Monthly Archives: February 2015

Bryant Furnaces Good, Better, & Best

February 26, 2015

Over the past couple of months we’ve been learning about furnaces, everything from preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, energy efficiency, the different types of furnaces, what to look for, and how HVAC SAVE Testing can qualify you for rebates.  To wrap up the series we are comparing features and pricing of four Good, Better, and Best Bryant…

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How to Change Your Washer Hoses

February 24, 2015

I came across a Pinterest post awhile back for new home owners, listing the things you should do when you move into a previously owned house.  One of the things listed was to change out old rubber washer hoses with new stainless steel braided hoses.  After doing some research, I’ve discovered several reasons for this. …

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Understanding HVAC SAVE Testing

February 19, 2015

If you’ve been looking into getting a new heating and/or cooling system within the past couple of years it’s likely that you’ve heard of HVAC SAVE Testing.  Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Adjustment & Verified Efficiency (SAVE) is testing performed by a certified technician to verify that your furnace or air conditioner is…

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Three Types of Furnaces

February 12, 2015

Today we are shinning the spotlight on the three different types of furnaces: single stage, two stage, and variable speed.  Deciding which furnace will work best for your home is based on multiple factors including: climate, size and levels of your home, existing duct work, insulation, and of course budget.  Understanding how the different types…

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Understanding Furnace Efficiency

February 5, 2015

Every industry has its own language and dialect.  After starting work at Resource Services it didn’t take long before I started hearing things like “plenum”, “SEER”, and “manometer”.  Today we are going to investigate another one, “AFUE”.   It turns out that AFUE is actually pretty important, especially if you are in the market for a…

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Program Your Thermostat to Save Energy

February 3, 2015

Programmable thermostats are fantastic tools to help you save on energy costs.   In fact according to https://www.energystar.gov/  programming these settings properly can save you as much as $180* per year.  However, just like any other tool, unless it’s used properly it won’t get the job done as efficiently as it was designed to do.  A…

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