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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...


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Are You in the Market for a New Boiler?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 04, 2015

Are your boiler and/or radiators creaking and squeaking? Or do you find that your boiler is not heating your home evenly, the way it used to? Maybe it seems to be working harder than...


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Whole House Fans Have a Lot to Offer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 24, 2014

Whole house fans have changed -- for the better! Although this natural home cooling method has been around close to a century, it's begun gaining in popularity in recent years. Today's...