Should I Replace My Furnace?

Has your furnace been keeping up with you this winter? If not, it may be time to think about saying goodbye…or at least time to get in touch with an HVAC expert to assess the situation. You should think about the possibility of replacement, repairs, or tune-ups if: Your furnace is 15 years or older Although age may […]

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6 Tips to Keep Your Wallet Happy This Winter

Don’t let your winter heating costs get you down Sure, in the short walk from your heated car to your heated office the cold winter air may be refreshing, but I’m sure there are few among us who don’t appreciate the comfort of a well-heated house at the end of the day. I’ll also bet there are few among us whose […]

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Which is the BEST HVAC brand?

Government and utility consumer protection authorities unanimously agree that your satisfaction depends much more on picking the right contractor than a particular equipment brand. One question we are asked time and time again is “What brand of furnace or air conditioner should I buy?” Once a homeowner becomes more informed about the secrets of the HVAC […]

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Annual Furnace Service (Part I of our Annual Maintenance Series!)

Most of us are pinching pennies after the holidays. This means that home maintenance services that aren’t absolutely necessary often get pushed to the back burner. I’ve heard many folks (myself included!) wonder things like “Is annual maintenance really necessary for my furnace,” or “couldn’t I do that myself and save some money?” These are great questions! Let’s demystify annual HVAC […]

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Heating System Replacement Tips

Space heating is the largest energy expense in most homes, accounting for two-thirds of annual energy bills in cold climates. Why Buy An Energy Efficient Furnace/Boiler? Heating is the largest energy expense in most homes, accounting for almost two-thirds of annual energy bills in colder areas of the country. Heating systems in the United States […]

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Tips to Lower Your Furnace/Boiler’s Energy Usage

Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable. Keep the temperature fairly constant, as frequent changes will utilize more energy by causing unnecessary cycling on and off. Setting back the temperature at night, however, is recommended. Clean or replace furnace filters once a month or as needed. Oil-fired boilers should be professionally cleaned and tuned […]

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