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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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HVAC & Ventilation Considerations Before Remodeling

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning considerations before remodeling

Remodeling your home, whether it is a basement, attic, or garage, is one of best home improvement decisions you could make. Well-planned additions and remodels consistently rank in the top 10 ROI home improvements when it comes to recouping costs at time of sale. Whether it’s playroom for the kids or a full in-law suite,

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Prevent Poisonings at Home | National Poison Prevention Week

Poison Prevention Week - CO, Radon, Gas

John F. Kennedy’s Proclamation 3449 declared the third week of March National Poison Prevention Week, stating: “Whereas accidental poisoning consistently takes a substantial toll of lives each year, especially among very young children… I, John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning March 18, 1962, as National Poison Prevention

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Smoke Alarm FAQ | Installation & Troubleshooting Tips

smoke alarm frequently asked questions

As we prepare to “spring forward” and start Daylight Saving Time (DST), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and other safety organizations are urging everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarm (and carbon monoxide detectors). Around 8 people die from home fires every day in the United States. Over 2/3 of these deaths

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