Got A High-Efficiency Furnace? Here’s How To Maintain The Outdoor Sidewall Vent Piping Termination

A high-efficiency furnace can save your family substantially on your heating bills, depending on where you live and what you pay for natural gas, propane or fuel oil. These furnaces also provide improved home comfort, with even and reliable heating. However, these furnaces use a different process for venting combustion gases and by-products.

Dealing With A Red-Tagged Furnace? Learn How To Explore Your Options

After learning that you have a “red-tagged” (intentionally disabled) furnace, the HVAC contractor or gas provider’s representative has probably told you that you have a safety issue that needs immediate attention.This issue often refers to a faulty heat exchanger, the heart of any gas furnace. In this case, you’ll either have to replace the heat exchanger or the entire furnace. Heat …

R-22 in the News

Click Here to Download PDF Article Recently the EPA has tightened the reins on the production of R-22 refrigerant. The reasoning behind this goes back to the 1980’s when world scientists’ discovered the rapid depletion of the earth’s Ozone layers caused by Chorine evaporating into the earth’s atmosphere. Many chemicals we use for everyday life contain Chorine including bleach, table …

Choosing Home Insulation? Look Carefully At The Differences Between Types

Choosing home insulation can be a challenge since it’s so important to select the right type. Even an energy-efficient furnace will have to work much harder if your home lacks good insulation. How do you know which is best for your home? What criteria needs to be met? Let’s look carefully at the main types of home insulation.

Decrease Water Heating Bills With 6 Tips For Improving Performance

If you’re like most homeowners, you would like nothing better than to find an effective way to decrease water heating bills in your Kansas City area home. You may already be keeping up with maintenance on your storage tank water heater, flushing the system of debris and getting it serviced regularly. But those bills are staying high for some reason.

Energy Tax Credits Are Back On: Additional Tax Savings When Upgrading HVAC Equipment

If your home has older HVAC equipment that does not meet current energy-efficiency standards, at some point you’re going to need to upgrade to higher-efficiency equipment. Legislation President Obama signed on Jan. 2, 2013 to avoid the “fiscal cliff” includes reinstatement of federal energy tax credits for residential energy-efficiency improvements that lapsed at the end of 2011. This makes many …