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Thermostats and Warmer Weather

Spring is just around the corner...

Are you ready for the warmer weather? We sure are! Spring may be a few weeks away, but we're already thinking about gardening, warm weather and sunny days. What's your favorite part of the spring season?As temperatures rise, you want to make sure your air conditioner is in good shape. Schedule spring preventative maintenance to ensure proper cooling...
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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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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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Then Vs. Now: Furnaces

Do you know how much the furnace has changed over the years?

Home heating has been around for a while. It started with simple wood-burning stoves and fireplaces to today's high-efficiency, natural gas-powered furnaces. As the years have gone by, heating technology has improved more and more. This means the furnace sitting in your basement could be extremely out-of-date if it is an older...
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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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Benefits of a Condensing Furnace

There's more to a condensing furnace than just high efficiency.

Are you in the market for a new gas furnace? There are so many different models to consider! Make sure to keep in mind your high-efficiency, condensing furnace options. High efficiency does offer some pretty obvious perks, but there are other benefits to upgrading to a condensing model.So, what about these efficiency...
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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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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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Buying a Brand-New Gas Furnace

Are you gifting yourself a high-efficiency furnace in 2018?

The best way to increase comfort while decreasing utility bill expenses is to make an upgrade to your heating and cooling system.That being said, the process of buying a new HVAC system can feel a bit daunting. After all, they are not an everyday purchase. Since we are currently in the throes of the heating season, we're...
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Home Goals for the New Year

Do you have any resolutions for the New Year?

Are you ready to leave 2017 behind and ring in the New Year? Did you accomplish everything you wanted to accomplish over the past year? While you're contemplating your personal resolutions for 2018, consider setting some home improvement goals.Here are some examples of positive changes you can make around your home that can help make you...
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