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Heating System Checks Increase Comfort and Save Homeowners Money

September 20, 2019

Would you drive your car without ever changing the oil? Probably not. Just like your car, home heating systems such as furnaces, boilers, water heaters, heat pumps, and on-demand units require annual preventative maintenance to deliver the comfort and safety you deserve. There are several reasons to have annual preventative maintenance performed by a licensed … Continued

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Furnace Maintenance is Critical for Home Safety and Comfort

September 6, 2019

Furnace maintenance keeps you and your home safe, comfortable, and efficient, and it’s something homeowners ought to have done by a professional every year. Professional maintenance ensures clean indoor breathing air, extends equipment life, reduces energy bills, and keeps homeowners safe from noxious gasses such as carbon monoxide, also known as the “Silent Killer.” Learn … Continued

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3 Reasons to Get a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater

August 2, 2019

Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters are superior to tanked water heaters for several reasons, and if you haven’t considered one for your home, I highly recommend that you check them out.   For starters, Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters are energy efficient and only heat the water you need, when you need it. By contrast, tanked water … Continued

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Bad Air, High Energy Bills, Hot Rooms, Oh My!

July 26, 2019

Are You Breathing Bad Air?   Did you know that the biggest reasons for poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), high energy bills, and uneven room temperatures in your home is often leaky duct work?     According to Sam Rashkin, chief architect of the Building Technologies Office in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency … Continued

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Shine the UV Light on Bad Indoor Air!

July 12, 2019

  The dog days of summer are coming, and that means your air conditioning system is going to be working overtime, but did you ever stop to consider how clean all that comfy air blowing into your home might be?     The truth is that your indoor breathing air is often considerably dirtier than … Continued

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Are Your Air Ducts Costing You Money?

June 21, 2019

Your air ducts shouldn’t cost you money, but they do! Consider these findings from studies by the Department of Energy: On average, 30 cents of every $1 spent on heating and cooling a home disappears into thin air due to leaky ducts. 25% to 60% of heated and cooled air doesn’t make it to its … Continued

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Should You Replace Your AC and Furnace at the Same Time?

June 14, 2019

Should you replace your AC and furnace at the same time, or should you just replace the unit that broke down? This is a common problem for many homeowners, and deciding whether to replace one or both of your heating or air conditioning systems can be a real dilemma. It may seem cost-effective to just … Continued

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8 Ways to Protect Your Home from Poor Indoor Air Quality

May 17, 2019

Updated March 17, 2020 Why should you pay attention to the heating and cooling systems in your home? Because it’s highly likely they’re affecting your health, comfort and utility costs. New homes are being sealed tighter and tighter for energy efficiency, and existing homes are being improved for the same reason. This is great for … Continued

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Zoning Saves Homeowners up to 30% on Heating & Cooling Bills

January 4, 2019

Too cold in one room of your house, and too hot in another? Outdoor conditions such as sun and shade, and indoor architectural designs (multi-level homes, additions, cathedral ceilings, etc.) can drastically affect room temperatures and home comfort. Learn about zoning for your home heating and cooling systems in this two-minute video, get the comfort … Continued

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7 Signs of Heating and Cooling System Failure

February 28, 2018

Do you know some of the most common signs of impending heating or cooling system failure? Homeowners really ought to be aware that the following seven symptoms can lead to water damage, deadly carbon monoxide leaks, a loss of heat or air conditioning on the most uncomfortable days, and increased expenses, just to name a … Continued

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When Is the Best Time to Replace Your Heating or Cooling System?

February 5, 2018

Many homeowners wait until their home heating or cooling system has permanently broken down before considering replacement. They figure they may as well get the most out of their system while they still can, and that by doing so, they’re saving money. That’s not necessarily true, and it’s often better to replace a system while … Continued

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6 Quick Tips to Avoid Unwanted Heating Costs

December 7, 2017

If you’re like most homeowners, you open your heating bill for the first time every winter and a feel a mild shock at how expensive it is. Your mental calculator goes to work, and you feel a grudging resignation that this—or more—is the new normal for the next several months. It’s time to keep the … Continued

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