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Heating and Your Health

Are you taking care of your furnace during the winter?

The answer to that question may be more important than you think. During the winter, we spend more time indoors trying to shelter ourselves from the cold. You want to make sure that your home is comfortable AND safe. Shockingly, indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air.Here are our tips for maintaining high indoor air...
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Buying a Brand-New Gas Furnace

Are you gifting yourself a high-efficiency furnace in 2018?

The best way to increase comfort while decreasing utility bill expenses is to make an upgrade to your heating and cooling system.That being said, the process of buying a new HVAC system can feel a bit daunting. After all, they are not an everyday purchase. Since we are currently in the throes of the heating season, we're...
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When Is a Deal Too Good to Be True

Are you able to tell when a deal is too good to be true?

If it sounds like an HVAC contractor is offering you a deal that is too good to be true, chances are it is. When it comes to heating and air conditioning equipment, quality is key. And, quality sometimes means paying a little more upfront.That's not to say that there aren't ways to get a good deal; just be smart about it. Here...
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Using the Internet to Find a Contractor

How much time do you spend in front of a screen?

For years, word-of-mouth recommendations have been king when it comes to contractor recommendations. Think neighbors talking over a fence or families talking over the phone. However, the platform has changed over the past few years. Now, people are turning to the internet for their recommendations. Have you ever used the internet to hire a...
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Dos and Don’ts of Contractor Selection

Are you hiring a contractor to work on your HVAC equipment?

It's fall preventative maintenance time! Are you looking around for a heating and cooling professional to work on your gas furnace? The most important part of any installation or service call is the very beginning - the hunt for a qualified HVAC professional. Are you doing the right things to make sure that the professional you...
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Maintenance Agreements

Do you always remember to schedule preventative maintenance?

Winter's chill may not be here yet for many parts of the country, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about your furnace. Fall is the ideal time to have your furnace inspected by your local heating and air conditioning contractor. The holiday season can be a busy time, and it may be difficult to remember to...
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What Is a Manual J Load Calculation?

Did your contractor preform a Manual J load calculation?

Tons? BTUs? What does it all mean? Sizing matters when it comes to a new heating or air conditioning system. Did your contractor properly size your new equipment before installing it in your home?Rule-of-thumb measurements or basing the size of your new system on what you already have is not best practice. A contractor should...
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News from Maytag HVAC

The latest updates from Maytag HVAC

Have you noticed something different about our split-system air conditioners and heat pumps? We've introduced some exciting changes to our units that can help the lives of both contractors and homeowners.In April 2017, we revealed an all-new jacket design for our split-system air conditioners and heat pumps. This new jacket features sleek panels...
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Financing Questions

Does your local HVAC contractor offer financing?

Worried about the cost of a new air conditioner or heat pump? Luckily, many contractors offer financing that can help make your new system a reality. Financing is a great way to get the efficient air conditioner you want. When it comes to heating and cooling equipment, it always pays to invest in efficiency. With financing, an efficient...
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Buying an Air Conditioner: Sizing

Did you know that air conditioners come in different sizes?

There are a lot of options when it comes to heating and cooling equipment. You have a choice of efficiency, system type, comfort features...you name it! Air conditioners even come in different sizes. HOWEVER, do you have a choice when it comes to the air conditioner in your home?Your home is unique; your comfort needs are...
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What a Contractor Does During Spring HVAC Maintenance

Do you want to know what your contractor does during spring preventative HVAC maintenance?

Spring HVAC preventative maintenance is the best thing you can do for your HVAC system...and your wallet! During the summer, your air conditioner works hard to make sure your home is at just the right temperature. On hotter days, this can make the air conditioner work harder, which translates to a...
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Contractor Hiring Process Revisited

Do you know how to spot the best HVAC contractor?

It's time to get those air conditioners geared up for the cooling season! Have you scheduled preventative maintenance yet? Scheduling preventative maintenance is the most important thing you can do for your cooling equipment. Not only will this help prevent minor issues from becoming major problems later, but a contractor can also get your...
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