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Archive for November, 2016

Use a Boiler for Your Business? Time to Get It Maintained!

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Many commercial buildings today rely on roof-mounted packaged units for their heating. These are standard forced-air systems that operate the same way as split system heat pumps, except that all the components are stored in a single cabinet. However, your business may rely on a commercial boiler, which is an excellent way to provide central heating that’s not only powerful but also doesn’t blow around any dust or other pollutants. Commercial boilers remain a serious competitor with commercial heat pumps and furnaces.

But you need to be cautious when it comes to a commercial boiler, because it’s easy to get complacent about one. Boilers have a reputation for their low maintenance needs—but it’s simple to confuse “low maintenance” with “never needs maintenance” or maybe “only needs maintenance every couple of years.”

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Why Indoor Air Quality Is Crucial During the Winter

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Poor indoor air quality in a home can be a problem any time of the year. A fact of modern homes is that they are built to be more airtight than ever before, which makes them easier to efficiently heat and cool. There’s little chance for heat to escape during cold weather or for it slip in during hot weather. But this sealing means less fresh air moving through the rooms, and subsequently a drop in indoor quality.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Old Water Heater?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

When preparing for the cold weather, you probably first think of the heating system that provides warmth for your household. But there’s another heating system to pay attention to, one that works all around the year: the water heater.

As winter weather comes closer, now is a good time to consider your water heater’s performance and whether it’s ready to be replaced. Being trapped without hot water is unpleasant any day of the year—but it’s especially miserable during chilly winter weather. We’ve provided some questions to ask about your old water heater that will help you decide on when to replace it.

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Don’t Make These Dire Mistakes with Your Gas Furnace!

Monday, November 7th, 2016

We hope the word dire got your attention. Some of these gas furnace mistakes can indeed cause serious problems and health hazards. Others will result in a gas furnace that wastes money or can’t do the job—and these can be dire under the right circumstances. Regardless, everything we’ve listed here is something you shouldn’t be doing with your gas furnace. When you need help with a furnace, always contact the HVAC professionals who can get the job done right.

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