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Archive for May, 2017

Does Your Home Need New Insulation?

Does Your Home Need New Insulation?

Insulation is a miracle for passive energy-efficiency in your home.  It keeps heat from entering your home in the summer and traps heat inside during the winter.  A poorly insulated home means higher energy bills throughout the year and a heating and cooling system that’s straining to keep up with changes in internal temperature.  Unfortunately,

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Why You Should Clean Heat Pump Condenser Coils

why you should clean heat pump condenser coils

Should you regularly clean your HVAC coils? The short answer is YES! Deep clean your indoor and outdoor coils no less than once a year for the best results this summer. While it’s best to schedule professional HVAC maintenance and cleanings twice a year, we recommend more frequent condenser coil cleanings. Luckily, cleaning your outdoor

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Go Over This Home Safety Checklist for Building Safety Month

Home Safety Checklist - Building Safety Month (HVAC)

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

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Why You Should Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

Why you Should Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

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

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How to Improve Home Heating & Cooling Efficiency

how to improve heating and cooling efficiency

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,

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HVAC Electrical Safety Checklist | Electrical Safety Month

HVAC electrical safety for Electrical Safety Month

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

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Is It Time To Replace My Air Conditioner?

Is It Time To Replace My Air Conditioner?

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

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