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  If you have been researching HVAC systems, you have likely taken note of the different terms that are often used to describe the benefits of both heating and air conditioning units. Terms such as AFUE rating, HSPF rating, SEER rating, Energy Star rating, and MERV rating are usually found on HVAC product descriptions, but […] Read More

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  For a homeowner looking to make the best decision for his or her family, understanding the coverage afforded by a furnace and air conditioner protection plan is important. A good plan, exercised properly, can make a big difference as temperatures change. However, part of knowing the quality of a plan is understanding what a […] Read More

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Your HVAC furnace system has been working hard all winter long, but come summer, you’ll switch over to cooling off your home. Spring is the time to make sure the entire system is maintained and ready to go for the summer. Certainly, you can call in the professionals to do a spring maintenance tune-up for […] Read More

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According to the Canadian Electricity Association, Canadians spend less money on energy compared to other industrialized countries. However, using energy to heat, cool, and light homes year round can be quite expensive. Luckily, there are several things that you can do to reduce your energy consumption, such as choosing the right HVAC system for your […] Read More

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Energy efficiency is important when choosing the best heating system for your home. More efficient furnace systems result in lower annual energy costs. Two key components must be considered when calculating the efficiency of home furnaces: the type of fuel they use and the amount of electricity required to operate the system’s controls and blower […] Read More

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Do you consider yourself to be an educated consumer? When it comes time to purchase a new furnace for your home, it’s imperative that you do the research and find answers to a few important questions first. If you have ever lived in a home with rooms that never seem to get warm enough, you […] Read More

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Here’s a simple explanation and comparison of the two main gas furnace types, to help you decide on the most suitable for your home. A standard gas powered furnace: Generates heat via a combustion process. Extracts heat from the combustion process using a heat exchanger. Releases the heat through ductwork into the home, with the […] Read More

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With winter in full swing, it’s important to maintain your home’s heating system and ductwork. In houses that rely on forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts circulate conditioned air. Yet, a fifth of that air is generally lost through leaky ductwork, leading to higher energy bills and an uncomfortable home. How can you recognise whether this […] Read More

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If the furnace you’ve been using to heat your home has started giving you problems and is more than 10-15 years old, it may be time for a replacement. You may be amazed at how far furnace technology has advanced in the past decade, allowing for home heating units that are more efficient at providing […] Read More

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Buying a new air filter for your air conditioner or furnace can easily become overwhelming. There are a number of different options available on the market and knowing to choose the best air filter for your household takes a basic understanding of MERV ratings. Most HVAC air filters are labeled with a MERV rating. An air […] Read More

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