Best Thermostat Settings for Fall Getaways

Best Thermostat Settings for Fall GetawaysFall can be a fickle season to leave home when the usual cold front is quickly followed by a warm-up that lasts for several days or longer. Picking the best thermostat settings to accommodate a wide swing in outdoor temperatures can be confusing.

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Tips for Prolonging the Life of Your Pumpkin Decorations

Tips for Prolonging the Life of Your Pumpkin DecorationsPumpkins and gourds signal the advent of fall, a season whose hallmark celebrations are Halloween and Thanksgiving. These tips might help you keep the pumpkin decorations and their cousins looking good throughout the season.

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Radiant Floor Heating: Considerations for Installation

Radiant Floor Heating: Considerations for InstallationRadiant floor heating can provide a viable alternative to a conventional forced-air furnace. Blowing hot air throughout the house through ductwork brings certain drawbacks when it comes to temperature consistency and maximum efficiency. A hydronic radiant floor heating system, however, circulates hot water through a grid of tubes installed in the floor, turning the entire floor surface into a heat mass that radiates gentle, continuous warmth.

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Halloween Decorations and HVAC Safety

Halloween Decorations and HVAC SafetyHalloween is closely approaching and you know what that means… ghouls, ghosts, excited children, and candy. Of course, there’s another thing you need to consider: HVAC safety.

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How to Upgrade Your HVAC for Additions to Your Home

How to Upgrade Your HVAC for Additions to Your HomeBefore finalizing your plans for a room addition, it’s a good idea to bring in your HVAC contractor if you plan to heat and cool it for year-round use. The expertise the contractor brings will help you learn if your existing system will work, or you need to consider upgrading your HVAC system.

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Selling a Home: HVAC Considerations for Your Fort Wayne Property

Selling a Home: HVAC Considerations for Your Fort Wayne PropertyWhen you’re selling a home, you can expect that any offer you receive will have a clause that allows the buyer to have the structure and systems inspected. In addition to a whole-house inspection, many buyers today are opting for HVAC-specific inspections as well.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Your Home

Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Your HomeFall maintenance around the home and yard lays the groundwork for a safe and comfortable winter. Your HVAC system is essential for both during the cold months ahead. Giving it the attention it needs beforehand increases its efficiency, safety and dependability.

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Ways Rain Might Affect Your HVAC System

Ways Rain Might Affect Your HVAC SystemIf you have a traditional central HVAC system, it consists of two main components: the evaporator/air handler/heating unit that’s situated inside your home, and the condenser/compressor unit that’s located outdoors. Since it’s exposed to all kinds of weather, it’s natural to wonder about the possible rain affects on that HVAC unit.

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How to Help Your HVAC Change Seasons

How to Help Your HVAC Change SeasonsAn ideal time to perform maintenance on your home’s HVAC system is the fall or spring during transitioning seasons, in the period before the heating or cooling seasons are ready to start. This fall, take these fall maintenance steps in order to make sure your HVAC system works efficiently, effectively and safely this fall and winter, and is ready to go next year when spring returns.

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When HOA Affects Your Home’s HVAC

When HOA Affects Your Home's HVACIf you live in a community with an HOA (homeowner’s association), it’s entirely possible that they have HVAC requirements about individual and shared systems. In most cases, HOAs enforce these rules. Considering the comfort and costs that are at stake, it’s helpful to be aware of them and conform to their guidelines.

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