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Saving Money on Heat

Is your energy bill too high? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things that you can do at home to save you money. Some of them are big projects but most are simple things that you can do in your day to day life that will help […]

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Oil Heating vs Gas Heating

Oil vs. Gas Heating options From an environmental stand point and at the global level, gas is better than oil because natural gas produces 25 percent less carbon dioxide than oil. From a safety stand point oil is better because oil is not explosive and creates no harmful fumes. Gas furnaces are the number one […]

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Furnace Fan Setting: On vs. Auto

On your thermostat, there’s a furnace-fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for […]

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Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

You just discovered there’s a puddle water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? In most cases, it’s not a big repair, so don’t panic. It could be a few different things. However, you will need a certified professional to take a look […]

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Heat Pump vs. Furnace

Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in Anchorage, AK, are a heat pump and a furnace. But which one to choose? Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Here are some things to consider to help you in your decision-making process. […]

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HVAC Heat Systems in the Fall

Maintaining your heating equipment ensures it’ll run smoothly the way it should when you need it. Investing your time and money in these seasonal maintenance tasks goes a long way to protect both your home and your HVAC investment. Well-running systems are more energy efficient, so they end up costing you less to run all […]

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Thermostat Troubleshooting

A thermostat is a heat-activated switch. It has a temperature sensor that causes the switch to open or close which in turn completes or disrupts the electrical circuit that runs your heating and cooling system. The first thing to check if your HVAC system is not working is your thermostat. Things to Check: Is the […]

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Oil Furnaces vs. Gas Furnaces

From an environmental stand point and at the global level, gas is better than oil because natural gas produces 25 percent less carbon dioxide than oil. From a safety stand point oil is better because oil is not explosive and creates no harmful fumes. Gas furnaces are the number one cause of carbon monoxide related […]

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How Does a Boiler Work?

What is a boiler? Most people immediately think of furnaces when opting to heat their homes. However, boilers provide a highly effective heat option, have a long life, can reach high heating efficiencies, and some types require little or no pumping energy. Boilers are an important part of a central heating system. They’re a continuous […]

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Gas Fireplaces and Safety

Gas fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular. With the flip of a switch you can sit back and enjoy a cozy, warm fire without the mess of real logs or smoke and fumes. Gas fireplaces burn with up to 90% efficiency rating, meaning almost no pollution. Gas fireplaces are designed to look so similar to a […]

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