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  • Get Indoor Fireplace advice from NFI certified technicians

    When your home improvement plans include installing a new fireplace, or even repairing an existing insert, be sure to speak with experts that you can trust. A simple way to know who to trust is to look for technicians, sales people, and service providers that have been certified by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). Many fireplace dealers, like HVACDirect.com, have NFI certified technicians on staff ready to speak with you so that you know the advice you're getting is trustworthy and accurate. The same goes for your installer - having that certification will let you know they're an expert. In this article, we'll look at what that certification really means for your home project. Continue reading

  • Furnace Flue Pipe | Furnace efficiency requirements

    Furnace flue pipes may not be something you’ve thought about before, but they’re an important part of your gas furnace system. It’s good to have an understanding of what they are and why they’re important … and how they match to your furnace efficiency. A furnace flue pipe (also known as a vent pipe or simply as a flue), vents the exhaust from your furnace to the outside of your home. Furnace exhaust is dangerous and so having the right furnace exhaust pipe is important.

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  • Best Patio Heaters for 2020 - Outdoor Heater Reviews

    We review our 6 favorite patio heaters for Fall 2019 and Winter / Spring 2020. Patio heaters, also known as outdoor or outside heaters, help you extend your outdoor living and entertaining. With cold weather here and ready to last for many more months, we wanted to give you our recommendations on the best outdoor heaters. We’ve included both ceiling mounted and freestanding patio heaters, covering uses for home and residential and also restaurants and outdoor event venues. Continue reading

  • Gas Fireplace, Electric or Wood? Indoor Fireplace Guide

    Video and blog article on indoor fireplace types; a guide to gas, wood, and electric fireplaces. What to consider when buying a new fireplace.
  • How Heat Pumps Work in Cold Weather: Furnace Heat Strips

    In this video, we'll teach you how a heat pump hvac system can help you keep your home warm in the winter while staying as energy efficient as possible.
  • What is an Air Handler and How Does it Work?

    The Air Handler: An often misunderstood part of your home HVAC system, in this video we’ll explain what an air handler is and how it works.
  • SEER Ratings: Selecting the Best Air Conditioner for Energy Consumption

    SEER is the efficiency rating for heat pumps and air conditioners. Understand what it is and why it matters to you.
  • What is a Furnace and Air Conditioning Split System?

    This video takes a look at furnace and air conditioning split systems and explain what they and why they would work for you.
  • What is a DIY Ductless Mini-Split? Video

    This video looks at Do-It-Yourself mini-split ductless systems: Their energy-efficiency and cost effectiveness and easy-to-install design.
  • What is a Packaged or Rooftop HVAC System | Video

    In this video, we will explain the different features of a Packaged or Rooftop HVAC system and why you might need one, all available at HVACDirect.com.

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