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Elements of Expert Ductwork Design

Posted on: October 13, 2011

It is important to not underestimate the importance of your ductwork design when installing a new HVAC system. It will have a huge impact on how comfortable you are in your home each day, as well how energy efficient your home is. Your HVAC system is only as strong as the weakest link and if you […]

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How a Zoning System Keeps Everyone Happy and Your Whole Home Comfy

Posted on: October 11, 2011

Zoning systems are a great way to keep everyone in your house comfortable and happy with no arguments about what the temperature is set at. That’s because with zoning, different people choose what different parts of the house get set to. In your average home’s forced-air system, the ideal temperature is set and controlled by a […]

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Going to a Heat-Pump System? Weigh the HSPF Ratings

Posted on: October 6, 2011

Since the climate in Charlotte, North Carolina requires only moderate heating and cooling, a heat pump is an energy-efficient way to keep your home temperature the way you want it. However, not all heat pumps are created equal. You can figure out which heat-pump system is your best choice by weighing the HSPF ratings. Why […]

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Prepping Your Home for Cooler Weather

Posted on: October 4, 2011

As the summer winds down, residents in the Charlotte Metro area are beginning to prepare their homes for cooler weather. Having a winterized home is essential to ensure that your abode will stay warm without breaking the bank, and certain preventive measures concerning your HVAC equipment are required to keep your system running smoothly and […]

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Is This the Year to Replace Your Heating System? Do the Math and Decide

Posted on: September 29, 2011

Wondering whether it is time to replace your home’s heating system? Before you decide, you should probably do the math to see if a high-efficiency system would be the right choice for your home. The energy efficiency of furnaces and boilers is most often measured in terms of AFUE, or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. AFUE […]

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Hiring an HVAC Contractor? Make Sure He’s NATE-Certified

Posted on: September 27, 2011

When searching for someone to install or service a heating and cooling system, it makes good sense to narrow the field to NATE-certified technicians. Certification means you’ll get an experienced professional who has passed a series of tests designed and approved by industry leaders to measure the knowledge and skills required to provide reliable, fast […]

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Air-Source Heat Pumps: They’ll Change the Way You Look At Hot Air

Posted on: September 22, 2011

Homeowners tend to have a love-hate relationship with hot air; we want more of it in the winter and less in the summer. A heat pump has the unique ability to use hot air to its advantage, no matter the season. It’s also a highly efficient heating and cooling system, ideal for milder climates like […]

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Fall Is Almost Here — Time to Schedule Your Service Check

Posted on: September 20, 2011

With the chilly autumn weather rapidly approaching, it is time to schedule a service check to ensure that your furnace is up to the challenge of keeping your family cozy and warm. In fact, it can be downright risky to turn on the unit prior to having a check up. Regular maintenance is essential not […]

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The Ductless Mini-Split: A Tidy Little Solution to Your Heating and Cooling Problem

Posted on: September 15, 2011

It may have a funny name, but a ductless mini-split system can provide some serious benefits. A ductless mini-split is any air conditioning or heat pump system that has one to four indoor heating or cooling units, but only one outdoor unit. Each indoor air handler is designed to heat or cool only one or […]

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Feeling Cooped Up? Here’s How to Upgrade Your Indoor Air Circulation

Posted on: September 13, 2011

The quality of your indoor air circulation can greatly affect your health and how you feel. You can begin to feel cooped up or fatigued if your indoor air quality and circulation are poor. A few simple steps can help you upgrade the quality of your air. Open your windows and doors each day, even […]

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