• 4 Things To Be Aware Of Before Hiring An HVAC Technician

    Nothing is more frustrating during the hot summer months than a poorly functioning A/C system that is not cooling down the home as well as it should. Interestingly enough, that frustration you may be experiencing could have been avoided if you would have performed a little preventative maintenance. However, it is also a good idea to contract to an HVAC repair technician to perform the more complicated preventative maintenance tasks so your cooling and heating systems continue to operate efficiently and properly. You can perform the simpler tasks such as checking for restrictions in the airflow that are typically caused by dirty air filters. Additionally, if you have a weak airflow, there may be a problem with the blower or the ducts. In that case, you should hire Read More
  • How to Spot Common Heating Repair Problems

    There are literally hundreds of reasons that a home furnace or heating system will need to be repaired or replaced, several of which are extremely common among home or office owners and can cause your system to break down. Whether you are keeping your home or office warm during the winter or preparing it for the cold weather season, the secret to avoiding costly repair bills and keeping your system operating properly is preventative maintenance. Additionally, identifying or spotting the more common heating problems can save you a considerable amount of money in the long run. Air flow problems - one of the more common heating repair problems, improper air flow results from worn out bearings, belts, and fan motors. A good indication of these issues is a furnace Read More
  • How to Reduce Water Heater Energy Use

    In the saving energy fight, the hot water heater is a born loser. That’s because most of us have a conventional storage-type water heater. That water storage tank works constantly to keep water hot and ready whenever you want it. But as the water sits, it naturally cools down, a process known as “standby heat loss.” When the water cools, the burner or heating element kicks on to warm it up again, in a constantly repeating cycle. Water heating is the second largest energy hog in your home, accounting for 14% to 18% of your household’s total energy costs — between $400 and $600 per year. (Heating and cooling is the #1 energy hog.) Here are 5 tips to trim your water heating costs: #1 Turn Down the Tank’s Read More
  • The Best Ways To Reduce Allergens In The Home

    It is well known that allergens cause a number of health issues including congestion, runny noses, and [especially] sneezing. Although it is easy to control these issues with certain OTC or prescribed medications, the key is to eliminate or reduce these allergens before the health issues arise and avoid their reoccurrence in the future. If you or your other family members are sensitive to the many allergens that are floating around in the air throughout the year, it makes sense to do everything possible to reduce or eliminate them altogether. In a recent American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI) publication, it was estimated that 1 out of every 4, or 25%, of all Americans suffer with a number of respiratory conditions including allergies and asthma. If Read More
  • Duct Cleaning Q & A

    Ventilation ducts are one of the most commonly overlooked areas of the house when it comes time for spring-cleaning. They are the ultimate “out of sight, out of mind” area in the house. Not only are they eminently forgettable, they are also difficult to clean effectively without special equipment. Compiled below are a number of commonly asked questions about duct cleaning, along with advice from the experts. Q.- I am a DIYer. Is duct and vent cleaning something I can do on my own to save money? A.- Probably not. It is true that duct cleaning services can seem expensive, especially for families on a tight budget, but it is still not recommended to try on your own, if only because you won't get very far. While you Read More
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