Building in comfort

See how this new home is using in-floor radiant heat and a ductless mini-split system to create a comfortable living space.

Furnace and water heater

The furnace and water heater use a lot of energy. Find out what systems can help reduce energy costs in your new home.

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Geothermal

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Capturing the heat from the earth can save you big money on your energy bills.  Learn how geothermal systems work.

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Ductless mini-split system

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A ductless mini-split system provides heating and air conditioning to spaces where a traditional ducted system won't work.

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Fix leaky ductwork

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Leaks in your ductwork mean the air you've paid to heat or cool is not getting where it needs to go. Find out how to diagnose and fix this common problem.

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Maintaining your fireplace

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Getting a new fireplace

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Is it time to upgrade your fireplace?  Learn how you can improve your home's efficiency with the right fireplace.

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Space heating and furnace myths

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There are lots of "tips" out there that may not be true or safe. Find out how to separate facts from fiction.

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