"The Heat" is back! Listen every Tuesday at 10:15am to WOMT - 1240 radio to hear Smokey Barbier Heating, Inc. technicians and installers discuss the key factors of the heating, cooling and ventilation in your home.

11/23/21: This morning, Kory and Jim discussed boilers on "The Heat". Boilers heat up water that gets pumped to various heat receptacles in the home, while a furnace blows warm air through ductwork in your walls. It takes a trained professional to check the operation on these boiler, as well as the water quality in that system. https://share.getcloudapp.com/P8u8gP7q

11/16/21: This morning Kory talked about adding an Aprilaire humidifier to your furnace in order to take care of the issues you or your family may have with dry hands, sore throats and sinuses due to lack of humidity. This lack of humidity can also lead to wood floors cracking or pulling apart and wooden doors not closing tightly. https://share.getcloudapp.com/jkuEqNWK

11/9/21: This morning on The Heat, Kory discussed the importance of clean air in your home and how a Secure Aire whole-home air purifier can eliminate the ultrafine particles that are floating in your air that can make you sick. This unit can be added to your forced air furnace system. Take a listen to the benefits of this hospital-grade unit: https://share.getcloudapp.com/5zu97lrB

11/2/21: As you turn your clocks back, remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors AND thermostat! The thermostat is what controls your heat, so when the batteries die, your furnace won't work! Our technicians can change these batteries for you when doing annual maintenance on your furnace, which is a good idea to have done each year. Kory discusses the importance of getting that maintenance done on your heating equipment: https://share.getcloudapp.com/BluDJ6on

10/26/21: Today Kory and Jim discussed smart thermostats and the benefits of having one installed in your home. Not only can you change the temperature in your home while you are away and save money on your electrical & gas bills; you can also be alerted if your heating system stops working in order to have a trained professional like us diagnose the issue before your pipes freeze during the coldest of winter nights. https://share.getcloudapp.com/04uxZGXp

10/19/21: We take pride in our work and the Bryant product that we install. Our technicians go through various trainings in order to give our customers the best HVAC system possible. Smokey Barbier Heating is therefore able to offer 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on Bryant products, as we are an FAD dealer by having technicians NATE certified. https://share.getcloudapp.com/5zu97lrB

10/5/21: Carbon Monoxide is known as the silent killer and is produced by any fossil fuel that is burnt, meaning your furnace, boiler, space heater, fireplace, etc. can leak this gas into your home. If you are having symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, you should get checked out by a doctor as well as have your home inspected for a carbon monoxide leak if you don't have a working detector. https://share.getcloudapp.com/nOuvOzxg

9/28/21: What's that smell? Around this time of the year, we get a lot of calls in regards to a smell with the furnace being turned on. Kory explains what this smell can be and when you should be calling your professionals here at Smokey Barbier Heating. https://share.getcloudapp.com/L1urQYDo

9/21/21: Last week we discussed how to prepare your AC for shutdown and today Kory discussed how to prepare your furnace or boiler for the winter. Making sure that you have your heating unit ready for winter is important and having it maintained will help keep that system running efficiently and longer! https://share.getcloudapp.com/4gulJ74q

9/14/21: As the nights get a little cooler, it is time to shut down the AC unit and get ready for the heating season with your HVAC system. How does one properly shut down the AC unit? Take a listen to Kory on this: https://share.getcloudapp.com/9ZuQBWzB

9/7/21: Labor Day has come and gone and with that comes thoughts of winter and cold nights. Even though the weather is still keeping us warm, it is a great time to have your furnace or boiler cleaned and checked before this heating season. Kory explains what is all done on this maintenance check so make sure that you don't have that unexpected breakdown this winter. https://share.getcloudapp.com/eDuRPLnv

8/31/21: Summer is coming to an end and it is time to think about changing your HVAC equipment over from cooling mode to heating mode. Now is a great time to get both your furnace inspected. As long as the weather cooperates, you can still get your AC checked at the same time of your furnace. Kory discusses why it is important to have your HVAC equipment inspected each year: https://share.getcloudapp.com/RBulDN12

8/24/21: It is very important to have your new HVAC equipment tested and verified after installation so that you get what you paid for and it is as effective and efficient as it should be for the years to come. Our certified installers will measure airflow, test the static pressure and do a temperature rise to make sure everything is working properly within the parameters. https://share.getcloudapp.com/2NuqDkKB

8/17/21: Would you like to have clean air in your home? Would you like to breathe easier when the pollen is at its highest? We have the air purifier for you! The SecureAire Whole-Home Air Purifier will remove and kill up to 99.9% of the dust, dirt, allergens, molds, bacteria, pathogens and VOCs that are floating around in your air. This hospital-grade air purifier will work on almost every gas furnace application. https://share.getcloudapp.com/8LuoK44v

8/10/21: Kory explained the reason behind the lifespan of a residential furnace. Maintaining your heating equipment greatly helps extend the lifespan. https://share.getcloudapp.com/RBulDNN2

8/3/21: When you plan to remodel a part of your home, it is important to keep or add heat runs to that specific room to keep you comfortable all year long. Kory explains why it is important to get the right amount of air in and out of a room and to have the duct run in the correct size for that room and HVAC equipment. Take a listen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/kpuDxkkO

7/27/21: Have you ever gone down into your basement to find water on the floor near your HVAC unit? This is a common issue actually in the cooling season. There are a couple of ways that this moisture appears: https://share.getcloudapp.com/WnuxmwGR

