Seasoned Coloradans know better than anyone that even though we're about to flip the calendar to March, winter still has plenty of time to rear its head in the Front Range, and no matter the snowfall totals at the end of it all, there's one Colorado winter staple you just can't avoid - dry air. How do you keep from waking up every morning with a scratchy throat and feeling like you need an endless supply of lotion just to retain some moisture in your skin? Humidifiers are a common answer to the question of kicking dryness to the curb. But what's the best solution, and what are the real benefits you can count on if you install a humidifier in your home?

Unfortunately, living at high altitude doesn't preclude us Front Rangers from the dangers of basement flooding. Between heavy seasonal snow or rain, spring runoff, and high water tables, there are a number of reasons to be concerned about basement flooding. While there are other measures, such as grading the ground around your home, that can be taken to minimize the potential damage, often times this simply isn't enough, and the need for a water removal system is apparent. Plus, when it comes to keeping your home safe and comfortable, it never hurts to have all of your bases covered. That's where sump pumps come in.

As 2018 gets underway, when you're getting all the other parts of your life in order (if you're the resolution type), why not take a little extra time to make sure your home is in order, too? Doing a ‘new year’ home evaluation might seem like overkill, but you might be surprised at the things that are overlooked when we're simply busy living our lives. In order to make sure everything is in tip top shape and working as it should, there's a whole host of things you can be looking out for. Some are reasonably easy for you to check yourself, while others usually require the expertise of a professional.

When you're considering upgrading or replacing your home's heating system, there are a number of things to take into consideration, and a couple terms you should understand a little more. One of those is "heat load." Here's what you should know, how it's calculated, and what it may mean for you as a homeowner contemplating a change in the way you heat your home.

Many people are looking for new ways to save money and take steps to reduce their impact on the planet. When you're a homeowner, you have so many options to contribute to the environmental greater good, but understanding the ins and outs of those choices and how they weigh against your preferences, needs, etc. can be a little more difficult. In-home water conservation is one area many homeowners can make a difference, and what better time to consider your options than the new year (with all its shiny promises of resolutions and self-improvement)? So if you're game, let's talk a little about low-flow faucets and shower heads.

When the temperature starts dropping, it's never a fun shock to find unexpected cold spots in your home, or to be greeted with the same cold spots you notice year after year but have never quite resolved. Your forced air heating may be to blame, but before you make the call to overhaul your heating system, consider these possible causes and their potential solutions.

Whether it's cold spots or simply a desire for more heat in conjunction with your central heating system, there are a number of reasons why you might consider a supplementary electric heating system for your home. You may have a central hot water or forced air system taking care of most of your home's heating needs, but you may find benefits to adding an assistant for that main heating system.

Plumbing is one of those household systems that many homeowners tend to forget about when it's working flawlessly. It's an everyday part of your life, but you don't spend a lot of time considering it until something goes awry. But even before something breaks or stops working properly, there is plenty of benefit gained from an annual inspection of your whole home's plumbing systems. Not sure why it might be a good idea to have a professional check it out annually? Here's a few nuggets of knowledge to consider.

Being a homeowner comes with a number of responsibilities. The plumbing system is one of those responsibilities that most homeowners dread going wrong. It's a part of your home that you don't even think about when it's working properly, but when something goes wrong (and doesn't it always do so in the least convenient moment possible?) it becomes a major pain, fast. Here at Save Home Heat, we believe in equipping you with the knowledge you need to tackle common household issues with eyes wide open, so read on to find a few thoughts on common plumbing issues every homeowner faces and what to do when you encounter these issues in your home.

When it comes to determining whether or not it's time to replace your furnace or boiler, there are a number of factors that may play into the decision. However, much of the final choice comes down to personal preference. You likely know someone (or have been the one) who drives a car until it pretty much falls apart. Some homeowners take a similar approach to their heating units. Others might opt for upgrading sooner in the name of comfort, efficiency, or higher rates of reliability. Whatever side of the spectrum you may lean toward, these are a few of the things that are worth running through in your 'pros and cons' list if you're teetering on the decision.