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The furnace in the older house is a still working gravity furnace. Not many moving parts in this old furnace. But unlike modern gas furnaces, these coal furnaces are very inefficient. Asbestos was a common covering for the ductwork. Asbestos removal should be done by a certified removal company. The fibers in asbestos are know carcinogens. So, asbestos exposure is a very serious issue.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, explains the different types of  air filters for your home furnace. There are three basic styles of furnace filters. Which air filter will improve the air quality in your house?

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Old thermostats keep the house at a certain temperature until you moved it. If you forgot to set it back, it would cost you on the energy bill. Modern programmable thermostats do that for you. You set up your programs and the thermostat will adjust the temperature every day for you.

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Now that you have the programmable thermostat, set it up for your schedule. Adjusting the settings to match your lifestyle with save you the most on your energy bill. The pre-programmed factory settings may not match your schedule. Learn how to program the programmable thermostat.

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Ever battle those packing peanuts used for packing? The plastic used in those plastic foam peanuts are used in air filters. These plastics maintain a static charge just sitting there. Electrostatic air filters attach dust in a similar fashion. An electrostatic air filter can help clean your house.

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One of the electrostatic air filters offers a built-in carbon monoxide detector. The results are in after a year of testing. The name of this air filter company and other manufacturers are provided.

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Electrostatic filter initial resistance comparison of some of the electrostatic filters available. The lower the number the better. Your HVAC system will work less and saves energy with the lower number filters. One filter offers carbon monoxide detection built-in.

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Geothermal energy heating and cooling systems are environmentally friendly. Geothermal heating systems are quiet and work best in moderate climates. Here is a comparison of various HVAC systems and geothermal heat pumps.

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There are many sources of information about Geothermal energy for heating and cooling. Contact these geothermal heating organizations or search the Internet for geothermal heat pumps. Some websites are very rich with information.

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