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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...


Radiant Floor Heating -- Is It Worth the Cost?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 13, 2015

Imagine being warm even on the coldest winter days ... from your feet on up! If toasty tootsies are the stuff that your January dreams are made of, you may have thought longingly about...


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When Your Electric Baseboard/Wall Heater Needs Repair

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 12, 2015

When it's winter and co-o-o-o-ld, the last thing you want is for your heating system to fail. Electrically powered baseboard/wall heaters are normally extremely efficient, converting...