Chris Long

Understanding Your Furnace AFUE Rating and How It Impacts Your Wallet

Heating your home is your biggest utility expense.

Heating your home usually represents your biggest utility expense. But you can reduce the amount of money you spend on heating each year with a new, more energy-efficient furnace.

In this week's blog post, we'll discuss how to find your unit's AFUE rating, to determine how much fuel it's wasting, and whether you need a new high-efficiency furnace.

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How to Increase the Performance of Your Gas Furnace

Heating and cooling makes for the largest percentage og you home energy cots.

If you made a pie chart showing your home energy costs, the biggest piece of the pie would read “heating and cooling.”

Keeping your home warm each winter – and cool each summer – can account for more than a third of your annual energy usage.

And those energy bills can climb even higher if you’re using an inefficient heating system. Here are a few ways you can increase the performance of your gas furnace this winter.

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What to Look for When Buying an HVAC Service Agreement

All Seasons Comfot Control talks what to look for in extended HVAC service contract.

When you install a new heating or air conditioning system, the company you choose may offer you an extended HVAC service contract.

These agreements can be useful, but it’s a mistake to think that they’re all cut from the same mold. In this week’s blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how an HVAC service agreement works, and what to look for when choosing one.

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Why Pre-Winter Heating Unit Maintenance is Important

Pre-Winter heating unit maintenance is important.

The official start of winter is December 21, but waiting until then to perform heating unit maintenance at your home is like putting off a big school project until the night before it’s due.

Just like starting that school project early increases your chances of getting a good grade, doing maintenance on your system ensures that it will keep you warm when wintry weather arrives.

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How Does a Furnace Humidifier Work? And What are the Benefits?

A furnace humidifier will protect your children from shocks from the carpet during the winter as well as protect their sinuses.

Winter can be a pretty dry time, as anyone who stocks up on tissues with lotion can tell you.

When the weather gets cold, the relative humidity levels in your home can sink to just 15 percent.

A good humidity level is between 30 and 50 percent. Anything over 50, and your home becomes susceptible to mold, bacteria, dust mites and other pests.  

And when the humidity level gets too low, things can quickly become uncomfortable in your home. You get shocked by static electricity every time you unfold a blanket, your lips are chapped, and things just feel colder.

This is where a furnace humidifier can help.

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What is a Geothermal Heat Pump?

Looking to save money on Energy Bills? Consider a geothermal heat pump

A geothermal heat pump can help chop some money off your energy bill, while also helping the environment. 

But as with any major home modification, making the switch to this type of heating isn’t something you should tackle without first educating yourself.

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