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Curious About Radiant Floor Heating? We Can Help!

Radiant floor heating systems, or floor heating, deliver heat directly to the floor using hot water (hydronic), electric strips or air. Floor heating is easier to install in newly-built homes, but it may also be retrofitted into existing flooring. If … Continue reading

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Heat Pump, Furnace or a Hybrid — Which New Heating System Is Best for Your MA Home?

In need of new heating equipment? You may be wondering whether a heat pump, furnace or a hybrid is the ideal choice. Gaining an understanding of the basics and benefits of each of these home heating systems can help you … Continue reading

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Why Has Your Heat Pump Frozen Over and What Should You Do About It?

A heat pump isn’t like a furnace. Instead of producing its own heat, it pulls environmental heat energy out of the outside air and transfers it indoors. While this allows it to reach three to four times the efficiency of … Continue reading

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An Oversized Furnace Has Some Serious Drawbacks

If you’ve ever upgraded your home’s furnace, you know that you had to go through a sizing phase to choose the right model. Getting the right fit is important. Obviously, an undersized furnace might not produce enough heat to keep … Continue reading

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When Temperatures Are Frigid, Here’s How You Heat With a Ductless Mini Split

A ductless mini split, as with all air-source heat pumps, relies on environmental heat energy to heat your home. This leads to something of a paradox of design: the hotter it is outside, the more heat energy is available, and … Continue reading

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Radiant Floor Heating: How It Measures Up Against a Forced Air Furnace

When you read about home heating systems, whether you’re looking at a traditional furnace or a high-efficiency heat pump, you’re generally reading about forced-air systems. These systems rely on air as a carrier of heat and generally feed all the … Continue reading

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How Unbalanced Airflow Affects Your Bellingham HomeHow Unbalanced Air Flow Affects Your Bellingham Home

Your ductwork may not look like much: generic metal tubes, often hidden in crawl spaces, and not terribly attractive when exposed. But however unimpressive it might seem, the ductwork plays a central role in HVAC system performance, and there’s a … Continue reading

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You Can Learn How to Find Air Leaks in Your Home

If there’s one thing to be said about winters in New England, it’s that they’re much nicer when they stay on the other side of your warm home’s walls. If your house is drafty, the winter will be much less … Continue reading

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With Heating Season Looming, Take These Safety Tips to Heart to Protect Your Family

Keeping your home comfortable as the seasons change might seem as easy as switching the thermostat from air conditioning to heat. However, there are some important home heating tips to follow that prevent dangerous fire hazards. Being comfortable and safe this fall … Continue reading

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Using a Mini Split Heat Pump? How to Improve Its Performance During Cooler Times

Seasons change, but the savings from ductless mini split heat pumps continue as cooler weather arrives. If you enjoyed the cooling benefits of your ductless mini split all summer, heat pump technology has more comfort and energy efficiency in store … Continue reading

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