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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

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Water heating is generally the second largest energy consumer in most homes, coming in just behind home heating and cooling in terms of energy costs. Using tankless water heaters can help to decrease water heating costs, but you need to know how many systems to install.

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Duct Sealing Optimizes Energy Efficiency: Follow These 3 StepsDuct sealing, one of the more cost-effective energy improvements homeowners can make, helps to control energy losses, which in turn increases your energy savings throughout every month of the year.

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The design of your home’s ductwork counts for a great deal in terms of comfort and energy savings. In fact, its efficiency will essentially dictate how comfortable you are in your home, and how much energy you can save over the years. Without proper ductwork design, no matter how efficiently your heating and cooling equipment operates, you’ll be less than satisfied with the results.

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What Does A Red-Tag Furnace Mean? 3 Tips For How To ProceedA red-tag furnace is a scenario no homeowner wants to encounter. Keeping up with maintenance will help you to avoid this situation, but if your system is ever red tagged, here’s what you need to know:

What is a red-tagged furnace?

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Furnace noises are not a good sign—and homeowners are wise to do everything they can to avoid them. If you do hear furnace noises, take them seriously. They can be an indication that the system is either operating inefficiently, which will increase your energy bills, or they can be a sign that your home safety is at risk.

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3 Tips To Ensure High-Efficiency Furnace Venting Works Properly During Colder WeatherIf you have a high-efficiency furnace system, you’re positioned to get ideal energy savings and home comfort. However, because these systems operate differently than lower-efficiency systems, high-efficiency furnaces require specialized venting.

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If you find yourself without power due to a winter storm this season, you’ll be glad you have a winter storm emergency plan in place. The three main concerns during a power outage are having a safe food supply, water supply and heating source. Here are a few simple steps you can use to prepare:

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Furnace Filters Work Overtime During Winter -- Keeping Them Clean Ensures Optimal ResultsFurnace filters are arguably one of the most important components that contribute to your furnace system’s overall efficiency and operation.

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If you notice water leaks stemming from your attic, the source could be due to attic ventilation, attic moisture or ice dams. Ice dams in particular can cause significant damage, and with varying winter temperatures, ice dams become more and more likely to occur. Luckily, they also are easily avoidable. As a homeowner, you should know what signs to look for to gauge your home’s susceptibility to ice dams, and what you can do avoid them.

What are ice dams?

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A 5-Step Guide To Hiring An HVAC Contractor -- And Getting ResultsHave you made it a goal in 2012 to improve the energy efficiency of your home?

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