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Troubleshooting: Heat Pumps

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Our HVAC technicians know that like any other piece of HVAC equipment, heat pumps can sometimes act up. That’s why we’ve compiled a checklist of what to do if you need to troubleshoot yours. Try these steps before you call us.

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6 Signs Your Furnace Is in Need of Repair

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The cold temperatures are in full swing in the northeast and at Timothy Off, we know you’re relying on your furnace to keep you and your family warm. If you’ve been experiencing problems, however, it could mean your furnace is in need of repair. Here are some signs to look and listen for.

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Space Heater Safety

During the cold months, many people opt to turn off their heat and only use a space heater where they need it. This can be a good way to save money on your heating bill, but can also be very dangerous; around 25,000 home fires start with a space heater, which means certain precautions need to be taken. Our heating service experts recommend following these tips.

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Old Windows: Replace or Restore?

Windows have a lot to do with your energy bills – a window that isn’t properly sealed can let in hot air during the summer and cold air during the winter, making your heater or air conditioner work harder to keep your home at the right temperature.

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China Is Working to Go Green…

Some people don’t realize that the heat stored in the Earth can actually be harvested and used as a source of power. Doing so can not only cut down on the use of fossil fuels, but it can also cut down on the amount of emissions being produced.

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Can Computer Servers Be Used to Heat Water?

If you’ve ever owned a laptop, you know they can get pretty hot (even to the point of overheating, if your laptop is an older one). Chances are you’ve never thought twice about it, but Dutch company Nerdalize has its sights set on using that heat for something more.

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Home Energy Installations: Geothermal vs. Solar

The majority of homeowners use electricity, natural gas, or oil to power their homes. However, over the last decade or so, some have turned to alternative sources of energy such as solar or geothermal. Here, our geothermal installation experts explain the differences between the two.

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This Year Could Be the Year of Home Connectivity

The Internet of Things is gaining popularity, which means we could soon see connections between our home appliances that change the way we live. This article by Business Wire talks about the potential that 2017 has to be the year of home connectivity.

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Natural Gas Users: Prepare for Higher Costs This Winter

You’ve probably heard by now that this year’s winter is predicted to be longer and colder than past winters and according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, it’s looking like that may be true (especially for those who live east of the Rocky Mountains). In fact, the Northeast is supposed to be 17% colder than last year, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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