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Easy Ways to Heat Your Home

Easy Ways to Heat Your Home

Heating is expensive.  According to the Energy Information Administration, up until 2009 more than 50% of energy was used in home heating.  While this number continues to decrease thanks to more energy-efficient heating systems, the vast amounts of fuel used to power furnaces, radiators, water heaters, and boilers is still substantial.  Running a heater throughout

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5 Home Heating Mistakes | How NOT to Heat Your Home

HVAC heating/cooling vent register on wall

Heating your home is your largest energy expense, “making up about 42% of your utility bill” (U.S. Dept. of Energy). Unfortunately, the same heating mistakes get made over and over again. While there are many things you can do to restore heat and improve the energy efficiency of your heating system, there are also a

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How to Seal and Insulate Your Home

How to Seal and Insulate Your Home

Energy costs will continue to rise in the near constant race between energy cost and energy efficiency.  As the SEER and AFUE ratings on our home heating and cooling systems get better and better, energy prices will continue to fluctuate, likely trending towards higher costs.  Fortunately, there are better ways to increase the efficiency of

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Help Your Home Help Your HVAC

Help Your Home Help Your HVAC

The central air system works diligently to heat and cool your home. Unfortunately, a good portion of the air conditioning is lost through poor ventilation and insulation. While your HVAC technician works to keep your central air efficient, making a few changes around the home help too. For cost-effective and simple DIY solutions to energy

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A Short History of Heating and Air Conditioning

A Short History of Heating and Air Conditioning

The Romans and Greeks used similar tactics to keep themselves cool. Though it was not until technology accommodated advancements that the heating and air conditioning we know today began taking shape. 1830s Dr. John Gorrie of Florida wants to provide a way to shorten recovery time for patients. Believing that bad air was the root

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How to Prevent Mold and Mildew

How to Prevent Mold and Mildew

The central air system runs all throughout the home. Because its arms and legs reach every part of your house, there are many factors that influence indoor air quality. This includes the elements outside. Everything from yard waste to pet hair can affect system efficiency and the cleanliness of air. One of most bothersome conditions

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Use Your Central Air to Battle the Flu

Use Your Central Air to Battle the Flu

As winter settles in for a long stay, we instantly worry about how to prevent catching the flu. With work every day and people running in and out of the house, it is nearly impossible to survive the season without catching a cold. To set up a barrier of defense against catching viruses, use your

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Five Tips to Lower Your Utility Bill

Five Tips to Lower Your Utility Bill

Despite the many benefits heating and air conditioning provide, homeowners proceed with caution due to rising energy costs. Fortunately, there are several ways homeowners can enjoy their heating service while lowering or managing energy costs. With the help of your favorite HVAC technician and a few changes around the home, every family can have superior

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