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Forced-Air Furnace – You Have One, but What Does That Mean?

January 12, 2015

You may have just purchased a new home or renovated your current one, and now have a forced-air furnace. But what are they, and why are these units so popular? All furnaces share a similar design, although traditional models use convection to provide heat. This means that it takes advantage of hot air’s tendency to…

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The Home's Ductwork: How Those Leaks Are Costing You Money and Compromising Your Air Quality

January 9, 2015

Homeowners with forced-air HVAC systems should be aware that ductwork leaks can produce high energy bills and compromised indoor air quality. Ducts are known to leak at any stage during their useful life of a home and are usually hidden from view. The breaches in ducts can send dirt and noxious gases into the home,…

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When the Heat Pump Acts Up, Here's What to Do

December 22, 2014

In some climates, choosing a heat pump for your cooling and heating needs offers an energy efficient alternative to separate furnace and air conditioner equipment. Although heat pumps do have limitations, in extremely cold weather especially, steps can be followed to keep your unit operating at peak efficiency while extending your heat pump’s operational lifespan.…

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