Posts By: Chris Long

Winter Furnace Safety Tips

The official start of winter is almost here. Your hats and scarves are out of storage, there’s a snow shovel near your front door and all-weather tires on your car. You might be ready, but is your furnace? How much thought have you given to furnace safety? Continue Reading... Read More

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Breathe Better with these HVAC Tips

It’s one of life’s cruel ironies: Just as winter weather chases us inside, the indoor air quality in our homes begins to plummet. And so begins a vicious cycle: we build our homes to keep out drafts, which keeps us warm but keeps allergens and pollutants in and prevents fresh air from circulating. Continue Reading... Read More

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Help! I’m Heating Rooms I Don’t Use

Imagine if you opened your cable bill and saw charges for a bunch of channels you didn’t get. Or you went to a restaurant and were asked to pay for food you’d never ordered. The same sort of thing might be happening with your energy bill each winter, as you shell out money to heat rooms you’re not using. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can save money on your heating costs – and make your home more comfortable – with the help of a zoned heating system. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in ductless air conditioning

Getting Your HVAC Ready for Winter

There are a lot of things we do to get ready for the winter, whether it’s making sure we have an ice scraper in our car, getting coats, hats and gloves out of storage or installing all-weather tires. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in HVAC maintenance

The Importance of BTU Per Square Foot

If you’ve ever gone looking for a new HVAC system – or even a window air conditioner or space heater – you’ve probably encountered the initials BTU. BTU stands for “British Thermal Unit,” and it’s a part of the same system that includes things like pounds or inches, only instead of measuring weight or length, the BTU measures energy. A BTU is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit at sea level. BTUs allow you to track how much energy an appliance can process to make your space warmer or cooler. BTU… Read More

Posted in A high efficiency furnace

What Does My HVAC Warranty Cover?

Warranties can be tricky. We all want the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we won’t have to pay too much to repair fairly new products. But not all warranties are the same. Some offer more than others, which is why it pays to do some research before you buy. In this blog post, we’ll look at what to expect from a good HVAC warranty. Continue Reading... Read More

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Don’t Be Scared to Consider a New Heating System

When you bought your home, your heating system seemed solid. But now that you’ve lived there for a few years, you’ve noticed some problems. Heating and cooling bills that are higher than normal. Rooms that seem too warm or not warm enough. You’re considering switching to a new kind of system (gas instead of oil, a boiler rather than a furnace), but the idea seems daunting. Continue Reading... Read More

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What is a Zoned Heating System?

Your living room gets warm, so warm in fact that you find yourself falling asleep in front of the TV. Then you go to bed and find yourself loading up on blankets so you aren’t shivering through the night. It’s an uncomfortable situation, but one that can be easily remedied with a zoned heating system. What is a zoned heating system? A traditional heating system uses one unit that heats or cools the entire building. With a zoned heating system, a network of smaller, energy-efficient units sends warm (or cool) air into different sections. The most common zone… Read More

Posted in heating system

What Size Furnace Should I Choose?

Bigger doesn’t automatically equal “better.” Just think about your computer. It’s a fraction of the size of its ancestors from 30 years ago, but infinitely more powerful. The same rule applies to your home heating system. Install one that’s too big and you can end up wasting energy. On the flip side, a gas furnace that’s too small won’t keep you warm enough. Continue Reading... Read More

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What Should I Look for in an HVAC Warranty?

We’ll often compare buying a new HVAC system to purchasing a car. They’re both big investments and should both come with some level of protection. And just as you wouldn’t drive a new car off the lot without asking questions about its warranty, you shouldn’t have a new heating and cooling system installed without first knowing as much as you can about the warranty that comes with it. Continue Reading... Read More

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