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Should I Adjust My Thermostat When I’m Gone?

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Should I Adjust My Thermostat When I'm Gone?
Today’s thermostats can do more than ever, with programmable settings and smart properties that make them energy and cost efficient. However, regardless of your HVAC’s age, adjusting the thermostat when you’re away from home is one of the easiest ways to lower your heating/cooling costs and prolong the life of…

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?
There are few things worse than trying to warm your hands near a heating vent only to feel a blast of cool air. Here’s a look at the most common reasons for this inconvenient scenario. Dirty Air Filter When the filter gets clogged, it restricts airflow, overheating the furnace and…

Do Programmable Thermostats Save Money Or Are They A Waste Of Time?

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Do Programmable Thermostats Save Money Or Are They A Waste Of Time?
The demand for programmable thermostats has been steadily rising for several years, and if you’ve stopped at Lowe’s or your local hardware store recently, you might have noticed the cost is significantly higher than the standard variety. So, what’s the deal? Is it worth the investment and if so, what…

Why Has My Electric Bill Drastically Increased?

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Why Has My Electric Bill Drastically Increased?
Opening the monthly electric bill is rarely a celebratory event, especially in summer and winter. However, if the spike in expenses seems unusually drastic or usage hasn’t changed with the increased price, something else could be amiss. Here are the most common reasons for a high electric bill: Outdated Appliances…

Signs of Wear and Tear on an HVAC

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Summer and winter energy costs can put a strain on your monthly income, but did you know that properly maintaining your HVAC will not only keep you comfortable in extreme weather but save you money every month? Here’s a look at the most common signs of heating and air system…

When Does a Furnace Reach Retirement?

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When Does a Furnace Reach Retirement?
True, the thought of replacing your home’s heating system might seem daunting and expensive, but unfortunately, it’s a task you can’t get around. Especially in colder areas, furnaces work hard to keep you cozy. As such, they wear out with time and use, losing efficiency and eventually failing altogether. Since…

How to Winterize Your Home’s Windows

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How to Winterize Your Home's Windows
With winter in full swing, you might be wondering how to save money on the monthly heating bill. While energy efficiency should always be a priority, extreme temperatures often motivate homeowners to re-evaluate drafty spaces, especially windows. Fortunately, there are a couple of simple ways to prime chilly windows for…

Do Furnace Humidifiers Work?

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Do Furnace Humidifiers Work?
Yes, home humidifiers really do work but the question is does your home need one? In some cases, in-home humidifiers can be very beneficial; in others, they might do more harm than good. It depends on numerous factors that we here at Vredevoogd Heating & Cooling would be happy to…

Why Does My Heater Keep Turning Off?

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Why Does My Heater Keep Turning Off?
Even if you love cold weather, you don’t want your heater to turn off before your house is toasty warm. A heater that turns on and off when it isn’t supposed to is “short cycling,” and there are many reasons why your furnace might be short cycling. We here at…
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