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Load Calculation is Step 1 for an A/C Install

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 09, 2015

Bigger is not always better, especially when it comes time for you to install new central air conditioning. Choose a system that is just the right size for your home and its particular...


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Fix HVAC Leaks Where It Counts Most

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 26, 2015

You've probably heard plenty about how to maximize your HVAC system by repairing air leaks. This is indeed sound advice, in terms of both reducing your carbon footprint and saving money...


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Why Efficient Ductwork Matters

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 09, 2015

True or false? When it comes to heating and cooling equipment for your home, your HVAC system itself is what's important; ductwork and vents play an insignificant role. The answer is:...


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How to Combat Condensation on Your Windows

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 03, 2015

Oh no! You just installed energy-saving (and expensive!) new windows, and now all of a sudden you see that they’re covered with drops of water. Even worse, this condensation is...


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Heat Pumps Provide Cheaper Heating *and* Cooling

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 19, 2015

The name "heat pump" is misleading. This appliance actually does an efficient job of both heating and cooling your home. Unlike conventional HVAC systems, a heat pump functions by moving...