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It’s not a luxury or option to have your central heating working effectively and efficiently. When your central heating system can’t keep up and keep your home warm, everybody suffers. By performing routine maintenance to your furnace, you should be able to avoid costly problems.   As you’re maintaining or trouble-shooting your central heating system, […]

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This winter’s heating season could be your furnace’s last. Making an informed decision about whether to upgrade from a working gas furnace to a new unit involves several factors. Some are concrete issues of dollars and sense; others are educated guesses. One thing is certain: Aging furnaces tend to fail at the time of peak […]

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Thermostat Problems The first thing to check is the battery. Most digital thermostats have a battery indicator on the display. If you see an icon in the display asking for a battery, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and replace the battery with an appropriate size. If you see no display at all, check the power to […]

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Tom has lived in the same split entry house since it was built in 1980, and has never had any moisture problems with his home until recently.  Shortly after replacing his old mid-efficiency natural draft furnace with a high-efficiency furnace, Tom started noticing a host of moisture problems with his house.  It started with condensation on […]

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If we kept our homes as warm as we liked all winter, our energy bills would cost approximately $1 billion dollars. Although turning up the thermostat is tempting, just a few extra degrees can cripple your bank account. Luckily, there are many cheap, natural ways to heat your home that don’t involve blasting space heaters. […]

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We’ve all felt the pinch of rising home heating bills. In 2010, the average cost of heating a home for an American family was about $1000, so anything you can do to reduce that number is obviously well worth the effort. One thing that can help minimize your heating costs is giving your furnace a […]

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HOME HEATING IN AMERICA For the first 100 years home heating in a heavily forested America was dominated by biomass (wood) and it was not until 1885 that the nation would burn more coal than wood. Prior to 1885 the majority of homes in America were heated with wood burning brick fireplaces and derivatives of […]

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Keep Obstructions Away from Venting Systems Here’s a super easy tip that can save lives and your heat from failing.  Keep Snow Build Up Away from Venting Systems.  Snowdrifts or a large snowfall can block your furnace or hot water heater exhaust pipe and cause it to stop working. High efficiency furnaces, water heaters and […]

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8 Furnace Warning Signs Discover 8 fast and easy ways to know when to replace your gas furnace before it costs you money or becomes unsafe. A comfortable and healthy home environment requires an efficient and sound heating system. Such a system heats the home without using large amounts of energy and it does not […]

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  Heating equipment is part of your home’s heating system much the same way your heart is part of your circulatory system – while the heart is critically important, the efficiency of the whole system depends on the health of each part. The following furnace facts will focus on the heart of the heating system […]

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