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  • Furnace Vs. Heat Pump - Which One Is Right for Your Home?

    Climate control is necessary for a comfortable environment in any home, and we largely achieve this climate control through HVAC systems that cater to our heating and air conditioning needs.

    When it comes to heating and cooling of a building, there are a number of options available, but today we want to focus on furnaces and heat pumps, how they operate, and which operating conditions they are each best suited for.

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  • What Does a TXV Do?

    TXV stands for Thermostatic Expansion Valve. Why do I need a TXV you might ask? Well let us first figure out what a piston does on a refrigerant line. The piston is a refrigerant metering device that the line set will attach to. The refrigerant liquid will pass through the small orifice with a fixed size in the piston.
  • Heat pumps: Cool in the Summer and Warm in the Winter

    Here at HVACDirect.com, we offer a wide range of Goodman heat pumps for your home. These condensers are designed to both heat and cool as needed based on the weather. Much like an AC unit they effectively cool your property during those scorching summer months, but also like a furnace, they can be reversed during the chilly winter season to heat your property and keep you warm and toasty.

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  • Electric Fireplace Options to Warm Up Your Small Living Space

    When it comes to heating your home, there is a wide range of options available from gas furnaces, wood furnaces, and electric fireplaces.

    Some of these options are more viable than others depending on a number of circumstances.

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  • Considering a Backyard Fire Pit? Here’s What You Should Know

    Here at HVACDirect, we are your source for the best in gas or propane outdoor fire pit tables. In fact, the Stonefire gas fire pit table by Outdoor Greatroom is one of our top selling units. This sturdy, durable fire pit is easily movable, fits in any outdoor space, and features a convenient matching burner cover for use as a table.

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  • 5 Things You Should Know About Mini Splits

    Many homes will use a Mini split for a section of the home that does not have central HVAC attached to it. This could be an addition that was added on after the central system was installed or maybe a porch area or separate building that could not have ducting connected to it. As Mini splits grow in popularity more homes have started using them to heat and cool the entire home.
  • Which Furnace is Best for You?

    With the cold season necessitating an effective way to keep your house warm, you need to decide which heating system is right for you. Heating options range from gas furnaces, electric furnaces, wood furnaces, and coal furnaces.

    The wide variety of options available can confound some homeowners, and in truth, no one heating solution fits all situations.

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  • Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts: The Smart Alternative to Traditional Fireplaces

    A wood-burning fireplace insert is an excellent alternative to a traditional fireplace. It provides the ambiance associated with a traditional wood-burning fireplace along with the major advantage of being energy efficient.

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  • What is a Dual Fuel System?

    A dual fuel system is an electric heat pump paired with a gas furnace to assist in heating during colder months. A standard heat pump will operate at temperatures down to 35 degrees F, then will switch to auxiliary electric heat strips. This can lead to expensive electric bills if the sub-freezing temperatures persist for an extended amount of time.
  • Are Vent Free Appliances Safe?

    Anyone planning to install a vent-free appliance such: as vent-free gas logs or a vent- free fireplace, have questions due to common misconceptions; here's some information below to help understand the vent-free option a little better.

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