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Category: hvac-for-dummies

How Does My Roof Affect My Home’s Temperature?

Do you remember that song about bones?  “The toe bone connected to the foot bone…” etc…?  It is incredible when you realize how each of the systems in the human body connect with each other and work together.  In many …

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When Should I Worry About a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Every winter we rely on our home’s furnace to keep us warm.  For most of us, we may not often think about that furnace on a daily basis–we are so accustomed to the heat it provides.  Your home’s furnace is …

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4 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips During the Winter Months

You’ve probably heard of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning before, but you may not realize how at risk you could be for it in your own home.  When the temperatures start to drop outside, that risk factor increases even more. Why …

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The Weather Channel Releases February-April 2020 Forecast

The Weather Channel has released a forecast that looks ahead at February, March, and April 2020.  Though we know that there is always room for error when it comes to weather forecasts, it is still helpful to take a peek …

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How to Tell if Your Furnace is Too Old

During the winter months you may start asking questions about your furnace.  Maybe your utility bills seem steep or maybe you hear a funny sound whenever the furnace comes on, or maybe you just can’t quite remember when it was …

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Can Santa Get Down a Chimney with a Chimney Liner?

This time of year, it is hard not to think about Santa.  The old tale that on Christmas Eve he slips his way into homes via the chimney in order to leave gifts for good children is being told to …

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How to Shovel Snow the Right Way

Shoveling snow seems pretty self-explanatory, right? 1. Move snow out of the way with a shovel. 2. Done. Until  you realize that your back is killing is you, and you’ve only done the first 1/4 of the driveway.  So, is …

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Stay Healthy

There is probably no one who hates cold and flu season more than the parents of young children.  Not only are the immune systems of young children more susceptible to sickness, but daycares, schools, and indoor play places can be …

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4 Steps to Ready Your Home for Heating Season

Have you made the big switch yet?  Have you taken the leap and turned the heat on in your home?  When to turn the heat on is a personal decision, but once you decide to do it we have a …

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The Weather Channel Tells Us How Early We Can See Snow

  Anyone who has lived in Michigan for a few months can attest to the craziness of the weather here.  It’s not crazy from phenomena such as hurricanes and typhoons, it is crazy simply by how it can radically change …

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