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How to Reduce Wasted Energy in Commercial Buildings

A major part of managing and maintaining a commercial building is implementing a process to trim energy usage and cut down energy waste. Heating, cooling, water heating, lighting and other related energy-consuming factors all make up a major portion of any building’s budget. However, even small changes in energy use and conservation can result in […]

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Your HVAC System: an Ideal Design for Your Commercial Building or Multifamily Community

HVAC system design is a critical component in creating an efficient, effective and reliable indoor environment in commercial facilities and larger multifamily structures such as apartment buildings. Multiple factors must be taken into consideration during the design phase if the HVAC system is to provide the best level of indoor comfort at the least possible […]

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New Year, New Home Comfort

Another year is over and a new one is just beginning. You’re probably taking some time during this season to reflect on the past few months and also looking ahead towards what this new year has in store. You might have everything on your mind from savings to health, even to that vacation you haven’t […]

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Time To Replace Your Furnace? Do The Math

Are you confused about whether it’s time to replace your furnace? For guidance, consider three key contributors to the performance of furnaces: heating load, fuel type and cost/energy efficiency.

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Do You Have Home Insulation in These Areas?

Home insulation is an essential tool for energy efficiency. If your home isn’t insulated properly, moisture and air can leak through the home. Inadequate moisture control will lead to mold and mildew growth while air leaks will cause your heating and cooling systems to work harder than necessary to keep your home comfortable. Make sure […]

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6 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Clean air is essential for good health, both indoors and out. If the air quality in your home is poor, you and your family can be at serious risk for a number of health issues. Poor air circulation, as well as dust, mold and other pollutants present in your HVAC system, can greatly impact your […]

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Make Sure Your Ducts Stay Clean with These Tips

Despite the Wilmington area’s high air quality, we still have plenty of dust, pollen, mold spores, and other contaminants floating area. To prevent those contaminants from accumulating in your ducts, there are a few precautions to take. Protect Your Ductwork The main purpose of an HVAC air filter is to protect the system from airborne […]

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Shopping For An HVAC System? Let The Energy Star Guide You

You have probably heard of the Energy Star program, but how much do you really know about it? The program is monitored by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy. The purpose is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by supporting energy efficient appliances and equipment while saving consumers money at […]

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Is It Time to Replace the Ductwork in Your Commercial Building?

Businesses expend significant resources taking care of the HVAC systems in their buildings. This is certainly justifiable, as commercial HVAC equipment often represents a large financial investment. It is also important to maintain a comfortable indoor environment for your employees and customers. Along with the main HVAC equipment, you should also pay attention to the […]

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Why Traditional HVAC Systems Won’t Work Well for Restaurants

There are many similarities among HVAC systems and equipment, but there is no one-size-fits-all solution for every HVAC application. This is particularly true when designing, planning and installing HVAC solutions for restaurants and other food-service operations. The unique and often polluted environment, the temperature demands and the need for plentiful ventilation mean that traditional HVAC […]

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Home Maintenance Tips to Keep Your System Efficient this Fall

Mid-Atlantic homeowners are busy tackling their fall maintenance chores, inside the home and out. Chief among those chores should be HVAC system maintenance. If you haven’t put it on your list, you should. Here are some tasks to complete before the worst winter weather arrives, so that your furnace works efficiently and without problems throughout […]

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Taking Your Summer Vacation? Program Your Thermostat Before You Leave

Programmable thermostats are a great upgrade to make to your home in order to save on energy consumption and funds. They are also incredibly convenient: When you leave the house for long periods of time during the day or to go on a vacation, setting up a program can save you from overusing your heating […]

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Peace Of Mind With Sobieski’s Universal Service Agreement

Preventive maintenance provides a host of benefits for homeowners who invest in it. Sobieski’s Universal Service Agreement takes preventive maintenance a step further by offering homeowners even more benefits. And when homeowners in the Wilmington area choose Sobieski Services, they get a highly qualified Lennox Premier Dealer, too.

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Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Off Season

As the fall season settles into the Mid-Atlantic area, it’s time to give your hard-working air conditioner a break. Some of the steps involved with prepping your A/C for the winter should be performed during fall furnace maintenance by your HVAC technician. However, there are many tasks you can do to put your A/C to […]

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4 Great Reasons to Replace Indoor and Outdoor Units Together

If your air conditioner needs replacement, it’s probably due to the failure of one of two main components: the indoor evaporator or outdoor condenser/compressor. Since you still have one functional component, it’s tempting to save money by only replacing the failed half of the system. Here are some of the reasons why it’s better to […]

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Furnace Troubleshooting: Give These Fixes A Try Before You Call

Furnace troubleshooting should generally be left to the experts; however, it’s helpful for homeowners to try a few simple furnace troubleshooting steps before giving their heating service provider a call:

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Everything You Need to Know About Reducing Humidity at Home

When it’s humid outside, the air inside your home can feel even muggier since moisture in the air can concentrate more readily in confined spaces. If the humidity isn’t dealt with, home comfort and indoor air quality suffer. By educating yourself on the sources of humidity, you can learn how to reduce humidity throughout your […]

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No One Takes a Cold Shower on Purpose

If you’ve been surprised by a cold shower at least once in the last week or two, your water heater needs some attention. Don’t suffer through another icy shower or try to wash the dishes in cold water. Can Maintenance Solve Your Water Heater Problems? It’s possible that all your water heater needs is some […]

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