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February 2, 2017

These Factors Mean You’re Working With a Quality HVAC Business

Whether your heating and cooling system needs repair or you’ll looking to upgrade by having new equipment installed, you want the assurance that the HVAC contractor you hire does quality work and treats their customers fairly. With so many HVAC businesses to choose from in the local area, you’ll find it easier to pick the right one if you use the following factors as a hiring guide. Longevity and Good Reputation If an HVAC company has been in business for […]
January 31, 2017

Unsealed Ducts = Wasted Energy and Money

Few home improvement projects offer as many benefits as duct sealing does. Leaking ducts cause high energy bills, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and may even pose health risks. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the typical home may lose from 20 to 30 percent of its conditioned air due to ductwork problems, chief among which is leakage. Cuts Energy Costs When ducts run through unconditioned spaces and they leak, that air you’ve paid to condition enters the attic, […]
January 26, 2017

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Heat Exchangers

In today’s gas-fired furnaces, heat exchangers are one of the system’s central critical components. A gas burner flame doesn’t directly heat air moving through the furnace. Instead, the burner flame in the combustion chamber heats the heat exchanger, which in turn heats the air circulating through special passages. This not only provides optimum heating performance, it’s a vital safety feature.   Heat exchangers ensure that gases produced in the combustion chamber — including deadly carbon monoxide — are kept out […]
January 24, 2017

When Temperatures Drop, Bundle Up Your Water Heater

The most ignored appliance in many homes is the water heater because it’s tucked out of sight, operates silently and seldom fails. It’s also the second-most hungry appliance in the typical home, using around 20 percent of all energy consumed in a year. Wrapping it with an insulating blanket will cut its energy consumption and prolong its lifetime.   These blankets, found at home improvement centers, cost little compared to the energy savings they offer. Older storage tank water heaters […]