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Furnace On Its Last Leg? When To Repair Or Replace

If you own a home, it’s likely that you’ll experience a broken furnace at some point. When your furnace does break, you’ll be faced with a challenging question. Is it better to replace or repair? There’s no hard and fast rule in the furnace repair or replace dilemma. Every furnace issue is unique. However, there…

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Surge Protectors: A Simple Strip That Can Save You Energy and Money

When most people think of surge protectors, the protection of electronic equipment such as computers, televisions and video game systems comes to mind. Although surge protectors prevent damage to these devices, they can also protect your home’s HVAC equipment from damage as a result of power surges. The Instability of the Electrical Grid There has…

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5 Ways to Prevent Air Conditioner Theft at Your Home

Did you know that your air conditioner (A/C) or heat pump is one of the most common targets for thieves? Its outdoor compressor unit has a substantial amount of valuable copper that criminals often try to steal. Here are five ways to prevent air conditioner theft: Hide your A/C. You can either try to hide your…

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Considering A Duct Sealing Project? You Won’t Be Disappointed

As a homeowner, you’ll always want to find ways to save money on your monthly energy bills. One way to realize energy savings is to have the ducts in your home sealed. Duct sealing is a cost-effective way to combat the high cost of heating and cooling your home. Why seal ducts? The ductwork in your…

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Prevent, Repair Frozen Pipes with These Handy Tips

Frozen pipes are a potential concern for any homeowner living in a region with cold winters. Whether you are at home or away on a trip, frozen pipes can result in serious flooding that results in costly repairs and numerous headaches. How Water Freezes in Pipes As one might expect, water can freeze in pipes whenever…

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Factors to Consider When Choosing an HVAC Contractor

Are you in the market for a new HVAC contractor and don’t know what questions to ask or the guidelines you should follow? To ensure that you’re not in the dark when making your decision, here are some factors to consider when choosing an HVAC contractor: Ask around – There’s a good chance that someone you…

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Before Hiring A Contractor, Check With NATE

When it comes to home repairs, you want to make sure that the job is done right, by a contractor who’s knowledgeable of the latest in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) techniques. To help you make the right choice, you need to turn to NATE. What’s NATE? NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence,…

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