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  1. What to look for in a furnace inspection

    Even as hot weather covers most of the nation, chillier fall days may be closer than you think. Right now is the perfect time to check up on your heating system and make sure itís ready for fall and winter. HVAC pros are already getting their schedules filled up, so if you want an inspection, itís best to call them sooner rather than later. Not only does this get your system prepped with plenty of time, but you can complete any necessary repairs before you really need the heat. The last thing you ...
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  2. 6 ways to breathe cleaner in your home

    Whether your concerns are about pollen and allergens, overall indoor air quality or just breathing a little cleaner, consider these tips to clear the air.

    1. Install HVAC upgrades

    Ultraviolet lights, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and filters all offer different ways to strip allergens and impurities from your air. These do come at a premium cost, so talk to an HVAC expert about whatís best for you. If you have an older HVAC system, you can improve air quality just by upgrading ...
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  3. What goes into an air conditioning inspection?

    Your heating and air conditioning system is one of the most vital systems of your home, delivering and removing warm or cool air from every room and maintaining humidity levels. It also includes a great many moving parts and complex elements. This means it needs to be checked regularly to avoid a small problem escalating into a big one, or a catastrophic one.

    Experts agree that you should have a qualified pro check your HVAC system twice a year: in spring and fall. The change of seasons ...
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  4. 8 tips for safely performing furnace, fireplace inspections

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ID:	11411Here are eight top safety tips and suggestions for performing your own furnace and fireplace inspections.

    1. If the fossil-fueled furnace is more than 10 years old, the furnace needs to be inspected and serviced by a qualified (licensed where required) heating/venting/air-conditioning (HVAC) contractor. The heat exchanger should be checked for cracks, and the burners need to be cleaned and adjusted. The contractor may also check the pressure sensors and ...
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  5. How to prevent bathroom mold

    Mold and rot are dangers that can develop anywhere in your house. But the bathroom, which generally contains more moisture than any other room in the house, is a particularly ripe target. Mold and rot can cause health problems and do serious damage to your house, so itís best to take steps to prevent them.

    The first signs of mold are darkened wood, water stains on your ceilings and water marks around bath vents. When you detect mold in your bathroom, you should address it quickly, ...
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  6. What do I need to know about tankless water heaters?

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ID:	11392If youíre thinking of replacing your traditional hot water heating tank, youíve probably heard about tankless heaters. But is it right for you? Hereís a rundown of what you can expect.

    Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand heaters, will provide hot water only as needed. Because the water is heated as itís used, they donít produce the energy loss associated with traditional heaters, which must keep the water hot until used.

    They can ...
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