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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your Wilmington Home?

A tankless water heater permanently eliminates the longstanding drawback of conventional storage heaters — the tank. In storage-type models, heated water will tend to cool in the tank, often requiring multiple reheating cycles before it’s finally used. Because of this, storage tank models are “always on” and are always consuming energy. Additionally, once the tank […]

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Use Control Systems to Make Your Heating and Cooling Efficient

Significant improvements can be made in HVAC efficiency by using control systems that provide better options for system operation. The most common control systems boost efficiency by letting you limit heating and cooling system function when it’s not needed while ensuring that indoor comfort is consistently maintained. The following three types of control systems are […]

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Are Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Installed Properly?

Homeowners who run any type of combustion-powered appliance should have a carbon monoxide detector installed. CO is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas given off as fuel burns, and it can sicken and kill all living things. Most of your fuel-powered appliances are vented properly, no doubt, but malfunctions can occur. Having your detectors in place […]

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Tips To Make Sure Your Programmable Thermostat is Used Efficiently

If you recently installed a programmable thermostat, you might expect immediate energy savings no matter how you use it. However, you can only enjoy the comfort and energy-saving benefits of programmable thermostats if you use them properly. Here are some guidelines to help you get the most from your new device. Use energy-saving setbacks The […]

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Learn the 3 Types of Furnaces: Single, 2-Stage and Variable

Whether you need a new furnace soon or are preparing well ahead of time, understanding some of your options can help you find a system that offers greater comfort and energy savings. Winters in this region are long and cold, and a heating system that enhances enjoyment of your home while reducing heating costs promotes […]

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Do You Know What Dust Mites Are? They’re Harming Your IAQ

In cooler weather, you spend more time indoors and that requires great indoor air quality. Unfortunately, dust mites are an issue in many homes and can exacerbate allergies and asthma. Luckily, knowing what these mites are and how to eliminate them improves air quality. What are Dust Mites? The most common allergen from house dust, […]

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8 Silly Halloween Jokes For The Whole Family

Happy Halloween! Enjoy these eight silly halloween-inspired jokes fit for the whole family. How do ghosts get to the second floor? They take the scares! [Tweet this!] What do ghosts put on their cereal? Boo-berries! [Tweet this!] Where do mummies go for a swim? The Dead Sea! [Tweet this!] Why didn’t the skeleton cross the […]

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Don’t Void Your HVAC Warranty

The manufacturer’s warranty on your HVAC system gives you peace of mind that the components are covered in case of defects, but did you know that it’s possible to void your HVAC warranty and lose that valuable coverage? Here are some helpful tips on how to keep your warranty intact. Make sure the equipment is […]

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Geothermal Heat Pump Problems? Tips to Try Before the Pros Arrive

Despite the reliability of these systems, geothermal heat pump problems do occur. If the geothermal system in your Delaware-area home isn’t working as it should, the problem may be something you can take care of yourself. Other issues require help from a professional, but a little quick troubleshooting can make your technician’s job easier. Check […]

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Breathe Easy: How to Control Household Pollutants

Did you know indoor air can be many times worse than outdoor air? You probably consider your home a safe place, but everyday activities, such as cooking, cleaning, heating and cooling can lead to dangerously high indoor air pollution levels. Follow these do’s and don’ts of controlling household pollutants to help you breathe easy. Do: […]

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Problem With Your HVAC System? Your NATE Technician Is On It!

Any problem with your HVAC system is an interruption in the comfortable routine of your family’s life. Your objective is to get it fixed as quickly, and as inexpensively, as possible. Your immediate temptation as a handy homeowner might be to do it yourself. And, there are some circumstances when that is the appropriate decision. […]

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Still Wavering Between a Tankless Water Heater and Storage Type? Weigh the Benefits of Each

If you’re shopping for a new water heater for your Wilmington area home, you may be considering a tankless water heater as an efficient alternative to the traditional storage type. Work closely with your plumbing professional to determine which system is best for your water heating needs and budget. Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters Tankless […]

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Tips to Make Your Spring Home Maintenance Routine a Breeze

To keep your home in peak condition for as long as possible, it’s important to have maintenance work done regularly, from top to bottom. An easy way to remember to do this is to hire an HVAC professional around the same time you do your household spring cleaning. By taking good care of your home, […]

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A Whole-Building Plan for Energy Savings: How All Parts of the HVAC System Are Involved

While you might have heard about the benefits of certain high-efficiency HVAC components, maximizing your energy savings in the Delaware and Maryland area’s muggy summers and chilly winters takes more than just one or two components. Because every part of your building’s HVAC system relies on the others for optimal performance, your entire system must […]

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You Know It’s Time To Have Your Ducts Cleaned When…

When was the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? Your ductwork is an important component of your HVAC system. Particles like dust, dirt and even mold naturally build up in your ductwork over time, and this can cause reduced efficiency, less comfort and poor indoor air quality.

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Selecting a New Water Heater? Size it Right

Sizing is crucial when selecting a new water heater for your home. An undersized heater will fail to deliver enough hot water to meet demand, usually leaving someone in a cold shower. Oversized units waste energy by heating water that isn’t used, which cools in the tank before being heated all over again.

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WaterFurnace Geothermal Systems and the Benefits They Provide

Consider the advantages of a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump system for your new home or home renovation project. A geothermal system offers high energy efficiency and long life compared to conventional heating systems using furnaces or boilers. It also provides efficient cooling in the summer. Heat pumps heat and cool using the same equipment. In […]

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What Exactly Is Sick Building Syndrome and How Can You Prevent It?

Whether working in an office, retail store, medical facility or another structure, a significant portion of today’s workforce spends the majority of its time indoors. If conditions aren’t right inside the building, these workers could experience negative health effects. One of the most significant causes of health problems among indoor workers is sick building syndrome […]

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