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Air Filters Don’t Get a Break – Change Them All Year Long

Posted on: April 10, 2012

A clean air filter is vital to the performance of your home’s heating and cooling system. As air flows to and from your system, the air filter traps dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander and other particles, removing them from your air. Over time, these particles build up on the filter, reducing its effectiveness. Check […]

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Duct Sealing Helps Manage Unruly Energy Bills

Posted on: April 5, 2012

Furnaces, central air conditioners and heat pumps use a series of ductwork to transport heated and cooled air to every room of your home. In most homes, as much as 15 to 20 percent of this air is lost through leaks in the ductwork. You can prevent these leaks by having professional duct sealing completed. […]

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Indoor Air Quality Control With 3 Prevention Methods

Posted on: April 3, 2012

You home’s indoor air quality is measured based on the level of contaminants present. Your home may contain any combination of biological or chemical contaminants. Good air quality means that there are very low levels of these contaminants in your home. You can improve indoor air quality by eliminating or controlling contaminants using three basic […]

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Increase Whole-House Energy Savings in 5 Quick and Easy Steps

Posted on: March 29, 2012

When you approach energy savings in your house, there are a couple different paths you can take. You can focus on small tasks in each room that add up to energy savings, or you can think big. Consider these five quick and easy steps to maximize energy savings throughout your home. 1. Change your air […]

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Choose an HVAC Contractor That Will Work to Your Ultimate Satisfaction

Posted on: March 27, 2012

The comfort of your family in your home is undeniably related to efficient heating and cooling. Insulation and ventilation are important factors in keeping your family effectively comfortable and safe. To ensure that your home’s heating and cooling needs are sufficiently met, you need a professional, reliable and cost-effective HVAC contractor. Here are a few […]

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Use Ceiling Fans During Winter to Drive Energy Savings

Posted on: March 22, 2012

You’re probably well aware of how useful ceiling fans are in summertime, but many homeowners are surprised to learn that they can be just as effective in winter. Ceiling fans can help you feel warmer, and may actually reduce your heating costs. Summer vs. winter In summertime, ceiling fans should rotate counterclockwise. This creates a […]

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Neat and Tidy Ways to Keep Your Indoor Air Dust-Free

Posted on: March 20, 2012

When you close up your home against seasonal cold or heat, you also reduce the amount of ventilation and fresh air getting to your living spaces. In this restricted environment, the amount of dust in your indoor air could increase. You could see more dust on your shelves and furniture, and may experience dust-related aggravation […]

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The Ductless Mini-Split: A Heating and Cooling System That Does a Mighty Big Job

Posted on: March 15, 2012

Ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems offer homeowners a space-saving alternative to larger conventional furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps. When properly sized for your home, mini splits are just as powerful and effective as larger units that rely on a bulky network of ducts to distribute conditioned air around your home. The main controller […]

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What Clicks, Pops and Goes Boom? An Ailing Heating System

Posted on: March 13, 2012

Many furnaces may run quietly, but you can never expect a heating system to operate silently. There will always be some level of noise coming from your furnace as it runs, such as noise from the blower motor, from the burners switching on and off, or from components humming or rattling. However, if your furnace […]

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Merv Filters: Keep Both Family Health and Furnace Efficiency in Mind When You Make Your Choice

Posted on: March 8, 2012

To keep your furnace operating at its highest level of efficiency, you must keep the unit well maintained and equipped with high-efficiency filters. Regular filter changes using high-MERV units give you good levels of indoor air filtration and keep your furnace working well. Regular filter changes also decrease your monthly utility bills. MERV stands for […]

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