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August 9, 2016
The Essential Guide to Furnace Filters

When it comes to home improvements, furnace filters are not the most exciting of items. But that doesn’t mean they’re not necessary. Even vital, some experts argue, as furnace filters save money and improve the air quality in your home. Originally designed to keep all the moving parts of a furnace together, filters have evolved […]

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March 22, 2016
Here’s What You Need to Know about the Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

Those days when you used to argue with the rest of your family about the temperature in the house are over and done with. You don’t even have to get up off the couch or be at home anymore, because Honeywell have introduced their brand new super ‘smart’ line of thermostats, specifically designed for you […]

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February 1, 2016
A Guide to Inline Blowers

You probably already know how important clean and fresh air is. But do you know how important air circulation inside the house is? Every year we seem to be adding more and more padding to our houses, in an attempt to insulate them against the cold. This we do, of course, in order to lower […]

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January 26, 2016
12 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

It is the season to be jolly, indeed, but not necessarily about the cold that’s slowly creeping up through all the nooks and crannies of your house. The winter solstice is upon us, marking the shortest and darkest day, so we need to turn the thermostat or the heating system up. That will surely reflect […]

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January 8, 2016
10 Amazing Decorative Floor Vent Covers to Keep Your House Stylish

Vent covers can be a real eyesore. We are entirely dependent on vents themselves because our houses need to be ventilated as well as possible. They can be air conditioning vents, heating vents, and even bathroom vents. We need them to ensure the air inside the house is fresh all year long. But what do […]

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March 29, 2015
All about Lyric Thermostat & the Other Top 4 Best Programmable Thermostats

Home automation is the latest trend and it makes perfect sense that it should be. After all, this is the year 2015, when online connections and Wi-Fi networks are readily available to most middle income earners. And since most such people are busy professionals, it is absolutely reasonable for them to want to come back […]

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March 26, 2015
7 DIY Furnace Parts - Maintenance Tips

Furnace repairs are complex, but maintenance is a different story altogether. Though it can never hurt to know a lot about furnace parts, you won’t typically need to know more than the few simple concepts explained below. Air filters, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and leaks in your ductwork are all important and need to […]

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August 10, 2014
A/C Technicians

What Does an HVAC Tech Do? By Betty Stephens HVAC Professionals HVAC technicians are professionals in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning service and support. They can be an independent contractor or employed by a company that specializes in climate control solutions. They work in residential homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings, or factories. Their […]

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July 28, 2014
Cooling Glass Sun Rooms

Sunrooms - Heating and Cooling By Betty Stephens Sunroom This room may be called a solarium or conservatory. It is usually a glassed-in living space typically attached to the house and accessible from indoors designed to function as additional living area during mild weather but may be too hot or cold in the heart of […]

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July 23, 2014
Thomas Midgley Jr. - Inventor of Refrigerant

Thomas Midgley, Jr By Betty Stephens Inventor of Freon and Leaded Gas Thomas Midgley, Jr. (May 18, 1889 to November 2, 1944) was an American mechanical engineer and chemist. He was a key figure in a team of chemists, led by Charles F. Kettering, that developed the tetraethyl lead (TEL) additive to gasoline as well […]

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July 21, 2014
HVACR Contracting Business Magazine

HVACR Contracting Magazine’s 70th Anniversary By Betty Stephens In June Contracting trade magazine celebrated its 70th birthday. It was 70 years ago that Cleveland-area publisher Irving B. Hexter created this publication to serve the refrigeration industry. He called it, "The Refrigeration Industry," In 1949, The Refrigeration Industry’s name was changed for the first […]

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July 12, 2014
Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga) By Betty Stephens Everywhere people are doing something they believe will change their body. Perhaps a friend suggests hot yoga. In a world, where instant gratification rules, it's easy to think there's a magical way to drop pounds fast. Let’s see what the experts say. Yoga classes provide physical benefits along […]

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