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The Benefits of an Annual Furnace Tune-Up

Now that the temperature has dropped into the unbelievably-cold region, and everyone in the house is shuffling around in their warmest clothes, we remember that we rely heavily on our furnace to keep us warm and comfortable during the chilly winter months. But heavy-duty use requires a furnace that's in top shape! Nobody wants the…
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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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