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4 Tips for Quieting Your A/C

It’s normal for your air conditioner to make noise when it’s operating, but unusual or loud sounds can be worrisome. If you’re hearing high-pitched squealing, shrill shrieking, loud banging or steady hissing sounds, there may be something seriously wrong, so call your HVAC contractor for a diagnosis right away. Other noises are just annoying, though, […]

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Heat Pump Maintenance 101: DIY and What to Leave to Your HVAC Pro

Comprehensive heat pump maintenance is essential for keeping your heat pump performing well throughout its lifetime. Many important upkeep jobs are easy to do yourself. Others are best left to an expert. Knowing which is which will help you give your system the care it needs. Jobs you can perform yourself include: Caring for your […]

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Guide to Energy Ratings for Windows and Doors

Around the Delaware and New Jersey area, where both heating and cooling are almost equally important, energy-efficient windows and doors have an appreciable effect on your comfortable and expenses. Energy ratings make it easy to find models that do more than just look good. U-factor — One of the most useful energy ratings in our […]

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Commercial Replacement: Buy the Whole HVAC System or Just the Unit?

Eventually, it’s going to happen: your commercial HVAC system is going to fail so badly that repair is not an option. If you’re facing the prospect of replacing a complete commercial heating or cooling system, you might be concerned about the cost. To save money, you might be considering replacing just one unit: the indoor […]

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Button Up Your Home Now For The Cooler Weather Ahead

With winter weather just around the corner, it is the perfect time of year to start tackling some of your fall weatherization projects. Preparing your house for the cold weather ahead is a great way to reduce your heating costs while at the same time ensuring that you and your loved ones stay cozy and […]

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5 Ways to Protect Your Business From Fire

A fire at your business can be a devastating blow to your company. A serious fire could result in the loss of your building, merchandise, raw materials, and important business records and computer files. In the worst case, a fire could cause the injury or death of an employee or customer. Even small fires can […]

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How to Choose the Right Security System for Your Office

The physical safety and security of your office building is just as important as the security of your electronic database. Choosing a security system for your building involves understanding the physical characteristics of your office space, what you have to protect and the best ways to ensure potential thieve are stopped before they can cause […]

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Keep Your East Coast Commercial Property Safe — Security System Monitoring Options

You rely on security personnel to keep your commercial property safe from damage and secure from theft and vandalism. Even the most dedicated security team, however, can monitor and inspect only a certain number of physical areas in your business location. The larger your commercial property, the more problematic these physical limitations become. You may […]

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How You Can Save Energy in Every Room in Your Home

As energy costs continue to rise in the Wilmington area, you can keep your utility bills under control by reducing the amount of energy that you use. Here are a few tips that can help you to save energy in every room of your home: Attic: Add extra insulation to the attic floor and seal […]

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What to Consider — Creating an Evacuation Plan for a High-Rise Building

An evacuation plan is a critical component of fire safety for all commercial buildings. An effective plan ensures that tenants, employees, and customers can efficiently escape the structure and get to a safe place. In high-rise buildings, an evacuation plan requires some modifications geared toward the need to move many people of varying physical capabilities […]

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How A Humidifier Can Keep Your Home Healthy

When static electric shocks have become a part of daily life, you know that the air in your house is too dry. While the tiny jolts are annoying enough, a dry house can have other detrimental effects as well, such as contributing to sinus problems, drying out skin, and triggering nosebleeds. A great way to […]

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3 Benefits of Water Filtration Systems

Does your water have a strange taste? Does it smell like bleach or chlorine? Recent research into the contaminants found in our water supplies shows that we don’t know really know what’s in our water. According to a 2017 report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, around 77 million Americans were using drinking water from […]

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Sewer System Care: Learn 3 Techniques That Root Out Problems

Sewer system care corrects many common problems and, better yet, prevents even more. Many major problems down the line show only subtle signs — or none at all — early on, when they may often be corrected by simple techniques. Advances in technology have armed your plumbing professional with an array of options that allow […]

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Ductless Mini Splits: The Pros and Cons

Ductless mini-splits offer the best of two worlds, blending the low-impact installation of individual units with the power and performance of central air. Initially popularized in Japan, this highly-efficient heat pump technology has swept the U.S. as a viable alternative for conditioning add-on rooms or other enclosed spaces. Ductless mini-splits incorporate a compact interior air […]

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Keep an Eye Out for These A/C Condensate Drain Problems

The last thing you need in the middle of a Wilmington heat wave is trouble with your cooling system. Since it produces a great deal of water along with cool air, A/C condensate drain problems are common. Read on to learn what to watch out for to keep cool this summer. Flooding and Leakage The […]

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It’s the Perfect Time to Winterize your Home

Finding some extra time this fall to prepare your home for the cold weather ahead, can help to decrease your energy bills, while increasing your comfort. Simple, inexpensive changes can yield big results; get ready for winter by following any or all of the tips listed below. Adjust your thermostat. Change the settings on your […]

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Finding the Right Heat/Humidity Balance

Although it’s important to maintain the right level of humidity in your home all year long, in winter, balanced moisture levels are particularly critical. You actually need more moisture in your home’s air in the winter than in the summer. But how much is enough, and why is it important? Ideal Humidity Ideal humidity is […]

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HEPA Filtration Keeps Hospitals and Health Care Facilities Breathing Easy

In a health care setting, environmental sterility and effective disinfection are critical to maintaining patient health and reducing the possibility of harm to those whose immune systems are weak and compromised. It’s especially important that the indoor air of hospitals and health care facilities be kept clean and free of contaminants. Air that contains particulates […]

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