Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters For Your House

Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters For Your HouseTankless water heaters have been well known for a number of decades throughout the rest of the world, and now are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. The idea of hot water on demand, delivered efficiently, is hard to resist. But do tankless water heaters live up to the hype? Read on and find out.

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Attic Insulation: Does Your Home Have Enough of it?

Attic Insulation: Does Your Home Have Enough of it?Because heat moves both ways in your home, adequate attic insulation is critical for optimum energy efficiency and indoor comfort. Heat energy naturally migrates from a warmer zone into a cooler zone. During winter, heat produced by your furnace radiates through the ceiling into the cold attic. Your furnace runs longer to compensate, driving up heating costs.

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Air Leaks: Tips for Detecting Them

Air Leaks: Tips for Detecting ThemAccording to the U.S. Department of Energy, air leaks account for about 20 percent of the annual heating and cooling costs in an average home. If you’d like to eliminate this unnecessary waste and lower your energy bills, you’ll need to locate and seal the sources of air leakage through your home’s conditioned envelope.

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Heat Pump Ratings for Homeowners

Heat Pump Ratings for HomeownersHeat pump efficiency is a year-round matter. Your furnace and air conditioner come with an efficiency rating specific to the heating season or cooling season, respectively. Heat pumps, however, operate in both winter and summer and thus require two ratings.

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All About Air Balancing and Your Home

All About Air Balancing and Your HomeIf it seems impossible to regulate the temperature in your home, and your energy bills are rising, you’re probably worried that something is seriously wrong with your heat pump, furnace or air conditioner.

When your HVAC pro assesses the situation, you may be relived to learn that the problems you’re experiencing are related to unbalanced system airflow, and that correcting it doesn’t involve replacing any costly system components.

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Wi-Fi Thermostat: Upgrade Home Comfort

Wi-Fi Thermostat: Upgrade Home ComfortAs smart phone ownership becomes the norm nationwide, smart technology has also been finding its way into home systems. Among the most innovative uses of this technology is the Wi-fi thermostat, offering homeowners a new level of convenience.

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Heating Load: Lowering it in Your Home

Heating Load: Lowering it in Your HomeOver the years, you might have heard the term “heating load” tossed around in connection with residential heating and cooling, but perhaps you’re not sure what it means. We can help you with that. The heating load is the amount of heat that’s required to make your home comfortable.

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Controlling Dust All Over Your Home and HVAC System

Controlling Dust All Over Your Home and HVAC SystemControlling dust in your Chicago-area home doesn’t have to be difficult. All you need to do is following some simple tips. We suggest that you start with these:

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How to Know When to Upgrade Your Heating System

How to Know When to Upgrade Your Heating SystemMost of us take for granted the furnace or heat pump that provides essential comfort in our homes every winter. But eventually, as the years and decades pass by, your heating system will reach the end of its useful service life, and you’ll need to upgrade to a new system.

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Here’s How to Know You’re Working With a Quality HVAC Business

Here's How to Know You're Working With a Quality HVAC BusinessHave you chosen an HVAC business for your home and starting to have doubts? Are you in the market for one and don’t really know what kinds of customer service elements you should be looking for? The good news is that searching for a reputable company will be easier if you follow these simple guidelines:

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