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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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What we’re thankful for

It’s nearing the end of the year already and Thanksgiving has crept up on us very quickly.  Thanksgiving is the time of year where we sit down with our friends and family and think about what we’re thankful for (along with eating a lot of delicious food). Here at Bel-O we’re thankful for our customers, young and old, new or with us for over thirty years.  If we aren’t receiving calls, we can’t stay in business and provide for our families.  Because of this, our customers are on the top of Bel-O’s “thankful for” list.  The growing demand for our
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We’ve grown just a little more!

When one-man powerhouses decide to retire they leave a legacy behind.  In this case, it’s Dave Metzger, owner and one man army of Metzger Plumbing·Heating·Cooling, who ran his business out of Belleville, much like the Beloman does.  He didn’t want to leave his customers hanging with no one to turn to for their needs, so he searched to find a business to take over that held the same business beliefs that he did.  That is where we came in.  We have acquired his customer list and phone number, to help those out who have been using him for all of
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Being the hometown hero is hard work!

Being a local company means your customer base is within a small radius and within that segment, people talk.  They’ll tell their neighbors and family members how wonderful or terrible a service company was and that one experience can severely impact who will call you when their toilet starts leaking or air conditioner continually freezes up.  It’s a little like the game of telephone, where the message is passed from person to person and suddenly everyone knows…or at least has some semblance of the original message. One thing that helps keep a positive image with the public is community involvement.
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Fan ON, Fan OFF. The tale behind the elusive switch.

How often do you use the fan on your thermostat? Most people, myself included before I started working in the HVAC industry, don’t really know why this feature is separate on your unit. We’re going to cover some basics on its purpose and how it affects your families comfort. The purpose of the fan is to continually keep air in your home circulating. It is automatically kicked on if the temperature in your house exceeds or drops below the current temperature that you have set. The fan will only turn on in these situations if you have it set to
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Ice on your A/C unit?

Are you enjoying the transition into summer heat from the semi warm and wet spring? Well that depends on if your air conditioner is running or not. This week Bel-O has had an overflow of A/C calls that we are working all day to get through.  One of the more common problems that we hear is that a customers A/C is frozen and there is no cold air coming out. Well, here is why that happens.  My air conditioning unit has ice on it but there is no cold air coming from there registers. What should I Do? First, make
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Go Green by saving some green!

Air conditioning season is upon us and  we have all heard the horror stories of people being charged hundreds per month to keep cool. There are ways to reduce your utility costs while maintaining a comfortable lifestyle. Incorporate these ideas and see what you can save. We would love to hear any stories you have. –Unplug all electronics that are not in use. ‘Vampire Power’ occurs when devices continue to use electricity even while powered off or are in hibernation mode. Microwaves, DVD Players, and laptop chargers are all offenders. If you take an inventory of all your outlets, you would be surprised to find how
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Is the air your breathing dirtier than a chicken coop?

Fact: 54% of people tested positive for at least one of the 10 most common respiratory allergens. These include dust mites, perennial rye, short ragweed, German cockroach, Bermuda grass, cat dander, Russian thistle, white oak, alternaria alternate fungus, and peanuts. – National Institute of Health In today’s world of eco-friendly and organic products, we tend to overlook one of the most consumed and potentially hazardous substances. It surrounds you and and your family from the time you open the front door until the time you leave again. With the potential to carry H1N1, H5N1, Polio, and even SARS, your indoor
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What does it mean to be a sales & service company in 2013?

When you hear a company ending with ‘sales & service,’ what is your initial reaction. Are you turned away by thinking that calling them will lead to high pressure conversations insisting that you buy today? The expression is rather old and makes me think of the the movie Tommy Boy. A family run company that is based on old school values. This movie is actually a great comparison for the two differing views. Lets compare, why not? Sales & Service (from David Spade’s P.O.V) There were a few key differences that set this character apart. He was high pressure, formal,
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Make your kitchen jaw dropping, but don’t sacrifice function.

Now that we have covered the trends for 2013 in regards to kitchen design, let’s look at the functionality features that should be incorporated. While a kitchen may seem pretty standard; stove, fridge, cabinets, and dishwasher, the placement of these items is critical to ensure that your kitchen becomes a social gathering area as well as a functional cooking space.  The Kitchen triangle: This is a triangle between the fridge, stove, and sink. This triangle was created to keep a constant workflow possible in an area that can become crowded quickly. It was developed in the 40’s because while kitchen
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