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HVAC Tips For Pet Owners

Do you have a pet? Do you have an HVAC system in your house? If you answered yes to these two questions this blog IS FOR YOU! Check out this list of 10 HVAC Tips to save you energy and keep your HVAC from working double-time: Shut off fans: if you leave fans on in attempt for a pet to feel cool you could potentially be wasting your time. In order for a pet to actually feel and enjoy a fan through their fur it must be set pretty high. To avoid adding unnecessary kilowatt hours to your electric bill stop
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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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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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Don’t let your air make you sick.

How would you like to have the air that’s circulating throughout your home be filtered with a powerful air cleaner so you’re breathing in less pollutants?  Think about the fact that each time you take a breath you’re inhaling things that can harm your health.  Now, read the fact below and answer my question in the first sentence, again. Polluted air causes 94% of all respiratory problems. 94% ?!?  That’s a number that’ll make you sneeze, over and over again.  Between the pets, kids, and outside factors (allergy season, anyone?), your home experiences many factors daily that impact what you’re
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Happy World Ozone Preservation Day!

Since 1995 nations across the world celebrated a little holiday on September 16th, known as World Ozone Preservation Day.  Quite the mouthful, huh?  It’s a lesser known day, shadowed by it’s bigger, wider known cousin known as Earth Day but still very important.  You’re probably wondering why you’re reading about World Ozone Preservation Day on a blog by a heating and cooling company, right? One word: Refrigerant.  Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and later hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) were used as refrigerant in air conditioning units and heat pumps for many years before it was realized that they were bad for the ozone.  You may have
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Repair or Replace- The epic question

During extreme hot and cold temperatures the question of should I repair or replace my furnace or air conditioner always seems to come up.  Most would say “yeah, go ahead and repair it, we’ll think about replacing next season.”  Next year the same song and dance.   But, when is it the better idea to admit defeat and instead of siphoning money continuously into a unit that just isn’t working properly anymore, to just invest in a new furnace or air conditioner?   Well, it depends on a few factors.  With a few minor changes in your spending habits, can you
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How healthy is your indoor air?

The EPA lists poor indoor air quality as the fourth largest environmental threat to our country. It’s a scary thought that the air you are breathing inside your home can be so dirty.  Most of our time is spent indoors whether it’s at home, work or out shopping.  When a home has dirty air, those who have allergies and asthma suffer daily.  A typical six room home can accumulate 40 pounds or more of dust every year just from living in it and doing normal day to day activities.  There are a few things you can do to help keep your
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How soon is too soon to think about your furnace?

The answer is it’s never too early.  August is the perfect time to seriously start thinking about upgrading your furnace because September is an unpredictable month for weather and the temperatures are downhill from there.  One year it may be 90 degrees the entire month and the next it may be in the 40s.  Because of the uncertainty, shouldn’t your furnace be ready for action the moment it’s needed?  If your furnace is only a few years old and you aren’t planning on replacing anytime soon, it’s time to set up your yearly maintenance. Ever heard the phrase “the early
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Thermostats are all created equally, right?

Well, not quite. Thermostats are kind of like a good pair of shoes.  Everyone needs one, but not every thermostat or pair of shoes is a good fit for a person.  The home that always has somebody home will benefit from one type of thermostat as compared to the family who is only home nights and weekends.  Thankfully, there are several types of thermostats specifically made to cater to your lifestyle.  Some are fancier than others and can be controlled by a smart phone and have a back light to make them easier to read at night… Whatever features you’re
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