Different ways to combat coronavirus in indoor air environments While some areas of the world are beginning to see faint glimmers of hope in getting the upper hand on the frightening and devastating coronavirus pandemic, the number of deaths and serious illness continue to climb. The most talented medical professionals on earth are working fervently…

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Coronavirus: why your HVAC equipment matters The deadly COVID-19 virus that has rocked the entire world continues its destructive path. We are greeted with dire news reports every day of mounting death tolls, dwindling supplies of household goods, and conflicting information on how to stay healthy. In regard to the latter, experts are now looking…

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What to do if your heat pump freezes up Heating and cooling a home all year long is expensive. Fortunately, an array of options is available to homeowners to cut costs and keep their families ensconced in comfy temps. One of these choices is an electric heat pump, an all-in-one system that efficiently manages a…

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Common signs of a malfunctioning furnace Spring may indeed finally be arriving but we still have some chilly days to cope with and that means relying on furnaces to keep the shivering at bay. A properly functioning furnace is also critical in ensuring your home’s water pipes and all other components continue to operate as…

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Why zone controlled heating is essential Are you familiar with zoned heating for your home? While many homes use a standard heating system, dependent on a maze of ductwork, that controls the temperature of the entire structure; a zoned system allows controlled heat distribution. You can control the temperature of individual rooms or specified zones…

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Helpful furnace tips to keep you toasty It’s the middle of winter and if you live in a frigid northern tier state, you’ve recently experienced temperatures plummeting to more than -20. That’s cold, and you most definitely don’t want your furnace to go on the fritz. If you can see your breath when you wake…

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Gas furnace or heat pump: which is better? While you have several options available in regard to home heating, it can seem overwhelming to choose (and even fully understand) the best one. Two of the most used and popular choices are heat pumps and gas furnaces. How to know which is right for you? Let’s…

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Is a ductless mini split right for you? When it comes to heating and cooling your home, your options are not limited to traditional air conditioners and furnaces. Ductless heat pumps, known as mini-split systems, do a wonderful job without the need for a lot of space-eating machinery. For older homes without standard HVAC units…

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How often should you have your furnace serviced? Winter has arrived and that means your furnace is in for a long stretch of working extra hard to keep your home and family comfy and warm. Among the many chores on your homeowner responsibility list is furnace maintenance. Keeping on top of it of course with…

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Why is your heater not working when your thermostat is on? It was bitter cold overnight so you got up very early and turned up the thermostat so your kids wouldn’t see their breath when it was time to get ready for school. You heard everything working like usual but when everyone got up, it…

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4 easy ways to improve the indoor air quality in your home Winter is nigh and bitter cold temperatures will soon be an everyday occurrence, and in fact already are for some parts of the country. That means much more time spent indoors for many people, and while it feels cozy and warm sealed up…

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What you should know about operating a heat pump in winter Winter is coming fast and we know what that means. Long, cold days and bitter nights. Piles of snow and slippery sidewalks. Teeth-chattering hours shoveling the driveway. Fortunately, you planned ahead and installed a heat pump for your home. You’re ready for Old Man…

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