7/20/21: Today Kory took a break from teaching listeners about their furnace, boiler and AC units to discuss duct cleaning! This is a newer service that we offer. If you are interested in scheduling this, please contact our office at 920-682-2073. https://share.getcloudapp.com/X6uAKYzQ

7/13/21: On "The Heat" this morning, Jim and listeners learned how a multi-stage AC unit works to help control efficiency, humidity and comfort in your home. Take a listen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/NQuoWdZd

7/6/21: Kory discussed the difference between a cased and an uncased coil for your AC unit. This is the evaporator coil that is really "non-visible" to the eyes of the homeowner, as it sits on the top of your furnace, covered by sheet metal. Take a listen to find out these differences: https://share.getcloudapp.com/Z4uKnJon

6/29/21: Is your A/C unit still cooling, but not cooling to your desired temperature? There may be an issue with your unit, so It is a smart idea to have one of our trained professionals come out to inspect your A/C unit for issues so that you can get back to a cooler home sooner!  https://share.getcloudapp.com/NQuw6Z7l

6/15/21: Along with our duct cleaning service, we offer dryer vent cleaning. If you would like this done as a separate service, we can do that too. If you have never cleaned your dryer vent out before, it is a very smart idea to have it done sooner than later as a dirty/full dryer vent can present a fire danger. https://share.getcloudapp.com/jkuL5K4W

6/8/21: The warm weather of summer is upon us, so it is always important to have your central air conditioning system cleaned and checked out by a professional before there is an issue. You may not know it needs attention until it is too late and leaves you without cooling! https://share.getcloudapp.com/llu5qyNq

6/1/21: We have now added Duct Cleaning to our list of services that we can provide for you and your home. If you haven't had your ducts cleaned in a while or ever, would like cleaner air or would like your HVAC system to be more efficient, give us a call to schedule your duct cleaning today! https://share.getcloudapp.com/Jru42WDg

5/25/21: Kory talks about Bryant's Evolution Heat Pump system. If you have a need for a new HVAC system, this system is worth taking a look at, as it comes with up to a $1,000 WI Focus on Energy mail-in rebate! https://share.getcloudapp.com/4gu219md

5/18/21: Do you like to grill out a lot during the summer? We are able to run a natural gas line to your gas grill if you would like it in a permanent location for your summer grilling. Take a listen to hear how this is possible: https://share.getcloudapp.com/Jru416Py

5/11/21: It is highly recommended to get your AC unit cleaned and maintained prior to or right at the beginning of summer. After sitting all winter long, the electrical components can become weak, wires can get chewed up by rodents or crack, refrigerant can leak out, etc. Call our office now at 920-682-2073 to schedule your annual maintenance today! Take a listen to Kory explain what is all done on an annual AC unit clean & check: https://share.getcloudapp.com/YEuRXpGg

5/4/21: Are you fortunate enough to have an AC unit and are thinking about turning it on for the first time, here are some things to do ahead of time:  1. Remove any AC covering on the outside unit.  2. Visual inspection of the unit.  3. Wash the condenser with a standard garden hose, NOT a pressure washer!  4. Call us for an AC maintenance appointment before the schedule fills up!  Click here to listen to this episode of "The Heat": https://share.getcloudapp.com/P8u5kexG

4/27/21: Do you have a humidity issue in your home? Kory explains on "The Heat" this morning how we can help control your comfort by adding a whole-home dehumidifier to just your basement or to your HVAC system ductwork for even better results. https://share.getcloudapp.com/wbu9E8d1

4/20/21: Kory explains how a leak in your central air conditioning system may affect your cooling. Luckily, there are ways for us to find and fix the leak in your system without you having to get a whole new unit. There are multiple ways that your unit can leak refrigerant: https://share.getcloudapp.com/04uJ45zZ

4/13/21: As the weather gets warmer out, it is time to get your central air cleaned and checked before starting the A/C unit. Take a listen to the benefit of getting your central air checked over before the dogs days of summer: https://share.getcloudapp.com/qGuXeR4J

4/6/21: If you have a central air conditioning system, it may use the R22 refrigerant. This refrigerant is no longer manufactured and is being replaced with R410A. Kory talks about your options if you have a breakdown in the future on your system. Take a listen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/6quQqvA5

3/30/21: Scheduled maintenance is always a better option than an unexpected breakdown service call when it comes to your HVAC system. That is why it is a great time to schedule your AC system clean & check with us now, before we start to fill up our schedule. We normally start these clean & checks the middle to the end of May, when the outside temperature is above 60 degrees. https://share.getcloudapp.com/12uo2goq

3/23/21: Kory talked about how adding a UV light to your HVAC equipment can help keep you healthier by killing the mold, bacteria and viruses. It also helps your system operate better. https://share.getcloudapp.com/OAugAjrj

3/16/21: Do you have an Electrically Controlled Motor (ECM) on your furnace? This is like the LED lightbulb of motors! It is now mandatory for furnaces to be built with ECM blower motors, making them more efficient. Take a listen on what this blower motor can do for your furnace and wallet: https://share.getcloudapp.com/Z4u607q2

3/9/21: This morning on "The Heat", Kory discusses what a chimney liner is and why your home may require one with a new furnace installation. https://share.getcloudapp.com/8LukLDnZ

3/2/21: Do you have a fireplace that needs inspection or help lighting it? Or are you interested in adding a gas fireplace to your home? We can help! https://share.getcloudapp.com/eDu8d5Pp

2/23/21: Do you have a forced-air furnace and want to know a little more on what makes this unit up and how it operates? Take a listen! https://share.getcloudapp.com/jkuYGZwx

2/16/21: On "The Heat" this morning, Kory talked about what makes up a boiler and how it operates. Take a listen to learn more about your boiler system if you have one!

