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Lowering Your House's Heating LoadYour old (or new) faithful furnace can work tirelessly to keep you warm. If your home's envelope isn't sealed up nice and tight, it only makes your furnace work harder due to the increased heating load. So, why not make modest home efficiency upgrades to ease the strain on your furnace? It will last longer with fewer repairs, and ease the strain on your energy budget, too.

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Tight Ducts Will Help Keep the Heat in Your Home Where it BelongsFort Wayne’s winters are frigid and snowy, so your furnace needs to be at peak performance before it gets cold. Repairs to heating ductwork are often neglected because the ducts aren't easily visible, however, this can lead to serious problems. Here are some suggestions on how to recognize broken or loose ducts:

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Save Energy this Winter with a Variable-Speed FurnaceColder temperatures will be coming to the Fort Wayne area soon, which means it's almost time to start heating your home. Having your furnace run most of the time when it’s freezing outside helps keep you warm, but also leads to high heating bills. You can save money this winter while still heating your home by having a variable-speed furnace installed.

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Your Furnace Needs a Good Filter to Keep You ComfortableYou probably know your furnace has a filter, and you probably also know it needs changing now and then. But what else do you know about it? The fact is, your furnace filter (which is the same as the air conditioner or air filter) is a key component of the HVAC system for keeping you comfortable and in good health, as well as ensuring the system runs properly, all winter long.

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your DuctworkLike most things, residential ductwork doesn't last forever. At some point, a home's ducts will stop serving an effective role in your home's forced-air HVAC system. They'll begin leaking air or allowing dirty air to infiltrate your home, and they may get clogged with dust and debris. This will happen even sooner if they've been designed or installed incorrectly, or haven't been maintained properly. In most cases, faulty ducts can be repaired and cleaned, but in severe situations they may need replacement.

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Evaluate Your Home for Heat Loss Before it Costs You this WinterYour home’s heat can escape through gaps and even the smallest cracks, but heat loss doesn’t stop there. Heat travels toward cooler areas, and if its path isn’t properly blocked by insulating materials, it will be conducted and transmitted out of the home through exterior walls and window glass. By discovering heat’s escape routes and eliminating or reducing them, your home will feel more comfortable, your heating system won’t have to work as hard and you will save money.

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Improve Comfort By Insulating These Areas of Your HomeHeat movement through your home's envelope causes temperature fluctuations from room to room. Since heat energy moves from a warmer to cooler place, heat movement through the ceiling, walls and floor in places where home insulation is lacking always works against comfort and efficiency.

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