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Visit our Blog to read the latest in heating, cooling, plumbing, commercial HVAC, fire and security, and more for your home, commercial space, or multifamily property. We regularly update the blog with news, company announcements, seasonal tips for a comfortable home and more!

Learn the Different Types of Furnaces Available to You — Single, 2-Stage or Variable

Purchasing a new furnace? You should be aware of the options that are available. There are three different types of furnaces on the market today. Each has a different method of operation. There are several factors to consider when deciding which type of furnace will work best in your home. The type of exiting ductwork, […]

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What is Two-Stage Cooling?

Choosing a two-stage cooling system over a standard, single-stage unit will give you a number of tangible and intangible benefits related to keeping your home comfortable during warm weather. Unlike most A/C units that run on high speed only, a two-stage unit adjusts its running speed based on your home’s need for cooling. How It […]

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4 Tips for Quieting Your A/C

It’s normal for your air conditioner to make noise when it’s operating, but unusual or loud sounds can be worrisome. If you’re hearing high-pitched squealing, shrill shrieking, loud banging or steady hissing sounds, there may be something seriously wrong, so call your HVAC contractor for a diagnosis right away. Other noises are just annoying, though, […]

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Two-In-One Commercial Building Protection: Fire And Safety Systems

As the security and safety needs of modern businesses increase, so does the need for a functional and effective integrated system to monitor and control multiple aspects of commercial building protection. An integrated fire and security system can give you the basic protection offered by top-of-the-line fire alarms, along with additional security services that make […]

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Tankless Water Heater Maintenance Considerations

Tankless water heaters aren’t difficult to care for, but like any other appliance, they do require regular upkeep to continue performing at top efficiency. Proper tankless water heater maintenance depends on the type of water in your home. Both hard and acidic water affects these water heaters.

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HVAC Efficiency Standards: When Will They be Raised?

Imagine replacing some of the technology that sits in your Wilmington-area home with whatever was its equivalent from your parents’ heyday. Today’s televisions, computers and telephones are far more reliable, versatile and energy efficient than models from two decades in the past. Yet federal HVAC efficiency standards today are at the same levels as they […]

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5 HVAC Things to Think About When Buying a House

When you’re buying a house, the HVAC system probably doesn’t top your list of features you’re concerned about. However, your comfort and energy bills primarily depend on HVAC system quality and features installed. Use these HVAC fact-finding tips to help you make a more informed home-buying decision. System Types When buying a house in the […]

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Things to Keep in Mind for Commercial Furnace Installation

When you invest in a new furnace for your commercial building, you should make sure that the equipment is exactly what you need to heat your building properly. It’s also important to ensure that the new heating system is installed properly so that it will work at its best and with the greatest possible safety. […]

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Easy Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality this Season

If you have hay fever or asthma, you’re probably well aware that March 1st to October 15th is allergy season in the Wilmington area. If your home is tightly sealed or you don’t have adequate indoor air quality controls, allergy season may seem to last year-round. Use these easy tips to improve the quality of […]

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Experience And Training: Why We Hire NATE-Certified HVAC Technicians

Searching for a hvac technician may be easy, but finding a technician with NATE certification could be more difficult than you think. If you have ever wondered how to know if you are picking the right technician for your home heating and cooling needs or if you have ever wasted your hard-earned money on inexperienced […]

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Controlling Dust Throughout Your Home

Are you looking for ways you can start controlling dust in your home to avoid respiratory problems and other issues? We’d hate for you to suffer, so here are a few quick tips that will improve your indoor air quality: Use a Vacuum with a HEPA Filter Your home’s carpet is a haven for dust […]

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When to Call a Professional Plumber for Help

Does every plumbing annoyance you encounter in your home require the services of a professional plumber? The answer is no. A garden-variety sink drain clog, for example, can often be cleared with a common plunger and a little effort. Some minor fixes like replacing a toilet flapper valve are also within the skill set of […]

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Pros and Cons of Solar Panels

For the energy-conscious or environmentally-savvy homeowner, solar panels represent a commitment to improve your home. But they’re not a good choice for every home. These pros and cons of a solar panel installation can help you decide if you want to pursue them for your Wilmington-area home. Pros Renewable energy — Energy is a political, […]

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Water Heater Options That Will Work for Your Commercial Building

Whether you need hot water for manufacturing or processing operations, for sanitation, for client health and safety, or for simple cleaning, it is important that you choose the best kind of water heater to provide the amount of hot water you need when you need it. Commercial building owners and managers have several water heater […]

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What to Look for When Selecting the Best Showerhead

Selecting the best showerhead is something you’ll probably find yourself doing one day. For most people, the standard showerhead included in a home or added years ago isn’t up to par anymore. Basic no-frills units permit few adjustments and, over time, water flow and performance degrades as mineral deposits accumulate in the small spray openings. […]

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Open Windows to Help Your Home’s Ventilation

In the spring and fall, take advantage of the natural ventilation that opening a window affords. By opening windows, you’ll save money on your utility bills and cool your home naturally while enjoying the fresh air. Natural ventilation also helps clear out a buildup of harmful airborne particulates, while letting in oxygen that may have […]

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7 Things to Consider Before Getting a New HVAC System

Purchasing a new HVAC system is a big investment, and it’s one you’ll be living with for many years to come. When you’re considering getting new heating and cooling equipment, talk to a trustworthy industry professional about your options and keep these critical considerations in mind. Cost – Don’t make a purchasing decision based solely […]

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