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5 Ways to Conserve Energy Year Round

Everyone loves saving money, right? Right! Are you shocked every month when you see your utility bill?  Turns out, there are several ways to conserve energy and save you money on these bills! From quick fixes to more complex costly changes even doing a few changes can help you start saving money.  We’ve come up with a list of 5 ways YOU can conserve energy year round: LIGHTS, camera, action: the light bulbs in your home are a larger part of your utility bill! Cheaper bulbs are known to waste a lot of heat energy and have a shorter lifespan. By switching to
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8 Tips to Lower Your Heating Costs

Who doesn’t enjoy learning about how to save money?! Saving money can come in several quick DIY ways.  We’ve come up with a list of 8 tricks for reducing your heating costs.  Pick one to put into effect or pick all 8–small changes CAN make a difference! 1. Stock up on socks: As goofy as it may sound, in many situations if your feet are cold then your whole body is cold! Grab a cozy pair of socks and keep those feet warm.  This will help you feel warmer so you’ll be less likely to continually adjust the thermostat. This will allow your furnace to not work double time
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Pros & Cons of Different Types of Filters

Although the act of replacing your filter is a simple ‘pull out the old and insert the new’ procedure, shopping for a filter can be overwhelming. When shopping for a filter you’ll notice there are numerous types available. While there are many types to shop through, the different styles can usually be categorized into three categories. We’ll go through the pros and cons of each of the three categories to better assist you in making the right purchase for your next filter change: Basic Air Filters:  This is the most common type of filter that everyone is usually familiar with. These
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How to: Save Energy On Your Water Heater Expense!

Research shows that heating your water is the second largest energy expense in an average household. With such a significant portion of your expenses going towards this energy use, it’s crucial to educate yourself on different ways in which you can lower your expenses in this area. Here’s a list of 10 easy tasks you can do to start saving money: Lower your water heater’s thermostat settings: Many times households have their settings set too high.  Setting your thermostat too high is only making your system run harder and costing you more money in return.  For every 10 degree reduction
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Heads Up! It’s Fall Tune-Up Time!

Now that cooler Fall weather is approaching it’s time to start scheduling your furnace tune-up service. Although some may think tune-ups are not important, we’re here to tell you that they ARE! As with regular doctor or dentist checkups, it’s also equally as important to schedule routine maintenance on your furnace. Fall tune-ups can help ensure safety, avoid costly emergency repairs, extend the life of your furnace, and allow you to gain peace of mind. ENSURE SAFETY: One reason it’s important to schedule your fall tune-up is to ensure the safety of your family. Because furnaces burn fuel to produce
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8 AC Parts You Can’t Afford To Neglect

HVAC professional stress time and time again how important it is to schedule regular maintenance. Although some may brush off the idea, it is actually a concept which will save you money in the long haul and eliminate any risk that other non-maintence’ers may encounter. While regular scheduled maintenance is important, it is also important to keep in mind certain parts to your unit which should not be neglected. These 8 parts are components you can’t afford to neglect on your system: 1. Filters: in the HVAC world, filter replacement is known as “the most important maintenance task that will ensure the
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Plumbing Myths Debunked!

While it may appear that the marvelous world of plumbing is straight forward, people still have misconceptions about certain areas.  In order to clear up some of these misconceptions, we’ve created a list of 5 common myths to debunk their falsehood! There aren’t any issues with low water pressure: FALSE! Although a simple water pressure issue may seem small, the indication of low water pressure can actually mean a wide variety of issues. Any indication of low water pressure should be dealt with as soon as possible in order to prevent larger issues down the road. Even if it’s as
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What is ‘the fear of encountering snakes while crawling through the crawlspace under the house to get to the crawlspace furnace called:

We’ve survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It’s amazing how many days you can contribute to shopping and holiday cheer in one week. Maybe a vacation day should be schedule in there to rest from the holidays, or that’s our feeling. It’s the time of year when furnaces are kicking on, or breaking down. We’re dedicating this blog post to learning the preventative maintenance required for your furnace. First, I would like you to watch this short video on the consequence of not completing your routine furnace maintenance. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-uWOoD9dDs] Here is a ten point blanket checklist. This
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