Archive for November, 2017

Should You Replace Your AC Unit And Furnace At The Same Time?

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There’s a widely held belief that it makes good sense (and good cents) to replace your air conditioner and furnace at the same time. But is this really true?
Many homeowners have been told by their HVAC technicians that their system will be much less energy efficient if they don’t get their new AC unit at the same time as their new furnace. However, this is not always true. While there may be certain situations in which it’d be of great benefit to replace your home heating system and get a new air conditioner all at once, that’s not the case in all circumstances.
Interestingly, this misconception can actually be traced back to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In a press release to HVAC contractors working on buildings damaged by the hurricane, the Air Conditionin

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How To Keep Your Heating System Working Through The Winter Months

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If you live in an area that gets some pretty bitey winters, you know just how important it is to have a heating system that works to keep your home warm and cozy throughout the chilly winter months. A heating unit can really be a lifesaver during the winter when your family wants to come home after a long day’s work and feel nice and warm, and if you have a baby or small children, they want to stay warm as well in a home that is well-heated. By doing just a few small things, you can ensure that your heating system works well all winter long.

1. Don’t abuse your heating system

While you want that warm house, you might want to try

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How Old Are the Furnaces at Your Home?

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What started as a typical service inspection from the local heating and air conditioning company turned into something much more. When the service technician can upstairs and said that he had bad news, you were only mildly concerned. When he announced that you had cracked heat exchangers on both of your furnaces, however, he also announced that he had shut down both heaters. You could, he said, turn them back on again, but he strongly advised against it. The potential for carbon monoxide poisoning, he indicated was present.
The technician then asked if you wanted to get your spouse on the line so that he could explain the options to both of you at once.
Are The

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Do You Know What Your Family Would Do Without Electricity?

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As the news from Puerto Rico continues to highlight the number of people without water and electricity, it should come as no surprise that generator installers across the nation are busier than ever. After months of severe flooding and watching residents of Louisiana, Texas, and Florida struggle to get by without the water and the electricity that they need, an increasing number of Americans realize that standby generators are a very good idea.
Whether you are looking for a residential or a commercial emergency generator, it is important to consult professional generator

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Need a Plumber? Here’s What You Ought to Know

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Having to deal with faulty plumbing can be a real drag, especially as it can cause some serious headaches in terms of logistics, time, and expense. Even minor plumbing issues like leaky faucets or pipes can spell trouble — and mean an uptick on your water bills. It’s important to have plumbing services you can call and a plumber you trust in case of emergency, but it’s also worth knowing a plumbing contractor should you want to do major work on your home or need a new plumbing system installed in case of a dire situation. From drain cleaning to major plumbing repair, having a plumber in your contact list can make your life considerably easier. Let’s talk about what a plumber can help you wit

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