When the summer heat kicks in and you're trying to stay cool, it's important to know that your air conditioner is up to the task.  The same is true when it's cold and the furnace is on the fritz.  You never want to be in this scenario and not know who or where to turn to get reliable and professional HVAC help that can get your home back to comfortable levels.  Finding local HVAC pros near you is a lot easier when you can read reviews and see ratings from real customers who have used the heating and cooling service in the past.

It's always good to know what questions to ask and the tips for hiring an HVAC contractor, as well as cost to install a new A/C and the difference betwen HVAC brands.

when to replace a furnace
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Dear Angie: How do you know when it’s time to replace a furnace?
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Furnaces & Home Heating Systems
A home energy audit can determine the right size furnace for your home.
Changing your furnace filter per the manufacturer's guidelines will help ensure your furnace works when you need it. (Photo by Rick Miller)
Furnaces & Home Heating SystemsHVAC Maintenance
It’s important to have an annual furnace inspection, change furnace filters regularly and hire smart.
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It's always annoying to set your thermostat to a perfect 73 degrees only to have one room in the house hover at a chilly 65 for no apparent reason. If uneven central heating is problem for you, it's easy to fix, although it can take a bit of tinkering.

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With a little bit of planning, it is possible to prevent cold water.