2/9/21: Do you have a small area or room in your home that you want heated or cooled without having to run ductwork from your HVAC system to that area? We can install a ductless (AKA mini-split) system in that area to give you the comfort that you desire or require. https://share.getcloudapp.com/llunLYLB

2/2/21: On "The Heat" this morning, Kory discussed chimney flashings. We service and install chimney flashings with custom sheet metal fabrications in order to keep your home leak-free. https://share.getcloudapp.com/jkuYGZGR

1/26/21: Do you ever wonder why your furnace has a drain line attached to the unit or creates water in general? This drain line is used to handle the condensate, which occurs with a high efficient furnace, made by the gases in your furnace. A lower efficient furnace does not create this condensation, so not every furnace will have one. https://share.getcloudapp.com/nOuDKqQB

1/19/21: Do you ever feel as though your forced air furnace just doesn't keep up or meet your desired temperature? Maybe you feel like it's working yet, but the air just isn't as hot as it used to be blowing out of your registers.  We can service your equipment, but Kory mentions key issues that you can check prior to calling us. https://share.getcloudapp.com/WnulmQpe

1/12/21: Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas which can cause sudden illness and death. Your furnace can emit this gas if there is a crack in the heat exchanger, for example. If you are having any flu-like symptoms, don't just assume it is COVID19! Make sure that you have a WORKING carbon monoxide detector or call us to have a carbon monoxide test & furnace cleaning done! https://share.getcloudapp.com/p9ure0ZQ

1/5/21: Is your air getting too dry in your house? Maybe your nose is dry, skin is cracking, you are getting shocked with every touch. Installing a whole-home humidifier on your forced-air furnace makes everything more comfortable. Call us today to schedule your installation! https://share.getcloudapp.com/E0u4XwLG

12/29/20: Today was the last gift-giving idea from Kory on "The Heat". If you decide to return any gifts and keep the money, why not use that money to keep you garage warm this winter? There are so many benefits to keeping your garage warm, so take a listen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/yAuZPLvP

12/22/20: On "The Heat" today, Kory talked a little bit about our SecureAire Whole-Home Air Purifier and why it is a great gift idea! This unit does NOT create Ozone, which can be cancer-causing, and will electronically charge ultra-fine particles so that they can clump together and be captured by the filter in order to keep you breathing the healthiest air in your home! https://share.getcloudapp.com/rRu0JLLK

12/15/20: Ready for another great gift idea? Kory explained how installing a UV Light will make sure that you always have clean air delivered to your home. This UV Light also comes equipped with an odor bar, which will remove household odors & VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) which can cause irritation to parts of your body. Take a listen to learn how it helps keep your air clean: https://share.getcloudapp.com/eDuwz99g

12/8/20: Kory mentioned another great gift idea: a Smart Thermostat! Not only will a new thermostat help keep those that you love warm this winter, but it will also save them money! When this smart thermostat is installed by a professional like us, you also have added benefits such as: 5 year warranty, a $50 Focus on Energy mail-in rebate and Portal Connectivity to us. https://share.getcloudapp.com/bLu08Gp9

12/1/20: Kory started our "5 Weeks of Gifting Ideas" with an automatic Whole-Home Humidifier. This unit will help with static-electricity, dry skin and even will help in keeping your wooden elements (floors, guitars, pianos, etc.) in great shape. Take a listen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/L1uO5kYO

11/24/20: Are you looking to purchase a gas appliance, such as a stove or dryer, but your previous appliance was electric? Smokey Barbier Heating can run the gas piping for you! From determining the starting point of the pipe to the BTU amount, there is a lot that goes into properly gas piping an appliance, which is why it is NOT recommended that a homeowner does this on his/her own. Take a listen to "The Heat" from this morning to find out more information: https://share.getcloudapp.com/JrugZOE1

11/17/20: The days of a "standing pilot" are gone, as it was replaced with "spark ignition" technology. Newer furnaces now operate with a "hot surface ignitor", which is the most efficient way to start your furnace and heat your home! Click here for the full episode: https://share.getcloudapp.com/04uOnE8b

11/10/20: Kory and Jim discussed the differences in venting of your furnace or boiler. The venting system really is determined upon the efficiency rating, age and design of the furnace/boiler. Take a listen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/4guJGKWr

11/3/20: Are you a "snowbird" (someone that moves to a warmer state when the temperatures begin to drop here in WI)? Here are some important things to consider about getting your HVAC system ready for winter before you fly south for the winter: https://share.getcloudapp.com/jkuD0v8Z

10/27/20: Kory and Jim discussed high efficiency boilers. This type of boiler will save you more money with more comfort. Take a listen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/p9uwRAJp

10/13/20: Have you ever played the game "Would You Rather", which is definitely trending right now on social media? Kory decided to play this game with Jim on this morning's episode of "The Heat". In this playful game, you are able to understand why annual maintenance is important for your HVAC system. Take a listen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/wbuPj6pN

