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Zoning System Design for Light Commercial Buildings

A zoned heating and cooling system provides excellent levels of comfort while allowing building occupants substantial control over the temperatures in their own zone. Zoning systems are frequently used in residential settings, but these practical and efficient HVAC set-ups can be just as useful for a light commercial building, such as an office or small […]

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Taming Those Beastly Winter Heating Bills

The season of hot cocoa, twinkling lights and holiday cheer is quickly approaching, and while that may evoke fond childhood memories, it also means cold temperatures and, thus, an increase in your monthly utility bills. The good news is that there are several things you can do to help lower your winter heating costs, while […]

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Control Dust In Your Home With Steps That Make A Difference

One of the best times of year to control dust in your home in the Wilmington area is during the winter when your windows are closed. Not only is dust a nuisance, it can also irritate allergies and asthma. Most of the dust in your home comes from the people living it, the pets and […]

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Should I Get a Backup Sump Pump for My Home?

During significant weather events like thunderstorms or heavy snowfalls, you rely on your sump pump to prevent flooding in your basement or crawl space. Unfortunately during such storms, there’s also a good chance you’ll lose power. A backup sump pump can take over when you lose power or when there’s a problem with the primary […]

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Pretty, Glistening Icicles or Dangerous Ice Dams?

If you see icicles on the side of your roof, that might be an indication that an ice dam has formed. An ice dam is a barrier of ice that forms along the edge of your roof. Ice dams form when heat from the attic melts snow on the roof, and the snow melt drains […]

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Don’t Ignore These Telling Signs of a Main Sewer Line Clog

A main sewer line clog may announce itself loud and clear, or it may sneak up on you. While a sudden total blockage is hard to miss, a main sewer line clog often develops gradually over time as the pipe obstructs incrementally. During this period, the signs of impending trouble may be subtle. However, once […]

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Common-Sense Tips for Better IAQ in Your Office Building

On any given work day, employees in the average office setting spend almost as much time in their employer’s building as they do in their own homes. Unlike their more mobile counterparts, office employees may have little opportunity to leave the building for fresh air. Since individuals in an office building spend so much time […]

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Two Duct Cleaning Benefits That Deserve Your Attention

While most people enjoy living in a clean home, years can pass by before their central duct system is cleaned, allowing dust, mold and other contaminants to potentially develop unnoticed. Duct cleaning benefits you and your home in a couple ways that are certainly worth consideration. While routine treatment of your system isn’t generally required, […]

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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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Heat Pump Maintenance — Make It A Seasonal Affair

As a homeowner, you know that in order to keep, your utility bills low your HVAC system needs to continue running at peak performance. This is easy to achieve with a yearly tune-up. Heat pump maintenance, however, should be performed seasonally. There are a few things you can do yourself in the area of heat […]

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Characteristics of a Good Plumber and How to Find One

You might be the do-it-yourself type when it comes to home repairs and plumbing. What happens when the job is too big and you need a little help? Knowing the characteristics of a good plumber will help you select the right one for home. Your Friends and Neighbors Trust Them One way to find a […]

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Common Causes of Drain and Sewer Clogs

Drain and sewer clogs are frustrating to deal with in addition to being a little gross. If you have a clog, your first inclination might be to put it off because its nasty business. But it is important you fix the clog as soon as possible in order to avoid other issues such as odors, […]

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Lower Your Heating Load For Savings Now & When You Replace Your System

Whether or not you plan to upgrade your heating system, lowering the heating load in your home will increase energy savings now – and when you upgrade. This is particularly important for homeowners in the greater Wilmington area, as unpredictable winter weather can include severe snow and ice storms and continuously cold days. A manageable […]

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Indoor Air Quality Lacking? Improve It In 3 Steps

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is as important as air quality outdoors. As pollution levels inside can exceed 100 times outdoor levels, in today’s airtight, energy-efficient houses you’re certain to get a concentrated dose of whatever’s present in your household air. Indoor air quality can be diminished by both internal and […]

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Don’t Forget About Water Heater Maintenance

As a Wilmington area homeowner, experience tells you to take care of your heating system and shore up home efficiency heading into the winter months. However, have you given any thought to the importance of taking care of your water heater? Read on to learn how scheduling water heater maintenance with your plumbing professional can […]

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Know the Warning Signs of Poorly-Vented Drain Lines

If your home’s plumbing system isn’t functioning as well as it should, it may be due to poorly vented drain lines. The vents, or stacks, are vertical cast-iron or plastic pipes running from your drains to the roof. When the vents are functioning properly, they allow air into the plumbing system so pressure inside the […]

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Checking the Air Filter: Your Heating and Cooling Equipment Depends on You

The air filter in your home’s HVAC system has a major affect on the system’s performance. Checking the air filter regularly is a simple job that’s crucial for keeping your equipment running efficiently and for a number of other reasons.

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Before Your Build Your Building — Pre Construction Security Tips

The reality of construction in today’s world is that security and safety must be included as an integral part of a new structure’s design and planning. Not only must the building itself be planned and built in accordance with security best practices, but the surrounding site must also be included in security planning. Before you […]

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