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Warning Signs Of Furnace Failure

October 23, 2012

As the heating season gets closer, it’s a good idea to give some thought to how well your furnace worked during the previous winter. Here are some of the warning signs of furnace failure that suggest your heating system is ready for retirement:

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Fall Preventive Maintenance: Begin With Your Heating System

October 18, 2012

In preventive maintenance, the key word is “preventive.”  The goal is not merely to maintain; it’s to head off problems before they strike. It’s based on the assumption that most mechanical failures are better and less-expensively prevented than they are repaired after they happen. After a long season of inactivity, your furnace is facing another challenging Kansas winter. Don’t put off scheduling routine maintenance service until the first cold snap.…

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The Right Insulation Will Make A Huge Difference This Winter

October 16, 2012

One of the best ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency this winter is to increase the level of insulation. Not all insulation is the same, however, and different types are better suited for specific applications. Here’s a quick guide to choosing the right insulation for your home.

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Ceiling Fans And Your Furnace: A Surprisingly Good Duo

October 11, 2012

It’s common to see ceiling fans used to improve home cooling in the summer. Surprisingly, ceiling fans are also useful as a supplement to your furnace in the winter. In combination with your heating system, a ceiling fan can keep your home warmer and more comfortable than your furnace by itself.

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Don’t Get Fooled By These Energy-Savings Myths

October 9, 2012

When you’re looking for ways to increase energy efficiency and reduce your monthly utility bills, you want the most reliable information possible. Unfortunately, there are several persistent energy-savings myths that are still being passed around as truth. Here are some of the myths that are often told with good intentions, but that will not help you conserve energy or save money.

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A Handy Yardstick To Perform Your Own Energy Evaluations

October 4, 2012

When you’re looking for ways to trim energy costs around your home, an excellent starting point is knowing how much energy you’re using and how your consumption compares to other homes in your area and around the country. Professional energy evaluations can supply this useful information, and although these assessments are extremely thorough, they can also be costly. The good news is that you can get a basic idea of…

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Energy Vampires: Don’t Be A Victim

October 2, 2012

In the old monster movies, every vampire had a helpless victim who couldn’t fight back. It may surprise you to know that your home probably has a population of vampires all its own, and each one of them is sucking away electrical energy and dollars. You can fight back against energy vampires by knowing what they are and what to do about them.

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NATE Certification Means You’re In Great Hands

September 27, 2012

You should take the installation, maintenance and repair of your home HVAC systems very seriously. Heating and cooling equipment must be installed properly to work efficiently and safely, preventing hazards such as exposure to carbon monoxide. Your technician should be knowledgeable, experienced and careful, with both the desire and the ability to do the job right. NATE certification is a reliable indicator that the contractor is a professional dedicated to…

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Your Tankless Water Heater: What You’ll Need To Consider

September 25, 2012

Tankless water heaters provide just the hot water you need and only when you need it. Unlike conventional storage-tank water heaters, with a tankless system there’s no tank holding gallons of hot water in reserve. Because water in that tank continuously cools and requires re-heating, storage heaters are not the most energy-efficient alternative. Water heatingtypically accounts for about 25 percent of a home’s energy expenses, and gas-fired tankless heaters tend…

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The Telltale Signs Of A Troubled Duct System

September 20, 2012

What goes on inside a duct system is a mystery to most homeowners. Enclosed inside walls, hidden in the attic or crawl space, ducts get little thought until the utility bills reach critical mass. However, ducts are one of the first suspects an HVAC pro will investigate if your home’s wasting energy. Nationwide studies have shown that the average home loses 20 percent of system airflow through defective ductwork. Because…

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