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Making A Switch To Solar? Here’s The Facts You Need To Get Started

If you’re interested in achieving the most significant energy savings you’ve ever experienced, going solar could be solution you have been waiting for. Before you jump right into it, take these steps to get started.

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Will a Heat Pump Suit Your Needs? Consider These Pros and Cons

Are you in the market for new heating and cooling equipment? With so many options to choose from, you might feel a little overwhelmed. Maybe heat pumps are the ideal type of equipment for your home; then again, maybe not. Before you choose a heat pump over a traditional furnace and air conditioner, consider the […]

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Hiring an HVAC Contractor for Your Commercial Space? 9 Tips to Make It Easier

The safe and proper installation, maintenance and repair of commercial-grade HVAC systems requires the services of a qualified contractor. In a crowded field of service providers, finding the right HVAC contractor for your job calls for careful research and diligence. Here are nine tips that will make choosing a qualified HVAC contractor much easier. Why […]

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Is it Time for an Electrical Wiring Upgrade in Your Facility?

The condition of the electrical wiring in your commercial facility has a widespread effect on your ability to do business. A well designed wiring system reduces the risk of damaged electronics and equipment, loss of power, and most importantly of all, fires. Good electrical wiring is especially important in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area, […]

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How to Prevent Dirty Air Ducts

Air ducts are an important component of your HVAC system. All the indoor air you’re exposed to is transferred throughout your house through these air ducts. That is why it’s important to ensure they are clean and free of debris, dust, dander, pests and mold. These allergens and toxins can significantly worsen your indoor air […]

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HEPA Filtration: Upper Echelon of Indoor Air Quality Options

It’s no secret that high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration offers the best results when it comes to improving indoor air quality. Commonly used in whole-house air cleaners and a variety of other HVAC products, true HEPA filters are capable of filtering out up to 99.999 percent of airborne particulate matter, according to the U.S. Environmental […]

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Get Your Commercial Boiler Ready for Use With This Maintenance Guideline

If you rely on your boiler to provide heating for your commercial space, it’s time to get the equipment ready for seasonal use with a thorough preventive maintenance inspection. Commercial boiler maintenance will improve the performance and efficiency of this equipment, helping you save money on your heating bills. Even more importantly, it will ensure […]

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5 Plumbing Myths You Need to Be Aware Of

Plumbing isn’t on top of most homeowners’ minds, but it’s important to be aware of certain myths that if you believe, can have a detrimental impact on your home. 1. A faucet that drips isn’t a big deal It might not seem like a big problem, but even the smallest leak wastes gallons of water […]

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HEPA Filtration: One Option For Optimal Air Quality

A major component of home comfort is indoor air quality. Your HVAC system contains an air filter that traps many types of particulates and other contaminants. There are times, however, when standard levels of filtration aren’t enough. If you or someone in your family has a health or respiratory condition that would be made worse […]

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Commercial Building Plumbing Leaks That Could Cause Expensive Repairs

Commercial facilities commonly use a significant amount of water, either through their business processes or simply because there are numerous people using bathroom or kitchen facilities over the course of a day. Water leaks in the plumbing system can substantially increase the company’s monthly bills while wasting hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water. […]

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Home Insulation R-Values: More Variable Than You Might Think

When a construction worker or home energy rater installs new insulation, you expect it to deliver the R-value printed on the packaging. However, home-insulation R-values are more variable then you might think. Here’s a look at exactly what R-value means and the factors that affect insulation’s real-world effectiveness. What Is R-Value? R-value is an efficiency […]

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Winter Vacation Plans? Prep Your Home Before You Depart

Planning to escape the cold this winter in a tropical paradise? You’ll want to be sure to prepare your home for the time you’ll be away. For example, make sure to leave a key and the name of your HVAC contractor with a trusted neighbor. You will also want to attend to these additional tips […]

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Important Fire Sprinkler Requirements for Commercial Buildings

Fire safety is one of the more significant concerns for owners and managers of commercial buildings. A fire in a commercial establishment could lead to serious injury or even death of employees and customers. To a lesser degree, fires could damage merchandise, destroy important records, ruin expensive equipment and electronics, and put a company out […]

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Answers to Your Commercial HVAC System FAQs

Whether you’re installing your first HVAC system or upgrading or replacing an existing one, you will want to know as much as possible about the equipment and what you can expect from it. The following answers to frequently asked questions about commercial HVAC systems can help you understand some important basics about your investment in […]

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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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Stop Ice Dams This Year, And Circumvent Unnecessary Damage

The ice dams that form along the eaves on your roof are symptomatic of attic problems. You can stop ice dams by attending to the problems that create the dams. When snow melts on a roof, it trickles down and if it hits a spot where the temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it freezes […]

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Don’t Procrastinate! Be Proactive with Furnace Maintenance

It’s hard to believe but September is already here — which means that winter is just around the corner. You might still be trying to squeeze a few more days out of that summer wardrobe, but let’s face it, the boots will become a staple shortly. Trying to ignore the facts may offer a few […]

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4 Signs a Commercial Building’s Plumbing May Be Ready for an Upgrade

Commercial plumbing systems are designed to provide many years of reliable service with few problems. Commercial systems are typically more robust than residential systems. However, over time, even the sturdiest commercial plumbing systems will begin to show signs of wear and will need replacement or an upgrade. The following four signs can help you and […]

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