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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!

Shopping for a New Water Heater? Know What to Look For

Every home obviously needs a water heater, but if you’ve just purchased a house or you’ve been living in yours for some time, you may find that your water heater isn’t working as effectively as it used to. In some cases, your old water heater might even be costing you a lot more money than […]

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The Commercial Boiler: Burners That Optimize Efficiency and Minimize Emissions

The burner in your commercial boiler is crucial to the unit’s performance and efficiency. As demand has increased for higher efficiency levels and lower amounts of emissions, new technology has emerged to help balance the performance trade-off between these two important factors. Two of the most recent and most effective trends in commercial boiler burners […]

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HVAC Maintenance Tasks to Do Yourself or Leave to a Pro

HVAC maintenance is vital to maintain a comfortable home, lower energy bills and prevent early HVAC failure. Some maintenance tasks, such as wiping air vents clean, may be done yourself. However, many steps require the expertise of your HVAC professional. Air Filter Maintenance One of the most important HVAC maintenance tasks to stay on top […]

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Important Fire Alarm Maintenance Procedures for Your Office Building

How well does the fire alarm in your commercial building work? If you aren’t conducting regular fire alarm maintenance, chances are you don’t even know. Fire alarms can degrade over time. A fire alarm’s performance can also be compromised by dirt, dust or vandalism. If you’re currently remodeling your facility, fire alarms may also be […]

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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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Mechanical Construction Requires Expert Pipefitters

Builders in the mechanical construction trade rely on expert pipefitters to properly install pipe networks that will safely and reliably transport a variety of solids, liquids and gases from one place to another. Pipefitting is a highly skilled trade, and if your construction or remodeling project requires the services of a pipefitter, be sure you […]

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Geothermal Tax Credits Can Make This Type of HVAC System More Affordable

When it comes time to replace an old furnace, air conditioner or HVAC system, what do you consider when deciding what unit to buy? If you are like most, you will think of the initial cost of the unit and what a technician is going to charge to install it. You may look at the […]

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Energy Audits: A Vital Part Of An Efficient Home

If you are wondering why your utility bills have gone through the roof, it may be time to schedule a home energy audit. A professional energy audit consists of a room-by-room examination of your residence, providing you with a thorough picture of where your home is losing energy, and what actions you can take to […]

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What to Do If Your Water Heater’s Performance Is Sub-Par

Hot water is easy to take for granted, but it’s difficult to do without. Water heater performance can decline for any number of reasons. It could be due to something simple that can be repaired, or it could be a sign of a more serious problem that may require a new water heater. Deciding whether […]

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4 Crucial Elements for Commercial Building Fire Safety

Maintaining fire safety in your commercial building is essential to protect your employees and your customers. Proper fire safety also provides a level of protection for your equipment, tools, merchandise and raw materials, records and the building itself. There are four crucial elements to a commercial building fire safety system.

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Back to Basics: HVAC Refrigerant

A reliably performing air conditioner can make the Delaware and Pennsylvania area’s hot, humid summers a lot more bearable for everyone in your building. To maintain a comfortable indoor climate, your system relies on a fluid called refrigerant. Knowing how this substance does its job will help you keep your cooling system efficient and spot […]

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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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Setting Your Programmable Thermostat For Optimal Savings 24/7

Programmable thermostats are energy-saving devices that allow you to program certain settings throughout the day to match the pattern of use for the home. In that way, you can ensure energy savings – because without one we’re prone to forget to dial back the thermostat – and increase home comfort. Lennox’s icomfort Touch programmable thermostat […]

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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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Get the Most From Your Building’s HVAC System by Aiming and Redirecting Vents

Thanks to the Pennsylvania and Maryland area’s hot, humid summers and snowy winters, you’re bound to get some complaints if your building’s heating and cooling system isn’t optimized to keep everyone comfortable. Redirecting vents is one way you can fine-tune your system to do that. By directing conditioned air exactly where it’s needed most, you’ll […]

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UV Lights Can Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Office

No doubt you’ve heard it said that indoor air can often be more polluted than outdoor air—as much as five times more polluted, according to some sources. Numerous studies have confirmed this statistic, which raises the question: for people working in an office or similar indoor environment, what can be done to improve indoor air […]

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Why Your A/C Is Tripping the Circuit Breaker in Your Home

When your air conditioner suddenly quits working, head to your home’s main electrical panel and check for a tripped breaker. Circuit breakers are put in place to stop the flow of electrical current and prevent a fire if a circuit overload occurs, and they can trip for a number of reasons. Unless the breaker feels […]

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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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