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  • Maintenence Checklist To Go Over Before Your Next Heating Oil Delivery

    Before you have your heating oil tanks filled up for the upcoming winter months, you will want to make sure that the storage tanks are in the best possible shape and that they are ready to withstand another winter. After all, the last thing you want to do is to call for a heating oil delivery, have your tanks completely filled up, and then soon after realize that you are running out of heating oil because of an issue with the tank.
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  • 3 Ways Pet Owners Can Improve Their HVAC Systems

    There are universal tips that can help homeowners maintain their HVAC system and improve its efficiency. However, if you own pets, like cats or dogs, then there are a few considerations to keep in mind when it comes to HVAC installation and maintenance. Here are three tips that will help you improve your HVAC system so that you can keep the indoor temperature and air quality comfortable for both you and your pets.
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Chimney Sweeps

    Everyone knows that it can be cozy to snuggle in front of a roaring fire on a cold winter night, but did you know that you need to have a chimney sweep clean your chimney regularly? If not, here's what you need to know. What is a chimney sweep? A chimney sweep is a professional who cleans and inspects chimneys. Why do chimneys need to be cleaned? Chimneys need to be cleaned to remove soot, bird nests, and other debris that can block the flue and cause a chimney fire.
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  • Why Install A Forced-Air Heating System?

    If you want to install a new heating system in your home, then make sure to look at forced-air systems. These systems work well in residential settings. They have some advantages you won't get from other types of heating. What Is Forced-Air Heating? A forced-air system uses warmed air to heat your home. The system contains a furnace, a series of ducts, and vents. When you turn the system on, the furnace heats air and then releases it through its ductwork.
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  • Here's What Gassy Or Burnt Furnace Smells Mean

    A furnace should not emit odors during operation. When this phenomenon occurs, it is a good reason to be concerned. Some furnace odors are emergency furnace repair issues. This is why it is a good idea to know which smells indicate what. The following points cover a few odors and what they generally mean. Gas Odors Sometimes a gas furnace will emit a slight gas odor when it is turned on.
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  • A Quick Look at the Process of a New AC Installation

    Spring is the ideal time for a new AC installation. This gives you time to complete the job before the weather gets hot and you need your AC to keep you comfortable. Of course, you can have an AC installation done any time, but since the air conditioner needs to be off during the installation, it could get stuffy in your house. Here are a few things to know about getting a new air conditioner installed.
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  • The Pros And Cons Of Heating Your Home With Propane

    What's the best fuel source for heating your home in those cold winter months? When you live in a remote area, it's likely that you won't have access to a natural gas line, so your options might be limited to fuel sources like wood, propane, or oil. Propane is typically more efficient than oil furnaces and more reliable than wood so it's a popular choice. But is it right for you?
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  • Furnace Repairs That Might Be Needed When Your Furnace Blows A Fuse On The Control Board

    If your furnace doesn't seem to be getting any power, the problem might be a bad fuse on the control board. Your furnace has a fuse that acts as a safety mechanism that shuts the furnace off if there is an electrical overload that could lead to a fire. When the fuse goes bad, it can be replaced fairly easily, and new fuses are inexpensive. However, it's also essential to figure out why the fuse blew.
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  • 3 Ways Mini-Splits Offer More Installation Flexibility

    Adding new HVAC equipment to your home is never an easy task. Unfortunately, the job can be significantly more challenging when retrofitting air conditioning or forced-air heating into an older house. In these cases, you'll often need to deal with the costly and disruptive job of modifying walls to accommodate vents and installing new ductwork in your attic or basement. While mini-splits remove these issues by freeing you from the need to install ductwork, they also offer flexibility in several other ways.
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  • Should You Hire A Professional Heating Contractor For An Annual Inspection?

    Maintaining your home's heating system means doing everything you can to spot problems early and address them before they become too severe. This approach ensures that you can stay warm all winter long and helps reduce your long-term maintenance and repair costs. As with many home maintenance issues, your heating system is often cheaper to repair before a problem leads to total failure. Of course, it's easy to find plenty of information about heating repair and maintenance online.
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