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The AFUE Rating Is More Than Just a Number — What This Efficiency Rating Means

afue ratingsHomes in most parts of the country require heating during some parts of the year, but the typically harsh winters of New England make a reliable and efficient furnace or boiler a necessity. Record-breaking snowfalls and cold weather that stretches into the middle of spring seem to conspire with the rising cost of home heating fuels to strain the budgets of homeowners. Improving the efficiency of your heating system can result in substantial long-term savings – but it’s important to understand what the AFUE rating means so you can make the best decision for your home. Read More The AFUE Rating Is More Than Just a Number — What This Efficiency Rating Means >>

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Radiant Floor Heating — Warming Massachusetts Homes From the Ground Up

 

radiant floor heating system, Boston, Massachusetts

Many Americans still wonder if radiant floor heating is right for their homes. The answer is often a simple but understated “yes.” This method offers several unique benefits, but to understand them, we should first understand how radiant heating works Read More Radiant Floor Heating — Warming Massachusetts Homes From the Ground Up >>

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Duct Sealing: What To Expect If You Hire A Contractor To Do The Job

duct sealing, Boston, MassachusettsIf your utility bills seem higher than normal, yet you’re left with stuffy rooms or excessive dust in your home, the ductwork could be to blame. Hiring a professional to complete duct sealing can provide you with a number of lasting benefits. Read More Duct Sealing: What To Expect If You Hire A Contractor To Do The Job >>

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Sizing Your Home’s Heat Pump Correctly Leads to Efficient Operation

sizing heat pump, Holliston, MassachusettsWhen you’re choosing a new heat pump, sizing it correctly will ensure that it will perform at the efficiency level the manufacturer promises. Read More Sizing Your Home’s Heat Pump Correctly Leads to Efficient Operation >>

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Installing New HVAC Equipment? A Load Calculation Comes First

installing new hvac equipment, Acton, MassachusettsTwo important reasons exist for conducting a load calculation prior to installing new HVAC equipment. Whether you’re purchasing a new air conditioner or heat pump, performing a load calculation helps your installer select the right size of system in terms of capacity, and it gives you the opportunity to improve home efficiency in order to select a smaller system. Read More Installing New HVAC Equipment? A Load Calculation Comes First >>

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You’re Sealing Your Ductwork? So What Products Are You Using?

sealing your ductwork, Boston, MassachusettsDuct systems are notorious energy wasters. Sealing your ductwork often presents the best solution. Read More You’re Sealing Your Ductwork? So What Products Are You Using? >>

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Energy Star Program: Choosing Qualified Products Provides Long-Term Savings

energy star program, Boston, MassachusettsIt almost sounds too good to be true: a label – and a prominent one that you cannot miss — that helps you choose qualified products that provide long-term savings. Read More Energy Star Program: Choosing Qualified Products Provides Long-Term Savings >>

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The Smart Choice In Programmable Thermostats

programmable thermostats, Boston, MassachusettsYou leave your house on a bitter-cold winter Massachusetts morning, confident that your furnace won’t run while you’re not there but will make your home toasty-warm by the time you get back. Who can blame you for feeling good about having a “smart” thermostat? Read More The Smart Choice In Programmable Thermostats >>

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Now, About That Stuff In The Ductwork…

stuff in the ductwork, Boston, MassachusettsBelieve it or not, some Massachusetts homeowners live in their homes for decades with stuff in the ductwork — and without having their ductwork cleaned. Read More Now, About That Stuff In The Ductwork… >>

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The Ductless Mini Split: There’s Nothing Mini About The Job It Does

ductless mini splits, Boston, MassachusettsThe ductless mini split system is a versatile and energy-efficient solution that overcomes many obstacles homeowners face, including: Read More The Ductless Mini Split: There’s Nothing Mini About The Job It Does >>

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