25 Uncommon Ways To Lower Heating Costs After looking at your heating bills, have you ever wondered — “What are inexpensive things I can do that have the most impact on heating costs?” Most articles describe EXPENSIVE ways to make the house more energy-efficient.  Don’t get me wrong, these are excellent home improvements — if the existing […]

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Heat Pumps: Benefits, Problems & Repairs — Part 4 of 4 Considerations When When Thinking About Buying A New HVAC System With  A Heat Pump   While Heating, Heat Pumps Have Characteristics Unique To Them   NOTE: In cooling mode, a Heat Pump operates like a conventional central air conditioner. One of the more notable characteristics are […]

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Heat Pumps: Benefits, Problems & Repairs Part 3 of 4 Normal Recurring Noises For Heat Pumps Heat pumps make strange and/or loud noises during the Defrost-Cycle.  Most recurring sounds are part of normal operation.  Here are the sounds heard most often: If a rattle is heard, make sure the access-panel is tightly screwed into place.  If the rattle […]

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Heat Pump: When You Want One, Normal Operation, Operational Problems, & When Service Is Needed Part 2 of 4   Heat Pump Frosting / Icing (During Winter)  &  The Heat Pump Defrost-Cycle A Heat Pump may have visible light frost or ice at times (when temps are 35 or lower).  Many service-calls are generated by Heat Pump […]

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Heat Pump When You Want One, Normal Operation, Problems And When Service Is Required    In DFW, you likely have one of the following central HVAC Systems: Gas Furnace & Central Air Conditioner Electric Furnace & Central Air Conditioner Electric Heat Pump with Back-Up Electric heat.  The Heat Pump also provides Air Conditioning. If Your […]

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  DFW Heating Costs — Gas Furnace Versus Heat Pump   DFW Heating-Costs Comparison For Gas Furnace Versus Heat Pump NOTE: To compute your personal heating costs estimate, click on this link:  Heating Cost Calculator.   Enter the costs shown just below DFW’s Cost Per 1,000 Cubic Feet (MCF) Of Natural Gas in Jan of 2017 was […]

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  DFW Heat Pump Heating-Costs Versus Electric Furnace   DFW Heat Pump Versus Electric Furnace Heating-Costs Comparison To give insight into the biggest benefit of Heat Pumps, we provide an example of Heat Pump Heating-Costs — Versus an Electric Furnace.   If you have an all-electric home, your can lower your heating-costs substantially with a Heat […]

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HSPF: The Heating Efficiency-Rating For Heat Pumps — What It Means A Heat Pump is actually an air conditioner that runs in reverse while in heating mode.  In summer, air conditioners & Heat Pumps remove heat from the home and move it outside.  During winter, a Heat Pump removes heat from outdoor air and moves (pumps) […]

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Replace Both Furnace and Air Conditioning At The Same Time? Is it a good idea to replace furnace and air conditioner at the same time?  Yes.  Do you HAVE to?  In most cases, No.  This article tells you of common problems you may encounter with a mismatched system (old HVAC components working with new components). […]

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Gas Furnace Failure — Which Components Fail and Why Gas furnace failure can result from any of a number of components in a gas furnace.  Most components can be replaced (though the cost of replacing some of them may not be justified, based on the age or efficiency of the furnace).  Other component failures (such […]

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