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Thinking of Buying a Whole Home Ventilation System? Tips for Finding the Best for Your HomeAn airtight home will help you save money on energy, but it could also diminish the quality of your indoor air as not enough fresh air can get inside to replace the stuffy, dirty air that accumulates, especially during the winter. One way to combat this is to install a whole home ventilation system. A good ventilation system will be quiet, and should run continuously and automatically. You do not want your whole home ventilation system to raise utility bills significantly, or be noisy or drafty.

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How Is a Two-Stage or Variable-Speed Furnace Better Than a Single-Stage Model?If you've looked to purchase a new furnace ahead of the coming winter in Indiana, you may have noticed that there are several options available. Your decision to purchase a single-stage, two-stage or variable-speed furnace will depend on your budget, heating requirements, insulation and the size of your home. By consulting with an HVAC professional, you'll be able to find a furnace that reliably keeps your family comfortable at a reasonable price.

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Keep Air Ducts Clean in Your New Haven Home and See Multiple BenefitsHave you noticed an excessive amount of dust near the registers for your ductwork? A small amount is normal, but when a significant amount becomes noticeable, a professional duct cleaning may be necessary. Dust and pollen circulating through the duct system can trigger symptoms in allergy sufferers in your household, as well as individuals who suffer from respiratory ailments. If you can't remember the last time your air ducts were cleaned, you may want to consider an inspection

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Would You Know if You Were Exposed to Carbon MonoxideCarbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas that is produced in exhaust from vehicles, gas furnaces, stoves, wood fires and other appliances that work by combustion. Unfortunately, CO can be very hazardous to humans and animals, and, in fact, causes hundreds of accidental deaths in the United States every year. Since it can't be detected by sight or smell, how would you know if you'd been exposed to carbon monoxide?

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An Indoor Air Quality Test Can Tell You a Lot About Your HomeMany people would be surprised at the impact that indoor air quality has on a home, and by extension all the people in it.  If you have any reason to suspect that your home's breathing air is not what it should be, an indoor air quality test will confirm or disprove the notion for you, so you'll know if it needs attention.

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Your Furnace Filter Should Be Chosen With CareAlthough the selection process can be overwhelming, choosing the furnace filter that best meets your needs is important to keep your HVAC system operating efficiently while reducing airborne pollutants within your home and improving indoor air quality (IAQ).

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Get Your Heat Pump Ready for Fall By Changing ModesPreparing your heat pump for the heating season requires more than switching it from A/C mode to Heat mode on your thermostat. When you take the time to prepare and maintain your heat pump before the cold weather arrives, you help maximize its performance and catch small problems before they become unwanted expensive headaches during a heating contractor’s busiest season.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are More Important Than You ThinkCarbon monoxide (CO) is a real threat lurking in your Fort Wayne area home. This colorless, odorless gas is hazardous and potentially lethal to humans and animals. It can be emitted from any combustion appliance in your home, including gas-powered water heaters and furnaces, if they're malfunctioning or not venting properly. It is very important to identify CO leaks quickly and address the situation immediately before it endangers your family. Carbon monoxide detectors are the best way to protect your family from this invisible danger.

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Mercury-Filled Thermostats -- Time to Retire Old TechnologyRemember the "good old days": lead paint covering children's toys, DDT in our pesticides, family vehicles without child safety seats, and mercury-filled thermostats. Increased research and advances in technology have revealed the dangers behind the use of all these once-accepted items. Change can be slow in coming. Mercury-filled thermostats may have served their purpose at one time, but it's definitely time for them to go.

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Tankless Water Heater Basics -- Why Does It Take Longer to Heat?If you are replacing your storage tank water heater or are installing a new one in a new construction or commercial building, you may be considering a tankless water heater. These take up much less space for installation and are more efficient than storage water heaters. They also offer a constant supply of hot water, as long as they're sized correctly for your needs. The initial cost may be higher for purchase and installation, but in the long run a tankless unit should last much longer than a storage water heater and save much more in monthly water heating costs, since a tankless unit doesn't need to keep 40-50 gallons of water heated constantly. 

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Plan For Water Heater Replacement Before You Absolutely Need ToIn most cases, consumers wait for their water heater to go out before they consider a replacement. This can lead to a lack of hot water until the old model is replaced, and it may result in a higher cost up-front because you won't be able to wait for end-of-the-years sales or other discounts that might be available. Since this is somewhat of an emergency, you may have to pay a premium for immediate service.

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Furnace With home heating season just around the corner here in the Fort Wayne area, now's the time to start thinking about your yearly furnace tune-up. Whether your home has an oil-burning furnace or more likely, one fueled by natural gas, scheduling a yearly furnace tune-up with a licensed professional so your furnace can be cleaned, inspected and adjusted will ensure its safe and efficient operation.

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