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  • How to Keep Your Home Warm Without Using Your Heater

    Your heater and air conditioner are the biggest energy-consumers in the average American home, so it should come as little surprise that the majority of the money you’re spending on energy this winter is going towards keeping you warm and comfortable. However, what if there were ways you could spend less money on energy without having to sacrifice your own comfort? Turns out, you can and it’s not ...
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  • Why Can My Heater Freeze?

    “Wait, what do you mean my heater’s frozen? How is that possible?” We receive this question from homeowners on occasion, often after they’ve contacted us to inspect their heater after it’s seized up and stopped working in the middle of cold stretch of winter weather. While it may seem more than a little silly to imagine that something that’s supposed to generate heat and keep you warm has ...
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  • 5 Things You Need to Know About Your Heat Pump in the Winter

    During the chilly winter months, you want to know that your heat pump is working at maximum efficiency. This can keep your home comfortable while reducing your utility bills at the same time. Before the temperature drops, there are several ways you can improve your heat pump’s efficiency. Here’s what you need to know about your heat pump: It needs regular maintenance . It is important to schedule ...
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  • How to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

    Autumn is coming to a close, and that means heaters and furnaces are going to be firing up all across the country to provide warmth as the frigid weather of winter sets in. However, if you don’t take some extra precautions to get your furnace ready, your system could break down, leaving you out in the cold. Want to avoid this hassle or the expense of a costly repair ? Here are some steps you can ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Furnace Efficiency

    If your furnace has broken down or is simply starting to show its age, you may be considering replacing it entirely. When that’s the case, you’ll have the choice between two primary types: standard efficiency and high-efficiency systems. While a high-efficiency system does use less energy, they’re not always the ideal choice if circumstances don’t allow for it. Here are some of the big ...
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  • Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

    Lots of homeowners will fire up their furnaces for the first time this winter only to discover that their furnace is leaking water. Is this a sign of a serious problem? Do you need an expensive repair? The answer to these questions isn’t always straightforward, but this blog will help you determine whether or not you need to call for a repair or you’re simply experiencing normal operation of your ...
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  • Should I Fix My Thermostat Myself?

    The thermostat is an important part of running your HVAC systems in your home. However, when you discover that your air conditioning and heating units are no responding like they should, despite the adjustments you make to your home’s thermostat, it often means that repairs are necessary. While it is easy to assume that the thermostat may be to blame for the issue, perhaps the air conditioning and ...
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  • Why You Need to Check for Air Leaks

    Air conditioning and heating systems account for over half of the energy use in an average U.S. home, which makes it the biggest energy expense for most homes. Warm air leaking into your home during the summer months and out of your home during the winter season can result in your HVAC systems overworking and essentially wasting your money on increased energy bills. Air often escapes from the ...
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  • Heating Pads vs. Electric Blankets

    The blizzards and frigid cold just won’t seem to go away for the summer, and as a result this most recent string of cold weather from Winter Storm Stella has caused everyone to break out the blankets and crank up the heaters one more time. If you need a little bit of extra warmth to stay comfortable, you may want to consider investing in an electric blanket or a heating pad. Let’s take a look at ...
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  • Why is My Heating Bill So High?

    Have you been shocked and/or horrified by seeing your utility bills this winter? While a slight jump in costs is not abnormal, a sharp increase may be due to an inefficient central heater . It’s not as though your heater has something wrong with it, however, it may just be forced to work harder to maintain the temperature due to a number of heat leaks found throughout your home. You can make your ...
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