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How to Tell If Your Furnace Needs a Tune-Up Today!

To tune-up or not to tune-up that is the question!  In all actuality, to tune-up is the best bet!  Ensuring your unit is bi-annually tuned up can save you a lot of headache and aggravation should a decision present itself during the extreme temperatures.  If you are unsure if your furnace should be tuned up today we’ve come up with a list of 5 quick ways to help make your decision easier! No heat: if you are turning your furnace on and are not experiencing any heat this is definitely a clear indicator to have your furnace serviced and tuned
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8 Creative Ways to Hide Your AC

Curb appeal…everyone wants it, but not everyone knows how to get it!  With the weather warming up barbeques and outdoor shindigs are making their way back on the scene.  With all of the fun going on, who wants to be staring at an AC unit less appealing to the eye?  Did you know there’s ways to preserve your curb appeal even when it comes to your air conditioner?  It’s true! We’ve come up with a list of 8 ways to creatively hide your outside air conditioner. Tall Greenery-adding greenery and height to your exterior is bound to add curb appeal! One
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Repair vs. Replace: Furnace Edition

 Your heating and cooling system is one of the most important investments within your home. For this very reason it’s important to know all you can about maintenance, repair and replacements.  Many times homeowners face a gray area determining whether it’s best to repair the problem or completely replace the furnace.  In order to justify your decision we have gathered a list of possible scenarios to keep in mind: Ask yourself: Is your furnace old?: if your furnace is 12 years or newer it’s probably a good idea to check into repairs first; however, if your furnace is older than
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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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Pros & Cons of Smart Thermostats

Have you heard the talk around town on the latest and greatest technology to the HVAC world?  Smart thermostats are growing in popularity!  If you’ve heard of this new piece of technology, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you we’ll break down the pros and cons to help you feel more comfortable with your decision: What is a smart thermostat? Great question! …how is it different from a standard thermostat? Another great question! A smart thermostat is actually capable of a lot more programing features as compared to an older model. Smart thermostats have a sleeker look, front faced
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10 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make

Buying a home can come with a long checklist, so we want to make sure you aren’t feeling too overwhelmed that you end up making a mistake found on this list! In order to avoid bigger expenses in the future one should make sure that the following 10 mistakes are being stricken from their checklist. Skipping annual HVAC inspections: it’s a good rule of thumb to schedule a furnace check as well as an air conditioner check to ensure your systems are functioning properly. When you schedule this kind of inspection a technician can clean your system as well as diagnose any
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5 Mistakes You Are Making This Heating Season

We’re all human, so naturally making mistakes is bound to happen!  With all mistakes,  it’s always a good idea to figure out what is being done incorrectly in order to correct it.  Did you know there are mistakes you can be making for a task as simple as heating your home?? We’ve compiled a list of 5 mistakes not to make when heating your home: Failing to use a programmable thermostat: are you setting the temperature of your home at a constant temperature for all hours of the day/night? MISTAKE! You could be missing out on the potential to cut your energy savings by 5-15% by using
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5 Simple Ways to Remember to Change Your Filter!

In today’s age where there are 101 things to remember to do throughout your day, it may be easy to forget to change your furnace filter on regular scheduled intervals! As easy as it may be forgotten, it is not a task that should be ignored.  Changing your filter regularly helps keep your system running efficiently.  Choosing to not change your filters regularly will cause stress to your system and unwanted particles will no longer be trapped from entering your home’s air.  In an effort to help you from forgetting to change your filter we’ve provided a list of 5 simple ways to remember to change
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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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Don’t be shocked this season!

…At least not in your home because of low humidity. The cool, dry air is moving in and the moisture in the air is officially practically non-existent.  While this means you aren’t feeling clammy, you are instead dealing with enough static electricity that you feel like you could power an electric car.  The good news is, you aren’t stuck living in an overly dry home this winter because you can do something about it. Whole home humidifiers are an investment well worth the money since they have so many benefits. Humidity or lack thereof can be problematic for both your
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