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Problems That Result from Improperly Sized Furnaces

February 8th, 2016

It may not seem like the size of a furnace matters much when it comes to installing a new one. Just pick whatever will fit and go with it, right? Wrong. The size of a furnace is actually very important to how well it operates in any given situation. If you get a furnace that is too large or too small, you’re going to be setting yourself up for all sorts of problems down the road. Let’s take a look at some of the issues that can come up if your furnace is too large or too small.

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The Importance of Winter Duct Sealing

January 25th, 2016

Most people know the importance of getting their heating system checked before winter really gets underway. It’s important to make sure that the home is properly prepared for the added stresses of winter, after all. However, heating system maintenance is not the only thing you need to do to get ready for winter. Let’s take a look at duct sealing, and how it can make your heating system more energy efficient.

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Get Your Ducts Cleaned This Winter for Better Air Quality

January 18th, 2016

On average, how much attention to you pay to your ducts on a yearly basis? Probably not very much, and it’s no wonder. Ducts don’t exactly demand attention. They just sort of sit there and passively direct the flow of air through your home. As unobtrusive as they may be, however, ducts still serve an important purpose. If they aren’t properly taken care of, they can cause all sorts of problems in the long run. Read on to find out why duct cleaning is such an important part of keeping your air quality high this winter.

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Which Furnace is Best: Gas or Electric?

January 15th, 2016

Of the many furnace types in use throughout the country, gas and electric are the most common. As such, we frequently get the question “which furnace is better: gas or electric?” This is not a question with an objective answer. Both gas and electric furnaces have their advantages and disadvantages, and each will be ideal in different circumstances. You should consult with a professional before installing any furnace in your home. However, we can offer a brief outline of the pros and cons of both systems.

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The Advantages of Installing an Air Purifier This Winter

January 4th, 2016

Having an air purifier in your home is always a good idea, considering how low most homes’ indoor air quality is. This is especially true during winter, though, for a number of reasons. If you don’t have an air purifier installed in your home yet, please consider having one installed this season. Read on for some of the reasons why an air purifier is such a good idea.

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Get Your Ducts Cleaned to Stay Healthy This Winter

December 28th, 2015

Ducts often get ignored when it comes to professional services. It’s no great surprise, really. Ducts are designed to be as out of the way as possible. That doesn’t mean that they don’t need professional help every once in a while, though. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned yet this winter, you’re setting yourself up for a higher risk of illness and all sorts of other issues. Read on to find out why it’s so important that you get your ducts cleaned this winter.

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Why Your Heat Pump Won’t Heat

December 21st, 2015

Turning on your heat pump during winter and being greeted with a blast of cold air is a very unpleasant experience. Since heat pumps are capable of being used as both heating and cooling systems, they are used by many homeowners to keep warm throughout the winter. However, there are a number of problems that may result in your heat pump losing its ability to heat. Take a look at some of the common explanations for why your heat pump seems to be unable to heat properly.

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Strange Furnace Noises and What They Mean

December 14th, 2015

If you are one of the millions of homeowners who use a furnace to keep warm, you are probably familiar with the kinds of noises that it makes during operation. If your furnace starts to make strange noises while it is running, do not ignore it! Unusual noises are one of the primary indications of furnace problems, and should be addressed as quickly as possible in order to preserve the health of the system. Let’s take a look at some of the common furnace noises that indicate a need for repair.

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Unique Heat Pump Issues You Should Watch For

December 7th, 2015

Since heat pumps are used year round to both heat and cool a home, they run into some unique problems that other climate control systems don’t have to deal with. As you use your heat pump to stay warm this winter, you should keep an eye out for some of the problems that can commonly crop up with them. Let’s examine some of those unique problems now.

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Consider Installing a Humidifier This Winter

November 30th, 2015

It may seem a bit insane to talk about adding humidity to your air in a place like Georgia, but sometimes it is actually necessary to maintain your health. This is especially true in winter, when the likelihood of you getting sick is even higher. Let’s take a look at how humidity affects your health during the winter, and how a humidifier can help your entire household.

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