season

A very common mistake most homeowners make is holding out to turn their heat on until it’s “absolutely necessary”.    Waiting until temperatures drop to an uncomfortable level forcing you to turn your heat on and realizing there is an issue is generally what a lot of homeowners experience. Stramowski Heating has found that a…

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The Summer Heat vs. Your AC Unit: Who’s Winning?

We often hear of folks waiting until the last minute to check their AC unit and by then, they’re calling us while dripping in sweat… Let’s not let it come to that! There are things you can do to make sure your AC unit will function properly this summer. Checklist for AC Season: – Check/Change…

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3 Common Furnace Problems and How to Fix Them

Thermostat by Upgrade Furnace with Stramowski Heating, Inc. in Oak Creek & Milwaukee, WI

There are three things that can cause your furnace to stop operating properly or at all. These common problems are easy for the homeowner to check and fix to avoid having to call a service technician to your home.    1. Clogged or Dirty Air Filter   The air filter attached to your furnace becoming…

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Are you prepared to beat the heat this summer?

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It’s no secret it’s been a long, cold winter. With snow (still) falling in April, you probably aren’t ready to crank the cool air yet. But believe it or not, summer will be here before you know it. It’s important to get an air conditioning tune-up to ensure your AC unit is in tip top…

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Nip problems in the bud with spring furnace maintenance

Nip Problems in the Bud

When the sun comes out and spring buds start to appear, memories of the long, cold winter start to fade. Before you turn off your furnace for the season, keep it healthy with routine spring furnace maintenance. Like many winters in the Midwest, this past winter was harsh. With the Polar Vortex that brought extreme…

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It’s a complex business now

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Choose the smartest people. It seems like every year, the automobile industry introduces a new series of cars and trucks that is more technologically advanced. These improvements bring challenges for the backyard mechanic who wants to work on their car in their own garage. The complexity of new cars requires a highly trained mechanic to…

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Would you send a friend outside without a jacket?

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Snowfall in Wisconsin is inevitable. That’s why it’s important that you prepare your air conditioning unit now, before the snow starts to fly. You wouldn’t send a friend outside without a jacket, would you? Failure to cover your air conditioner can bring problems next summer when you need it the most. We’ll show you some…

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Three ways to stay warmer!

Stay Warmer

This Christmas, we’d like to make sure every one of our readers “stays warm” when the temperatures drop. Here are three drink recipes for holiday entertaining; two are with alcohol and the third without. Cheers to a happy holiday and a great new year! Hot Toddy 1 oz (2 tablespoons) bourbon 1 tablespoon mild honey…

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How to take care of your new furnace

Take Care Furnace from Stramowski Heating, Inc. in Oak Creek & Milwaukee, WI

The good news is, furnace care and maintenance is simple for homeowners. Stramowski professionals are happy to visit your home to service your heating and cooling equipment regularly. We’re also proud to offer our True24 commitment: 24-hour availability for emergency repairs. But many furnace repairs are avoided with simple, regular maintenance. This is how to…

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Upgrade your furnace with these 4 add-ons

Upgrade Furnace with Stramowski Heating, Inc. in Oak Creek & Milwaukee, WI

  How Do I Improve the Performance of My Furnace?   When you’re updating your furnace and considering a replacement, there are a few extras you may want to include. Adding these furnace enhancements is like hot-rodding a car to help it perform even better. Since these furnace add-ons are seamlessly integrated into the installation…

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Choosing a thermostat

Thermostat by Upgrade Furnace with Stramowski Heating, Inc. in Oak Creek & Milwaukee, WI

It’s a fact that homeowners can never predict the cost of energy required to operate their home. One month it will be low and the next month it could go through the roof and cost a small fortune. But homeowners can work to control their energy use by turning off lights and lowering their thermostat…

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Understanding furnace energy ratings

Furnace Ratings

When it comes to replacing your home furnace you’ll be considering a lot of options, including energy efficiency. AFUE ratings (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) determine how well a specific furnace uses energy. It’s similar to the miles-per-gallon rating on a new car. The Department of Energy defines AFUE as the ratio of annual heat output…

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That big box in the basement

Basement Light installation Stramowski Heating, Inc. in Oak Creek & Milwaukee, WI

The first thing homeowners do when their heat goes off is call an HVAC technician to come and save them from the cold. Moments before the technician arrives to look at “that big box in the basement”, the homeowner says a silent prayer hoping that they won’t be forced to replace the furnace but instead…

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Don’t roll the dice on your next furnace

Don't Roll Dice, Call HVAC Professionals you can trust. Stramowski Heating, Inc. in Oak Creek & Milwaukee, WI

The furnace you were told six months ago it was on its last legs and ‘could die any minute’ has finally stopped working. You have to get it fixed … or else! How do you select the right furnace contractor to replace your home’s unit? Buying a new furnace or A/C is a big investment…

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