Thermostat Hacks for Winter Temperatures

Now that winter is in full swing, we would like to address a common misconception regarding thermostat operation, and one that is probably driving up your energy bill: the idea that setting your thermostat higher will warm your home more quickly. We wish we could tell you that this is true, but cranking the heat … Continued

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HVAC Maintenance Tips for People with Pets

The winter months really tax your HVAC system, and if you have pets in the house, the impact is even greater. More pets means more hair, dander, and dirt in the air; this adds up to a greater task for your home’s air filters, which in turn makes your heating system work harder to heat … Continued

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Proper Dryer Vent Maintenance

We all know how important it is to keep dryer vents free from lint buildup, but there is more to dryer vent maintenance than that. As Bob Formisano, writing for The Spruce, explains, “Plenty of lint makes it past the filter and gets trapped in crevices deep inside the lint filter trap and all along … Continued

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Preparing Your HVAC System for a Snow Storm

Winter is at our doorstep, and with it will come plenty of harsh weather. Keep your home’s indoor environment toasty when the snow starts to fall by preparing your HVAC system with these simple steps. In anticipation of winter, schedule regular maintenance to ensure that your furnace is functioning properly. Many HVAC companies and even … Continued

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How to Use Space Heaters Safely and Effectively

Space heaters can be a great tool for battling very low winter temperatures. In the coldest months, they can provide your entire heating system with a little bit of relief or keep individual rooms more comfortable. But their effectiveness (and their cost-efficiency) all depends on how they are used. Follow these guidelines for safe and … Continued

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How Can I Lower Humidity in My Home?

This is the time of year that sends homeowners on vacation or retreating into the comfort of their air-conditioned homes. But when the humidity outside makes its way indoors, there isn’t much of a retreat to be had. If you’re looking for ways to lower the humidity in your home, the good news is that … Continued

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How Do I Choose the Right HVAC Professional?

Many homeowners have begun to explore do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvements or repairs, and DIY projects within the HVAC field are no exception. While DIY projects can certainly be learning experiences, they often end up being the kind of learning experiences that would have been a lot cheaper and safer with a professional on hand. Hiring … Continued

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