How to Know You’re Working With a Quality HVAC Business

How to Know You're Working With a Quality HVAC BusinessPicking a quality HVAC business for your home from the long list of possibilities might seem like an annoyance, but it’s really not. Just remember that there are certain customer service elements that must be fulfilled and you’re already on your way. Which elements are we referring to? Here are the most important, as far as we’re concerned:

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Are You Ready for an Unexpected Winter Power Outage?

Are You Ready for an Unexpected Winter Power Outage?We here in the Midwest know that powerful winter storms are likely to move through every year, and that means being ready for them. Sometimes, those storms bring major inconveniences, such as an interruption in power. Trees fall onto power lines, or the lines snap under the weight of ice. Sometimes, the power grid is so overburdened that sections of the Midwest experience long periods without electricity.

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Considering Improving IAQ With UV Lights? Here’s What You Need to Know

Considering Improving IAQ With UV Lights? Here's What You Need to KnowYou and your family spend a lot of time in your home. Naturally, you want the air that you breathe inside your home to be of good quality.

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Finding the Balance of Heat/Humidity

Finding the Balance of Heat/HumidityYou probably know that too much humidity in your home in the summer is not a good thing. It can make us feel warmer, as it interferes with perspiration evaporating on our skin, so it’s always wise to keep humidity levels low — no more than 40 percent — in the summer. But likewise, we also need to be mindful of moisture levels in the winter. Here’s why.

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Controlling Dust in Your Home and HVAC System

Controlling Dust in Your Home and HVAC SystemIs your home plagued by dust everywhere you turn? Controlling dust can be a tricky endeavor, but with a few simple tips, you tackle it with gusto. Here is where we think you should start:

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Want Better Energy Savings in Your Home? Weatherize the Windows!

Want Better Energy Savings in Your Home? Weatherize the Windows!Fort Wayne winters can be a bear, but if your home is tightly sealed against the elements, you can stay comfy and cozy during the heating season while saving energy dollars. Air leaks compromise your comfort, increase your utility bills, and cause wear and tear on your HVAC system as it works overtime to keep up with the heating load.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Heat Exchangers

Here's What You Need to Know About Heat ExchangersAll gas furnaces use a heat exchanger to transfer the heat the gas creates. Normally, heat exchangers sit next to the furnace burners and heat up just like a pan on the stove. These parts, made from metal, absorb heat and the air that the blower sends over it warms. It enters the ductwork and heats your home.

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Ice Dams Pose a Serious Risk During Winter

Ice Dams Pose a Serious Risk During WinterAfter a winter snow storm, some roofs look like a frozen waterfall, as snow on top melts and then refreezes when temperatures drop at night. Such so-called ice dams may look impressive, but they can also do major damage to the eaves of the roof as well as gutters and shingles and the interior of the home.

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Want to Save Money and Sleep Better? Lower the Temperature

Want to Save Money and Sleep Better? Lower the TemperatureFew would argue that nothing improves their day like a good night’s sleep, and being able to save energy at the same time makes it even better. People with forced-air combustion heating systems in their homes can reap the benefits of lower heating bills and a good night’s sleep.

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Homeowners’ Guide to Furnace Components

Homeowners' Guide to Furnace ComponentsThere are many different components inside your furnace that work together to keep you and your family warm. Knowing what these components are and how they work is helpful when you’re dealing with an HVAC technician and helps you see the significance of having your system regularly maintained. Here are the key components of your heating system.

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