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Take a deep breath

Deep Breath

Take a deep breath. Clean air ducts are the foundation for good indoor air quality. If you’re concerned about the air quality in your home, your heating and cooling ducts may be contributing to the problem.  Over several years, air ducts can become contaminated with mold, fungi, and bacteria, as well as dust. Just one…

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How your furnace is like an airline seat

How your furnace is like an airline seat, hvac information by Stramowski Heating, Inc. in Oak Creek & Milwaukee, WI

If you’ve ever traveled to a warm weather destination in the summer, you know that airline tickets are typically cheaper. Why? Because fewer people are traveling and there are more open seats to sell. The airlines price their seats accordingly to fill the plane. The same thing goes for getting your furnace tune-up. The cost…

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How to economically pinpoint home heating loss

We Pinpoint Heating Loss Stramowski Heating, Inc. in Oak Creek & Milwaukee, WI

An interesting Christmas gift this year has helped a Stramowski customer pinpoint areas of his home that are leaking heat so he can address the issues of heat loss… especially important during our winter cold snaps! The gift was a Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Gun found on Amazon. Using the $16 thermometer gun from the…

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Keep the needles on the Christmas tree… not the floor.

It’s no secret that winter makes the air dryer, impacting everything around us. Dry skin is probably first on the list but number two is most likely the family Christmas tree. There’s nothing worse than a fresh tree drying out a week before Christmas and the needles all falling off. Here are some ideas to…

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Sharing the love of the 70’s! Enter to win 2 movie tickets

win movie tickets

Back in ‘77, songs like Abba’s Dancing Queen and Jimmy Buffet‘s Margaritaville, were flooding the airwaves. Jimmy Carter was president and George Lucas’s Star Wars was the biggest movie hit of the year. Do you remember? We do. ‘77 was also the year Stramowski Heating & Air Conditioning got it’s start! In celebration of the…

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When you’re ‘falling back’ and changing your batteries, don’t forget about your furnace tune-up!

When you’re ‘falling back’ and changing your batteries, don’t forget about your annual furnace tune-up! Every fall we are reminded of the life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The reminders typically come when there is a fire that could have been prevented, or when daylight savings…

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Stop choking your air conditioner!

Blocked Air Conditioner

Signs of Choking AC Problem It’s very common for your air conditioner air flow to feel weak. This can be the very first sign of AC choking issues. It’s amazing how much junk can collect around the base of an outdoor air conditioning unit. Grass clippings, leaves, flowers – you name it – all seem…

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Is there a swimming pool forming under your A/C unit?

Pool Under A/C

Every so often you may see water pooling under your air conditioner&ellip; and thats ok. Small amounts of water collecting underneath your A/C unit are typical. You’re likely to see puddles when it is very warm outside and the unit is working hard to keep your home cool. BUT… if you see a larger ‘swimming…

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Stay cool as a cucumber this summer…

Cool As Cucumber

It’s easy to say that winter never leaves Wisconsin, but in reality there will be some hot days in store for us this summer. Though your air conditioning will keep your home cool, it can also run-up your electric bill during the warm months. Here are a few ideas for maximizing the impact of your…

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No wonder your nose is all stopped up.

Breathe Easy

Every year around this time many people’s allergies start acting up and they end up M-I-S-E-R-A-B-L-E. A stuffy nose is the least of it. Pressured, pounding sinuses, sneezing and scratchy throats are the worst and most people turn to OTC medications to provide relief from allergies. Many who suffer are discovering that improving their indoor…

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Smarter thermostats keep you more comfortable

Smart Thermostat

More and more people are turning down their home thermostats during the work day in order to save on their energy bill. The problem is that they often come home to a cold house in the winter and a hot house in the summer and have to adjust the temperature and wait until the furnace…

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Time to line up your ducts!

Part of maintaining your home’s heating and air conditioning system includes making sure your air ducts are clean. Over time they collect dust, dead bugs, animal hair, and even mold, which can all be detrimental to your home’s climate health. The EPA recommends you clean your ducts if you think there’s mold in them, you…

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Technology helps lower HVAC repair costs

Working on Tablet

When it comes to heating and air conditioning in the home, advancements in technology are helping to lower operation costs and the service calls on furnace and air conditioning units. Not only is new equipment becoming more efficient, but the servicing of older, existing equipment has gone high tech too! HVAC companies, like Stramowski, have…

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Don’t burn your house down this Christmas

Home Fire

These tips can help make your home warmer and safer this winter You may not know this, but December through March of every year is the period when many house fires start as a result of faulty heating systems – many of which are preventable. Safety is very important at this time of year and…

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