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3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your New Furnace

It’s probably a bittersweet feeling when you purchase that new furnace or air conditioner. You’re excited to have a new unit that will be reliable and should save you money on your utility bill.

On the other hand it seems hard to justify investing thousands of dollars in an appliance that will spend it’s life sitting in your basement or outside exposed to the harsh weather.

Investing in a furnace isn’t as sexy as a new car. But at some point it’s a necessary investment for almost everybody. Here are three, actionable steps you can take to make sure you’re getting the most out of your unit. These don’t require any big financial investments, but, if acted upon, are sure to keep your unit running efficiently, running strong, and running for a long time. Read more

Say What? Understanding How Your Equipment Works | Part I

If you’ve ever had a conversation with an HVAC technician at some point you’ve probably heard a phrase that sounds foreign or an acronym that you don’t understand. Overwhelmed is the last thing you should feel about your heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality system.

But do not fear, we’re here to help. The following are some of the most common phrases, terms, acronyms, and words our technicians most frequently get questions on when they’re talking with homeowners. Read more

Is Your Furnace Reliable? 3 Questions You Need To Answer As Winter Approaches

Is-Your-Furnace-ReliableLet’s face it, as a homeowner we all mull over this decision at some point in our lives. The impending reality that we’re going to need to invest money in a new furnace.

It’s not that you hate your current furnace or that you’ve seen a nice shiny new one running like you see that new car you’ve been wanting.

It’s that reality of spending money on a furnace that’s going to live it’s life hidden in your basement like the current one has. Spending money on something we don’t physically see is really hard.

Kind of like getting new brakes on your car. You never see them but once they’re replaced you have a new peace of mind knowing your car will stop quickly when you need it to.

But what if you’re thinking, “Just one more winter. If I can get through just one more winter with this furnace I promise myself I’ll get a new one next year.” Read more

Smart Thermostat: Home Comfort on Demand (Updated)

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This was originally posted on December 8th. It has been updated to included more details on the ecobee thermostat we recommend to all homeowners.

There are times throughout the year when you’re traveling, visiting family and friends, and celebrating the holidays in your home. In the midst of decorating the tree and baking cookies (hint: we love Christmas cookies) sometimes we forget to make sure the furnace is ready to handle the weather.

A great option for any home is a wifi smart thermostat. This addition gives you complete control of your home whether you’re there or in Florida escaping the cold. Read more