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Seal your home or spend more…your choice

Did your parents ever tell you to keep windows and doors shut because the outdoors didn’t need to be air conditioned/heated?  Now that you’re older you realize that what they were saying wasn’t just a silly little saying but very important.  Why would you want to spend money on heating the outdoors?  So, you keep your windows and doors shut when you have your HVAC system running…but is that really trapping the heat inside your home?  Well, yes and no.  It all comes down to how well your home is insulated and how tightly it’s sealed. A very easy way
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What is this air duct cleaning business?

…And why do I need it? Well, my friend, that is an excellent question.  Do you or anyone in your family suffer from allergies inside the home? Do you like clean air?  Well then, a comprehensive air duct cleaning is just the solution for you!  If you are like most people, you spend between 60 to 90 percent of your time indoors, whether it is at home, work, or at a shopping mall. Bacteria, fungi, dust, and pet hair can build up in your air ducts over time, which not only restricts air flow but also blows all of that
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Thermostats are all created equally, right?

Well, not quite. Thermostats are kind of like a good pair of shoes.  Everyone needs one, but not every thermostat or pair of shoes is a good fit for a person.  The home that always has somebody home will benefit from one type of thermostat as compared to the family who is only home nights and weekends.  Thankfully, there are several types of thermostats specifically made to cater to your lifestyle.  Some are fancier than others and can be controlled by a smart phone and have a back light to make them easier to read at night… Whatever features you’re
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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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What is ‘the fear of encountering snakes while crawling through the crawlspace under the house to get to the crawlspace furnace called:

We’ve survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It’s amazing how many days you can contribute to shopping and holiday cheer in one week. Maybe a vacation day should be schedule in there to rest from the holidays, or that’s our feeling. It’s the time of year when furnaces are kicking on, or breaking down. We’re dedicating this blog post to learning the preventative maintenance required for your furnace. First, I would like you to watch this short video on the consequence of not completing your routine furnace maintenance. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-uWOoD9dDs] Here is a ten point blanket checklist. This
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