What are the Advantages of Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems?

February 9, 2017

Do you have spaces in your home that always end up hotter or colder than what your thermostat reads? For bigger or multi-level homes, it can be inefficient from both an energy and a cost standpoint to heat and cool your home. It’s possible that a ductless heating and cooling system could be right for you. Consider these advantages of ductless heating. Saves Money Ductless systems save you money both on energy costs and on installation. Because ductless systems pump air directly into the area, they are extremely efficient with little heat loss. In addition, the

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Keep Your Family Safe From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

January 12, 2017

Carbon monoxide poisoning (not related to fires) sends more than 20,000 Americans to the emergency room each year. Of those people, over 4,000 require hospitalization, and more than 400 die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The risk of carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the winter when Americans run heaters and furnaces to heat their homes. But you can protect your family and prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by taking a few simple precautions. What is carbon monoxide and where does it come from? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas

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HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners

December 1, 2016

If you are a pet owner, you already know that pets can affect your life in unusual ways. But being woken up in the wee hours of dawn for a romp in the backyard isn’t the only thing you should be concerned about. Pets, especially dogs, can affect your HVAC system, too. Consider these common issues they can cause and learn how to combat them. Chewing Some pets like to chew. This is common with puppies, but they are not the only canine pals that have the propensity to nibble on things that they shouldn’t. If

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10 Simple Ways To Save Energy and Money This Summer

August 3, 2016

Summer can be a joyous time filled with family outings and vacations. But if you live in a location where temperatures soar, it can also put a big strain on your energy bills. Learning how to save money and energy in the summer will alleviate the stress and may even put a few dollars in your pocket for spending during vacation. Follow these 10 energy saving tips this summer. Service Your Air Conditioner Your air conditioning unit needs a yearly cleaning to keep it running at optimal performance. Your HVAC contractor will replace the filters, clean

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Show Your AC Unit Some Love This Summer

June 6, 2016

Spring and summer are traditionally the seasons of love, as sunshine and flowers brighten the view. But people are not the only thing that needs a little extra loving in the summer. Your air conditioning unit needs some TLC, too. Check out these tips for showing your AC and HVAC system a little love this summer. Servicing Your Air Conditioner The obvious first step to keeping your AC unit operating at its optimal performance for the best energy consumption is a regular maintenance call to have it serviced. Your HVAC contractor will check and oil all

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Using a Space Heater? Consider the Pros and Cons

February 2, 2016

You’re probably familiar with space heaters, the small, portable electric heaters that can provide an extra source of heat in your home. These powerful little heaters can be extremely useful, but they come with a few drawbacks. The Pros of Using a Space Heater Space heaters offer an energy-efficient way to heat a small space and can do so rather quickly. If you’re trying to save money on your heating costs, you might be keeping the temperature in your home a little cooler. But if you know you’re going to be spending a long time in

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Get Your Furnace In Shape Before Winter Hits

November 16, 2015

You probably haven’t given your furnace much thought since the weather warmed in the spring and it finished its duties for another year. But that doesn’t mean you can ignore it forever. With winter looming on the horizon, it is time to show your furnace a little TLC as you complete your regular home fall maintenance. While a yearly heating installation or service visit from your HVAC contractors is recommended, if you are handy around the house, there are a few things you can do to keep things running smoothly. Replace Air Filters The air filter

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Learn How to Your Home Cool During a Heatwave

September 5, 2015

Keeping cool and comfortable inside your home can be a major concern when a heatwave strikes. Many people resort to running the air conditioning units nonstop to keep temperatures under control. Although that will increase your perception of comfort, there are a few things you can do to improve your AC unit’s operation and keep your home at a comfortable temperature level. Maintenance The first step to ensuring that your air conditioning unit is equipped to handle the demands of a heatwave is to have it serviced regularly. This includes cleaning filters and ductwork so the

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Don’t Leave Tenants Out in the Cold This Winter

January 22, 2015

The polar vortex and the freezing temperatures it continues to bring to the area mean heaters are working overtime to keep homes and people warm. With that much strain, it should come as little surprise when an older heating system breaks down and needs repair. When you own a home, the obligation and responsibility of fixing the unit are between you and the repair company you call. For renters, though, the process is different. Tenants must call their landlord to take care of the problem for them. Landlord Obligations Landlords are obligated under

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Thermostat

December 5, 2014

Today’s thermostats give homeowners an effective and innovative tool to use when it comes to saving money and ensuring that their family stays comfortable, even during the blazing heat of the summer and the bone-chilling snows of the winter. With the technological advances of modern thermostats, you can easily customize the temperature of your home to maximize comfort and savings. Learning about the various models that are available can help you make the right choice for your family. Get Programming The thermostats of today enable you to easily program the temperature of your home in

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