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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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Upgrading Your Indoor Air Quality: a 3-Step Strategy

The air in your home is likely much dirtier than the air outside. The particulate and gaseous pollutants in your air contribute to allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses, and can cause a number of health problems later on. Maintaining good indoor air quality is essential for good health. Use this three-step strategy to improve […]

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How to Remedy Heat Loss in Your Delaware Home

When those icy winds start blowing, you’re probably more worried about cold getting into your home than heat escaping. But heat loss is the main problem when it comes to keeping a house warm and comfortable in colder weather. The laws of physics dictate that heat will move toward cold, unless some other factor is […]

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Simple Energy Saving Tips for Your Shower and Other Plumbing Fixtures

When it comes to saving energy in your Wilmington-area home, there are many different paths that you can take, all of which will lead to lower utility bills each month. Sometimes, you simply need a little focus, which is why we’re going to concentrate our efforts on energy saving tips that relate to the use […]

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How A Well-Done Landscaping Plan Can Boost Your Home’s Insulation

The weather in the Delaware valley is beautiful, exciting – and unexpected. While the weather may be unpredictable, you can still make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs.

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The Importance of Repairing Pipe Plumbing Leaks

Repairing pipe plumbing leaks is not a job you should put off. It’s also not a job for the do-it-yourselfer. Supply lines carry water at pressures ranging from 45 to 65 psi. A neglected leak in your supply line — or an amateur repair that doesn’t hold up — can cause a major rupture and […]

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Effective Spring Efficiency Tips for Your Wilmington Home

With spring weather coming to Wilmington, this is the best time to think of ways to make your HVAC system more efficient. With a little bit of time and attention now before the cooling season hits in full force, you can ensure that your home’s air conditioner runs as efficiently as possible all summer long. […]

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Is a Geothermal Heat Pump Right for Your Company’s Needs?

Of all the HVAC systems currently available, a geothermal heat pump provides the greatest number of benefits combined with the most effective and economical operation. Here is a brief guide to geothermal heat pumps that can help you decide if this type of HVAC system is the best solution for your company’s needs.

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Do You Have a Main Sewer Line Clog?

It is easy to take the convenience of modern plumbing for granted. When something like a main sewer line clog happens, that feeling dissipates quickly. Don’t let your home be overtaken by this kind of plumbing emergency. Understanding the following signs of a sewer line clog can help avert messy problems. Slow Draining Your drains […]

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Chiller Maintenance — 9 Tips to Keep Your Commercial Equipment in Tiptop Shape

As with any important piece of equipment in your commercial facility, chillers require regular maintenance to sustain efficient and effective operation. A poorly maintained chiller can add 10 percent or more to the cost of operating this system, which is already likely to be one of the largest consumers of electricity in your facility. Whether […]

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The Importance of Ventilation in a Commercial Space

Sufficient airflow helps your workers stay healthy and alert, and keeps your customers and guests comfortable, so they’re inclined to stay longer. Because the Delaware and Maryland area climate means we keep our windows closed for much of the year, achieving good airflow in a modern commercial building requires a carefully designed ventilation system. Enjoy […]

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Troubleshooting Toilet Problems

Even minor toilet problems aren’t something to ignore. Wait too long to make repairs and the problem could worsen, leaving you with water damage in your bathroom. By troubleshooting toilet problems before you call an expert, you’ll be able to provide information that could make the job faster for the repair person and therefore cheaper […]

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Lowering Your Water Heater Temperature Can Save You Money

If you’re like most homeowners, you’re always looking for ways to scale back your expenses and save money. While you may be focused on the thermostat settings for your heating and cooling systems, though, you may be overlooking your water heater thermostat. If this is the case, you’ll be happy to know that you may […]

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How to Know if Your Thermostat is Reading Properly

If your home often feels too hold or cold even when the temperature setting on the thermostat says it should be comfortable, it may not be reading accurately. Thermostat malfunctions like this can interfere with HVAC system cycling, make it harder maintain a comfortable temperature and increase your energy bills. Here are some common causes […]

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How to Pick a New Water Heater for Your Business Building

A steady source of hot water is required for customers and employees in commercial settings. If your business uses processes that require hot water, such as cooking or cleaning, the need for a reliable water heater will be even greater. Choosing the right water heater for a commercial establishment should be done carefully after evaluating […]

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Learn the 3 Types of Furnaces: Single, 2-Stage and Variable

Whether you need a new furnace soon or are preparing well ahead of time, understanding some of your options can help you find a system that offers greater comfort and energy savings. Winters in this region are long and cold, and a heating system that enhances enjoyment of your home while reducing heating costs promotes […]

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Prevent Scalding With These Easy Steps

Are you aware that 20 percent of all burns are caused by scalding? Although vulnerable household members such as children, the elderly and disabled individuals are most likely to suffer from scalds, all homeowners are wise to take these easy steps to prevent scalding. The costs of safeguarding your entire home is minimal and will […]

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A Geothermal Heat Pump and Hydronic Radiant Heating Can Work Together

A geothermal heat pump and hydronic radiant heating are a matched set for efficient household comfort. Geothermal uses the unvarying latent heat just below the surface of the earth as a source of warmth in the winter. This clean, economical alternative is four times more efficient than combustion-based heating such as natural gas. Hydronic radiant […]

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