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Solved! Why Is My Gas Bill So High?
Q: My gas bill seems out of control lately. I don’t remember paying this much in previous years, and I’m wondering if...
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How Much Does Heat Exchanger Replacement Cost?
Highlights The average heat exchanger replacement cost is $1,500, but the range is typically $1,000 to $2,000. The ...
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How Much Does Furnace Control Board Replacement Cost?
Highlights Furnace control board replacement cost typically ranges from $50 to $900, though most homeowners spend an...
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20 Ways to Stay Warm Without Turning on the Heat
When winter winds blow, some homeowners dread the accompanying—and often outrageous— heating bills that Jack Frost br...
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Solved! Should I Replace My Blower Motor or Buy a New Furnace?
Q: My furnace recently started making loud noises and seems to have weak airflow. I think the blower motor may be goi...
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Electric Furnace vs. Gas: Which Heating System Is Right for Your Home?
Chilly months are much more bearable with a functioning, efficient heating system, but there are many options for kee...
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How Much Does an Electric Furnace Cost?
Highlights  The typical cost range for an electric furnace is $1,682 to $7,036. Nationally, homeowners pay an averag...
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Solved! Why Is My Furnace So Loud?
Q: My furnace is making loud rumbling noises, and I don’t know what to do. Why is my furnace so loud all of a sudden?...
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How Much Does Furnace Cleaning Cost?
Typical Range: $70 to $300 National Average: $150Furnaces hibernate during the warmer months. While they rest, dus...
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Furnace Inspection Near Me: How to Hire and Prepare for a Furnace Inspection
Hiring the Best HVAC Technician Near MeFurnaces are typically out of sight and out of mind—right up until cold weathe...
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Solved! Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?
Q: Help! My furnace is running, but the heat is not turning on. Why is my furnace blowing cold air?A: If the home’s h...
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Solved! How Long Does A Furnace Last?
Q: I live in an older home with an older furnace. It’s gone through a lot of repairs since I’ve lived here. How long ...
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I Installed the New Ecobee Smart Thermostat in My Old House—Here’s What Happened
When it comes time to replace the manual thermostat in your home, the ecobee SmartThermostat is a great option that c...
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Solved! This Is How to Fix a Furnace That’s Not Turning On
Q: We recently moved into our home and now that it’s getting cold, we’ve noticed that the furnace isn’t turning on. W...
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This Common Home Heating Hack Will Waste More Energy (and Money!) Than it Saves
With the high cost of heating and cooling a home, it's understandable to think that closing off vents in some rooms w...
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The Best Best Furnace Filters to Keep Your Equipment Running Smoothly
Changing a furnace’s air filter every 3 months can keep it from malfunctioning while contributing to better indoor ai...
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What's the Difference? Heat Pump vs. Furnace
Maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature is a priority for homeowners all year round, but in winter you’re bound ...
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9 Furnace Troubleshooting Tips from the Pros
Now that winter's nearly here, it's time for a pop quiz: You wake up in the morning and there's ice on the dog's wate...
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Solved! How Often to Change a Furnace Filter
Q: I turned on my furnace for the first time this year, and it made the whole house smell musty. I checked the filter...
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Change Filters Frequently to Optimize Furnace Efficiency
Dust bunnies are multiplying, dog hair is piling up, and allergies are worsening—oh my, it must be the furnace filter...
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How to Light a Pilot Light on Gas Appliances
You woke up shivering in a cold house. Your morning shower, usually a warm and pleasant revitalization, was spent fut...
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6 Signs You Need a New Furnace
During heating season, there's never a convenient time for the furnace to give out, especially considering the discomfort—and the genuine hazards—of a home withou...
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Which Is Better, Forced-Air or Radiant Heat?
In the radiant floor vs. forced-air heating debate, radiant floor always wins because it provides a quiet, even heat ...
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Creaks, Groans, and Squeaks: 11 Spooky House Sounds That Could Spell Trouble for Homeowners
  Homes often make strange noises. They’re built of many different materials—glass, concrete, wood—that expand and co...
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Heating Systems 101
So you’re in the market for a new furnace, maybe because the old one is hopelessly inefficient, or because Hurricane ...
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Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?
Baby, its cold outside—and the last thing you want to do is return home to a frosty house. The smart time to examine ...
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Gas vs. Oil: Which Furnace Is Better?
With temperatures dipping into the single digits here in the Northeast—and below 0° F in many other places—shivering ...
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Save on Monthly Utility Costs with a Hybrid HVAC System
We had to make so many decisions when we built our new construction home. I didn’t realize it at the time (having nev...
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Evaluating the HVAC and Plumbing System
Bob meets with HVAC and plumbing contractor Frank Iadarola to review the HVAC and plumbing systems and discuss how to begin the remodeling process.
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High-Efficiency Water Heater Installation and Buderus Factory Tour
Chris Hoff (from Buderus) demonstrates the features of the boiler and hot water heater installed in the basement, while Bob takes a tour of the Buderus factory in...
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Installing a Gas Furnace
Bob meets with Alex Alexander to check out the new gas furnace, before taking a trip to Alex's shop to see how a computerized plasma cutter is used to cut out the...
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