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Spring HVAC Preparation

The cooling season will be here before you know it...

...is your HVAC system ready? It may only be the beginning of March, but it's never too early to start preparing for the cooling season. When it comes to your HVAC equipment, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.Here are some things you should do to prep for spring.Clear away any winter debris. Gunk leftover from...
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Heating and Your Health

Are you taking care of your furnace during the winter?

The answer to that question may be more important than you think. During the winter, we spend more time indoors trying to shelter ourselves from the cold. You want to make sure that your home is comfortable AND safe. Shockingly, indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air.Here are our tips for maintaining high indoor air...
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Component Highlight : Refrigerant/R-410A

Do you know what the refrigerant in your HVAC system does?

Heating season is in full swing. Do you use a heat pump to heat your home? If so, chances are your system contains refrigerant.There are many components that make your HVAC equipment work. One of these components is your refrigeration system. Refrigerant facilitates the transfer of heat either to or from air that is...
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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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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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Winter HVAC Tips

Is your furnace ready for the heating season?

The first day of winter is less than two weeks away. Chances are cold temperatures have already started sweeping into your area. Have you made sure your gas furnace is ready to tackle Old Man Winter?It's important to know best practices for heating your home during the winter. You want to make sure you take steps to stay happy and healthy....
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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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Bad Homeowner HVAC Habits

Are you guilty of any of these bad homeowner HVAC habits?

We want our heating and air conditioning systems to last as long as possible. To do that, we've got to keep a few things in mind. Here are some things that you may be doing that could affect how long (and efficiently) your heating and cooling equipment operates.Constantly adjusting the thermostat. The toughest part of an air...
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Why Schedule Fall Maintenance

Temperatures are starting to cool off! Have you scheduled preventative maintenance?

We can't stress the importance of fall furnace preventative maintenance enough. There is nothing worse than expecting your furnace to kick on during a cold winter's day and being greeted by cool air or no air at all!Fall is the ideal time to schedule a furnace preventative maintenance appointment with...
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Maintenance Agreements

Do you always remember to schedule preventative maintenance?

Winter's chill may not be here yet for many parts of the country, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about your furnace. Fall is the ideal time to have your furnace inspected by your local heating and air conditioning contractor. The holiday season can be a busy time, and it may be difficult to remember to...
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