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What You Should Know about Air Filtration and Air CleaningIf you think that flimsy air filter in your furnace is going to clean your home's indoor air this winter or even next summer, think again. For comprehensive air cleaning in an indoor environment, a very high-efficiency air filter or a dedicated air-cleaning system is needed, or both. A standard furnace or HVAC filter won't remove anything but the largest particles from the air, allowing smaller particulates such as mold spores, bacteria, dust mites and pollen to pass through the filter and enter household air.

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What's the Best Thermostat Fan Setting, On or Auto?The thermostat fan, which controls the HVAC fan for both heating and air conditioning functions in your Fort Wayne area home, generally has two settings, "on" or "auto." In these modern times with the focus on having an HVAC system provide total comfort as efficiently as possible, questions can arise about the best thermostat fan setting. Here are a few tips to consider that may help you decide which setting is right:

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Two-Stage Furnace? Here's Why It Makes Sense in Our ClimateShopping around for a new furnace this season? When you want to increase home comfort and decrease energy bills, consider a two-stage furnace. The gas valve inside such a furnace has two settings, one for high and one for low. When weather is milder, it sends less gas into the burner. 

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When you're in the market for a new HVAC system, look for one that has an electronically commutated motor (ECM) outfitted for variable speeds as part of the furnace or air conditioner. These motors offer significant advantages over permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors because they use less electricity, run more quietly and adapt their speeds to conditions in your home. Also known as a variable-speed blower motor, an ECM with a motor controller can operate at whatever speed is needed to meet the conditioning needs of your home and the specific airflow and filtering factors in your HVAC system. For example, if your air filter is dirty, a variable-speed ECM will ramp up its speed to compensate for the restricted airflow.

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