Posts Categorized: heating system

Is It the End of the Line for Your Heating System?

Some things are tough to part with. The car we used to teach our kids to drive. Our favorite piece of cookware. Our lucky t-shirt. Then there’s our HVAC system. It’s not that we love it, exactly, but it’s a large and complex part of the home. Replacing it might seem impractical or even impossible. Continue Reading... Read More

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How to Turn Up the Warmth Without Turning Up the Heat

Writing a heating and cooling blog can be tricky around this time of year. All it takes is an unseasonably warm winter – or for that matter, an unusually mild summer – to make topics like “How to Keep Your Home from Feeling Cold” seem a little misguided. Continue Reading... Read More

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Checking Your Home for Winter Damage

Our corner of Pennsylvania welcomed the new year with a stretch of unseasonably warm weather. At one point in early January, temperatures got into the high 60s. But our luck can’t hold forever. Cold weather and winter storms will eventually return. And with those conditions comes the risk of property damage. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at some ways you can protect your home – and your heating and cooling system – this winter.\ Continue Reading... Read More

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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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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

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Common Furnace Installation Questions

Many thousands of years ago, humans learned an important lesson: we could use fire to cook food and keep warm. Eventually, we learned how to control fire, to bring it indoors. The Roman Empire developed the concept of central heating. The centuries that followed brought the first furnaces, the first radiators and the first electric heaters. But despite all the advances we’ve made in furnace efficiency, no one has developed a home heating system that will never break down or need to be replaced. And when breakdowns happen, you’ll be faced with a few different questions: Should I repair… Read More

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HVAC System Solutions for Comfort in Your Home Office

Congratulations! You’ve decided to escape the day-to-day grind of your office job and work from home. It’s a choice that offers you a lot of new freedoms, but also new responsibilities. For example: How are you going to make sure your HVAC system makes your home office as comfortable as your old workplace? Continue Reading... Read More

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