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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Weekend Winterizing Tips

November 21, 2014

In case you haven’t looked outside, it’s clear that winter was so excited to get here that it started a little early. While snow may be beautiful, the cost of heating your home in winter’s frigid temperatures can be ugly. Last year’s “polar vortex” strained heating systems and wallets. We want to make sure you’re not caught off guard this year. It’s time to winterize your home. By taking a weekend to winterize your home, you can save money in energy costs while ensuring that both your home and your family weather the frigid temperatures in comfort.

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What is a Programmable Thermostat and Why Do I Need One?

August 25, 2008

Today’s modern thermostats are often referred to as “programmable” or “smart” thermostats. Basic models have been around for many years, and they allow you to set a schedule for the week, changing the temperature at specific times throughout the day so that you don’t have to worry about it anymore (at least until the seasons change). Newer versions come with many intelligent smart features that offer more accurate temperature management and other benefits. If your thermostat doesn’t offer many programming options, now is an excellent time for an upgrade. Here are several of the major benefits that

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