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What to Consider When Hiring an HVAC Contractor

  • July 03, 2013

The average American household spends almost 30 percent of utility costs on heating and cooling the home. Things like proper HVAC equipment sizing, installation and routine maintenance are vital steps in maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing unnecessary repairs. Hiring a reliable HVAC contractor is critical to ensure proper HVAC installation and maintenance. Here are things to consider when hiring an HVAC contractor. Referrals. Ask your friends and neighbors which HVAC contractor they use. If you hear the same company mentioned more than once, it’s an especially good sign. By listening to recommendations and warnings, you will know which companies to…

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Tax Credits for High-Efficiency Systems: A Sizable Perk for Homeowners Buying New HVAC Systems

  • June 25, 2013

The tax credits for high-efficiency systems are back, which is good for homeowners in our region, and across the country. The federal credits apply to furnaces, boilers, air conditioners and heat pumps purchased and installed in 2012 and 2013. These credits help offset the cost of converting to more efficient HVAC equipment, which will benefit you directly for years to come. The program, called 25C, came back after the federal government took steps to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The minimum efficiency standards for the qualifying systems include: Furnaces and boilers –¬†These must have a minimum AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency)…

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