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7 Reasons to Convert a Wood Fireplace to Gas

7 Reasons to Convert a Wood Fireplace to Gas

Despite being notoriously inefficient, fireplaces continue to be prized for their ambience and elegance. Humans have always enjoyed sitting around a crackling fire — that won’t change. The good news is that modern, well-maintained fireplaces can work as an effective auxiliary to your central heating system. If other rooms aren’t in use, you can lower

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Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips

Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips - Service Champions

Winter makes indoor air quality much more apparent due to the increased time spend indoors and reduced ventilation from closed windows and improved air sealing and insulation. Trapping air will lead to unhealthy conditions, which is why it’s important to have ventilation and other systems in place to refresh your air and improve indoor air

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Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

A heat pump is basically a central air conditioner that also provides heating by reversing itself and drawing heat from the outdoor air to the interior of the house (yes, even cold air contains heat energy). The maintenance needs of a heat pump are very similar to an air conditioner, but they have some special

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How to Inspect and Clean Furnace Intake and Exhaust Pipes

Inspect and Clean Your Furnace Intake and Exhaust Pipes

With winter coming, many of us are getting our homes prepared for the colder weather. While scheduling a professional furnace tune-up, changing filters, and testing smoke and CO detectors are essential, so is checking the furnace’s intake and exhaust pipes. Often, furnace problems arise from blocked airflow in your intake or exhaust pipe. Even if

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4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers

4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers - Service Champions

With the colder weather comes drier air. Winter is notorious for dry skin, chapped lips, static electricity, and other low humidity symptoms. To make things worse, heating systems can make your indoor air even drier. And the leakier your home, the more cold, dry, outdoor air gets inside. So, what can you do about the

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Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

The temperatures are dropping and so are the leaves. It’s time to start preparing your home for colder weather. Here’s a useful fall maintenance checklist to keep you cozy, safe, and comfortable through the holiday season and beyond.  Indoor Fall Maintenance Schedule a Professional Furnace Tune-Up The first thing you want to do to make

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When to Call for Heating Repair

When to Call for Heating Repair - Service Champions

Nobody likes the thought of having to call a professional for heating repairs. However, it’s always a good idea to call your heating contractor whenever you suspect that something is wrong. Contacting a professional when you first detect a heating issue helps it from developing into a costlier repair, but it may also save you

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An Inside Look at Your Furnace

An Inside Look at Your Furnace - Service Champions

As a homeowner, it’s a good idea to know a little bit about how your furnace works. It will help you understand the dangers of natural gas and carbon monoxide, along with ways to increase efficiency and save money. An Inside Look at Your Furnace A traditional gas furnace is part of the forced air

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