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Now That It’s Fall, Your Whole-House Humidifier Needs Attention

Posted on: December 22, 2011

With the heating months approaching, inspect and clean your whole-house humidifier to get peak-performance from it this winter. It’s beneficial to your comfort, your health, and helps achieve full energy-efficiency in your home. Scale and mineral deposits can quickly accumulate on the interior of the humidifier, which promotes the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. […]

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Lower Your Heating Bill — See Some Savings Now and Even More When You Upgrade Your System

Posted on: December 20, 2011

If you are looking for a way to cut your heating costs before winter rolls in, lowering your heating load can do just that. Not only that, but when you are ready to upgrade your heating system, the improvements you have made to your home can help you save even more. Your heating load refers […]

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Five Features to Consider When You’re Deciding On a New Heat Pump

Posted on: December 15, 2011

Heat pumps are among the most energy-efficient types of heating and cooling equipment available. The units extract heat rather than using fuels to heat and cool homes and are ideal ways to condition homes in Charlotte since temperatures remain fairly mild throughout the year. If you need or want to install energy-efficient heating and cooling, […]

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With a Garage Heater You Have More of a Year-Round Space, Whether You Need a Workroom or a Place to Work Out

Posted on: December 13, 2011

It’s about that time of year: the time when we begin to realize the cold weather is going to curtail our outdoor activities, whether it’s exercising, putting the finishing touches on a paint or woodworking project, or fooling around with the family fleet of vehicles. But even if the North Carolina cold chases you indoors, […]

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Make Sure You Put Them in the Right Places

Posted on: December 8, 2011

As winter comes in, we’re all going to be sealed up in our homes with our heating systems on. Carbon monoxide is a gas emission from anything that burns fuel. So, if you have gas, oil, kerosene or wood heating, or even an attached garage, your Charlotte-area home is a prime candidate for potentially deadly […]

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Furnace-Troubleshooting Tips: Give These a Try Before You Call for Help

Posted on: December 6, 2011

Furnace problems can be a major inconvenience. You can be left without heat for days and you may end up overpaying for a simple solution. There are furnace-troubleshooting tips you should try yourself before you call your HVAC service technician to see if you can quickly and easily fix your problem. Below are some of […]

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If Your Ducts Are Leaky, You’re Losing More Than Air

Posted on: December 1, 2011

Over time, your heating system’s ductwork can develop cracks and openings that allow heated air to escape before it even has a chance to reach your living space. These hidden leaks can rob your home of efficiency, costing you a bundle in wasted energy. Fortunately, you can eliminate this problem by making sure your home’s […]

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NATE? What Is NATE?

Posted on: November 29, 2011

Choosing a Heating & Cooling contractor is a VERY important decision. Your HVAC system is one of the most important pieces of machinery in your home, and the Safety and Comfort of you and your family relies on its performance. When you are looking for someone to perform some work on it, be it a minor job or an […]

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Take These 10 Steps to Breathe Easier in Your Home

Posted on: November 24, 2011

Your indoor air quality has a big impact on the health and comfort of your family. If you follow these 10 steps now, you can make sure that your family breathes easy for months to come. Be sure that your heating equipment is properly vented so that combustion fumes, debris and toxins are vented outdoors, instead of leaking […]

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Four Questions to Ask When You’re Deciding on a Dual-Fuel System

Posted on: November 22, 2011

A dual-fuel system is a combination of a high-efficiency heat pump and a conventional furnace. During milder portions of the fall and winter, the heat pump provides maximum comfort and energy savings. When temperatures drop below freezing, the furnace takes over, efficiently keeping your home at the desired temperature. This makes dual-fuel systems a great way […]

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