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Archive for January, 2017

Why You Absolutely Need to Size Your Furnace Correctly

Monday, January 30th, 2017

There’s quite a laundry list of things you need to go through when it comes to selecting a new furnace. It can be pretty easy to lose certain details while working your way down the list, but there are a few things you absolutely should not skip. Size is one of those things. A furnace that is not properly sized can cause a whole swath of issues for homeowners, and can even lead to a need for early replacement.

(Keep in mind that when we refer to the size of the furnace, we’re primarily talking about the level of output the system creates.)

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Signs You Need Boiler Repairs

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Boilers have a well-earned reputation for longevity, mainly because of their lack of moving parts. Fewer moving parts means fewer opportunities for various malfunctions to occur, which translates into a longer lifespan compared to other systems. Boilers are not immune to everything, However. Your boiler can still develop a problem, and probably will at some point in its service life. If you want to keep your boiler in the best possible condition, you’re going to need to be familiar with the signs that the system is in trouble.

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When to Worry about Heat Pump Ice

Monday, January 9th, 2017

If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you’re likely to see ice building up on the outside portion of the unit at some point. Under normal circumstances, this isn’t something you need to be concerned about. However, you should still keep an eye on it in case it starts to become a problem. In the wrong circumstances, heat pump ice can actually threaten the entire system.

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Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips You Should Follow

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

It may seem like your home’s air is clean, but that doesn’t make it true. In fact, your indoor air quality is probably quite a bit lower than you think. There are a number of reasons why the average home has poor indoor air quality, from airborne contaminants to leaky ducts. If you want to improve your health and comfort this winter, you should start by taking steps to improve your indoor air quality.

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