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February 12, 2015

Maintenance 101: Have a Pro Inspect Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system is one of the most costly investments and sources of energy consumption in your home. Yet, neglected and dirty HVAC systems are the primary reason for service calls and system failures. Bring in a pro to inspect your ductwork system this season, and enjoy lower energy bills and greater comfort all year-round. Thermostat Controls Your HVAC pro will test your thermostat in all modes. With your system running, your technician will listen for unusual noises caused by rattling ducts or grinding blower bearings. Popping and […]
January 22, 2013

High-Efficiency Furnaces Offer Big Savings For Years

You have heard the hype about how high-efficiency furnaces save money, but are they worth the cost? Though high-efficiency furnaces cost more upfront, the savings in the long run cannot be argued. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), older, low- to mid-efficiency furnaces are inadequate to save on your monthly heating costs because they: Create a natural draft that increases the flow of combustion gasses Have a continually running pilot light Utilize a large heat exchanger, compared to […]
December 4, 2012

Working With Your Heating-System Tech: Furnace Terms It’s Smart To Know

You’re not expected to know the inside and outside of your heating system. It’s complicated stuff. That’s why most homeowners rely on a professional HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technician to service it every year. However, it does help to know some of the terminology. Not only will it make working with your heating-system tech much easier, it will also help you grasp a basic idea of how your heating system works. Here are a few terms which can help […]
October 13, 2011

AFUE: What The Rating Means And Why It Matters When You’re Buying A Furnace

Shopping for a furnace can be overwhelming. You know that it is a massively important decision, one that will impact your comfort and energy expenses for as many as 20 years, but you may not be familiar with what criteria set different furnaces apart from one another. One of the most important factors to understand is AFUE, or annual fuel utilization efficiency. AFUE ratings are a measurement of heating equipment’s efficiency. It is a percentage based on how much fuel is consumed versus […]