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Reduce Energy Costs with Programmable Thermostats

The typical home thermostat is a dial-type device with a coil-based temperature sensor, a mercury switch, and a control lever for adjusting the temperature. By today's standards, they're inefficient on a number of levels, and lack all but the most basic controls. Programmable thermostats, on the other hand, are a proven way to optimize your…
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How Often Should I Change my Furnace Filters?

Furnace filters provide a valuable service to the air quality in your home. This is especially true if you have pets or if you're an allergy sufferer. As the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system circulates the air through your home, your furnace filters trap all kinds of nasty stuff in the air that…
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The Furnace Stopped Working! Here’s What You Should Do Next.

In the cold depths of a Kansas City winter, the furnace in your home provides comfort, heat, and air circulation to all who live there. The furnace is a key component in the home's overall heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC). But, in the winter, when temperatures can drop into the negatives for days…
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What Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Sump Pump

Your sump pump is a largely forgotten piece of essential equipment in the home, even though it works continually to keep your basement dry and your possessions protected from needless water damage. Your sump pump is easy to overlook, considering that it sits in a 2' deep hole (often called a sump pit) in the…
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