Home Comfort Tips

5 Standby Generator Advantages (And 5 Gasoline Generator Issues)

This year’s windstorm drove home the value of having a generator ready when the power goes out. At Isaac, we sell safe, reliable natural gas- or propane-powered generators. Here are five reasons these are an excellent choice for your home, based on safety, peace of mind, and reliability. Standby generators – Automatically go on when… Read More

Electrical safety and performance checklist

Electricity is serious stuff, of course. But there are a number of items you can check to ensure electrical safety at home. And other sensible projects that only a licensed electrician should tackle. Here are two checklists to review. YOUR home electrical safety checklist: Eliminate power strips There are two places to plug in on… Read More

Answers to your most common FAQs

1. Do I really need to clean and tune my heating system every year? Short answer: yes. Reasons why: A lot can happen in one year – deteriorating components, debris on burners, build-up in exhaust vents and flues, etc. Newer furnaces have sophisticated equipment that needs to be tuned regularly A precision tune-up, cleaning and… Read More

Standby Generators: An important part of your home energy system

Why do you need a standby generator? Here are 10 important reasons why and advantages. Power all or just a portion of your home during an outage – choose selected circuits and equipment, or every electrical aspect Today’s smart generators “sense” when the power goes off and start up (and then shut off) automatically Protect… Read More

Winter’s Coming… Preventing Problems

What you and the professionals can do right now. Only the heartiest skiers and roof shovelers hope for a repeat of last winter. Even if you are one of those, you’ll still want to get your home ready to handle winter with warmth, safety, and comfort. Here’s a list of seven things you or a… Read More

Isaac’s Boot Camp: changing lives and creating meaningful careers

Isaac Boot Camp is a 12-week program to learn how to be an HVAC technician. Courses are taught by experienced HVAC experts. It provides a comprehensive mix of classroom and in-the-field training. The training is paid, and those enrolled are assured of a job upon graduation. Welcome to the Isaac Boot Camp! The first group… Read More

Isaac expert answers: Should you drain your water heater?

If you drain it regularly, once or twice a year, this can help to flush out minerals and debris that may cause your tank-style water heater to malfunction. If you have never drained it, don’t start now! Chances are that a leak or valve issue may occur. Make sure you follow safe guidelines for your… Read More

Which is best for your home: A/C or a heat pump?

You want to keep cool this summer. Should you buy central air or a heat pump? Here’s a quick overview to help you decide from Joe Kruger, Isaac VP of Sales and Marketing. An A/C system, like your refrigerator, absorbs heat from indoor air, then moves the cool air that is created into ducts to… Read More

5 ways to keep every room cool this summer

If your upstairs rooms are warmer and downstairs rooms cooler during A/C use, these five ideas can make a big difference to even out your A/C this summer: Adjust duct dampers to balance your system Each duct coming from your furnace has an adjustable valve/damper. Settings for heating and cooling are usually different. By opening… Read More

The cure for “it’s too hot upstairs and too cold downstairs”– Arzel Zoning

Summer and winter temperatures challenge your home’s energy systems in different ways. Many homes suffer from uneven cooling (and heating). The Arzel Zoning system is the ideal solution to solve these problems all year long. Eliminate too hot upstairs/too cold downstairs issues in the summer, and enjoy even heating of all rooms in the winter.… Read More

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