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10 Common HVAC Terms to Know

Do you want to be more knowledgeable when it comes to your HVAC system? While you may perform countless Google searches to educate yourself, we’ve provided a list here of the 10 most common HVAC terms to know! Air Handler: This part is paired with either a split system A/C or a heat pump. It is located inside the house and circulates air through the ductwork and is also the box that contains the blower. Compressor: This is the part responsible for circulating and raising the pressure of the refrigerant in your system. You can find it sitting inside of
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Signs of a Failing Furnace!

Yes, we’ve been experiencing some very warm days lately, BUT it looks like the cool weather is here to stay! With cool weather we’ll all be clicking our furnaces on and shutting those windows.  In most cases you’ll experience a smooth transition from cooling to heating; however, there are some situations where an issue may arise.  Being able to detect whether the issue at hand is a minor problem or if it is a sign of a failing furnace can help tremendously! By knowing the most common furnace problems you can prevent stress by being sure your furnace isn’t on
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Planning Your Summer Vacation: HVAC Edition

A lot goes into planning a summer vacation as you may know! Don’t let your HVAC be ignored while making your planning list.  Besides packing the swimsuit, sunscreen and planning your excursions there are several things you should check on your home before you go.  We’ve compiled a list of 5 HVAC tips to keep in mind when planning your summer vacation. Schedule Routine Maintenance: before leaving for your vacation it is a good idea to call your local and trusted HVAC company to perform a tune up on your system. This tune up will ensure everything is operating correctly
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Save Money While Away for Vacation!

Are you gearing up for an exciting summer getaway? Your summer getaway may have left a dent in the ol’ wallet, but did you know you have an amazing opportunity to save cash while you’re away simply by adjusting your thermostat?  Some believe turning their AC completely off while on vacations is the best option; however, keeping your AC off for an extended amount of time can cause damage to your drywall, wood and wallpaper by allowing the heat and humidity to become trapped. We’re here to tell you there IS another option to save money while you’re away that
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Wasting Money and Water Can Be a Pain in the Drain!

Leaky pipe? Dripping faucet? These are just two of the most common small plumbing repairs that often go unrepaired for too long. Many people think these are small fixes that could fix themselves or not lead to a bigger repair; however, we’re here to tell you that putting off plumbing repairs can actually cost you more in the long run! Dripping Faucet?? The number of houses currently with a constant dripping faucet is actually more than you think! Many homes in America think a few drips here and there aren’t that big of a deal. HOWEVER! Did you know a
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Faucets: New Wave in Smart Technology

Smart thermostats, smart lighting, smart this, smart that…everything now days is being technologically advanced!  The next addition to add to the list of gadgets in your home is smart thermostats.  Technology now makes it possible to help you monitor your water consumption saving you money on your utility bills. What is it? On the market right now there is actually a smart thermostat which filters and measures how much water you’re consuming.  According to the co-founder of the product you’ll be able to connect any smart device, such as a smartphone, to the faucet where the consumer will be able
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10 Shocking Facts of IAQ

Making the air in your home cleaner and safer for your family is always something to prioritize…especially in the spring! With the spring also come allergens which can enter your home and alter the quality of air in your home.  As Americans, we typically spend 90% of our day indoors.  Because of this NOW is the time to learn about indoor air quality (IAQ).  We’ve come up with a list of 10 shocking facts to help you grasp the importance of keeping the air in your home safe and how: #1: Your furniture could be a very dangerous culprit: your
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Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Calling all of those with pets, allergies and asthma! This blog is for YOU! Spring is here along with those pesky allergens that are known to disrupt the comfort of your family. You may have Google’d remedies for relieving symptoms with little success.  We have the secret! AIR PURIFIERS! Investing in an air purifier for your family’s home will be an investment you’ll enjoy for a long time! This investment has several benefits that you can immediately start enjoying after choosing your best option with an Indoor Air Quality expert. What is an air purifier? Great question! An air purifier
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How To: Test Your Water Pressure

When it comes to the water pressure in your home there is a fine line between too much pressure and too little. On one hand it is important to have enough pressure for comfortable showers or to fill your pots and pans up in a timely manner while on the other hand too much pressure can cause stress on your pipes and plumbing fixtures.  To avoid having too much or too little pressure there are three simple ways to figure out the current water pressure at your home: Purchase pressure gauge: for this method, simply visit your local hardware store
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Gas vs. Electric: A Heating Throwdown!

It’s the battle of the century! Electric or Gas that is the question! As we all know, furnaces are designed to provide comfort to your home for an extended time. While the life of a furnace is significant, there always comes a time when it’s out with the old and in with the new! When it comes time to replace your furnace it’s important to know the pros and cons when making the decision for electric vs. gas: Electric: Pros: (1) There’s no need for the use of natural gas; (2) Electric furnaces are capable of being all that  you
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