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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!

Plumbing Maintenance Agreement: What to Expect

A plumbing maintenance agreement protects you from the plumbing issues you already know about and those that may strike unexpectedly in an emergency. Nagging faucet drips cause annoyance in the short term, however, they can waste thousands of gallons of water over a year’s time. Tiny, inconspicuous dribbles from supply lines are often early warning […]

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Winter’s Coming and So Are Ice Dams — What They Are and How to Stop Them

Winter’s coming, and you know what that means — chilly nights, sloppy driving, snow-shoveling hassles and high heating bills. But there’s another hazard for homeowners to consider — ice dams. An ice dam on your roof can damage your home and create expensive problems inside your attic. So, find out what causes ice dams and […]

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Enhance Home Comfort With a Residential Zoning System

Zoned heating systems give homeowners greater control of their heating and cooling system. These systems create small zones throughout the home that are heated independently of each other, preventing hot and cold spots and ensuring that the rooms that are in use are heated well, while those that are not being used are not wasting […]

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Determine the Best Type of Ventilation for Your Commercial Space

The air quality inside your commercial facility depends in large part on effective ventilation. Ventilation provides air circulation in your office, retail store or commercial location. This air movement helps keep a constant supply of fresh air inside your building as it helps move airborne particles, odors, microorganisms and other contaminants out of your workspaces. […]

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A New Round Of Lennox Rebates Means There’s No Better Time Than Now To Upgrade

Everyone is looking for a good deal these days, and trying to save money sometimes means waiting until the absolute best time to buy. But if you’ve been considering replacing your old HVAC equipment, we have some important news for you: the best time to buy is right now.

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5 Tips For Knowing When To Have Your Ducts Cleaned

The ductwork in your home is the channel through which heated or cooled air travels from your HVAC unit to points throughout your home. After your furnace or air conditioner generates the air, strong fans blow the air into the ductwork and out vents and registers, where the air provides the comfort levels you expect. […]

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Low-Flow Faucets and Showerheads: The Sensible Way to Save Water

Unless you’re accustomed to taking “Navy showers” in your household, showering is probably one of the largest water expenditures your home has. In fact, before new showerhead regulations went into effect in 1992, some showerheads had water flow rates of up to 5.5 gallons per minute – nearly a full gallon of water use every […]

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Spring Forward with these Commercial HVAC Tips

The annual ritual of Daylight Saving Time is about to give us another opportunity to spring forward for the year. Since the onset of Daylight Savings Time is tied to the beginning of spring, it should also serve as a reminder that it’s time to deal with regular maintenance on your building’s commercial HVAC system. […]

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How to Know You’re Working With a Quality Commercial HVAC Company

While there are plenty of commercial HVAC companies to choose from in the Delaware and Pennsylvania area, not all offer the same level of expertise, reliability, and customer service. To find an HVAC service provider you can depend on year-round, there are a few key criteria you’ll want to look for. Positive Reviews Third-party review […]

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Keep Air Fresh With a Heat Recovery Ventilator

A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) adds balance and efficiency to the issue of keeping indoor air fresh and comfortable. The problem with tightly-sealed, energy-conserving homes is that they don’t get enough fresh air. Indoor air quality suffers, humidity levels may become elevated and airborne particulates and contaminants can accumulate. Simply throwing open windows lets heat […]

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How to Choose a Water Saving Toilet

With water shortages and environmental awareness growing, the efforts to conserve water, to make our daily use of it more efficient, is becoming more commonplace. An older toilet can consume from 6 to 7 gallons of water per flush. In a household of four, this can account for the use of about 26,000 gallons annually. […]

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How to Know You’re Working With a Quality HVAC Company

A lot depends on your home’s HVAC system, from comfort to home safety, and the contractor you choose will impact both, along with your energy bills. A good contractor will have a strong reputation for customer service, along with all required legal certifications and industry certifications. When considering an HVAC contractor, look for: Licenses and […]

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Make Some Changes With Your Electricity Use, and Realize Savings

If you feel that your electricity use in Delaware and surrounding areas has become unmanageable, you may be operating under several false myths that can sabotage your energy savings. Myth #1: It’s better to leave the a/c running than to turn it off and on. Turn your air conditioner off when you can to realize […]

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Beat the Rush! Prepare for Summer Now

Spring is here, and we’ve reached that unique time in the Mid-Atlantic region when we’re not quite ready to turn off the heat, but also need to turn on the air conditioning on particularly warm days. Most homeowners in the area assume that if their cooling system is working now, it’s going to last through […]

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WaterFurnace Geothermal Systems and the Benefits They Provide

Consider the advantages of a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump system for your new home or home renovation project. A geothermal system offers high energy efficiency and long life compared to conventional heating systems using furnaces or boilers. It also provides efficient cooling in the summer. Heat pumps heat and cool using the same equipment. In […]

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How Can Fall Furnace Maintenance Prevent Problems Next Season?

The fall season is the time of year to prepare your furnace for the heating months. By scheduling professional furnace maintenance sooner rather than later, your furnace will be prepared to heat your home efficiently and safely at the first sign of cool weather. You may also prevent heating problems from occurring when you need […]

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Air Filters: Which MERV Is Best for Your Home?

Changing your furnace’s air filter is a vital part of home maintenance. Your air filter impacts the quality of air in your home, which can also affect the health of your family. A clean air filter will save you money, as well, and lower the amount of energy your heating and cooling system consumes. You […]

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Fix These Common Tankless Water Heater Problems

Conventional water heaters store gallons of water and keep it constantly heated to a set temperature, which wastes energy. Imagine a scenario where water is heated only as it’s needed, and then imagine the savings. Of course no system is without issues, including a demand-type heater. Here are some common tankless water heater problems you […]

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