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How Efficient is “Efficient?”


A recent survey published by ACHR News shows that the majority of homeowners who are replacing their HVAC equipment are going for the mid-range in efficiency ratings. The survey said 46 percent of the respondents purchased mid-level products with a SEER rating of 14-18 and a 90 percent AFUE. SEER,…  
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What’s That Noise? Fix It or Replace It?


When you hear that unidentifiable “thud” or “ping” and it seems to be coming from your heating system, what should you do? You get that sinking feeling that it’s going to cost you time and money. But don’t procrastinate. At the first sign of trouble, call your HVAC professional. As…  
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Air Source vs. Geothermal: A Duel To The Finish


If you’re considering a heat pump for your home, you’ll have a choice between air source and ground source, or geothermal heat pumps.  An easy way to remember the difference is that one takes its heat from the air and the other from the ground.  Both are efficient and practical,…  
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Pump it Up With a Heat Pump


Shipments of air-source heat pumps are up just over 17 percent so far this year vs. last year, according to AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute).  The statistics also show central air conditioners increased six percent over last year.  Why the big jump in heat pumps?  They are penetrating…  
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Great Expectations on HVAC Installations


If you’re installing a new HVAC system, do your homework. With today’s internet offerings, you might be tempted to purchase a system on-line and either install it yourself or hire someone to do it. First, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and worry by purchasing your system through a…  
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What’s Your IAQ?


Your IAQ makes a huge difference in your health.  It also has an impact on your energy bills.  IAQ, or indoor air quality, is rated based on pollutants inside your home.  Radon, carbon monoxide and mold are just a few serious concerns in today’s homes – no matter the age…  
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Holiday Cash Stash


You can take advantage of some extra cash this season if you’ve replaced your heating or cooling system with a new, energy-efficient unit and are a Maryland BGE customer. BGE is offering rebates anywhere from $150 to $500, and you can combine several offers for multiple rebates. The current rebate…  
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Baltimore HVAC Replacement Model


There’s lots of talk about SEER ratings and AFUE minimums in the heating and air conditioning market these days. What do these acronyms mean? The letters are actually all about numbers. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Mostly associated with air conditioning units, it gives a point of reference…  
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Audit Your Home Energy Usage


Just as a budget or tax audit helps you to hone in on your spending habits, a home energy audit helps you find your energy use habits. They may be good or bad, but they usually can use some improvement. The Department of Energy recommends both a do-it-yourself audit and…  
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HVAC Maintenance Plans Make Perfect Holiday Gifts


Give the gift of an HVAC maintenance plan this holiday season. While it may sound too practical, it really is a great gift for yourself and others. If an HVAC system breaks down, it costs the homeowner money and headaches. From getting a technician there to diagnose the problem to…  
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