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Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Home Heat Pump

Regularly scheduled maintenance is a must when it comes to keeping your home heat pump in great shape. Not only does maintenance help you save on annual energy costs, but it also prevents minor issues from snowballing into bigger problems later on. A well-maintained heat pump is 25 percent more efficient than one that’s been […]

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Simple Maintenance Steps for the Sump Pump in Your Wilmington Home

Only regular sump pump maintenance can ensure it’s ready when you most need it. Installed in a sump basin in the basement floor, this device automatically removes the gradual seepage of rising ground water. However, a sump pump may also be called upon to protect against a sudden major inundation due to outdoor flooding or […]

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Should You Choose a Building Air Cleaner or an Air Purifier?

With the smog common in many urban areas around Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the chemical fumes and other pollutants produced during business operations, the air inside a large commercial building can quickly become dangerously unhealthy. An efficient air cleaner or air purifier can get rid of the air contaminants to protect the health of […]

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Your Facility Could Benefit From Radiant Barriers

Summer sunshine on your commercial building will do more than simply raise the temperature in the area around the structure. Direct sunlight also heats up attic spaces and upper areas in the building, creating radiant heat that moves downward into your offices and other areas. Proper insulation can help, but the more effective solution is […]

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Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Building by Taking these Precautions

For many building owners and managers, frozen pipes can be among the most significant problems that can occur during the coldest months of the year. The following information will help you better understand what conditions cause frozen pipes and what you can do to prevent the inconvenience and costly damage that can occur if your […]

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Learn the Possible Causes of a Wet Air Filter and How to Prevent It

Delaware and New Jersey’s oppressive summer humidity is a lot for your air conditioner to handle. A wet air filter is just one of the problems that can occur if your system isn’t in good enough condition to manage the condensate formed as it dehumidifies your air. How an Air Filter Gets Wet When warm […]

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What Are the Dangers of Dust Buildup in the Home?

All homes contain dust buildup comprised of tiny particles of skin flakes and other natural debris in the air. However, keeping dust levels down is very important for several reasons. Here are just some dangers of dust buildup you should be aware of: Health Problems Most people have some sensitivity to dust because it irritates […]

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Should You Sign a Maintenance Agreement this Fall?

As a homeowner, you know that your HVAC equipment needs to be serviced during the spring and fall for proper operation. What you may not know is whether it would be beneficial to you to sign a maintenance agreement with a trusted contractor. What are the advantages of doing so and what, exactly, is included […]

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Air Conditioning Energy Efficiency: Thermostat Up, Ceiling Fans On

Home air conditioners can use a lot of electricity, driving up your electric bills during the summer months. Though there are many things you can do to improve energy efficiency, one of the most effective is also among the simplest: turning on a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans save energy by reducing your need for air […]

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Knowing When To Repair Or Replace An Aging Furnace

Furnaces are sturdy pieces of HVAC equipment that usually provide between 15 and 20 years of service if they are maintained correctly. If your home heating system didn’t perform up to expectations last year, you may be trying to decide when to repair or replace an aging furnace.

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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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How the Several HVAC Systems in Your Home Impact Each Other

Your HVAC system is composed of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning components. While these may be thought of as separate systems, they all need to work together to deliver comfort and air quality in your home. How Temperature is Controlled by HVAC Systems Both the heating and cooling parts of your system are crucial […]

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Insulation is Important Year-Round

The most powerful and energy-efficient HVAC system available will be nearly useless if your commercial building isn’t properly insulated. Here is a brief introduction to insulation and its purpose and why you need to make sure your commercial space has plenty of the right insulation. Insulation Basics The basic function of insulation is to limit […]

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What to Look for in a Carbon Monoxide Detector

CO, or carbon monoxide gasses, are the tasteless, colorless, and odorless byproducts of incomplete fuel burning. Such fuels include the wood, oil, propane, and gasoline that are commonly used in many home appliances. High levels of consumed CO can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, a dangerous and fatal condition. A carbon monoxide detector is a […]

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A Heat Pump Buyer’s Guide for Homeowners

The items on a heat pump buyer’s guide take into account factors like heating and cooling efficiency, options and existing systems such as ductwork. For all but the coldest winter spells, heat pumps function as both cooling and heating systems for your home. Supplemental heating is generally only required when temperatures dip toward freezing. In […]

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5 Ways to Protect Your HVAC System During a Home Remodel

Dust is always an annoyance in your Delaware, Pennsylvania, or Maryland home. Unfortunately, it can be really damaging to your HVAC system. While most HVAC systems can handle the general levels of dust present in a home, renovation projects can create an excessive amount of dust — including gritty sawdust — that can build up […]

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On or Auto: Which is the Better Thermostat Setting?

If you have ever wondered which is the better thermostat setting for the fan mode, you are probably not alone. Though, while not affecting indoor temperatures so much like “heat” and “cool” modes, the fan “on” and fan “auto” settings do impact indoor air quality, energy bills and more. Thermostat Fan Settings The fan setting […]

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5 Ways to Eliminate Energy Waste

One of the top budget-breakers for a commercial establishment is wasted energy. Electrical power, heating and cooling, and resources to keep the company in business are essential, but all of these areas present the possibility of expensive and unnecessary energy waste. Here are five effective ways to address energy waste and stop the drain on […]

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