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Blog Posts in 2017

  • How to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

    Autumn is coming to a close, and that means heaters and furnaces are going to be firing up all across the country to provide warmth as the frigid weather of winter sets in. However, if you don’t take some extra precautions to get your furnace ready, your system could break down, leaving you out in the cold. Want to avoid this hassle or the expense of a costly repair? Here are some steps you can ...
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  • Five Ways to Lower In-Home Humidity

    Humidity is a part of life, especially in summer here on the east coast. While humidity outside can’t be avoided, humidity inside can be truly annoying. Not only does high humidity in your home prevent you from finding relief from the summer stickiness, but it could actually damage your home’s structure or surfaces, as well as have many other consequences. So how can you control this humidity and ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Furnace Efficiency

    If your furnace has broken down or is simply starting to show its age, you may be considering replacing it entirely. When that’s the case, you’ll have the choice between two primary types: standard efficiency and high-efficiency systems. While a high-efficiency system does use less energy, they’re not always the ideal choice if circumstances don’t allow for it. Here are some of the big ...
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  • Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

    Lots of homeowners will fire up their furnaces for the first time this winter only to discover that their furnace is leaking water. Is this a sign of a serious problem? Do you need an expensive repair? The answer to these questions isn’t always straightforward, but this blog will help you determine whether or not you need to call for a repair or you’re simply experiencing normal operation of your ...
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  • What Are the Benefits of an Air Purifier?

    Air purifiers are an effective way to promote clean air quality in your residential or commercial space. Using internal fans, air purifiers remove dust, pollen, and bacteria from your air, circulating purer air back into the room. Keeping your entire environment healthy, air purifiers are a smart choice for anyone hoping to improve their quality of life. Air purifiers offer various benefits, ...
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  • Time for a Furnace Check-Up!

    If you are a homeowner with a furnace, you know just how important it is to ensure it is in good shape before winter rolls around. Maintaining your furnace is important--prevention is the ultimate form of protection, saving you time and money in the long run. Furnace check-ups may seem futile, but they are extremely important for a number of reasons. The following are why it may be time for a ...
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  • When Is It Time to Replace My Indoor or Outdoor Unit?

    When you are ready to replace either your indoor or outdoor unit, you may be wondering when you should replace the other. In fact, you may have heard from a trusted Virginia HVAC technician that it is best to replace both at the same time, but you may be hesitant to do so because it is a costly project to take on. However, the truth of the matter is, once you replace your indoor or outdoor unit, ...
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  • What Makes the AC Filter So Dirty?

    AC filters tend to get dirty quickly, forcing homeowners to replace them at a consistent level. As a result, it can be frustrating to find yourself changing your AC filter faster than you might expect. However, several factors can affect the quality and cleanliness of your filter, and learning these trigger points can help you prevent this from happening as often as it does. Here are just are four ...
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  • Five Tips to Save Money on Your A/C This Summer

    According to the Alliance to Save Energy, the average household in the United States spends over $2,000 per year on energy, between electricity and gas costs. If you break that down further, over half of it comes from just heating and cooling costs. Keeping your home comfortable is no small task, especially during the hot and humid temperatures of summer, when you’ll likely be firing up your air ...
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  • Five Summer Activities to Beat the Heat

    Summertime means loads of free time, enjoyable activities, and freedom from school for many kids. However, it also means sweltering heat and sticky humidity that can be difficult to avoid. In fact, this only gets worse when you can’t even stay cool in your own home because your air conditioner either can’t keep up or isn’t working properly! If this is the case, you might have to look elsewhere for ...
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  • Four Tips for Purchasing a New AC Unit

    The air conditioning unit in your home plays an important role in keeping you cool and reaching maximum comfort in your home. An average central AC system can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, so most homeowners will have to purchase a new unit at some point in time. The following are four factors you must consider before buying a new central AC unit: Find an HVAC installer. Conduct research on ...
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  • Five Summer Woes - and How You Can Beat the Heat!

    Summer is the time of year where many people flock to the beach, lake, or swimming pool and embark on family vacations. However, dealing with the heat can be rough for all ages. The following are the five most common summer issues: Returning to a hot home. You’ve been working all day and look forward to relaxing at home. However, as soon as you step foot inside, a wave of hot air envelops you, ...
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  • Should I Fix My Thermostat Myself?

    The thermostat is an important part of running your HVAC systems in your home. However, when you discover that your air conditioning and heating units are no responding like they should, despite the adjustments you make to your home’s thermostat, it often means that repairs are necessary. While it is easy to assume that the thermostat may be to blame for the issue, perhaps the air conditioning and ...
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  • What Should I Do About Poor Indoor Air Quality?

    Last year, we discussed the five ways you can improve your indoor air quality in your home. While we mentioned maintaining a clean home by regularly changing your filters or using indoor plants to purify your home’s air, in this edition we are going to explain other ways to maintain optimal indoor air quality. The following are more ways improve the quality of air in your home: Use an air ...
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  • Why You Need to Check for Air Leaks

    Air conditioning and heating systems account for over half of the energy use in an average U.S. home, which makes it the biggest energy expense for most homes. Warm air leaking into your home during the summer months and out of your home during the winter season can result in your HVAC systems overworking and essentially wasting your money on increased energy bills. Air often escapes from the ...
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