10/6/20: Kory and Jim discussed one of our most popular smart thermostats, the Ecobee. There are several different models to chose from to best suit your life, they all offer a Focus on Energy rebate due to the energy savings with using one and when one is installed by us, the thermostat carries a 5 year warranty. Take a listen to what the Ecobee can do for your comfort as well: https://share.getcloudapp.com/X6udqA66

9/29/20: Do you ever wonder why your filter is a certain color when you go to change it out? Kory explained the causes for those various colors this morning on "The Heat" and what you can possibly do to help extend the life of your furnace filter. https://share.getcloudapp.com/yAubYxoA

9/22/20: What's that smell?! If you are firing up your forced air furnace for the first time of the heating season and smell an unusual scent, it could be one of many things: dirty filter, dirty coil, water leakage causing mold/mildew or even a moldy humidifier filter. https://share.getcloudapp.com/GGuRoxL0

9/15/20: On "The Heat" this morning, Kory and Jim discussed the differences in the older furnaces verses today's furnaces. Not only are the furnaces that are installed today more efficient, but they are also vented in a different way. Take a listen to the benefits of these newer furnaces: https://share.getcloudapp.com/d5uEWxY0

9/8/20: The temperatures are starting to cool down, which means it's almost heating season! It's a smart idea to get your heating equipment checked out by us before the freezing temperatures have your equipment in a rut, even if it seems to be operating just fine at this time. Call us to schedule your heating maintenance today at 920-682-2073! https://share.getcloudapp.com/z8uZ8v7g

9/1/20: Your HVAC equipment's operation all starts with this one little piece of technology. Kory explains how the thermostat works and what options that you have when it comes to upgrading to a new thermostat. Also, with installing a new WiFi thermostat, you have the ability to save on your electric bills, receive a $50 Focus on Energy mail-in rebate and have a 5-10 year warranty on that thermostat. https://share.getcloudapp.com/4gu9jDb1

8/25/20: The weather is getting cooler and the time has come to think about shutting down your air conditioner and turning on the heat. Kory explains what you should do to shut down your A/C unit and get it ready for winter. https://share.getcloudapp.com/Blu5Bw4b

8/18/20: Is it time for your furnace to be maintained? That was the topic on "The Heat" this morning with Kory and Jim. Do you know what a clean & check all entails on annual maintenance and how your heating system benefits from it? Take a listen:https://share.getcloudapp.com/KourWXdx

8/11/20: Kory talked about the possible struggles and the various benefits of having a heater installed in your garage. Take a listen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/9ZuXA18B

8/4/20: On "The Heat" this morning, Bryant's Community Heroes was the topic. Local heroes who make a difference in our community have a chance to be honored with this program through Bryant by receiving a FREE Bryant Home Comfort Package. Take a listen to how this program works: https://share.getcloudapp.com/YEuoA2Xb

7/28/20: So, it's time to upgrade or replace your air conditioner due to age or because it died on you. Does this mean that it's also time to upgrade or replace your furnace? The answer to this varies from customer to customer. Take a listen to what Kory recommends: https://share.getcloudapp.com/12uJeQqk

7/21/20: On "The Heat", the indoor evaporator coil of an air conditioner unit was discussed. There are two different types of coils that we like to install: one is a cased coil and the other is an uncased coil. Take a listen to understand the role that this coil plays in keeping your home cool as well as the main differences in the two types. https://share.getcloudapp.com/Z4ukdpxz

7/14/20: Kory and Jim discussed the reasons why your air conditioner may run all day long without dropping the temperature inside of the house (not keeping up). Take a listen to what you can do to help your system perform at its max. https://share.getcloudapp.com/WnuJ2p1g

7/7/20: On "The Heat", Kory talked about the Bryant Community Heros program which we have just became a part of recently. If you consider someone a "hero" because that person goes above and beyond to make a positive impact throughout our community, you are able to nominate him/her for a FREE Bryant Home Comfort Package. Simply go to bryantcommunityheroes.com and sign him/her up by August 28, 2020. Up to 30 people will be honored in 2020! Get your nomination in today and help make a difference in someone's life who has made a difference in ours! https://share.getcloudapp.com/P8ubxDdb

5/5/20: Although warm weather isn’t here yet, it will be before we know it! Is your AC ready? This week on The Heat, Kory discusses what an air conditioning check involves and why it is important to have done yearly. https://cl.ly/740fee17cf0b

4/28/20: The Environmental Protection Agency has mandated that R-22, which is the freon in your A/C unit, no longer be manufactured or imported as of 2020. This will affect some homeowners who have older units that need refrigerant to be added so their system can properly cool the home. Take a listen to the current changes and what your options as a homeowner are for your cooling needs: https://cl.ly/8792b75fe10e

4/21/20: On "The Heat" this morning, proper testing on newly-installed HVAC equipment was the topic of discussion. Due to the variance of ductwork distribution, square footage, piece of HVAC equipment, etc. between your home and someone else's home, proper testing needs to be done after an installation in order to make sure that you are getting the most out of your purchase for years to come. This rigorous testing is included with all of our installations and is part of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee with all Bryant Equipment. https://cl.ly/1a49a018113d

4/14/20: This morning on "The Heat", Kory discussed furnace & A/C replacement. It may come as a surprise to many that you do not have to replace your furnace when you replace your A/C unit or vice versa. However, there are many benefits to replacing both at the same time. Take a listen to both options: https://cl.ly/7315281608db

