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5 Reasons Why Your Furnace Needs Tuned-Up!

Cooler fall weather is definitely on its way and it’s time to start thinking about scheduling your furnace tune-up! Together, the 5 reasons below paint a picture as to why your furnace should be tuned-up this fall: Extend the life of your furnace: like with many other concepts in life, proper maintenance helps to prolong the life expectancy. Bi-annual tune-ups help to rid any gunk, and ensure the system is always running as efficiently as possible. Just like we have regular oil changes on our cars, our HVAC system also deserves proper maintenance! Give you peace of mind: you’ll gain
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‘Put on hold!’ 2013 Federal Efficiency Regulations

It looks as if there is a hold on the 2013 Federal Efficiency Regulations. This could mean some additional time to have a new furnace put in before new efficiency rules come back into play. The main debacle with this issue is that the new systems required different ventilation systems than previous units. The 90% AFUE units as we discussed a few weeks prior produce water vapor, which will rust existing steel units. This adds hundreds if not thousands of dollars onto your installation costs. The other factor is that the units are different sizes than many of the previous
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