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Archive for November, 2018

Romantic Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

Romantic Ways to Stay Warm This Winter - Service Champions

The temperatures are dropping and if you’re staying in tonight due to the cold weather, we have some great tips for creating a warm, romantic night at home. Although it might be freezing outdoors, that doesn’t mean you can’t heat things up indoors. Feel the love with this winter with these tips for staying warm

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What Is a Heat Exchanger and Why Is It Important?

What is a Heat Exchanger and Why Is It Important?

What Is a Heat Exchanger in a Furnace? The heat exchanger, also known as a fire box or “chamber,” is made up of coiled tubes (though not “coils”) which contain the hot combustion gases. When the blower kicks on and cool air flows over the gas-to-air heat exchanger, the air gets warmer without having to

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Do Furnaces and Heaters Dry Out the Air?

Do furnaces and heaters dry out the air?

In the winter, we all experience the effects of dry air on our skin, hair, breathing passages, and hydroscopic (moisture-absorbing) possessions. We’ve written about how to get relief from dry air, different types of humidifiers, and the effects of dry air and humidity, but we’ve never answered the question “do furnaces and heaters dry out

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Buying a Home? 3 Reasons to Inspect HVAC System Separately

Buying a Home? 3 Reasons to Inspect HVAC System Separately

If you’re in the market for a new home, you will undoubtedly have potential houses inspected by a home inspector. But will you have your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system inspected separately? You should. Here are 3 reasons why. Your Heating and Air Conditioning System is About Half of Your Energy Bill According

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How Air Purifiers Improve Your Health and Indoor Air Quality

How Air Purifiers Improve Your Health and Indoor Air Quality

Good indoor air quality is a crucial part of you and your family’s health and well-being, particularly if there are allergy or asthma sufferers in your home. The good news is that achieving healthy air can be quite easy when you have a forced air system. There are a number of different air purifiers and filters that can

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How to Lower Energy Bills This Winter

Winter Home - 7 Ways to Lower Energy Bills This Winter

How can you stay warm and comfortable while saving money on your energy bills this winter? Here are 7 ways to make sure your castle is cozy and energy-efficient all winter long. Lower the thermostat thermostat Install a programmable thermostat for maximum HVAC savings. Remember though, you’ll need to program it. Check your owner’s manual

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Vents for Airflow | The Need for Whole-House Ventilation

Vents for Airflow | The Need for Whole-House Ventilation

To the unaided eye, the only air openings to a building are its doors and windows. Look a little closer and you will notice deliberate vent openings in a variety of places, including the roof walls, and basement. Here are some vents you might see around the roof: gable vent ridge vent cupola vent roof

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Why Your Air Filter Isn’t Working

Why Your Air Filter Isn’t Working

We already know the importance of air filters and how clean ones cut utility bills, increase performance, and improve indoor air quality. You are checking your air filter every 30 days, right? But just because you have a central HVAC system and an air filter doesn’t mean it’s working properly. From cheap filters and improper

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