4/7/20: Are you looking for a whole-home solution to breathing easier? We have a great solution to keeping the air in your home clean, which helps with asthma, allergies and sicknesses. A SecureAire Whole-Home Air Purifier will remove all of the ultra-fine particles in the air that you can't always see, such as viruses, mold and bacteria spores. This unit has been used in the medical fields in Clean Rooms for years and now is available to Smokey Barbier Heating, Inc. customers! Not only does this unit benefit your health, but also the health of your HVAC equipment! Take a listen: https://cl.ly/9e1d1bf87730

3/31/20: Believe it or not, it is not too early to start thinking about your air conditioner! Kory touched base on how having an A/C clean & check done annually will benefit you as a homeowner. Listen to what is done on this maintenance check and just how it benefits you: https://cl.ly/d442a4af6121

3/24/20: Kory talked about installing a UV Light into your HVAC system this morning on "The Heat" in order to help with your indoor health quality. This UV Light comes with an odor bar, which helps eliminate odors in your home while at the same time cleaning the air that is then distributed through your ductwork.

3/18/20: Happy St. Patrick's Day! Kory discussed going GREEN today with an ECM (electronically-controlled motor) motor for your furnace! As of July 3, 2019, all gas burning furnaces were to be manufactured with an ECM motor per the Department of Energy. This means energy savings for homeowners. If you don't have a new furnace with this type of motor, you can possibly retrofit your non-efficient motor with an ECM Evergreen motor. Take a listen: https://cl.ly/d44982d0174f

3/10/20: Kory discussed what all happens in your masonry chimney. This is a key factor is exhausting combustible gases out of your home. With today's efficient furnaces, the chimney poses an issue for this exhaustion due to the water vapor seeping into the bricks and popping them from the inside out. This is why a chimney liner is very important to have installed by a professional. Take a listen: https://cl.ly/4145adde74a9

3/3/20: Good morning, Lakeshore! Today on "The Heat" Kory discussed fireplaces; specifically, converting a wood burning fireplace to a natural gas log burning fireplace. Not only do these gas fireplaces bring an inviting appearance to your home, they can also help heat up a chilly space in just a day! Take a listen: https://cl.ly/ab1123ba8c11

2/25/20: On "The Heat" this morning, Kory explains how our technicians and installers have to go through a number trainings and testing each year in order to stay up to date on the most current information in the HVAC industry. Over 50% of our installers and technicians are N.A.T.E. Certified and are required to attend multiple trainings each year to keep that certification. https://cl.ly/636d39886dcf

2/18/20: Ductwork was the topic of discussion on "The Heat" this morning with Kory and Jim. Even though the supply ducts are the ones that pour the heat or cooling into your home, Kory explained how the return air ducts are valuable for allowing your furnace to breathe and for keeping your home more evenly comfortable. https://cl.ly/0fc4e25d0d9a

2/11/20: Kory discussed how zoning on your heating/cooling system can help keep everyone in your home more comfortable when a different temperature is preferred by everyone in the home. Take a listen: share.getcloudapp.com/xQu0qggy

2/4/20: Kory and Jim discussed humidifiers on "The Heat" this morning. If you have a forced-air furnace, you can add a whole-home humidifier to your HVAC equipment to help the issues of dry skin, bloody noses and cracked wood. The great thing about adding this type of humidifier to your system is that you can set it and forget it and not have to worry about water filling and cleaning on a regular basis versus the stand-alone units. Take a listen: https://cl.ly/62b695f0eaba

1/28/20: This morning on "The Heat", Kory and Jim discussed ventilation in your home. Types of ventilation in your home include bath fans, dryers and range hoods. These types of ventilation help keep the moisture out of your home and will be done correctly and safely by our professional technicians. Listen to hear what type of dyer vent is needed and what size bath fan and range hood venting is needed to work properly: https://cl.ly/34cfecde032c 

1/21/20: Do you need someone to run natural gas pipe to your new stove or dryer? Smokey Barbier Heating, Inc. can safely do this for you! Kory talked about this on "The Heat" this morning and explained that a professional really needs to install this piping. https://cl.ly/2dce346102ff

1/14/20: Kory talked about how to plan for home improvements or remodeling when it comes to your HVAC system. In order to keep your plans running smoothly, it is important to contact a certified HVAC company to help you figure out where to move those heat runs or other ductwork when you are remodeling. Take a listen to the types of issues you may run into and contact Smokey Barbier Heating, Inc. to help you with these future plans: https://cl.ly/97e277bf3109

1/7/20: Kory was excited to announce the new HVAC Associates Degree program that Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) is going to be offering to students starting this fall. Kory is on the committee advisory board for this program, helping the college decide how to design their curriculum and lab. Take a listen to this new program: https://cl.ly/3b98257215e7

12/31/19: Kory discussed what the efficiency rating on a furnace really means for the homeowner. You will pay a little more upfront for the equipment, but you will definitely benefit in the long run on these higher energy efficient units in regards to your utility bills and your home comfort. https://cl.ly/f4115b63d48d

12/24/19: When your furnace is more energy efficient, your wallet is thicker. Smokey Barbier Heating can help your forced-air furnace help become more efficient by upgrading your blower motor to an Evergreen motor. Hear what Kory has to say about this motor and how it works: https://cl.ly/1366fb35e633

