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Category: Heating

8 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Humidity in Winter

8 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Humidity in Winter In the winter, the natural humidity level drops significantly, making our homes feel less comfortable. Increasing the humidity can have many benefits for comfort, health and cleanliness. Luckily, there are many easy ways to add humidity to your house, so that you can experience all of […]

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Pros and Cons of Electric Baseboard Heat

Electric Baseboard Heat If you have baseboard heaters, then you know firsthand the joys and struggles that come with operating them in the winter. On the one hand, electric baseboard heaters afford you the ability to control the temperature in each room individually — it’s zone heating without the technology! On the other hand, electric baseboard […]

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Can I Run My Furnace Without a Filter

NO. A furnace filter has a critical job to perform and a filter cannot be run without one. For a furnace to work properly, it should always be equipped with a clean, working filter. As we’ll see, a dirty filter can cause problems, and so can having no filter at all. When it’s cold outside, […]

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How to Prevent Pipes From Freezing

If you live in the Elizabethtown, PA region, the arrival of winter weather poses a silent threat to your home. As the cold temperatures slowly set in, one of the biggest risks to property damage in Pennsylvania is frozen pipes. To protect your home against costly repairs and water damage to walls, floors and valuables, it pays to […]

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What is R22 and How Does It Affect You?

What is R22? If your home’s air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old, there’s a good chance it uses R22, commonly known as “Freon.” R22 is an A/C refrigerant — a substance used for cooling in air conditioners— that was once widely used in air conditioning units in homes and businesses alike. But, […]

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Boilers vs Water Heaters: What’s the Difference?

Some homeowners may be unclear on the difference between a boiler and a water heater. There is some crossover in the function boilers and water heaters perform, but these two appliances are not the same. Both appliances heat the water you and your family use, but boilers also provide heat for your home, while water heaters […]

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Cost Savings Associated With Routine HVAC Maintenance

What are the Benefits of a Heating/Cooling System Tune-Up? The two main benefits of cooling and heating tune-ups include preventing sudden breakdowns and saving you money on an ongoing basis. Regular tune-ups ensure your home HVAC systems are running as efficiently as possible. The cumulative effect of taking care of little things — like tightening […]

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What Is the Cost of Oil to Gas Conversion in Pennsylvania?

If you are considering switching to natural gas, you probably already know that heating your home with gas can lower your heating costs and increase the energy efficiency of your home — while also supporting U.S. energy production and reducing your carbon footprint. With more homeowners in the Northeast switching from oil to gas every […]

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A Guide to Seasonal HVAC Maintenance

Whether you are in the heat of summer or the dead of winter, a well-functioning HVAC system is essential for staying comfortable. Unfortunately, too many homeowners take their HVAC systems for granted, only addressing concerns when something goes wrong. That is a backward approach. It is less cost-effective and can have a big impact on […]

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