Carbon monoxide poisoning is both a stealthy and deadly threat inside any enclosed structure, including your home. This colorless, odorless and tasteless gas is responsible for more than 200 deaths and 5,000 hospitalizations annually, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Many deaths due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in homes occurred while the residents were…

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The right time to discover potential problems in your heating system is during a fall furnace inspection. The wrong time is on the coldest night of the year three months from now. During the height of the heating season, appointments with an HVAC contractor are more difficult to schedule and rates for emergency service are…

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The best time to find out you need a gas line replacement is sooner rather than later. However, underground gas lines may not provide any clues until the situation reaches a dangerous level. Unexplained increases in your gas bills are one early indication. Poor furnace performance due to declining gas pressure is another hint. Even…

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A solar water heater can bring down the average household’s second largest utility expense. Water heating with a gas-fired heater accounts for about 18 percent of annual energy costs. Using the energy of the sun, however, water heating costs can be reduced by up to 80 percent, depending upon your location. In addition, installation of…

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A programmable thermostat makes the important decisions about home comfort and energy efficiency for you. Whether you’re at home or away, awake or asleep, the programmable thermostat is adjusting the heat and coolness in your home to the level you choose. It knows how to make home comfort changes in the most energy-efficient way, gradually…

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Tankless water heaters solve one of the major drawbacks associated with conventional water heaters: the tank. A storage tank heater has a limited capacity of available hot water. Once the gallons inside the tank are used, residents have to wait for another tank to heat. Tankless heaters store no water. Instead, they heat water entirely…

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A few furnace troubleshooting procedures can be a lot of help when you need the services of an HVAC professional to address a problem. Most of what might go wrong with a modern furnace is beyond the capabilities of the typical homeowner to repair. For safety reasons, you shouldn’t even try. However, the process of…

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Over a million Americans have now installed geothermal heat pumps in their homes.  Every year, more than 60,000 new residences get them. Geothermal exploits the unvarying latent heat of the earth just a few feet below ground level to warm your home in winter and act as a heat sink to disperse heat extracted from…

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