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How to Recognize and Avoid HVAC Scams

Unfortunately, every industry has their share of scam artists and dishonest individuals who want to take honest homeowners’ money without doing quality work. The HVAC industry is no stranger to scams. The key to avoiding getting caught up in one of these tricks is to recognize what the most common HVAC scams are and work

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Home’s Insulation

People expect their home’s insulation to last a lifetime. In most cases, those expectations are met — especially if the home is newer and has quality insulation. There are some circumstances, though, that call for insulation to be replaced. Know how to spot the signs that a replacement is due before it becomes an issue.

End of Summer HVAC tips

Celebrate the End of Summer by Preparing Your HVAC Unit for the Next One

Fall is here, and a changing of the seasons means a change in demands on your HVAC unit. As you start celebrating the end of summer, it’s time to show your air conditioner a little TLC. Though you may think it’s too soon to start thinking about next summer already, there are ways that you

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Breathe Easy: 4 DIY Tips to Improve Your Air Quality

Keeping the air inside your home clean and free of allergens is an important part of creating a comfortable home environment and protecting your family’s health. Though you may think that you are safe inside your home from air pollutants like mold, pollen, and chemicals, the truth is that this pollution can make its way

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HVAC Review: the Benefits of Variable Speed Technology

Whether the calendar indicates intense August heat or an approaching winter chill, your HVAC system needs to provide as much comfort as possible. It must also work efficiently, saving you the time and money it would take to repair or replace the system. There are several ways to ensure your HVAC system works optimally, and

Air Quality -- Chinese Drywall -- 06-02-16

Chinese Drywall Syndrome and what You Need to Know

Chinese Drywall Syndrome is an issue that occurred with certain imported drywall from China beginning in 2001 going through 2009 and was first investigated by the CPSC and identified as a problem in 2008. During this time there was a huge increase in demand for drywall not only from the housing boom of the mid

airandheat -- AC Coil Maintenance -- 05-02-16

Installation and Maintenance of AC Coils

Your AC Coil Installation There are two coils inside of your HVAC system, the evaporator coil and the condenser coil. The sole function of both of these devices is to move remove heat energy from the refrigerant into the air. On the evaporator coil side, refrigerant flows through an area of low pressure and expands

Air And Heat -- UV Lights -- 03-17-16

What Do UV Lights Really Do for Your Indoor Air Quality?

The sealed indoor environments found in most modern households can easily contain more pollutants than the outside air. If left unchecked, these pollutants — which include mildew, mold and disease-causing viruses and bacteria — can significantly interfere with the health of your household. Fortunately, a newly developed tool, known as germicidal UV light, can help

Air And Heat -- Humidifiers -- 03-17-16

A Home Humidifier Can Help Relieve Your Allergies

A humidifier is an important part of most HVAC systems, especially during the winter when air is naturally drier. This attachment adds moisture to the air making the indoor environment more comfortable. More humidity relieves dry skin and eyes and reduces static build up that gives you those little shocks when you touch tings. But

Air and Heat -- Programmable Thermostats -- 02-15-16

Can I Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat?

The Energy Information Administration estimates that over 40 percent of home energy costs come from cooling and heating our homes. As a result, reducing the amount of energy we use for heating and cooling can significantly lower our overall energy bills. Programmable thermostats may seem like a great way to do this. These thermostats are