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Replacing an Old Gas Furnace: What Are My Options?

November 23rd, 2015

One of the most important decisions you can make for your home comfort if you live in a cold climate is which type of heating system to install. Today, heating systems are more efficient than ever before, saving homeowners a lot of money over the years and making for a high return on investment. Replacing an older heating system (even before it fails) generally means lower bills and better comfort, but only if you choose the right one. So what are your options for replacing an old gas furnace? Continue Reading

Do You Have Enough Ventilation in Your Home?

November 16th, 2015

Did you know that the air inside of our homes is typically a lot worse than the quality of the outside air? Fresh air can do you a world of good, but in our area, letting fresh air into the home would do more harm than good, especially in the winter. Luckily, there is a system you can install that allows you to let some fresh air in without opening a window and sacrificing energy efficiency. Continue Reading

Trust Commercial Heating Services to a Specialist

November 9th, 2015

Are you searching for someone to repair or install a high quality commercial heating system for your business? Make sure that you only schedule any heating installation, repair, replacement, or maintenance service to a commercial HVAC specialist. It’s important to note that not every HVAC company services commercial properties. In fact—most don’t! Continue Reading

How Radiant In-Floor Heating Works and What Makes It So Efficient

November 2nd, 2015

One of the most popular modes of heating among new homeowners is radiant in-floor heating. This method of heating uses a boiler to heat up water and send it through a set of pipes underneath your floor. This is often installed as part of new construction, but a technician may also retrofit this into an older home. People with in-floor radiant heat swear by its advanced comfort and efficiency. Here’s what makes these units so effective! Continue Reading

How an HVAC Technician Can Help You Achieve Better Heating Efficiency

October 26th, 2015

In colder weather, the monthly utility bills can add up rather quickly. We stay indoors to protect ourselves from the winter chill, which means we keep the heaters on while the gas and electrical bills get higher and higher. Luckily, HVAC technicians have a few tricks up their sleeves to help you keep costs low this winter. Consider a visit from your local technicians for any of the following improvements. Continue Reading

Are You in the Market for a New Water Heater?

October 19th, 2015

Did you know that water heaters should be replaced after about 10 years of age? This number can vary greatly depending on the condition of the system, but most manufacturers set the lifespan of a water heater at around 10-15 years. If you’re still deciding whether to replace your water heater or if you need help figuring out which type to purchase, your local technicians can help, but we’ve put together a short guide that may help you judge for yourself. Continue Reading

Understanding AFUE Ratings and New Heating Installation

October 12th, 2015

When you are in the market for a new heating system, it can be tough to understand all of your options. You may have an idea of what type of heating system you want (furnace or boiler are the two common options). But there are also all of these numbers and sizing requirements to deal with that can be difficult for an amateur to interpret. Find out about AFUE ratings and selecting a new heating system in our quick guide! Continue Reading

Do You Have a High-Efficiency Furnace Heating Your Home?

October 5th, 2015

By the time winter comes, your home’s furnace will be running full time to keep you comfortable. This means an inevitable increase on your monthly bills. And if this increase isn’t in the budget, you may find yourself lowering the temperature to an uncomfortable setting in order to save some money. Continue Reading

What Makes Hydronic Heating So Efficient?

September 28th, 2015

Hydronic heating systems are those that use water as a means of heating a home. A large boiler tank heats up the water and then a series of pumps moves the water around the home and back to the tank again. There are a couple of ways the heat is delivered into the rooms of your home. It may move out into the room with the help of a radiator. An even more effective system is a set of underfloor pipes allow heat to radiate from the floor,  Continue Reading

Common Heating Issues at the Beginning of the Season

September 21st, 2015

It’s finally time to switch on your heating system for most of the fall and winter. Is your heater up to the task? Often, homeowners turn on their heaters for the first time in the season only to discover their systems are not operating as expected. Check out our list of a few common beginning-of-season heating issues, and when it may be time to call an expert. Continue Reading