12/17/19: Do you want the cleanest and most purified air in your home? Smokey Barbier Heating can help with that by installing a Secure Aire whole-home air purifier. This hospital-grade purifier will trap and kill the fine particles and VOCs which other air purifiers can't, which can be absorbed into our blood stream and cause sickness and even cancer. https://cl.ly/286e18cbee3e

12/10/19: On "The Heat" this morning, Kory talked about how a garage unit heater would be a great Christmas gift for anyone who works outside in the garage or shop during the winter months. Unlike the bullet heaters that just plug in and create carbon monoxide and those stinky fumes, these unit heaters are permanently mounted on the ceiling and are controlled by a wall thermostat. Take a listen to the benefits of having one in your garage or shop: https://cl.ly/6e1a683c2e7a

12/3/19: Today on "The Heat", Kory explained how a thermostat can either be mechanical or digital and what the differences are between the two. Kory also sheds light on the fact that these digital thermostats require batteries, which should be replaced on a yearly basis. https://cl.ly/8b8c29f41957

11/26/19: If you have a boiler rather than a furnace in your home, don't worry! We have plenty of customers who have a boiler in their home and actually, they are not a just thing of the past. Kory explains how boilers today are becoming super efficient and how a boiler differs from that of a furnace. Take a listen: https://cl.ly/fc8ec2957be9

11/19/19: On "The Heat" this morning, Kory and Jim discussed what "snowbirds" (or people that leave for the winter) need to do prior to leaving the home vacant for a long period of time. From having your furnace/boiler clean & check done, to replacing the batteries in your thermostat, to changing your filter, there are many important things to check off of your "To Do" list before you take flight to warmer weather! share.getcloudapp.com/WnuAGbxg

11/12/19: Kory explains the different types of furnaces that heat your home; such as a space heater, a mid-efficient furnace or a high-efficient furnace, and where these different types of units are best located within the home. share.getcloudapp.com/9ZuWEjdD

11/5/19: Kory explains what all takes place during a furnace inspection, from arrival at your doorstep to checking the furnace & drain lines over, along with other important parts. share.getcloudapp.com/2NuAX5qY

10/29/19: Around this time of the year, we seem to have a lot more static electricity in our homes and possibly have some dry throats and bloody noses when waking up in the morning. For this, we have a solution! Kory discusses how an automatic whole-home humidifier helps add humidity to your home and increase your comfort level with just one setting! https://cl.ly/9d86927ef003

10/22/19: Kory explained the difference in venting of your heating unit; whether it is a masonry chimney, a metal vent or PVC piping, as well as the proper venting that is needed on your water heater. https://cl.ly/d2dd48b5e7f9

10/15/19: Today's topic on "The Heat" was carbon monoxide, also known as "The Silent Killer". Kory discusses how this poisonous gas is made by your heating system and what you can do to prevent yourself and your family from becoming a victim of this deadly substance. https://cl.ly/583b0a43bfe4

10/8/19: Kory and Jim talked about the benefits of getting your furnace or boiler checked over before the cold weather creeps in. Our trained HVAC professionals can help spark conversation also to find out how that unit is running and how it has run in the past in order to take care of problems before they become disasters! Take a listen to the many benefits of having annual maintenance done to your system: https://cl.ly/860ac631d78e

10/1/19: Kory touched base on the differences of furnace filters. Take a listen to how a fiberglass filter differs from a pleated filter and what the MERV rating stands for and means for your furnace! https://cl.ly/25e8c9b96b11

9/24/19: Summer is officially over! This is a great time to think about having an annual furnace or boiler inspection done. Just like you should start your snow blower before you need it, it is a good idea to start and have your heating system cleaned before the blustery weather arrives. A little bit of inefficiency on a unit can later become a costly expense to you. Take a listen to what tasks Kory and our other professional HVAC technicians perform on an annual inspection. https://cl.ly/15687cbda745

9/17/19: Now that Fall is right around the corner, Kory talks about some of the simple things that you can do to get your furnace ready for winter and what items to inspect to see if there may be any issues when turning that furnace on for the first time of the season. Take a listen: https://cl.ly/54a451d9da2b

9/10/19: The Fall Equinox is coming up quickly! Now is a great time to think about preparing your air conditioner for the cooler weather that is sure to come. From NOT covering your condenser unit to changing your furnace filter, Kory explains what typical and easy things you can do to get ready for winter weather. https://cl.ly/439348cbcb3d

9/3/19: Kory discussed how a dehumidifier can help with some of the health issues and discomfort in your home. Mold and bacteria grow and thrive in humid conditions, especially when the humidity level is above 50%. We have a solution to this problem! Adding a ducted dehumidifier can take care of removing humidity from all of the rooms in your home; a stand-alone unit, like that of one you can buy at a local box store, will just take care of one single room. When purchased and installed by a professional at Smokey Barbier Heating, the dehumidifier carries a 5 year warranty, which adds peace of mind to your added comfort.https://cl.ly/bd24c21dec99

8/27/19: Kory explained how important it is to be proactive and have your furnace (or boiler) inspected prior to the cold weather arriving. It is never too early to get your furnace inspected, and with being proactive, weak or rusty parts can be identified and therefore replaced prior to the busy season and prior to them leading to a greater problematic issue. Take a listen to find out what a furnace inspection by one of our technicians all entails: https://cl.ly/fd67a1f2d4fc

