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MERV Ratings vs. MPR vs. FPR

There are lots of acronyms out there to describe filter ratings, and they can all be a little confusing. MERV…MPR…FPR. What do they all mean, and how do they differ from each other? Basically, they are all ratings systems for the filters you use in your furnaces every day. One refers to the domestic and international Industry Standard rating [...]

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What Does MERV 8 Mean?

It might sound like a name for your old uncle who’s always the life of the party, but MERV actually refers to an efficiency rating for furnace filters. It stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and it’s designed to inform consumers about which environmental pollutants MERV-rated filters can trap. In general, the ratings range from 1 to 16, and are [...]

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Why You Should Start Shopping for a New Furnace (and Filters!) Now

It’s barely the beginning of September. The temperatures are still mild, you’re still wearing flip flops and shorts, and you just dusted off your dancing shoes for that all-important annual ritual: the kids go back to school! So why is now the best time to start shopping for a furnace? Well, there are many reasons. First off, this is [...]

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Energy Facts and Statistics

As a consumer of energy, and especially as a homeowner, you likely know the value of keeping those costs down in order to save the environment in addition to the contents of your wallet. We thought it would be fun to let you in on some interesting facts and stats about energy usage in Canada. Save up to 40 percent [...]

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What Successful Companies do to Attract and Retain Customers

Success is measured much more by how a company treats its customers than in its bottom line. All the riches in the world can’t make up for poor customer service and inaccessibility. In fact, Entrepreneur says that the hallmark of a successful company is one that has a rich understanding of its customers by responding to people rather than situations. [...]

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5 Most Common AC Problems

Now that we’re smack dab in the middle of summer, we know how much you’re depending on your air conditioner for relief. However, if you are seeing some problems cropping up that could threaten your cool comfort, act fast before you have to live without your AC during repairs. Check out these top five most common AC problems: User [...]

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7 Things You Should Buy in Bulk

While you may not see the need for a three-gallon tub of ketchup or a 25-pack of paper towels, many people can and do save money buying in bulk online and in wholesale warehouse clubs. The prices per unit are much lower than in smaller quantities at a retail store, because wholesalers make deals with their suppliers to pass [...]

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5 Ways to Get the Humidity Out of Your House

Humidity is the bane of many people’s existence – especially during the height of the summer. When the moisture level in the air climbs, the air is said to be very humid. You’ll likely see humidity reports on the local weather forecast, which can range from normal and comfortable to a downright high frizz factor. When the moisture level [...]

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Why Does MERV Matter?

If you’re new to the world of furnace and AC filters, you likely have heard rumblings about MERV but you may not have a clue as to what it means. It’s got a funny name, but it’s an important factor to consider when making a filter purchase because it can make all the difference in air quality and [...]

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3 Ways Unpredictable Weather Can Affect Your Energy Bills

As a home owner, you may notice a regularity to your energy usage and corresponding bills. That’s why when you see sudden spikes in your bill one month, you may do a double take. After all, you keep up with your AC and furnace maintenance, you change your filters regularly, and you turn off all lights when you leave [...]

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