Furnace Vs. Fireplace: Which Is More Efficient For Home Heating?

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During winter, you want to make sure you’re warm and cozy. However, you don’t want to have to break the bank to do it. One way to stay warm is by using a fireplace or a furnace. However, both have their pros and cons. This article takes a closer look at both heating sources.

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Do You Know The Signs Of An Overheating Furnace?

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If you’re noticing oddities with your furnace, don’t brush them off as trivial. These could be symptoms of a more dangerous issue, such as an overheating furnace. It’s important to act fast and contact an HVAC contractor. This article discusses signs to look for, the causes, and typical solutions for this issue.

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How to Determine Whether You Have an Energy-Efficient Heater

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A heating system should be energy-efficient, operate quietly, and be durable. It saves money on your energy bills, distributes heat more evenly, and reduces the need for maintenance. This article discusses three ways to determine if you have an energy-efficient heater, as well as some tips for improving the efficiency of your unit.

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Ductwork Makes Banging Noise: Causes & Solutions

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With central, forced-air heating and cooling systems, warm or cold air is generated in one area and dispersed around the house via ductwork. Because they are typically formed of metal, ducts are sensitive to ductwork noise with the smallest disturbance. This article discusses some common causes for ductwork noises and offers some effective solutions.

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Why is My Furnace Leaking?

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Although HVAC systems are strong devices, modern furnaces are not unbreakable like most people think. Like all machinery, they will require professional attention at some point. One common complaint that we experience is a furnace that starts leaking. This article explores the potential causes of a gas furnace leaking water and offers some solutions.

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What Is The Best Temperature For A Home In The Winter?

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During the winter months, you have to take steps to make your home comfortable. To accomplish this, you have to determine what the ideal temperature would be for your home. Consider several factors before setting your thermostat to achieve the best results. This article discusses what to consider for comfort and efficiency.

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7 Steps To Choosing A Boiler For Your Home

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While your current boiler may have given you solid performance for years, there will come a time when it gives up the fight. Whether your boiler stops working completely or gives you the signs that it’s nearing the end, you need to be prepared. This article discusses how to choose the right replacement boiler.

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Boiler Temperatures: How To Optimally Heat Your Home

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It isn’t easy trying to figure out the right boiler temperature for your home’s central heating oil boiler. Since everyone has varying hot water needs and exterior temperatures fluctuate, boiler settings typically differ from one household to the next. However, knowing the typical temperature settings ensures the optimal temperature for your hot water boiler.

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Why Your Gas Furnace Won’t Function Without Electricity

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Sadly, winter often entails some pretty extreme weather events. Storms can knock out electricity to residential areas and leave you without power and lights. As such, you may be wondering, “Will a gas furnace work without electricity?”. Unfortunately, it won’t. This article shares several ways to stay warm in the event of an electrical outage.

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How AFUE Ratings Factor Into Your Home Energy Bills

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50% of the average home’s total energy costs can be attributed to its HVAC system. One easy way to cut your spending in this area is to make strategic decisions concerning this equipment. For your home heating system, familiarize yourself with AFUE, as it directly impacts your energy use and your energy costs.

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