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How To: Alleviate Pet Dander In Your Home

Have you caved in to allowing your children to have a pet even though you are allergic to pets? Yes, we do crazy things for our kids, but it can be especially tough if you have a pet living at home spoiling your indoor air quality!  By becoming more informed on cat and dog allergies you can identify what exactly is making you sneeze and reduce your exposure to pet allergens to improve the air quality in your home. Causes & Symptoms of Pet Allergies: Although dog and cat hair is usually the go-to blame for pet allergies, the culprit is
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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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10 FAQs!

Is there something about your HVAC system that is concerning you but you’re afraid to ask?  Fear no more…the BELOMAN is always here to help.  We’ve compiled a list of the 10 most frequently asked questions when it comes to your A/C and furnace.  Check out the questions below to see which category your concern falls into. Is this sound I’m hearing an issue?: you may hear alarming sounds come from your system; however, in most cases there isn’t anything to worry about.  Check out one of our previous blogs to see if the sound you’re hearing made the list
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Take the Plunge!

Do you go into sudden panic mode and start waving the white flag due to a clogged toilet or drain? While it may feel like an instant emergency and some clogs do require a professional to clear, others are minor enough to clear yourself with a good ol’ plunger.  Although plungers are pretty straight forward there is actually some technique you can apply for the best results! The next time you need to utilize that odd shaped rubber thing on a stick keep these tips in mind to for the best results. Choose your weapon: believe it or not plungers
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What Do These Funny HVAC Sounds Mean?

Are you experiencing funny sounds coming from your air conditioner or furnace? When it comes to odd sounds coming from your system these sounds can definitely be alarming.  Although some sounds may be a teaser, there are still some sounds that can become troubling to your system.  We’ve come up with a list of common sounds that may escape your HVAC system and what they may be caused by: Rattling: rattling sounds often indicate there is something that has been loosened and trapped.  Items such as sticks and pebbles can become lodged in your outside unit causing funny sounds. Metal
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Indicators Your Water Heater Is On The Outs!

Being able to control the temperature in your house from all angles is one of the most important parts to your home. Imagine not being able to take a warm shower or having to wash your hands in freezing water every time! How horrible would that be?! If you are experiencing issues with your water heater and not sure if it’s time to repair it or replace it we’re here to help! We’ve come up with a list of possible signs to look for that could be good indicators your water heaters is on the fritz! WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Rust: if you are
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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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Wasting Money and Water Can Be a Pain in the Drain!

Leaky pipe? Dripping faucet? These are just two of the most common small plumbing repairs that often go unrepaired for too long. Many people think these are small fixes that could fix themselves or not lead to a bigger repair; however, we’re here to tell you that putting off plumbing repairs can actually cost you more in the long run! Dripping Faucet?? The number of houses currently with a constant dripping faucet is actually more than you think! Many homes in America think a few drips here and there aren’t that big of a deal. HOWEVER! Did you know a
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