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HVAC Service Plans For Long-Term Home Comfort And Efficiency

Summer is almost here, and the last thing you want as a homeowner is a problem with your air conditioning system. The key to keeping your home comfort system operating efficiently is a maintenance plan, in which regularly scheduled service helps extend the unit’s life while also keeping your energy bill down.

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Commercial Load Calculation: Do Your Plans to Upgrade the Building’s A/C Include One?

Over time, the likelihood increases that you’ll need to upgrade the air conditioning system in your commercial building. To make sure your air conditioner upgrade will fulfill the cooling needs of your facility, your HVAC professional should conduct a commercial load calculation.

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Project In The Works? Talk To Us About Adding Radiant Heating

With summer months now approaching, it is the ideal time to do some renovations to keep your home more efficient and comfortable during the next cold season. So, consider installing radiant in-floor heating in your bathrooms and kitchen to keep you comfortable during the long Delaware Valley winter.

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Programmable Thermostat Giving You a Problem? Try These Quick Fixes

Adding a programmable thermostat to your HVAC system is a great way to save energy in your Delaware home. Programmable thermostats can be programmed to adjust inside temperatures according to your preference and scheduling. This allows you to reduce your energy costs while you and your family are asleep or away. However, like any electronic […]

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Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Commercial Buildings

The return of spring means that it’s time to perform seasonal maintenance on your commercial HVAC system. Your spring HVAC maintenance checklist should include professional inspections, repairs and adjustments that ensure your air conditioner or heat pump will function properly at its highest level of efficiency throughout the upcoming cooling season. Here is a proposed […]

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Managing Energy Costs for Small Businesses

In the competitive climate facing American small businesses, it’s important to take all possible steps to control costs. Certain expenses, such as energy, cannot be avoided, but they can be reduced. With the energy cost for small businesses amounting to as much as 40 percent or more of a company’s budget, even small savings can […]

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Consider these HVAC New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

It’s a time-honored tradition to ring in the new year with a list of resolutions that improve everyday life. Adding some HVAC New Year’s resolutions to your list can give you a healthier, more comfortable home and the opportunity to save energy and money throughout the year ahead. HVAC New Year’s Resolutions Worth Considering Keep […]

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Easy Strategies to Keep Your Basement From Flooding

Whether it’s caused by a water intrusion from outside or backed-up plumbing inside, a flooded basement can leave you facing a soggy mess and costly repairs. Here are some effective strategies to keep your basement from flooding, so you can avoid the headaches and expense of dealing with water damage. Maintain Gutters and Downspouts Keep […]

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Why Your Home May Benefit From Professional Drain Cleaning Service

Maintaining your plumbing system with occasional drain cleaning is an important part of sustaining your home’s value and usability. Is it time to seek drain cleaning for your home? Here are three reasons why the answer could be “yes”: 1. Save time and money If you’re in the habit of clearing out your drains with […]

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What is a Drain-Waste-Vent (DWV) System?

Do you know how plumbing works? While it may seem like magic since nearly everything happens out of sight, these inner mysteries have simple and elegant explanations. Let’s start with the main water-supply-drain-waste-vent system. The water supply system brings hot and cold water into the home and the drain-waste-vent (DWV) system drains water and waste […]

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5 Tips For Knowing When To Have Your Ducts Cleaned

The ductwork in your home is the channel through which heated or cooled air travels from your HVAC unit to points throughout your home. After your furnace or air conditioner generates the air, strong fans blow the air into the ductwork and out vents and registers, where the air provides the comfort levels you expect. […]

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Six Energy-Saving Tips to Keep You Warm This Winter

As the temperatures drop, the urge to turn up the heat becomes harder to resist. With these simple energy-saving tips, though, you can keep yourself comfortable this winter without blowing up your utility bill. Have Your Furnace Serviced Regularly A furnace that has had routine maintenance performed will run more efficiently, deliver better overall performance, […]

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MERV: What to Look For When You’re Replacing Air Filters

Minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) indicates an HVAC filter’s efficiency at trapping dust and other airborne particles. The values range from one to 20. The higher the MERV, the more efficient the air filter. If you’re choosing a new air filter for your Delaware area home, understanding this evaluation system will help you find the […]

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Consider a Geothermal Heat Pump When Constructing Your Commercial Building

In a commercial setting, heating and cooling will account for a significant portion of the company’s monthly operating budget. A geothermal heat pump for commercial buildings will produce excellent heating and cooling at a much lower and more energy-efficient rate than standard furnaces, boilers, air conditioners or heat pumps. The following information presents a brief […]

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Don’t Live With Plumbing Odors — Potential Causes for Those Foul Smells

It’s impossible to miss unmistakable plumbing odors. If you’re tired of keeping your nose plugged, consider these possible causes and how to remedy them. Leak in the plumbing fixture’s trap: The “S” shape in the plumbing beneath the sink, shower, tub or toilet holds water to create a barrier between your home and outside sewage. […]

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Is It Time for an HVAC System Replacement?

Modern HVAC systems are designed to provide many years of reliable service, but eventually, even the best HVAC equipment will wear out and need replacement. Commercial HVAC system replacement can be a significant financial investment for your business, so it makes sense to be certain that replacement is a better option than an extensive repair. […]

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Address Three Types of Indoor Air Pollution With These Air Purifiers

Indoor air pollution is pretty much unavoidable, and – what’s worse – pollution actually tends to concentrate within your house more than it would outside. Inside, you don’t have natural air currents clearing the air on a regular basis; your circulation is more or less dependent on your HVAC system’s fans, which may or may […]

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Your Air Ducts May Be Unbalanced: Watch Out for These Signs

Air ducts in your home need to be balanced so temperatures can be accurately controlled and air circulates properly throughout the home. There are a few signs that indicate air ducts may be unbalanced in your home, and you should watch out for them to keep your HVAC system functioning optimally. Signs of Unbalanced Air […]

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