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Using Nature to Keep Your House Warm

Way before furnaces and central heating, humans had to stay warm somehow. How did our ancestors in Russia, Europe, Canada, and other cold places around the globe survive temperature extremes? One thing they did was come up with smart ways to make use of nature and preserve heat inside their shelters. This method of heating and cooling

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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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7 Reasons to Convert a Wood Fireplace to Gas

7 Reasons to Convert a Wood Fireplace to Gas

Despite being notoriously inefficient, fireplaces continue to be prized for their ambience and elegance. Humans have always enjoyed sitting around a crackling fire — that won’t change. The good news is that modern, well-maintained fireplaces can work as an effective auxiliary to your central heating system. If other rooms aren’t in use, you can lower

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Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

A heat pump is basically a central air conditioner that also provides heating by reversing itself and drawing heat from the outdoor air to the interior of the house (yes, even cold air contains heat energy). The maintenance needs of a heat pump are very similar to an air conditioner, but they have some special

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How to Inspect and Clean Furnace Intake and Exhaust Pipes

Inspect and Clean Your Furnace Intake and Exhaust Pipes

With winter coming, many of us are getting our homes prepared for the colder weather. While scheduling a professional furnace tune-up, changing filters, and testing smoke and CO detectors are essential, so is checking the furnace’s intake and exhaust pipes. Often, furnace problems arise from blocked airflow in your intake or exhaust pipe. Even if

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Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

The temperatures are dropping and so are the leaves. It’s time to start preparing your home for colder weather. Here’s a useful fall maintenance checklist to keep you cozy, safe, and comfortable through the holiday season and beyond.  Indoor Fall Maintenance Schedule a Professional Furnace Tune-Up The first thing you want to do to make

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