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  • HVAC Myths and Realities: Buying HVAC Online

    We get lots of questions about the legalities of buying furnaces and air conditioners online. Most of these questions start with: “The local HVAC guy said it’s illegal to …”

    The rumors range from “It’s illegal to buy central AC systems and heating systems online” to “If you buy the equipment online it voids your warranty” to “Online HVAC systems aren’t as good as what we carry locally” or “It’s inexpensive because it’s poor quality.”

    Read on or watch the video as we debunk these statements and give you the real deal on how to save on your HVAC equipment.

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  • HVAC Zones and Zoning

    If you’ve done any research on home heating or cooling, you’re sure to have come across info on HVAC zones and zoned HVAC systems. In this article – and the accompanying video – we’re going to define the concept and give you some basic info on what it might mean for heating and cooling your home.

    Simply: An HVAC zone is an area in your home in which you wish to have specific heating or cooling control. So, an HVAC zoning system is one that allows you to create custom areas within your home’s HVAC system. Continue reading

  • Buy Your AC & Furnace Online and Save Thousands

    The secret is out and this video tells all on how to save thousands of dollars on your home heat and cooling equipment. The average quote from a local service installer for a new air conditioner and furnace system is $7,000 - $10,000. Shocked yet? This video will show you how to save $3,000 - $6,000 on replacing your furnace and AC system. Take two minutes to watch this and it could be worth up $6,000 in savings. Continue reading

  • 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.

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