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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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Helpful Advice When it's Time for a New Furnace in Your HomeIs your furnace 15 years old or older? Has it needed frequent repairs? Did it struggle to make your home comfortable last winter? If yes, maybe it's time you thought about buying a new furnace. To make sure you get the best value for your money, use the following tips when shopping for a furnace.

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Learn the Basics about Radiant FlooringHomeowners are always looking for the best and most cost-efficient way to heat their home. Today, more homeowners than ever are considering radiant flooring. With steady improvements in radiant flooring, this system is now one of the best, as well as economical, ways to heat your home.

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Keep Your Water Heater Working Properly by Flushing SedimentJust like a car, your water heater needs attention and tune-ups in order to continue working efficiently. Draining and flushing out sediment from your water heater is an important task. Not cleaning out the sediment regularly can lead to many problems.

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Why You Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector in Your HomeWhen you turn on your fuel-burning heating system for the fall, you have a reasonable expectation that it will operate safely. However, some unforeseen issues could occur that might make your gas or propane furnace a potentially deadly risk. To prevent this danger, you need a carbon monoxide (CO) detector in your home.

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Tackle Fall Allergies by Improving Your Home’s Air QualityThe changing seasons may be beautiful, but for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, transitioning from winter to spring or summer to fall can be the most miserable time of the year. Maintaining good indoor air quality this fall can help ease the sniffling and itching as well as improve your overall health. Take this three-pronged approach to improving the overall quality of your Fort Wayne home's air this fall.

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How to Improve Your Home's Indoor Air Quality this SeasonFall brings a pleasant break from summer heat, but it also gives rise to more respiratory symptoms for many people. Allergies are commonly the culprit this time of year, rather than the common cold, and improving indoor air quality can help. Here's what you can do.

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The Importance of Duct Sealing for Home ComfortThe ducts that deliver conditioned air to all the rooms in your home are hidden from view, so you may not realize how their condition impacts your comfort. If the ducts are leaky or not properly insulated, as much as 30 percent of your HVAC system's output may not arrive at the registers. Professional duct sealing can eliminate this needless waste and boost your day-to-day home comfort.

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How to Determine If It's Time to Repair or Replace Your HVAC SystemWhen your HVAC system breaks down, you are faced with two options: to repair or to replace. Knowing which option to choose can be daunting. To make the decision less confusing, take the important factors below into consideration.

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Do You Know How to Properly Ventilate Your Bathroom?Is your bathroom properly ventilated? Even if you've got an exhaust fan installed, you may be surprised to learn that your system still isn't doing your home a lot of good. Fortunately, it's fairly easy to evaluate your existing bathroom ventilation and make the necessary improvements to protect your home's building components and your family's health. Read on to learn about proper bathroom ventilation.

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How Can You Hide Your Outdoor HVAC Unit?While you probably take it for granted, there's no denying the outdoor HVAC unit of your central air conditioner or heat pump isn't exactly winning you any landscaping awards. It does serve an essential function, though, keeping your family cool throughout the summer, and if it's a heat pump, warm in the winter, too. However, wouldn't it be nice to hide or otherwise camouflage your outdoor HVAC unit? This also would serve the purpose of eliminating a temptation for potential thieves.

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How to Take Care of Hot and Cold Spots in Your HomeThe nature of heat energy is to move from a warmer to cooler place. That's why heated indoor air seeks to exploit leaks and poorly insulated places in your home's envelope to move to cooler outdoor air during the winter. Read on to learn how to solve these common problems and many more that may be contributing to hot and cold spots in your home.

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Tips to Help You Spot an Indoor Humidity ProblemWith higher outdoor temperatures and increased moisture, indoor humidity issues are generally a summertime problem. Though, with many Fort Wayne area homes sealed up tight to save energy and enhance comfort, an indoor humidity problem can be a year-round nuisance that traps moisture inside.

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Should You Keep Your Air Conditioner Running this Season?Summer is finally over and fall, our favorite season in Indiana, is here! Now you can enjoy the cooler weather and your air conditioner can enjoy a little break. To help you maximize savings on your energy bill, we've compiled a few tips on when to run your A/C this fall and when to let it rest.

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Save Money this Fall by Lowering Your Water Heater TemperatureWhen you consider that water heating accounts for as much as 20 percent of energy usage in the average home, it can really pay to improve water heater efficiency. One of the simplest ways to reduce your water heating bill is lowering the water heater temperature. Here's how: 

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Why Should You Consider a Maintenance Agreement?Problems with your home's heating or cooling equipment not only impact your comfort and budget, they can compromise your family's safety. The hassle-free way to ensure your HVAC system components receive timely preventive care is to opt for an annual maintenance agreement with an experienced HVAC professional. 

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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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