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The Truth About SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)

August 4, 2017

So, you’re getting a new air conditioning system, and your comfort specialist has told you all about these high efficiency systems that are going to increase your comfort and drastically reduce your energy bills. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling energy costs … Continued

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A Brief History of AC

June 28, 2017

Did you know that the first air conditioning system was invented in ancient Egypt? Moistened reeds hung over windows cooled the air blowing in through the process of evaporation. It also added some humidity to the air, which was beneficial in such a dry climate. The ancient Romans circulated water from aqueducts through the walls … Continued

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6 DIY Home Improvement Tips to Save You Money

June 6, 2017

You don’t have to be a master carpenter or a construction whiz to enjoy significant savings in your home. Here are six easy tips that could help you keep your money where it belongs: in your bank account! Tip #1 – Electrical Outlets Electrical outlets lead right into hollow walls, which means that conditioned air … Continued

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My Furnace Has Been Condemned?

January 19, 2017

No one likes hearing that their furnace has been condemned due to safety and health concerns, and that it has to be replaced. Getting this news is stressful and inconvenient, to say the least, but unfortunately it does happen. There’s a very good reason why state law makes condemning a furnace an HVAC company’s responsibility. … Continued

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Indoor Air Quality and Me: Did My Home Make Me Sick?

November 28, 2016

My wife and I moved into our first home last spring, a modest but well-kept place with a big backyard for the kids. It was perfect for us, but when fall came and the weather got cold, it seemed a like sniffle or a cough was always circulating through the family. We have two little … Continued

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Exposing the "Silent Killer" – Part 3: How to Protect Yourself and Your Home from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

November 11, 2016

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we explained that “Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that’s produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, lawn … Continued

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Exposing the "Silent Killer" - Part 2: Three Myths About Carbon Monoxide Detectors

November 4, 2016

Last week we talked about some pretty sobering statistics regarding Carbon Monoxide poisoning, which according to a 2012 report by the National Fire Protection Association, more than 81,100 non-fire CO incidents were reported to U.S. Fire Departments in 2011, and more than 90% occurred in homes or apartments.” Many homeowners are unaware that the retail … Continued

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Exposing the "Silent Killer" - Part 1: What is Carbon Monoxide and Where Does It Come From?

October 28, 2016

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as the “silent killer,” and according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, “every year 600 Americans die due to accidental acute Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Over 20,000 are made ill and treated” for carbon monoxide poisoning. Those are shockingly high numbers for something that’s usually preventable. Unfortunately, sometimes it … Continued

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AFUE: A Term Every Homeowner Should Know

October 11, 2016

Winter is pretty and all, but I think most homeowners would agree that it belongs outside and not in the living room. Now that the cold weather is settling in, I thought we’d discuss a simple term that every homeowner really ought to know, since it can save you money and increase your comfort. AFUE … Continued

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2 Tips to Save Your Water Heater

August 1, 2016

What if I told you that a simple metal rod is the single most important factor in determining the lifespan of your tanked water heater? What if I said that this rod protects the inside of your tank from rusting, and therefore leaking, and that it could prevent catastrophic failure and significant water damage? An … Continued

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13 Tips to Save on AC Bills

July 29, 2016

It’s always a scorcher around here during the summer, so we’re sharing these 13 helpful tips to help you save money on your AC bills as the heat waves hit. TIP #1: ENERGY AUDIT A home energy audit is “the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can … Continued

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Why Every Homeowner Needs an HVAC Pro

July 13, 2016

It’s no surprise that homeowners want to save money. After all, owning a home and all the upkeep that comes with it can really strain the bank account. But when it comes to purchasing HVAC systems, homeowners would do well to factor quality and professional experience into their buying decision, even over price. The one-man … Continued

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