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

How to take care of your new furnace

By Phil Lorum | September 19, 2018

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…

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

Upgrade your furnace with these 4 add-ons

By Phil Lorum | August 29, 2018

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 process, there’s no need to undergo the hassle of an additional…

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

Choosing a thermostat

By Phil Lorum | July 31, 2018

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…

Furnace Ratings

Understanding furnace energy ratings

By Phil Lorum | July 6, 2018

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…

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

That big box in the basement

By Phil Lorum | May 21, 2018

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…

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

Don’t roll the dice on your next furnace

By Phil Lorum | April 16, 2018

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…

Deep Breath

Take a deep breath

By Phil Lorum | March 6, 2018

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…

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

How your furnace is like an airline seat

By Phil Lorum | February 1, 2018

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…

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

How to economically pinpoint home heating loss

By Phil Lorum | January 9, 2018

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…

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

By Phil Lorum | December 5, 2017

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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