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What Is AFUE? Understanding Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

What is AFUE? Understanding Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

Did you know that heating equipment is normally the largest energy user in the home, accounting for around 45% of energy bills (US DOE)? Given the high expenses related to heating equipment, it’s important to make smart decisions regarding heating system replacements, repairs, and maintenance. If you are concerned about the costs and efficiency of

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Introduction to Hot Water Boilers and Hydronic Systems

Hot Water Boiler Hydronic System - Circulating Hot Water Systems

Hydronic boilers, coming from the word “hydro” meaning water, comprise central boilers and water heaters. The hot water or steam that is produced runs through pipes into radiators, which releases heat energy into the room. Once the water or steam loses its heat, it gets sent back to the boiler to be reheated. An electric-powered

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How to Keep Your Heating System Safe | Prevent Heating Accidents!

How to Keep Your Heating System Safe

As the nights gets darker and colder, we start to rely on our heating systems more and more. It’s no surprise then that nearly all home fires from heating equipment take place in the winter months (December, January, and February). According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2009 and 2013, “heating equipment was

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