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Is Your Heating System an Energy Beast?

Here’s how to spot the signs and boost the efficiency of your furnace, boiler, or heat pump

Is your heating system efficient? Is it time to update your furnace? How much should you pay to get your furnace serviced? At a time when heating (and cooling) a house costs more than ever, these questions are a few among many that homeowners need to consider. Dave Yates, a mechanical contractor based in York, Pa., answers 10 of the most common questions that homeowners have about their heating systems, including furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps. The article includes sidebars on basics of each type of heating system and a glossary with definitions of common terminology in the heating-and-cooling industry.

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