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Small Energy-Saving Habits

Are you scared of your monthly utility bills?

You shouldn't have to be. There are things you can do, large and small, that can help you reduce that area of your budget. Big things, like investing in high-efficiency heating and air conditioning equipment, are going to have the largest impacts on your monthly statements. However, these bigger changes are not the only way you can save. Some...
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Winter Cleaning Tips for IAQ

Are you worried about your home's indoor air quality?

Are you starting to get cabin fever? Subzero wind chill and snow storms have been keeping people cooped up in their homes. And, since you're spending all that extra time indoors, you want to make sure your indoor air quality is high.One of the best ways to tackle poor indoor air quality during the winter is with a clean home. This...
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Safety in Extreme Cold

Has the National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory in your area?

Are you sick and tired of the cold? The most recent cold front sweeping the nation has been long-lasting and downright dangerous in some areas. Burst pipes and cold drafts are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to subzero wind chill.Here are some things you should be conscious of during extremely cold...
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Issues with Airflow

Are you having trouble staying comfortable?

The worst way to ring in the New Year is with a high electric bill and an uncomfortable home. Airflow may not be something you've though about, but it is a critical component of home comfort. In fact, your whole heating and cooling system depends on your equipment's ability to access and condition the air in your home - trouble with airflow =...
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Winter HVAC Upkeep

Are you already sick of the cold weather?

The official first day of winter is the 21st of December. Chances are, the worst is yet to come weather-wise. Winter brings about parties with friends and family, holiday lights and assorted decor, but it also brings about cold drafts and slippery, snowy roads (unless you are fortunate enough to live in a place with mild weather). You want to make...
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Alternative Heating Methods

How do you plan on heating your home this winter?

Are you prepared for winter? Having a proper method for heating your home is critical during the colder months. It's important for comfort and for making sure things like your pipes don't freeze and burst.Whole-home heating systems, like furnaces and heat pumps, are the best way to assure that your home is going to be set at the right,...
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Retiring Your Air Conditioner for the Winter

Has warm weather officially moved out of your area?

Hello December.Fall is ending, and the first day of winter is going to be here before you know it. Are you ready to put away the cooling equipment for the winter? If you have an air conditioner, this may be a question you want to ask yourself before the first snow falls.Here are a couple things you will want to do to get your air...
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Weatherizing for Winter

Are you ready for colder weather?

The holiday season is fast approaching. What does that mean? Well, colder weather will be arriving sooner rather than later. Is your home ready to keep you comfy during the winter?There are many things you should do to get your home ready for winter. If you don't take these steps, you could end up with an uncomfortable home or astoundingly high...
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HVAC During Mild Weather

What do you set your thermostat to during the spring and fall?

Deciding when to switch from heating mode to cooling mode, and vice versa, may not be easy. It's important to keep air circulating during the spring and fall, but you may not need the power of your gas furnace or air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. So, what should you do?Here are some things to keep in mind when...
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Fall Indoor Air Concerns and How to Counter THem

How clean is your indoor air?

We hear all sorts of things about outdoor air quality - the pollen count, pollution levels, allergens - you name it! But, what about the air you are breathing indoors? Yes, we spend a lot of time outdoors, but chances are we spend even more time in our home - especially during the winter.The fall and spring are peak allergy seasons. They are also the time...
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Fall HVAC To-Do List

Are you ready for fall?

What's on your home maintenance to-do list? Make sure you don't forget about your HVAC system! If you live in an area that sees frigid temperatures, it's important to make sure your furnace is ready for the job ahead.Here are some things to add to your fall to-do list.Change your temporary furnace filter or give your permanent filter a good clean. This is...
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What Does the Arrow on a Furnace Filter Mean

Do you know how to properly change a furnace filter?

Fall is only a few short weeks away. Do you know when you last changed your furnace filter? Changing your furnace filter regularly and properly is important for indoor air quality, your family's health, and the life of your heating and cooling equipment. Neglecting to change your furnace filter results in poor airflow and decreased...
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