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  • Home Safety Checklist - Building Safety Month (HVAC)

    Go Over This Home Safety Checklist for Building Safety Month

    May 19th, 2017
    May is Building Safety Month. Founded by the International Code Council, Building Safety Month “is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures” (ICC). Safe and sustainable structures are a worldwide priority. Where we live and work and play should be up-to-code and built with strong design and
  • Why you Should Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

    Why you Should Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

    May 16th, 2017
    We hear a lot about interconnected homes, smart devices, and microcomputers connected to the internet of things.  You might even be tired of hearing about how interconnected and network-dependent our lives are becoming.  The good news is, not every smart thermostat has to be connected to the internet.  There’s more than one kind of smart thermostat and they range from
  • how to improve heating and cooling efficiency

    How to Improve Home Heating & Cooling Efficiency

    May 12th, 2017
    According to ENERGY STAR, the average household spends over $1,000 a year on heating and cooling costs! By far, your HVAC system consumes the most household energy. Additionally, the energy consumed by the average HVAC system emits about twice the amount of greenhouse gases as the average car. So, if you want more money, comfort, and peace of mind, here
  • HVAC electrical safety for Electrical Safety Month

    HVAC Electrical Safety Checklist | Electrical Safety Month

    May 5th, 2017
    May is Electrical Safety Month. In celebration, we’re sharing the most important HVAC electrical safety tips to keep your home and family safe from electrical fires, injuries, and even death. Modern life depends on electricity. Normally, we don’t think about it. Simply plug in and get power. Unfortunately, this can lead to overconfidence and lack of proper safety precautions. Electricity
  • Is It Time To Replace My Air Conditioner?

    Is It Time To Replace My Air Conditioner?

    May 2nd, 2017
    Nothing lasts forever, but in most cases maintenance and occasional repairs are all it takes to keep a good system going.  Unfortunately, a time will come where you need to replace the air conditioner in your home.  For many people, this happens once in their lifetime (a well-maintained HVAC system can last 10 years or more) as most people move
  • what is UV air purification - how does it work

    How Ultraviolet (UV) Light Improves Air Quality and Well-Being

    April 28th, 2017
      Germicidal Ultraviolet (UV) Air Cleaners are the best defense when it comes to protecting your home and HVAC system from mold spores, bacteria, and other germs and allergens. In the spring, the beautiful bloom of nature exposes us all to an increase of bioaerosols (airborne particles composed of living organisms) and heightened allergy symptoms. Mold, mildew, fungi, and other
  • 3 Places to Test Your Home for Drafts and Leaks

    3 Places to Test Your Home for Drafts and Leaks

    April 25th, 2017
    Insulation, an energy-efficient air conditioning system, and using a ceiling fan to cut cooling costs will still lack the desired effect on your cooling costs this coming summer if your home is still leaking.  Leaks in walls, window sills, and doors are all easy escape routes for cold air to swap space with the warm air outside.  According to the
  • How to Clean Heat Pump Condenser Coils - Service Champions

    How to Clean Condenser Coils | A/C Heat Pump Maintenance

    April 21st, 2017
    You may not be thinking of your heat pump condenser coils as part of your spring cleaning tasks, but we recommend adding it to the list. If you have a central air conditioning system, you have two main parts, the indoor air handler (evaporator coils) and the outdoor heat pump (condenser coils). The heat pump utilizes a fan to release
  • Prevent Air Duct Leaks by Keeping Vents Open

    Prevent Air Duct Leaks by Keeping Vents Open

    April 18th, 2017
    When it comes to controlling heat (either to keep your home cool or warm) leaks in your home and ventilation system are the enemy.  Of course, external cracks and leaks in windows, doors, siding, and your attic are all avenues of heat transfer that will make keeping your home comfortable more expensive, as it forces your central unit to work
  • passive heating and cooling window strategies

    Passive Heating and Cooling Window Strategies

    April 14th, 2017
    There are two ways to heat and cool your home — the mechanical way (active) or the non-mechanical way (passive). Most homes utilize both. Passive heating and cooling strategies are the least expensive in terms of both financial and environmental costs. Celebrate Earth Day and reduce your utility bills and carbon footprint with these passive heating and cooling window strategies!
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