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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!

Replacing a Furnace? 3 Things to Think About

Replacing a furnace is a big and important task that most homeowners must do at some point. In order to pick a new furnace to install, here are three things to consider. 1. Size Before you order a new furnace with the same heating capacity as the one you’re replacing, slow down and take some […]

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Design-Phase Commissioning Starts With a Roadmap to Your Destination

The construction of a commercial building is a complex process that requires careful planning and knowledge of expectations at all stages of the project. Modern buildings that adhere to environmentally “green” standards such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) must be commissioned. A major element of design-phase commissioning involves identification and documentation of […]

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Should You Install a Building Dehumidifier?

Between summer humidity and winter snow and rain, moisture can become a real problem in the New Jersey and Maryland area. If you’ve noticed signs of excess moisture in your building, a dehumidifier can help. This device brings your indoor humidity down to a healthy, comfortable level. Signs You Could Benefit from a Dehumidifier Humidity […]

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How to Tell if You Have Hard Water

All water contains minerals, but hard water has higher levels of calcium, magnesium and/or manganese that can take a toll on your home’s plumbing system and appliances. Fortunately, there are various types of water softeners available that can alleviate a hardness problem. If you recognize these telltale hard water signs, get the advice of a […]

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Steps to Take to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Entire Home

Your house is full of airborne particulates that you shouldn’t be breathing. In fact, studies show that interior air is much more polluted than outdoor air, containing pollutants like pet dander, pollen, mold, dust and dust mites, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and more. The good news is you can go from room to room and […]

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Summer Commercial HVAC Maintenance Tips

By taking better care of your commercial HVAC system during the summer months, you’ll ensure a season’s worth of excellent performance and indoor comfort. HVAC maintenance on your air conditioner or heat pump will also ensure your ongoing energy costs remain as low as possible during months when you use your HVAC system more frequently. […]

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Recommissioning Your Building: How It Can Pay Off

A freshly constructed building full of brand-new equipment, subsystems and components can be expected to operate at its peak level of efficiency and economy. Over time, however, all of these systems’ performance will degrade as a natural result of use and wear. When the internal systems of your existing structure or facility have lost efficiency […]

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A Good Plumber is Hard to Find: Tips on Getting it Right

It sometimes seems like an impossible dream, but finding a good plumber is absolutely achievable if you follow these five guidelines. Happy hunting! Your expectations Obviously, it is a matter of personal preference but on the whole a good plumber is one who: Gets the work done quickly, neatly, and efficiently. Offers a guarantee on […]

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How to Spot if Your Main Line has a Sewer Clog

It’s easy to forget about your sewer line until a clog develops. Delayed action could result in a raw sewage backup. Learn the early warning signs of a sewer clog so you can respond quickly and prevent expensive home damage. Listen for Strange Sounds The most common sign of a sewer clog is a gurgling […]

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A Lennox Garage Heater Increases Your Workable Space

Because homeowners must find refuge in their homes during harsh winter conditions in and around Wilmington, Delaware, extending your home’s living space with a garage heater is a smart idea. It not only gives you more space to work on projects all year long, but having a secondary space can provide a respite from close, […]

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Commercial Fire Alarms: Don’t Forget Maintenance and Annual Inspections

Commercial fire alarms represent a large investment in the safety of a company’s employees, customers and business assets. You rely on your fire alarm to protect human life and health while also ensuring your facility, equipment and stock are as safe as possible from the dangers of fire. Like any mechanical or electrical system, however, […]

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Zone in on the Benefits of Commercial Zoning Systems

The heating and cooling needs of a commercial building are significantly different from those of a residential space. As an owner or manager, you have multiple clients with differing indoor comfort needs. A single thermostat, even in each individual space, cannot reasonably satisfy this need for variable indoor temperatures. With a commercial zoning system, you’ll […]

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Protect Your Delaware Beach Home A/C From the Elements

The bracing sea air at your Delaware beach home is wonderful, but unfortunately that same air causes all sorts of damage to the external metal components of air conditioners. To avoid expensive replacements of air conditioner parts in your beach home A/C unit, a number of things can be done. Damage from a Salty Environment […]

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Download Sobieski Services’ Free Home Comfort Guide

We hope you’ve been following the Sobieski Services blog each week and getting answers to your heating, cooling and home comfort questions. Whether it’s how to change a filter, improve your indoor air quality or size your replacement HVAC equipment, we want to make sure you get the facts you need to make informed decisions […]

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Are Ductless Mini-Splits as Versatile as They’re Cracked Up to Be?

When it comes to home cooling and heating solutions, homeowners have many options, and ductless mini-splits are especially growing in popularity. Aside from their ease of installation and low maintenance, these systems offer several other advantages over other HVAC systems in terms of design, efficiency and practicality. Consider what makes these units so versatile for […]

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Questions for a Prospective HVAC Consultant

As a homeowner in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Maryland, you are well aware of the importance of your home’s HVAC (heating, cooling and ventilation) system. If an important component of your HVAC system needs repair or replacement, you’ll want a qualified, licensed HVAC contractor to do the work. A reputable HVAC company will ensure […]

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Essential Construction Scheduling Techniques for Your Commercial Project

Managing commercial construction requires being thoroughly aware of the scheduling required during the project. Let’s discuss why scheduling is important, and look at four proven commercial construction scheduling techniques that you can choose from when evaluating and establishing the timeframe for your next project. Why Be Concerned with Scheduling? Scheduling in a commercial context is […]

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Why Building a Relationship with a Trusted Plumber is Essential

Plumbing emergencies strike when you least expect them. Unfortunately, there is rarely a noticeable problem that slowly takes a turn for the worse. Usually, you’re caught completely off guard when things start leaking uncontrollably, pipes burst or toilets overflow. Now imagine you chipped a tooth. You wouldn’t just go to the first dentist you find, […]

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