Although it may seem counterintuitive, installing a furnace that is too large for your home creates a distinct disadvantage, even more so than a unit that is too small for the same space. While this goes against the grain of most people’s concept that “super-sizing” is always a good idea, there are advantages for right-sizing the…

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Winters in the Midwest can get downright frigid. When the weather gets cold it’s time to think about heating your  home without warming the whole neighborhood and spending an arm and a leg to do it. Radiant heating provides an excellent alternative to traditional heating methods that use air ducts which can often leave your floors…

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When you approach your Wichita-area home’s boiler to troubleshoot a problem, remember the physician’s motto: first do no harm. If you are at all uncomfortable about trying to temporarily repair or diagnose your home’s boiler, you will do better to contact your professional HVAC contractor than to risk damaging your home’s primary heat source. 

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About 40 percent of U.S. households use electric water heaters. Electric models offer some advantages over gas, including a generally lower upfront purchase price because they’re less complicated than gas models, easier installation since they don’t require gas pipes or venting and greater safety because there’s no potential of a gas leak or dangerous combustion…

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It’s been a hot summer and cooler weather is finally here. While it’s nice to give your air conditioner a break, it’s time to think about keeping warm when cooler temperatures arrive this fall. Check out these heating tips to make sure you stay warm when things get cool.

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Using a programmable thermostat can help your furnace run much more efficiently throughout the day. The important thing to keep in mind is basically to let your home get cooler during when nobody is there, and only keep it at a comfortable temperature when people are around to enjoy it. A few other ways to…

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As a homeowner, you know that small problems are going to occur in your home. It’s just a fact of life. That doesn’t mean that you enjoy them, though, and something as simple as a stopped-up drain can put a real kink in your plans for the day. If you have a clogged drain at…

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The time is quickly approaching when you will be counting on your HVAC system to supply heat to keep your home comfortable. If the furnace is trying to send heat through a clogged air filter, the system is straining to circulate heated air into the ductwork and reach your entire home. Installing a good quality new air filter…

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