8/20/19: Kory and Jim discussed what type of questions that you, as a homeowner, should be asking or what type of research should be done prior to scheduling a consultation for a new piece of HVAC equipment, as well as what questions should be asked when a representative is in the home assessing your needs.https://cl.ly/34295ba189c6

8/13/19: Today on "The Heat" Kory explains the dangers of trying to repair or replace your HVAC equipment or thermostat on your own and why you should leave this type of work to a trained professional, such as the technicians at Smokey Barbier Heating, Inc.. From combustible gases to electrical wires, your HVAC equipment can be a dangerous and costly piece of equipment in your home if not handled professionally. https://cl.ly/bf9ef70438b7

8/6/19: On "The Heat" this morning, Kory was excited to announce the Secure Aire Whole-Home Air Purifier that has just been added to our product line! You will NOT find this product on Amazon or in retail stores.This hospital-grade product will clean and polish the air in your home by trapping and killing the tiny particles (pathogens, dust & dander and VOCs) that can lead to allergies, asthma, sickness, dementia and even cancer. Take a listen to find out more information on this brand new product that we offer: https://cl.ly/74efba3ca933

7/30/19: Kory explained how individuals with either hot water heat or no existing duct work can still have air conditioning in their home. An air handler can be installed in these circumstances. Take a listen to hear what an air handler exactly is and how it can keep your home cool and comfortable: https://cl.ly/422e4b846a65

7/23/19: It's always best to be proactive when it comes to maintaining your A/C unit, as Kory explains on "The Heat" this morning. However, we know that sometimes regular maintenance is not always done and you need to call a professional to come out and take a look at your A/C unit. The most important part of the service call is to have the homeowner or renter there to answer some simple questions, as they are the one who knows their system the best! Take a listen to what is all entailed in a service call: https://cl.ly/4b28dab7daa2

7/16/19: Kory discussed the common issues for why your A/C unit would break down on "The Heat" this morning. It could be something as simple as an inexpensive capacitor to something as complex as a super-expensive compressor. Click on the link to hear more about how that outdoor A/C unit really functions: https://cl.ly/80b32b2f8d33

7/9/19: On "The Heat" this morning, 2-stage & multi-stage A/C units were the topics of discussion. These types of units can match the demand of the day in order to keep you comfortable, as well as keep the sound level at a minimum. Take a listen for further information on how these units perform: https://cl.ly/49ba4eae11a7

7/2/19: Kory explained the Bryant Evolution System that we have been offering for roughly the past 6 years. There is a communication feature built into an Evolution System, allowing the heating and cooling units to "talk" to each other, as well as the wall control (thermostat). This system will know to contact both you and Smokey Barbier Heating, Inc. when there is an issue with your system through the wall control and dealer portal.  Installing a Bryant Evolution System is a great way to save you money in the long run due to it's communication feature and energy efficiency. There are also come safety features on these Evolution models to help protect your investment and keep you comfortable for years to come!  Take a listen: https://cl.ly/2bcdfadd2bb5

6/25/19: Kory expanded on the moisture that you may see around your HVAC unit. He discussed where the water may be coming from and what can be done to prevent this from happening again! Take a listen: https://cl.ly/57d748f0372e

6/18/19: Kory explained why your system may have a moldy or musty smell during the first few weeks after the A/C is first turned on. Luckily, we are able to help take care of that stinky smell for you! Take a listen https://cl.ly/3299ee29dd5f

6/11/19: Kory discussed what you, as a homeowner, can do to make sure that your A/C unit continues to operate properly or run more efficiently. Listen here: https://cl.ly/711633d0d30e

6/4/19: Kory explained a little about our company; how long we have been around, what we can do for your home, schooling, etc. He also talked about how far the HVAC industry has come in regards to technology. Take a listen:https://cl.ly/512b4df5213a

5/28/19: Kory explains whats all involved in the process of installing a new A/C unit, from the service call/estimate to the start-up of the unit itself after install. Take a listen: https://cl.ly/7a5513d22900.

5/21/19: Kory discussed what AHRI determines as a "matching system" in order to receive Focus on Energy (FOE) mail-in rebates this morning on "The Heat". The main goal of FOE is to decrease the amount of energy used to run your HVAC equipment and appliances, and therefore they will give you incentives for purchasing and installing energy-efficient equipment.

5/14/19: This morning's topic on "The Heat" was WI Focus on Energy and how a new HVAC system & accessories can save you money both on your electricity and gas bills, as well as add a little extra spending money to your pocket in the weeks following the install: https://cl.ly/e31f2df8e36f

5/7/19: Kory explained the importance of having your air conditioner maintained by a HVAC professional after a long winter. He also explained what our technician will do when he comes to maintain your A/C unit. Take a listen: https://cl.ly/14b54ccb4498

4/30/19: Kory talked about the importance of having annual maintenance done on your air conditioner and exactly what our technicians all do on these cleanings. He also explained why it is best to have a 60+ degree day when getting these clean & checks done.  Click on the following link to hear what work is performed on your A/C unit when we send our service technician: https://cl.ly/30ea5db9fe79

4/23/19: Kory explained the different types of A/C units that we install here at Smokey Barbier Heating, Inc., whether it is the common split system or an air handling system or ductless (mini) split system. If you missed the live discussion, here is the link to listen now: https://cl.ly/f87e9bda722d

