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Measure Your Energy Savings With A “Yardstick”

The concept of using a so-called “yardstick” to measure a home’s energy use was devised by Energy Star, a program created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. This measuring device was designed to reduce our nation’s consumption of nonrenewable energy sources, and while it’s not an actual yardstick, a lot…

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Furnace Replacement: As Easy As 1, 2, 3

Are you intimidated by the prospect of a furnace replacement? There’s no need to be — it’s relatively easy if you follow the three guidelines listed below: Find a top-notch contractor Finding the right contractor is easier said than done, but if you keep the following factors in mind, you can weed out the best…

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Why Insist On NATE Certification When You Hire An HVAC Contractor? Here’s Why

North American Technician Excellence, or NATE, certification is the most coveted designation when it comes to heating, cooling and plumbing, and once you find out why, you’ll never again settle for a contractor who doesn’t have NATE certification. Here’s why homeowners value it: It’s independent As the only independent testing organization in the U.S., the…

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Factors To Consider When Choosing An HVAC Contractor

The choice of any contractor to work on your home or business premises should be based on more than clever advertising. This is particularly true when choosing an HVAC contractor, since they’ll be working on probably the main physical investment in your home — your cooling and heating system. These complex systems contain electrical and…

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On the Hunt for an HVAC Professional? Look for NATE Certification

When your heating and cooling equipment is having trouble, do you know whom to call? Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t give much thought to choosing a reliable and professional HVAC contractor until their moment of need. But whether you’re planning ahead or are in search of immediate help, you should always make NATE certification a priority.…

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ACCA Membership: A Clue Your HVAC Contractor Is a Pro

When you see the logo identifying ACCA membership, you already know a great deal about the HVAC contractor coming to your home to install or service your heating and cooling equipment. Unfortunately, almost anyone can claim to be a “contractor” with just a business card and a website to show for it. Membership in the…

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Choosing an HVAC Contractor: How Does Yours Rate?

Choosing the right HVAC contractor can be quite a challenge. There are so many contractors that it can be very difficult to find a reliable professional HVAC contractor who’s best suited for your project needs. Some contractors claim to be professionals, but they are actually far from it in terms of having the right credentials.…

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Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor When You Have Several Quotes

When you need an HVAC contractor for work on your home’s heating or cooling system, or help with air quality, energy efficiency or ventilation concerns, you may be looking at considerable expense. You’ll be trusting a contractor to come into your home, troubleshoot your HVAC system, make recommendations, and perform work that you aren’t able…

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