Is there such a thing as installing the furnace filter wrong?

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Usually, first-time homeowners would make this mistake since they do not know the ins and outs of their furnace system. However, even experienced homeowners may accidentally be damaging their furnaces with this common mistake. You might ask “It’s just a filter. How can I install it wrong?”. Surprisingly, there is a wrong way of installing your furnace filter. Both sides might look the same but filter manufacturers make the filters so that air goes in one direction efficiently. The fibers of the filter can let the air flow efficiently while trapping the harmful particles. The filters are important in letting your furnace work perfectly in your home. If you did not install them properly, it can cause damage to your furnace in the long run. …


Saving Money with Attic Insulation

Notice how keeping warm seems to get more expensive every winter? Dialing down your thermostat or wearing more layers is a good start, but it just isn’t enough sometimes. The simplest way to cut down on your energy bill is to insulate your attic. It’s a small project you can finish in one weekend and it will save a lot of money in the long run. Insulating your attic can cut down on your energy bill by up to 50%.

We’ve rounded up the important things you need to know before you insulate your attic.

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Types of Insulations

There are 3 main types of attic insulations. Each insulation type has their own R-value (how effective they are). We will be covering each of them below with their advantages, R-value and cost. …


At morConnect , we don’t write off smart homes as too complicated and expensive. Smart living should just complete the equation of safety, security, savings, and comfort. In this article, we list down the motives for acquiring a home device enhancement specifically, a furnace.

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Unfortunately, your furnace won’t last forever. Like any other home equipment, a residential furnace will also age and come to a point where it could no longer serve its purpose.

In fact, the average life expectancy of most home heating systems is between 15 to 20 years. So, don’t ever dream of it always performing at its best throughout your lifetime. …


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As technology continues to become more efficient, forward-thinking homeowners are trying to find ways to integrate technology and automation in their homes so that they are better prepared to deal with the substantial shifts that are happening to society, the environment, and the economy.

Indeed, housing experts anticipate that the next generation of “smart” homes will be outfitted with a range of technologies that will make home living easier, safer, more convenient, and more comfortable than ever before. The following technologies and trends will completely revolutionize the next generation of smart homes for homeowners.

Finding Ways to Integrate New Technologies

Remember those days of having to look through a peephole to see who was knocking at your door? In the next generation of smart homes, those days will likely be finished, as new homes will be outfitted with high-resolution front door cameras that have built-in facial recognition software. …


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Smart homes have taken the housing market by storm. All over the United States, homeowners and home builders are intrigued by the idea of automated lighting, customized temperature settings, innovative appliances, and cloud-controlled entertainment systems. But smart homes don’t just offer unique comforts and innovative technical features. In essence, most of the smart technology found in today’s homes is also ecologically friendly, making smart homes a popular choice for eco-conscious home buyers.

From a home renovation standpoint, smart technology’s ability to conserve energy and promote environmental and economic sustainability is why so many people are considering adding smart technology to their homes. …


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Climate change and environmental consciousness is one of the most defining features of this epoch; smart home technology, which helps homeowners lower their carbon footprints and energy consumption, have become one of the most in-demand and sought-after features among the real estate market.

In 2020, home buyers want to know that the property they’re purchasing will be able to help them live greener lives, give back to the Earth through everyday actions and help them save money on utilities.

In addition, smart home technology can be used to improve showings and close deals sooner. …


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Over the years, MorConnect has discovered that the smart home market is constantly changing with new products, and even with security challenges scaring a few people away from the market, diversity has grown from adversity. It is their goal to help educate people on smart home trends to ensure a more secure and comfortable future.

Here are a few projected earnings and examples for the smart home market in 2020.

Smart Appliances Deliver the Biggest Profit

Consumers are expected to spend $21.5 billion in 2020 on devices that can link up with mobile devices.

This includes connecting with washers, dryers, refrigerators, and other appliances to gain remote control and a bit of fine-tuning that doesn’t have to be built into the machine with switches. It’s cost savings for manufacturers and customers. …


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morConnect strong believes that smart home devices offer homeowners an undeniable level of convenience. Controlling your home using smart gadgets to the internet of things that make life easier for comfortable living, smart gadgets tighten the grip and control of our homes. Most of these tech gadgets, however, do suffer security threats, especially since they have external connectivity features.

As a homeowner, securing your smart home requires you to have firm control of all your smart gadgets’ privacy settings. Here are tips on how to ensure that you secure your smart homes’ tech gadgets to prevent a possible home cyber-attack.

Installing your own…


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Smart homes were once almost the sole purview of the uber-wealthy. Today, however, more and smarter home features are making their way into the mainstream and even the most modest homes can now be smart homes. Investing in a smart home can also be a smart investment. Here are three reasons you may consider investing in a smart home.

Safety & Security

Smart homes offer a number of safety and security features that allow you to monitor your home around the clock and from wherever you are. Motion-activated cameras can alert you if there is movement in your home when you are away. Video doorbells can not only save you an early morning trip downstairs to find a solicitor on your doorstep but can also record any suspicious activity outside your home to send to neighbors or the police. Smart smoke alarms and CO2 detectors can also send alerts to your phone, which can help you quickly alert emergency personnel in the case of an actual emergency. …

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At morConnect, we’ve installed more than 35,000 air conditioners, whole-home air and water systems, and furnaces across Canada. Learn more at morConnectBlog.com

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