4/16/19: Kory explained what the A/C unit consists of for components and how the A/C unit really works to help keep you cool. He also explained why keeping the area clean around the outside condenser is important for it's operation. Take a listen: https://cl.ly/4877dfa40088

4/9/19: Kory continues the discussion on the R22 refrigerant phase-out and what options customers have when they have issues with their A/C unit that uses this type of refrigerant. Take a listen as to what the options are: https://cl.ly/50063d7859b8

4/2/19: Kory discussed how the old R22 (freon) air conditioner refrigerant has been replaced with R410A (puron) to meet Environmental Protection Agency codes. Take a listen as to why the R22 is being replaced by new refrigerant: https://cl.ly/ec58f76dedfa

3/26/19: Kory touched base on the basics and importance of the heat exchanger on a forced air furnace and what potential hazards it can cause when damaged. https://cl.ly/8aae6bc24a22

3/19/19: Kory informed listeners on how a Honeywell water sensor can protect your floors or from water damage due to leaky water heaters, ice machines, refrigerators, furnaces, etc. Take a listen now on how this water sensor performs: https://cl.ly/15ece74a0bdd

3/12/19: Kory touched base on what your furnace filter can tell you about your system and home air quality. If you filter is hard to pull out when changing, there can be issues with your air flow, as the filter could be getting sucked into the furnace cavity.  Filters can tell you a lot about what the air is like in your home by their color. The 3 major colors that our technicians often see are grey, white and black.  Take a minute to hear about what these colors mean and more: https://cl.ly/e6addfc5b248

3/5/19: Kory explained the different trainings and certifications that our technicians and installers go through in order to make our company a Factory Authorized Dealer (FAD) and to be certified to do the work that we do. Take a listen: https://cl.ly/a662cfc47d07

2/26/19: Kory discussed how an Empire space heater can take care of the chill and make your living space more comfortable as we prepare for Spring. This floor-mounted space heater is a permanent solution for heating a specific space in your home and can be vented two different ways. Take a listen to exactly how this heater can be used in your home: https://cl.ly/128dc7746c4c

2/19/19: Kory and Jim talked about how a Reznor or Modine unit heater can help keep your garage toasty warm during these cold days. These ceiling-mounted heaters can be vented multiple ways and take only one day to professionally install. You can hear more information on these units by clicking the following link: https://cl.ly/64a719ff8306

2/12/19: Kory and Jim discussed what an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator; aka a Whole Home Ventilation System) will do for your home in regards to air exchange. This unit will provide a balanced supply of fresh air into your home's structure, allowing for protection of your woodwork, decreased moisture on the windows and also decreased mold spore growth in your home. Take a listen for more in-depth information on this product: https://cl.ly/795f520860b2

2/5/19: Hear about indoor air pollution and how you can clean the air in your home for a healthier living space. The professionally-installed Aprilaire 5000 air purifier will help clean and polish the air, get rid of up to 98% of airborne bacteria or fungus and up to 98% of pet dander or dust, that can trigger asthma. Also, Kory discusses the difference in this air purifier and a high-efficient furnace filter in this episode of "The Heat". Take a listen: https://cl.ly/de911411a264

12/18/18: Are you still looking for a gift for that special someone this holiday season? Why not give them the gift of comfort and lower heating bills? An Evergreen motor will do just that! Kory discusses the benefits of using one of these high-efficient motors on a furnace in this week's episode of The Heat. Take a listen if you didn't get a chance to tune in this morning: https://cl.ly/8d123197deee

12/11/18: Kory discussed the basics of a boiler. Boilers are really becoming more efficient these days and not only can keep your house warm for use of space heating, but can also serve as your domestic hot water heater. Zoning with a boiler is also available and recommended. Take a listen to Kory and Terry discuss these topics: https://cl.ly/59e15eda7d7d

12/4/18: Kory took us back to the basics on a furnace. He described the venting differences with various efficient forced air furnaces and what questions a homeowner should be prepared to answer when looking at replacing his/her furnace. Take a moment to hear a quick overview!

10/30/18: Kory explains to listeners how humidification plays an important roll in your home comfort.

10/23/18: Kory discussed the importance of changing the filters on your equipment on a regular basis to keep it in working condition. Take a listen as Kory explains the difference in filters and what one may be the best for your home's healthy air circulation: https://cl.ly/0b6ad39fd347

10/16/18: Kory touched on the importance of regular furnace maintenance. It's important for a certified HVAC technician to service your equipment annually for system efficiency and effectiveness and for safety reasons. With having NATE certified technicians here at Smokey Barbier Heating, Inc., you can be reassured that we will take the best care of your equipment to keep you comfortable all year long!  https://cl.ly/345911e9bc54

10/9/18: Kory shared the importance of your thermostat (wall control).  With daylight savings time approaching next month, it is important to make sure that you change the time on your thermostat, unless you have a smart (wireless) thermostat that will recognize the time change. Also, remember to change not only your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries every year, but also your thermostat batteries!  Kory also discussed how wall controls can be linked to our Dealer Portal in order to receive updates on faulty equipment, filter changes and the annual maintenance.  Click here to listen: https://cl.ly/9e5a01258ea5

10/2/18: Kory informed the listeners of the history of Smokey Barbier Heating, Inc. and what we can do for you! He also explained what being a Factory Authorized Dealer (FAD) means to you as a customer.  If you missed it, you can hear it here: https://cl.ly/f6926595cfc7