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  1. How to Choose the Perfect Furnace For Your Space

    How to Choose the Perfect Furnace For Your Space

    Finding the right furnace for your home shouldn't be a challenging endeavor. Ideally, it's essential to find a furnace that can heat your entire space at a reasonable price. To do so, you'll need to follow a few steps to determine what furnace will do the job.

     
    If you already have a furnace, get it inspected by a professional
    Before spending money on a brand new furnace, be sure to have your current furnace inspected by a professional to assess its condition and efficiency. From there, the certified technician will give you an efficiency rating, and you'll use that number, along with your previous fuel bills, to determine how much you could save with a new unit. Basically, the higher the efficiency is, the more power your system utilizes to heat your space. If your efficiency is below 78%, it's likely time to get a furnace replacement. 
     
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  2. Product Spotlight: The GMES/GCES 80% Percent Efficiency Goodman Gas Furnace

    Product Spotlight: The GMES/GCES 80% Percent Efficiency Goodman Gas Furnace

    For those consumers suffering through a cold winter to avoid the cost of a new furnace or heating system, we have good news: Your wait for a wallet-friendly furnace is finally over. 

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  3. Is a Higher AFUE Rating Really Worth Paying a Steeper Price for a Furnace?Is a Higher AFUE Rating Really Worth Paying a Steeper Price for a Furnace?

    Is a Higher AFUE Rating Really Worth Paying a Steeper Price for a Furnace?Is a Higher AFUE Rating Really Worth Paying a Steeper Price for a Furnace?

    While shopping online for your new gas furnace, you might have noticed that there are several options when it comes to AFUE ratings. Typically, the higher the AFUE rating, the more you're likely to pay for the gas furnace--why is that? The simple answer: you're paying for increased efficiency, durability, and performance. Despite these additions, is the increase in price that comes with a higher AFUE rating really worth it? We do some digging to give you a definitive answer. 

    What does AFUE stand for and what does it mean?
    Before we delve into the meat of the investigation, let's first go over what AFUE stands for and how the AFUE rating effects the quality of your gas furnace. AFUE is an acronym that stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. Therefore, an AFUE rating would tell consumers what percentage of the furnace's fuel is used during operation and how much of it is lost through exhaust. For example, a gas furnace
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  4. How to Buy a Premium Quality PTAC Unit

    How to Buy a Premium Quality PTAC Unit

    Take it from those within the world of HVAC--it's never too early to begin looking into quality PTAC units. As soon as the harsh temperatures of the summer hit, you'll be glad that you spent those hours scouring the internet (or just a few mere minutes reading this article) to find the perfect PTAC unit. 

    With that said, installing central air is a big investment and it necessitates dealing with ductwork, which, in the end, can cause your installation costs to soar. But, again, finding the right PTAC unit can drastically improve the liveability of your space. So, without any further ado, this is how to successfully purchase a premium quality PTAC unit.

    What is a PTAC unit?

    Typically, PTAC units, or packaged terminal air conditioners, are the air conditioning units that you'll see in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, condominiums, and apartment

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  5. How to Choose the Perfect Thermostat for Your Space

    How to Choose the Perfect Thermostat for Your Space

    Finding the right thermostat for your home can be life-changing. Not only can you save a significant amount of money on your heating and cooling bills by using a programmable thermostat, but you can also utilize many of the other advanced features that come with smart thermostats to your benefit. To find out how to find the perfect thermostat for your place, read on.

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  6. How to Pick the Right Furnace For Your Mobile Home

    How to Pick the Right Furnace For Your Mobile Home

    Similar to purchasing a furnace to heat a home or business, finding the best mobile home furnace introduces new questions and concerns in the buying process. To ensure that you are purchasing the right furnace for your mobile home, we break down the buying process, from finding the right BTU range to how to install a large unit in a cramped space. This is how to pick the furnace for your mobile home. 

     
    What is so different about buying a furnace for your mobile home, anyway?
     
    For starters, it's fairly evident that you'll need to select a furnace that will suit a smaller space, meaning that you'll need to find a small unit that will not take up a lot of space in your mobile home, and one that can operate safely,
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  7. Product Spotlight: GE Zoneline PTACs and Accessories

    Product Spotlight: GE Zoneline PTACs and Accessories

    This week, we have big news coming from the Factory Furnace Outlet - we are now selling General Electric Zoneline PTACs and accessories! While we are only selling a small selection of these PTACs and their accompanying accessories, we believe that our assortment will impress our customers nonetheless. To get the most out of your shopping experience at the Factory Furnace Outlet, we are going to outline just a few critical components of the Zoneline PTAC and its accessories. Happy shopping!

     
    What is a PTAC, anyway?
     
    A PTAC, or a Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner, is a type of self-contained heating and air conditioning system that is commonly found in hotels, hospitals, add-on rooms, and apartment buildings. Typically, they are made and designed to go through a wall, built with vents and heat sinks on both the outside and inside of the unit. 
     
     
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  8. Here's How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

    Here's How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

    Welcome to cold and flu season - when your home can feel like a dangerous breeding ground for bacteria. Sometimes, this fight against bacteria in your home can feel hopeless as you watch those around you succumb to the common cold. As it turns out, though, there might be a simple and effective solution to your issues with bacteria and air quality. By guiding the percent of relative humidity in your home to acceptable levels, you will have a better grip on things like bacteria, viruses, chemical interactions, and mites. This is your

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  9. Package Units Vs. Split Systems

    Package Units Vs. Split Systems

    In the world of HVAC, there are two main kinds of systems that are installed for heating and cooling purposes in the United States: package units and split systems. Though there is no clear "better" system, there are differences present in each system that caters specifically to different building requirements. So, which system is better suited for your home? We seek to answer this question in this blog post. 

     
    What is a package unit and how does it work?
     
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  10. What Exactly is a Heat Pump and Why Should You Get One?

    What Exactly is a Heat Pump and Why Should You Get One?

    While on the hunt for your next HVAC system, you might have scratched your head in confusion as you scanned all of the different systems available to consumers. So, what exactly is a heat pump? And why should you purchase one for your space? We explore all of this in this blog post.


    So, what exactly is a heat pump?
     
    Before we can fully delve into why and how you should purchase a heat pump, it's first essential to define precisely what a heat pump is and how one can benefit from its unique qualities. For starters, heat pumps essentially move hot air around to suit each season of operation. So, in the summer, a heat pump works to remove the hot air from
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