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Did Your Furnace Perform This Winter?A well-functioning furnace is a necessity to keep your family comfortably warm and avoid mid-winter breakdowns or unnecessarily high heating costs. If you have concerns about how well your furnace is performing, the approaching end of winter is an ideal time to assess its efficiency and potential lifespan. Here are some key factors to weigh to gauge furnace performance:

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furnaces , winter , service and maintenance , furnace performance

What is A/C Tonnage?

February 21, 2019HVAC System

What is A/C Tonnage?The relationship between a system’s A/C tonnage and the size and characteristics of the home it’s in makes a difference in its performance. Each ton of an air conditioner can remove 12,000 Btus of heat from your home in one hour. When you’re selecting a new cooling system, whether it’s central or portable, finding the right size is crucial for your comfort, energy costs and the lifespan of the equipment.

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HVAC system , A/C tonnage , hvac sizing

Why We Love Smart ThermostatsIf you already have a programmable thermostat, you may think you’re enjoying the latest advancements in thermostat technology. However, there’s another step up from being able to program your thermostat, which is the ability to program it from anywhere, anytime. Why does this matter, you may ask? Once you realize why we love smart thermostats, you’ll love them, too!

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energy efficiency , energy savings , thermostats , Smart Thermostats

Craft Rooms: Why Proper Ventilation is ImportantThere's a well-established tradition in this country that workplaces should be safe, as free of work hazards as possible, and that they should be well ventilated so that workers can minimize exposure to airborne particulates. However, few of us give much consideration to the need for adequate ventilation and good indoor air quality in our home craft or work rooms.

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indoor air quality , ventilation , IAQ

IAQ and Health Go Hand-in-HandUnlike the dirt and dust that soil your floors and furniture, you can't see most of the airborne pollutants that compromise your home's indoor air quality. But these pollutants can have an adverse effect on your health, especially when they build up over time in an airtight home. This American Heart Health Month, learn how to prevent adverse IAQ effects, including heart disease.

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indoor air quality , IAQ effects , heart health , healthy

How Groundhog Day Affects Your Winter HeatingFebruary 2nd is the day when the groundhog fondly known as the Punxsutawney Phil comes out of hibernation each year to advise us whether we can expect an early spring, or if the cold winter weather will continue and we'll have an extended heating season. Groundhog Day has been an annual tradition since 1886, but how does really affect winter heating in your home?

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Heating , winter heating , service and maintenance , groundhog day , spring maintenance

How Do I Prevent and Respond to Gas Leaks?Anytime a gas leak happens in your home, it’s always an occasion for alarm. It only takes a single spark for even a minor leak to have explosive consequences. As you rely on your gas furnace for warmth this winter, it’s important to know how to detect gas leaks and prevent them from happening in the future. The following offers plenty of good tips for gas leak detection and prevention.

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gas furnace , service and maintenance , gas leaks , detectors

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