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Heat Pumps? How Do They Really Work?

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There is so much to consider when building your dream home, or renovating your current one to a higher standard, and one of the most important is the heating system. You could stick with the same energy-hungry heating systems and air-conditioning units or you could look into installing a heat pump. Heat pumps are a simple means of drawing heat into the home from an outside source and can make a huge difference to the comfort of your home, the energy used and the money you spend.

There are many types of heat pumps out there, and many pros and cons to consider before committing to one, but they are definitely worth plenty of consideration.

Some states even offer a tax credit or loans for residential energy-efficient upgrades.… Read More

Spring Cleaning Your Air Conditioner: Step By Step

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is an essential component of your home.

Your fireplace and furnace keeps the home warm during winter, and the air conditioner is needed throughout summer.

Spring presents an excellent opportunity to clean up and freshen up your home, including inspecting and repairing your HVAC equipment – with a focus on air conditioning. Homeowners can do many air conditioner maintenance tasks without the help of an expert.… Read More

Improving Fireplace Efficiency with Wood, Gas and Electric Inserts

Napoleon Built in high efficiency fireplace

Who would not love a beautiful fireplace in their home?

A fireplace offers comfort or warmth for a home, but they can in fact be quite a pain in the neck to feed with wood and to maintain and clean. Unless the home has the right fireplace inserts.

With the right fireplace insert, your home can save money, you can save time chopping wood, and you can even help to improve the overall value and aesthetic appeal of your home.

However, it’s important to understand what fireplace inserts can and cannot do for you; what the different types of inserts are; and, how can we improve fireplace efficiency with wood, gas or electric fireplace inserts?

What Is A Fireplace Insert?

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