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Upgrading Air Conditioning? Look For The Energy Star Logo

When it’s time to consider upgrading air conditioning in your home, you want to look for a product with the Energy Star logo. Energy Star was established to reduce greenhouse

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Combining Ceiling Fans With Your A/C Drives Energy Costs Down

It’s the standard summer dilemma. You want to keep your house cool in the heat, but you’d prefer not to pay an astronomical sum for using your air conditioning unit.

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Heat Pump 101 — 4 Key Efficiency Terms

How do you gauge the peak efficiency of a heat pump system? There are four standard key efficiency terms that address this question: SEER, EER, COP and HSPF. This information

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Attic Fans Improve Ventilation, Reducing Moisture, Heat And Energy Costs

Excess heat and moisture in your home’s attic can cause structural damage and make your monthly energy costs higher than they need to be. Proper ventilation with an attic fan

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Talking To Prospective HVAC Contractors? 7 Questions To Ask

When it comes time for you choose an HVAC contractor, a little research and self-education before the fact can result in you getting a better deal and superior quality of

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Sealing Air Leaks — Caulking And Weatherstripping Tips

From frozen winters to scalding summers, homes in the northeastern portion of the United States are exposed to the full brunt of “Old Man Weather’s” wrath.

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SEER Explained And 5 Factors To Consider When Upgrading Your A/C

One of the most important terms you’ll encounter when shopping for an A/C upgrade is Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). A given air conditioner’s SEER indicates how efficiently it will

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Are You Maintaining Your Heat Pump? You Should Be

As a homeowner, you want to ensure that your HVAC equipment provides the best possible home comfort and energy savings for you and your loved ones. Maintaining your heat pump

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Is An Aging Air Conditioner Costing You Energy Dollars? Consider A High-Efficiency Upgrade

The average service life of a central air conditioner is 15-20 years. You may not want to wait that long to replace yours, however. Chances are, high-efficiency technology may have

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When Does A/C Repair Become A/C Replacement?

An A/C repair can be more than an expense, it can be a decision-making opportunity. Like any major appliance, central air conditioners have an expected service life. Your goal is

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