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Buying A Furnace Online’s One Thing — Installing It Safely And Correctly Is Quite Another

Buying A Furnace Online's One Thing -- Installing It Safely And Correctly Is Quite AnotherBuying a furnace online can be tempting. Online retailers have lower overhead costs and eliminate the middle man, which allows them to offer you a discount on the price you’d pay for the same furnace from most conventional retailers. However, in many cases, these savings are illusory; whatever price discount you might enjoy can quickly evaporate when it comes to shipping and installation costs. Moreover, buying a furnace online means you risk limiting or even invalidating the unit’s factory warranty.

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Red-Tagged Furnace: Smart Decision-Making When You Need To Move Fast

If your furnace receives a red tag during a maintenance call or utility inspection, you’re suddenly facing not only an abrupt loss of residential heating but also a serious threat to the health and lives of everyone in your home. A red-tagged furnace means that an HVAC expert or utility company inspector has found a critical safety problem with the unit, usually a cracked or damaged heat exchanger, and the furnace must be shut down until the damage is repaired or the furnace replaced.

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Minimizing Air Loss In Your Duct System

Minimizing Air Loss In Your Duct SystemDid you know that much of the air produced by your heating system is lost during transit? A duct system with holes, cracks or poor connections can result in air loss of 25 percent or more of the heat produced by your furnace. This increases the amount of energy required to heat your home, which costs much more in the long run. You can save energy and money in your Connecticut home this winter by minimizing the amount of air loss in your duct system.

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