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Should I cover my outdoor AC unit in the fall and winter?

October 25, 2015

Covering your AC unit in the fall and winter has its pros and cons. Myfireplace provides the following information on some of the pros and cons to help you decide whether or not you should cover your outdoor air conditioning unit. Some of the pros...

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How to get more heat from your wood fireplace

October 30, 2015

Is it possible to get more heat from your wood fireplace? A wood fireplace is a great way to heat your home, especially if you can increase the heat output. Here are a few tips from Myfireplace on how to get more heat from your wood...

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The top 10 things you should know about your gas fireplace

November 25, 2015

Gas fireplaces are convenient and can be found in almost every home. However, practising the correct safety measures cannot be overstated. It’s good to know what your options are and other related information regarding your gas fireplace. Myfireplace lists t...

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Top 10 Fireplace surround ideas

November 30, 2015

Myfireplace have compiled a list of the top 10 fireplace surround ideas for 2015. Here is how you can create a beautiful focal point in your home: 1. Sleek and Modern. This relates to a minimalistic style. A stainless steel fascia which can easy be pl...

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Will an air conditioner with higher BTU cool my room faster?

April 29, 2016

When choosing to purchase an air conditioner, you need to know what the correct BTU will be for the unit to work efficiently. BTU or British Thermal Unit is the amount of work needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.   When

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How long does an air conditioner unit last?

April 29, 2016

When wanting to purchase an air conditioning unit, it is important that you know how long the unit will last if operated efficiently. A typical air conditioning unit has a life span of approximately 10-15 years. To make the unit’s life span longer, you need to m...

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What are the EER and SEER ratings when purchasing an air conditioner?

June 28, 2016

When purchasing an air conditioner, you need to make sure that you know all the specifications of the unit you are looking for. As you may not be an expert when it comes to air conditioner specifications, you might want to do a little research when it comes to EER and SEER ratings. EER and SEER rating...

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What does zero clearance mean?

June 29, 2016

Gone are the days of masonry as a must. Today, homeowners can enjoy the versatility of adding a fireplace without the pain of requiring a conventional chimney. If you are looking for a great way to add warmth and good-looks to your home then zero clearance is a...

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Will a gas fireplace operate during a power failure?

June 30, 2016

It is winter and it is freezing cold. To make things worse, your power just went out. The best way to handle a power outage is to be prepared. Staying warm is one of the most important factors. A power outage may mean that your gas fireplace won’t work so it is...

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Changing your furnace filter: How and how often

August 07, 2016

While home maintenance is not every one’s idea of a good time, it is essential, especially when it comes to your heating system. Changing the filter in your furnace is a job that needs doing every three to six months, to ensure the furnace runs efficie...

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Will a blower increase the heat output of a fireplace?

August 27, 2016

There is nothing better than getting home from work on a cold day and sitting in front of your fireplace with a warm cup of hot chocolate. There’s just one thing, the heat doesn’t feel warm enough and you can still feel the icy chill from outside. If you have installed a gas fireplace,...

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Winter furnace maintenance

October 26, 2016

Getting your furnace ready before winter is beneficial if you do not want to have unnecessary maintenance during the cold days. If you have not used your furnace during the summer, it can easily need repairs as it would have been standing unattended for a few m...

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