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April 17, 2014

Your 2014 Air Purifiers Buyer’s Guide

Today’s air tight, energy-efficient homes keep you warm during the winter and cool in the summer. On the downside, your home can’t breathe. Air filtration machines—or air purifiers—will not only bring fresh air inside, they will improve air quality, reduce dust and relieve allergy and asthma symptoms. It is important to note that not all units are beneficial or healthy. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying air purifiers. HEPA Filtration—High Efficiency Particulate Air filtration is one […]
March 6, 2014

When the Furnace Replacement Option Wins Over Furnace Repairs

When it appears that a furnace replacement makes more sense than continuing to repair your current system, these guidelines can help you select a new system based on your home’s characteristics, the features you want and energy efficiency. A furnace lasts for a long time, and doing your homework beforehand will increase your satisfaction over the long haul. Sizing Of all the decisions you make, sizing the system has the biggest impact on its performance and your comfort. HVAC professionals […]
February 27, 2014

Red-Tagged Furnace or Water Heater? Now What?

Learning that you have a red-tagged furnace or water heater isn’t good news because it usually means that the appliance isn’t safe to operate. For example, gas furnaces can develop cracks in the heat exchanger that can emit carbon monoxide (CO) into your home’s air supply. while a water heater that’s not venting properly can do the same. CO is a serious health hazard because it can be lethal with prolonged or heavy exposure. When a plumber or HVAC contractor […]
December 17, 2013

Closing an Unused Room to Save Energy: Maybe Not Such a Good Idea After All

Many homeowners think that closing a room to save energy is a smart move on their part to cut heating costs. On one level, it makes sense because you’re increasing the airflow going to the rooms left open plus giving your heating equipment a smaller house to warm up. In reality, however, this doesn’t happen in most cases, and can actually create more problems than it solves. A well-planned forced-air HVAC system is calibrated to have a certain amount of […]