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Top Reasons Why You Should Invest in Preventive HVAC Maintenance

When your HVAC system is humming along, it’s tempting to skip seasonal maintenance and simply wait until there’s a problem to call for help. But scheduling preventive HVAC maintenance regularly in the spring and fall can actually save you money while ensuring your uninterrupted comfort. Here’s how. Why Preventive Maintenance Matters It’s not just about […]

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Keeping Household Mold Under Control Matters

Mold can be more than an annoyance to homeowners. Not only does it look unseemly and cause unpleasant odors, it can also agitate allergies, and certain types of mildew can cause or complicate health problems. That’s why mold prevention in the household is important.

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What Can a Wi-Fi Thermostat Do For Your Home?

Wi-Fi thermostats connect to your home’s wireless Internet service, giving you greater control of your home’s comfort systems. In fact, they are the new standard for home comfort control and automation. Read on to learn what a Wi-Fi thermostat can do for your home efficiency strategy and more. Comfort and Savings for Your Lifestyle Programming […]

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Do You Have an HVAC Maintenance Agreement? Learn the Benefits

You rely on your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable year round. Signing up for an HVAC maintenance agreement is a worry-free way to guarantee that your equipment is up to the challenge. You’ll see a number of additional benefits. You’ll have coverage for system checkups. Twice-yearly tune-ups and cleanings are essential to keep […]

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A Growing Problem — Roots and Your Plumbing System

Of all the unseen problems that can arise in your household, tree roots damaging your plumbing system is one of the most potentially costly. Fortunately, there are several ways you can keep roots and your plumbing system from ever coming into contact with each other. Knowing the Signs Occasional drain clogs are common and easy […]

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Commercial Buildings

The change of seasons from summer to fall means it’s time to get your commercial heating system ready for another winter’s service. Fall HVAC maintenance ensures your furnace, heat pump, boiler, or other heating equipment will work effectively and reliably, providing plenty of heat to keep your employees and customers warm. The following information will […]

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Are Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Working Order?

It won’t be long before you need to start up the furnace to keep your home warm and comfortable. Before you do, it’s vital to schedule professional furnace maintenance so you know it’s operating safely, then check each carbon monoxide detector in your home to make sure it’s working properly. Functional Carbon Monoxide Detectors Ensure […]

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How to Manage Water Problems in Your West Chester Home

Water problems can damage almost everything in your home if left unchecked, from your clothing and skin to your home’s foundation and health. Here are some common issues and solutions to help manage some common water problems in your West Chester home. Install a Water Softener A water softener replaces troublesome minerals in your water […]

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UV Lights: One Method to Improve Your Building’s Indoor Air Quality

Reducing the levels of solid particles in the air we breathe is a vital part of maintaining adequate indoor air quality. Air filters and cleaning systems are effective at removing the dust, pollen, mold, fibers and other microscopic fragments that can trigger or worsen respiratory conditions and make us uncomfortable. When it comes to the […]

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Tankless Water Heating: a Good Fit for Your Home?

If you’re thinking of switching from a standard storage water heater to a tankless water heating system, you need to know all the facts if you hope to make the right decision for your home. Here’s what to take into consideration: The Upsides No standby energy loss: The biggest reason to make the switch to […]

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The HVAC Timeline of Maintenance and Replacements

How do you take care of your HVAC system? There are several things it needs regularly in order to function properly, such as basic maintenance. What does that entail? How often do you have it done? How do you know when your system has reached the end of its life? Here’s a basic HVAC timeline […]

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Geothermal Basics: What Parts Make Up Your Green Energy System?

Understanding geothermal basics helps you appreciate the simplicity of this clean, sustainable source of heating and cooling energy. While time flies and seasons change, one thing remains constant: The temperature of the earth only about six feet below the surface never varies much from 50 to 55 degrees. This consistent latent heat can be extracted […]

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Tips for Preventing Sewer Clogs in Your Wilmington Home

Preventing sewer clogs means taking proactive precautions now—not after you begin noticing sluggish drain action or, worse, need emergency plumbing service. It’s natural to attribute a drain or sewer blockage to the most recent unsuitable substance that swirled down the drain. However, instead of a single event, obstructions are more often than not a culmination […]

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HVAC Components and Spring Cleaning

Spring is the time of year to shake out the dust and schedule home projects. When you are writing down your spring cleaning checklist this season, don’t forget about cleaning your HVAC system. It’s an important preventive maintenance project that stretches your energy dollars til summer’s end. Sort through these tips to see which you […]

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Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners — What to Look For

When you buy a new home you’ve likely had an inspection on the house before purchasing. However, things can change in the time between the inspection and you taking possession of the house, especially if the property wasn’t occupied while you were in escrow. That’s why checking out your home’s plumbing to make sure it’s […]

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Questions for the HVAC Repair vs. Replace Conversation

If your HVAC system has broken down, you may be facing a repair vs. replace decision. To help you make an informed choice, here are the answers to some key questions to mull over and discuss with your HVAC professional. How do I weigh the cost of a repair vs. the cost of replacement? When […]

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How Pennsylvania Homeowners Can Lower Heating Bills This Winter

Another winter is here, and when the temperature plummets outside, you should learn how to lower heating bills without sacrificing comfort. Implement all of the following suggestions, and you can expect to cut your bills by as much as 20 percent. Replace weatherstripping: Worn out weatherstripping allows cold, drafty air to sneak inside. Replacing it […]

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Duct Cleaning: Have You Ever Looked Inside Your Ductwork?

Ductwork, like any part of your home, can become dirty due to smoke, dust, and other debris both from within the house and from outside it. While the contaminants may not pose an immediate health threat, there are circumstances under which you may want to have your ducts cleaned.

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