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Time for spring cleaning, already?

It’s officially spring which means it’s time for spring cleaning!  It’s your favorite time of the year, right?  If not, it should be.  There’s nothing like a clean house where everything smells fresh and you can open your windows to let that spring breeze in.  It can be considered therapeutic to some, even! First, there are a couple of cleaning measures for us to take care of in your home: your annual air conditioner tune-up and possibly cleaning your air ducts (let us take a look to decide if it’s necessary or not because they don’t need a professional cleaning very
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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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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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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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The wonders of wireless.

I was doing some product research this morning and came across some great innovations in the thermostat market. Carrier has launched some great products that integrate wireless and touch screen technology to create a more practical and easier to use thermostat. Nest is taking this market by storm with their giving their product the ability to ‘learn’ your schedule and make changes in temperature according to it. With the world changing in a more mobile way, its about time the HVAC industry started integrating. From personal experience I know that I never remember to change the temperature of my apartment before I leave for work. With
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How a humidifier can help you stay healthy

Sorry for the delay in this weeks post. Finally feeling better after dealing with bronchitis. On that note, this weeks post is about the benefits of using a humidifier in your home.  Health Related: Humidity is essential to maintaining your body’s immune system. The recommended humidity level in your home should be between 45 – 65%. Low levels of humidity can cause eruptions in skin allergies and respiratory infections. Also, a air purifier is a great compliment to using a humidifier. Smaller amounts of dust and bacteria in the air, in addition to maintaining proper humidity will help your body defend against
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