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How To: Pest-Proof Your HVAC!

Yes, there are several strategies to protect areas of your home from pests; however there is one area that is often overlooked….your HVAC components! In order to further avoid overlooking this area and causing harm to your HVAC as well as disrupt the cleanliness of air in your home, it’s important to know how to tackle the issue! There are many reasons why pests are able to find their way into your home’s HVAC components. Although your home may be located in an area where pest infestations are common it’s still important to know why it’s important to pest-proof your
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Get to Know Your Home’s HVAC System

Okay, so your HVAC is heating and cooling your home…all is good right? …maybe! Just maybe! But, wouldn’t you like to familiarize yourself with your system so that you’ll be able to use it more efficiently are accurately?  Because a home’s heating and cooling systems consume approximately 50% of a household’s total annual energy use–waste being generated will certainly add up.  We’ve come up with a list of ways you can get to know your home’s HVAC system! *Questions to ask yourself: –When was the last tune-up performed?: By knowing this valuable piece of information, you can have a better understanding of when your next
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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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Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

Did you know there’s a way to regulate the temperature of your house even when you step out for a while or go on vacation? Did you know you could do this from your smart phone? It’s true! As technology advances we feel it in the HVAC world as well. If you’re interested in saving money, using less energy, regulating your home more easily, or just want to stay current a programmable thermostat is right up your alley! What is a programmable thermostat? You may have heard of a programmable thermostat, but never knew what they actually were capable of.
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Discount Clubs… are they worth it?

Clubs are an awesome thing, right?  Everyone should be in a club at some time in their life for the exclusivity that it brings and the perks you receive.  Sure, you may have been a part of a “no girls allowed” club when you were five, but a club that we offer has a lot more benefits than say, keeping the cooties away. Here at Bel-O we offer a discount program to our customers called the Discount Club Membership (DCM) (creative, huh?) to help save our customers some money on services they need to have done to keep their heating
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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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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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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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You can’t avoid change, sometimes.

I hope that everyone is enjoying their Monday. With the holidays winding down and vacations ending, surely its time you can start getting back to your daily routines. This week we will be discussing the changes that the Department of Energy have passed into law. 2013 Federal Furnace Efficiency Law: What: This law makes it illegal to sell or install furnace units that do not meet or exceed 90% AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). When: Law goes into effect May 1, 2013 Where: The Northern Region of the United States. Click this map for an accurate state by state description. Whats the big
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Happy New Year! Let 2013 be better and more successful than the last.

In the spirit of New Years and resolutions, Bel-o has taken a keen interest in gaining feedback from our customers. We have been in business since 1959, in order to stick with the times some changes have been made. 2013 looks to be a year of exceptional service accompanied by great products. (I’m not going to give you detailed breakdowns and sales tactics, don’t worry) First off, a big thanks is due to all of our loyal customers, staff, and vendors. We couldn’t have made it this far without you. With the implementation of surveys and online reviews, Bel-o will be stepping
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