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Heating & Cooling Contractors

Family Heating, Cooling & Electrical

Honest, quality service with reliable products at a fair price. We carry all brands. Completely independent, no subcontractors. COMPLIMENTARY PROPOSALS not driven by incentives from manufacturers. 90 Trucks for fast service, 0% interest financing & same owner for 45+ continuous years.

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Deck Construction Materials

Timber Tech

While most manufacturers cut corners and neglect the bottom of the deck board and groove, Timber Tech goes the extra mile, making your deck strong enough to resist scratches, stains, and fading.

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Builders of Additions

Pine Building Company

We will design and build an addition that will give you the extra space you need and look like it was the original part of the house. We'll even show you how to save by doing or subcontracting some of the work. First and second story renovations, remodeling of existing space. Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, master suites, great room additions.

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Roofing Replacement Guide

Replacing a roof isn't something a homeowner does that often.  Glenn Haege's Roofing Replacement Guide gives you the steps to follow in order to find a contractor, select the correct roofing materials and make sure that you are protected with the right warranty. It’s free!

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Publication date: 12/14/2010

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Blower test can diagnose heat loss issues

Dear Glenn: My husband and I recently purchased a beautiful brick home. My husband was in the Air Force for 21 years so we waited to buy a house until after he retired. It is approximately 1,600 square feet with hardwood floors. It is cold inside. It is almost as if whoever built this house had no clue about the best place to put a heating duct.

The heating ducts are by the doors in each room. We cannot even feel the heat. Where is it going? Is there someone we can call who can give a reasonably priced audit on our situation? Some rooms are warmer than others. Our living room is cold. We have a fireplace, as well. Please help.

Dear Colette: I would get in contact with Ed Irvine of Flame Heating, Cooling & Electrical, (888) 234-2340, www.flamefurnace.com. He will be able to determine heat loss by performing a blower door test, and then make adjustments.


Note: This article was accurate at the date of publication. However, information contained in it may have changed. If you plan to use the information contained herein for any purpose, verification of its continued accuracy is your responsibility.

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