Tag Archives: service life

Protect Your Valuable Investment

Your heating system is probably the most expensive appliance in your home.  The working condition of it can increase (or decrease) your home’s value, lower (or raise) the cost of your monthly energy usage, and positively (or negatively) affect the … Continue reading

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Save Your Compressor

Saving Your Compressor Makes Good Cents! We are currently recommending an enhancement for HVAC systems that is known as the 5-2-1 Compressor Saver.  This simple add-on product is designed to reduce the rush of electrical current by as much as … Continue reading

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Reduce Your Cooling Load

Even though many people consider August to be the end of summer vacation, it isn’t the end to summer temperatures! When your air conditioner is running, keep a watchful eye to avoid excessive energy use. The key to reducing your … Continue reading

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Know the Signs of a Dying Air Conditioner

Replacing your air conditioner is a major purchase for homeowners. Planning ahead and budgeting for when your system will need updates can help you to avoid stress when the time comes. How do you know when its time to consider … Continue reading

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Air Balancing – What Is It?

A professional HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) furnace installation is completed when the system delivers the proper CFM (cubic feet per minute) of conditioned air to each room based on its size and conditions.  This air balancing is done to ensure … Continue reading

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Radiant Heating for Floors (Part 2)

The post last week was Part 1 on this topic, and it included an overview of how the system was installed.  In this week’s post, we’ll get into a little more detail of how it worked and the overall cost of … Continue reading

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Save Energy by Cleaning the Dryer Vent

Cleaning your dryer vent can be easily overlooked and forgotten.  After all, it is tucked away behind the dryer, and you probably never think about it.  However, a dryer with a lint buildup suffers from reduced air flow, so it … Continue reading

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Burning candles can add soot to your Air Filter

Many people burn candles during the winter, and they are lovely to look at.   However, burning too many can add soot to your air filter. High-efficiency filters should be changed every three months and the older types of standard furnace filters … Continue reading

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How long should my furnace or air conditioner last?

Older furnace units, made prior to 1980, typically last for 10-15 years. Updated furnaces will have a stainless steel heat exchanger come with a lifetime warranty.  Older air conditioners last 10-12 years, while newer units can last 15-20 years with … Continue reading

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