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How to Improve Your Fireplace

February 27, 2017

When living in the colder climates of the world, a fireplace is one of the most beneficial assets your home can have, providing heat as well as the visual and emotional appeal of a warm hearth. However, due to their substantial nature, they are often overlooked when considering possible overhauls or a...

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Advantages of a Direct Vent Fireplace

February 25, 2017

Direct vent fireplaces are becoming more and more popular with today’s homeowners, particularly for homes that do not have built-in fireplaces. But what is a direct vent fireplace, and why are they so desirable? Put simply, a direct vent fireplace is a factory-built gas

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What is the difference between single speed versus variable speed furnace blowers

January 31, 2017

What is the difference between single speed versus variable speed furnace blowers If you need to have your furnace replaced, it is best to make an informed decision between variable and single speed furnace blowers. Choosing the r...

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Can I install a flat screen LCD / LED TV above a gas fireplace?

November 01, 2016

Having a gas fireplace in your living room will ensure you and your family stay warm during the cold and snowy winter months. To make your home living more comfortable, many people tend to mount a LCD or LED TV right above their gas fireplace as this is becomin...

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Winter furnace maintenance

October 26, 2016

Getting your furnace ready before winter is beneficial if you do not want to have unnecessary maintenance during the cold days. If you have not used your furnace during the summer, it can easily need repairs as it would have been standing unattended for a few m...

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Will a blower increase the heat output of a fireplace?

August 27, 2016

There is nothing better than getting home from work on a cold day and sitting in front of your fireplace with a warm cup of hot chocolate. There’s just one thing, the heat doesn’t feel warm enough and you can still feel the icy chill from outside. If you have installed a gas fireplace,...

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Changing your furnace filter: How and how often

August 07, 2016

While home maintenance is not every one’s idea of a good time, it is essential, especially when it comes to your heating system. Changing the filter in your furnace is a job that needs doing every three to six months, to ensure the furnace runs efficien...

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Will a gas fireplace operate during a power failure?

June 30, 2016

It is winter and it is freezing cold. To make things worse, your power just went out. The best way to handle a power outage is to be prepared. Staying warm is one of the most important factors. A power outage may mean that your gas fireplace won’t work so it is...

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What does zero clearance mean?

June 29, 2016

Gone are the days of masonry as a must. Today, homeowners can enjoy the versatility of adding a fireplace without the pain of requiring a conventional chimney. If you are looking for a great way to add warmth and good-looks to your home then zero clearance is a...

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What are the EER and SEER ratings when purchasing an air conditioner?

June 28, 2016

When purchasing an air conditioner, you need to make sure that you know all the specifications of the unit you are looking for. As you may not be an expert when it comes to air conditioner specifications, you might want to do a little research when it comes to EER and SEER ratings. EER and SEER rating...

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How long does an air conditioner unit last?

April 29, 2016

When wanting to purchase an air conditioning unit, it is important that you know how long the unit will last if operated efficiently. A typical air conditioning unit has a life span of approximately 10-15 years. To make the unit’s life span longer, you need to m...

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Will an air conditioner with higher BTU cool my room faster?

April 29, 2016

When choosing to purchase an air conditioner, you need to know what the correct BTU will be for the unit to work efficiently. BTU or British Thermal Unit is the amount of work needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.   When

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