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How to Interview Your HVAC ContractorIf you need a new air conditioner, heating system or HVAC repair work in your Fort Wayne area home, you likely will contact at least one HVAC contractor in your area for estimates. Comparing different contractors can be tricky, but you can increase the chances that you will hire the right professional if you:

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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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Regional HVAC System Efficiency Standards Are Going to RiseFor more than two years, there has been a legal battle between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and several HVAC trade organizations over regional HVAC system efficiency standards. The long-running dispute has come to a close with a recent court decision that accepted a joint settlement agreement that was filed on March 11.

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The Energy Star Most Efficient Label Points to High-Efficiency HVAC OptionsWant to save money on your utility bill and keep your home comfortable all year? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency manages the Energy Star program to guide consumers in the purchase of a variety of energy-using electronics and appliances, including residential heating and cooling systems. In the last year or so, the EPA realized that so many products were qualifying for the Energy Star that it had lost its edge when it comes to singling out the best of the best. That's why the federal agency developed the Energy Star Most Efficient program. When you purchase a central A/C, heat pump or furnace that's marked as Most Efficient, you know you have a product that will begin saving you immediately on energy bills, and keep saving throughout its service life.

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Got Tax Credits? Use Them This Summer on a New A/CIt's not too early to be thinking about your 2013 taxes. After all, the actions you take this year affect the tax bill you'll have to pay next spring. One of the ways you can reduce your tax obligations come tax day is to take advantage of the federal energy tax credits. If you've been thinking about upgrading your air conditioning system, it makes sense to act this year.

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SEER Ratings: Facts and FiguresIf you're in the market for a new A/C, you may have been told to read a unit's energy label and check out its SEER rating. Without actually understanding the importance of SEER, however, you may end up with a system that's not right for your home. Here's a look at what SEER is, what to look for, and how to take advantage of that information.

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Has Your Air Conditioner Come to the End of the Line? The Telling SignsThe sweltering months of summer are here, bringing with them searing temperatures and high humidity. If your air conditioning system fails, you are faced with a tough decision made harder by the uncomfortable conditions. Should you repair your existing unit, or opt for total replacement? Several factors can help you determine which route to take and restore the comfort levels in your home.

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Your Split Air-Conditioning System: Why the 2 Sides Should Work in SyncIf you're like most homeowners, you've never given much thought to the fact that the indoor and outdoor components of your split air-conditioning system rely on each other. When one starts to give out, you might make the mistaken assumption that you can simply replace the faulty component, and everything will be fine. Ultimately, though, this could lead to big problems. Here's why:

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New Furnace Efficiency Standards In 2013 Will Affect IndianansThe new furnace efficiency standards set for 2013 will require more efficient furnaces to be installed in new construction and when existing furnaces are replaced. The requirements vary based on home region, with stricter efficiency standards for heaters in colder climates and stricter efficiency standards for air conditioning in warmer climates. Indianans will see changes to efficiency requirements for heaters, while air conditioning efficiency will remain at current levels.

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