Insulation isn’t free, and depending on which type you use, the cost can quickly add up. But as the old saying goes, sometimes you have to spend some to make some. When it comes to adding duct insulation, your monthly savings in utility bills will soon cover the costs, especially if you install the insulation yourself.
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The inner workings of your gas fireplace probably seem too complicated to understand, and the thought of working on it overwhelming. Take heart – many of the problems you may experience are simple to troubleshoot and solve. Even if you choose to have a service technician repair your gas fireplace, it should cost less if you can direct him straight to the problem.
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No troubleshooting guide can cover every cause and solution for every gas furnace in existence. However, understanding the basic way a gas furnace works is a good start to diagnosing your furnace problems. The first step in troubleshooting your gas furnace is to observe exactly what your furnace is doing – or not doing – and narrow down
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Before assuming your furnace is broken, remember that you could have a malfunctioning thermostat. From heating and cooling systems that seem to have failed to those that overwork – heating or cooling more than the temperature settings dictate – a thermostat throwing fits can masquerade as an appliance problem. Before calling out expensive HVAC repair companies, try troubleshooting your thermostat
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Picture a time before central heating or air conditioning, when fireplaces or crude stoves heated the center of the house or, if you were really lucky, perhaps the bedroom. Cooling in the summer was unheard of, unless you plunged into the river like Huckleberry Finn or could afford servants standing around fanning you like a member of royalty. Temperature was governed by the seasons,
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