Preparing for Summer Heat in Spring

As we settle into spring, we become less dependent on our heating systems and relish in the brief period of time where we can enjoy the ambient temperatures within our homes. While spring is a perfect time to open up the windows and enjoy the drop in your electric bill, there are a few proactive … Continued

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What is an Electronic Air Cleaner?

Electronic air cleaners are a handy household appliance that can further purify the air in your home. Most heating and cooling systems should have filters that trap particles floating around your house. They keep your HVAC systems from getting clogged and usually need to be replaced once per season (or more frequently for those with … Continued

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How to Defrost a Heat Pump

Did you know that the heat pump connected to your HVAC system can freeze? Heat pumps are designed to have a defrosting cycle in order keep them from freezing over, but what do you do if the cycle fails? Understanding the Defrost Cycle When frost begins to form, your heat pump will briefly switch from … Continued

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Saving on Heat: Fixing Air Leaks

Air leakage from around old doors and windows or newly installed appliances make it easy for heated or cooled air to escape, leading to an increase in monthly bills. Luckily, there are ways to identify easy to repair leaks in order to keep your home temperature comfortable more efficiently. Identifying Air Leaks Air leaks can … Continued

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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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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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Is Zoned Air Conditioning Right for Your Home?

In the technology age, consumers have grown accustomed to being able to customize just about every experience in their lives, from how fast their online shipment will arrive to how strong their morning coffee, ordered via an app, will be. But many homeowners are missing out on an excellent way to optimize daily comfort and … Continued

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