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Thermostats and Warmer Weather

Spring is just around the corner...

Are you ready for the warmer weather? We sure are! Spring may be a few weeks away, but we're already thinking about gardening, warm weather and sunny days. What's your favorite part of the spring season?As temperatures rise, you want to make sure your air conditioner is in good shape. Schedule spring preventative maintenance to ensure proper cooling...
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Then Vs. Now: Furnaces

Do you know how much the furnace has changed over the years?

Home heating has been around for a while. It started with simple wood-burning stoves and fireplaces to today's high-efficiency, natural gas-powered furnaces. As the years have gone by, heating technology has improved more and more. This means the furnace sitting in your basement could be extremely out-of-date if it is an older...
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Benefits of a Condensing Furnace

There's more to a condensing furnace than just high efficiency.

Are you in the market for a new gas furnace? There are so many different models to consider! Make sure to keep in mind your high-efficiency, condensing furnace options. High efficiency does offer some pretty obvious perks, but there are other benefits to upgrading to a condensing model.So, what about these efficiency...
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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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Dealing with Extreme Cold

It's beginning to look a lot like...

WINTER! That frightful winter weather has crept into many areas of the country already. While some homeowners are blessed with mild winters, others need to prepare for subzero temperatures and snow.We're not talking about temperatures in the 40s...we're talking about temperatures that hurt your face as soon as you step outside. Here are some things...
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Weatherizing for Winter

Are you ready for colder weather?

The holiday season is fast approaching. What does that mean? Well, colder weather will be arriving sooner rather than later. Is your home ready to keep you comfy during the winter?There are many things you should do to get your home ready for winter. If you don't take these steps, you could end up with an uncomfortable home or astoundingly high...
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HVAC During Mild Weather

What do you set your thermostat to during the spring and fall?

Deciding when to switch from heating mode to cooling mode, and vice versa, may not be easy. It's important to keep air circulating during the spring and fall, but you may not need the power of your gas furnace or air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. So, what should you do?Here are some things to keep in mind when...
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Bad Homeowner HVAC Habits

Are you guilty of any of these bad homeowner HVAC habits?

We want our heating and air conditioning systems to last as long as possible. To do that, we've got to keep a few things in mind. Here are some things that you may be doing that could affect how long (and efficiently) your heating and cooling equipment operates.Constantly adjusting the thermostat. The toughest part of an air...
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Furnace Replacement Options

Do you know what you're looking for in a new furnace?

Shopping for new heating equipment can seem like a daunting task. The life of the average furnace can span multiple decades - chances are you've never had to replace your system in the past. A new heating system is an investment financially and comfort-wise; you want to make sure you make the right decision.Here are some things you...
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Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace

Do you think it's time to replace your old furnace?

Making the decision to replace your heating equipment isn't an easy one. Heating equipment is essential to your home comfort during the winter, but it is also expensive. You don't want to end up replacing your unit unnecessarily, but you don't want to be without heat during the coldest parts of the year. After all, Murphy's Law suggests...
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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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High-Efficiency Cooling Perks

Are you considering a high-efficiency air conditioning upgrade?

How old is your air conditioner? Did you know that the average lifespan of an air conditioner is approximately 16 years? However, after a certain amount of time, the efficiency and performance of your unit could diminish due to regular wear and tear. There will come a time when it is no longer cost effective to continue...
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