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Using Green Heating This WinterFall and winter temperatures can end up costing you a lot in terms of your energy bills. Making a few changes toward green heating can help you cut down on your energy use and result in much lower heating bills while it’s cold out. Keep the following tips in mind to save on energy and heating costs.

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Radiant Floor Heating: Considerations for InstallationRadiant floor heating can provide a viable alternative to a conventional forced-air furnace. Blowing hot air throughout the house through ductwork brings certain drawbacks when it comes to temperature consistency and maximum efficiency. A hydronic radiant floor heating system, however, circulates hot water through a grid of tubes installed in the floor, turning the entire floor surface into a heat mass that radiates gentle, continuous warmth.

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Furnace on the Fritz? Find Out How to Troubleshoot Common IssuesFurnace problems can be a major inconvenience when it's cold outside and you need heat inside. However, if your furnace is on the fritz, the solution may not have to be a major expense. If you have a hunch you may be able to fix the problem or you at least want to give it a shot, try these furnace troubleshooting tips.

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Finding the Balance of Heat/HumidityYou probably know that too much humidity in your home in the summer is not a good thing. It can make us feel warmer, as it interferes with perspiration evaporating on our skin, so it's always wise to keep humidity levels low -- no more than 40 percent -- in the summer. But likewise, we also need to be mindful of moisture levels in the winter. Here's why.

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Here's What You Need to Know About Heat ExchangersAll gas furnaces use a heat exchanger to transfer the heat the gas creates. Normally, heat exchangers sit next to the furnace burners and heat up just like a pan on the stove. These parts, made from metal, absorb heat and the air that the blower sends over it warms. It enters the ductwork and heats your home.

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Replacing the Furnace Motor: ECM or PSC?Furnace motors are made to last for several years in most cases, but they don’t last forever. If your motor is showing signs of serious wear and tear or if it’s broken, you’ll need to consider furnace motor replacement. Keep in mind that you don’t have to automatically go with the same type as your current one. The following information can help you choose between an ECM and PSC motor.

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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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You Can Talk Like an HVAC Pro With These Terms: Learn the AdvantagesAre you needing HVAC service or installation in your Fort Wayne area home? Before you call up the contractor, it can help to have a working knowledge of some of the more common HVAC terms. This will help you talk like an HVAC pro and better communicate with your technician, whether you're trying to inquire about upgrading your system, schedule service, or arrange for emergency repair.

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