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Boiler Heating Systems

Steam and Boiler Heating Systems

Boilers and radiators are not often installed in new homes, but many older residences still feature this type of heating system. Furthermore, because this type of heating works well in multi-residence situations and larger buildings, steam heating and hot-water heating are still common in many apartment buildings, multi-family dwellings, and older business buildings. Steam Heating…

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HVAC Maintenance

Central HVAC Maintenance – Tips & Advice

Ideally, we should be able to turn on our central heat and air units and have them deliver exactly what we want, at the temperature we want, all day long. Most of the time this is the case. What is difficult to discern is when the home HVAC unit is not running efficiently. Sure, it’s…

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Solar Heating Systems

Solar Heating – About Passive & Active Systems

Did you know that enough solar energy is transmitted to the United States in 20 minutes to supply our energy needs for an entire year? Plus, this energy is free to use as long as you have a system in place to capture it. Solar Energy and Solar Power Solar heat works by absorbing the…

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Gas & Electric Wall Heaters

Gas vs Electric Wall Heaters

Of all the many heating options you have for your home, electric wall heaters are the simplest and easiest to install. They may not offer the same energy-efficiency as central heating and cooling systems, but they meet the needs of low-demand heating situations and homeowners who can’t afford to install an expensive central heating and…

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baseboard heating

Baseboard Heating Options & Benefits

Baseboard heating really refers to two separate kinds of heating systems. Electric baseboard heaters are individual units that heat a house room-by-room. They require no central heating and no expensive duct work. They are less efficient than most central heating systems, but use principles of radiation and air flow to work better than most other…

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Ceiling fans

5 Home Improvements to Beat the Dog Days of Summer

Across the nation Americans are riding out what is commonly referred to as “the dog days of summer.” Homes that have been bearable for most of the season are being transformed into hot boxes in the August heat. To all you homeowners roasting away watching the ice in your tea melt, still holding out against…

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Whole House Humidifiers

Excellent question. The answer is yes. A whole-house humidifier is a smart addition to any home. They help reduce air borne allergens, decrease your chance of catching common colds and flu in winter, and extend the life of your home furnishings, hardwood flooring, and just about everything else in your home by keeping the air…

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Central Humidifier

Central Air Humidifiers 101

When you hear the word humidity, most people tend to cringe at the notion. Typically it’s associated with hot, summer weather and equated with discomfort and sweat. However, a certain level of humidity is actually beneficial and necessary in order to keep the atmosphere balanced and healthy, especially inside the home. If the air in…

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soffit vent

Increasing Attic Ventilation with Soffit Vents

Attic ventilation is important to your home for a number of reasons. For starters, it makes for a cooler attic in the summer time, keeping your home cooler and in turn cutting your air conditioning costs. In the winter attic ventilation drastically reduces moisture and heat buildup in the attic, which can lead to water…

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window ac

How to Repair Your Window Unit Air Conditioner

Window air conditioners are a fast and affordable way to cool certain rooms in your home. Ideal for renters or people living in mild climates, a window air conditioner uses a minimal amount of energy to maintain optimum comfort levels in your home.

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