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Programmable Thermostats – 5 Tips For Maximum Savings And Comfort

If you’re an energy-conscious homeowner that likes to cut utility costs but you don’t want to compromise your comfort, use these tips to program your thermostat for savings and customize your home comfort through the end of the cooling months.

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What Type of Air Filter is Most Efficient?

The air filters in your HVAC equipment make an important contribution to the indoor air quality of your commercial establishment. Their most important role is to capture and hold airborne contaminants such as dust, mold, pollen, fibers, and other material that could get into your indoor air. When choosing air filters to put in your […]

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Would An Upgrade To High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Benefit You?

When a new cooling system is on your agenda, consider an upgrade to a high-efficiency air conditioning appliance. Although the initial cost may be higher, over the long life of your system, you’ll get the money back through increased comfort and lower electrical bills. Air conditioning efficiency is described by its SEER(seasonal energy efficiency ratio) […]

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Improve Efficiency with the Multifamily Energy Savings Project

Energy costs represent a substantial portion–often up to 50 percent–of most families’ monthly budget. With so much money being devoted to energy consumption, any reduction in costs would be beneficial, especially to low-income families or those on limited budgets. The Multifamily Energy Savings Project, a new nationwide energy savings and cost reduction program, intends to […]

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Types of Plumbing Pipes

How all the pipes fit together in a residential plumbing system is mystifying to many homeowners. When a blockage or leak occurs, it’s helpful to have a basic understanding of the two main types of plumbing pipes in your home and how they’re used. Drain-Waste Vent Pipes These are the drain pipes that carry waste […]

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Tips for Locating Plumbing Leaks

Leaks in your home can cause a significant amount of damage when they’re not found and fixed. They also result in higher water bills, which can add up over time. Since plumbing leaks can occur in several parts of your home, it’s important to know how to locate them. Faucets and Fixtures Leaks commonly occur […]

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The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors for Your Building’s Safety

Industrial settings are sometimes known for their dangers, and wise business owners and managers take steps to reduce those dangers. There is, however, one major danger that can affect businesses at all levels, from industrial processes to office functions. That danger is carbon monoxide, and anywhere fuel is burned—for heat, power or even transportation—carbon monoxide […]

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How Ice Dams Form and How to Prevent Them

Ice that gathers along the roofline can lead to harmful ice dams and costly repairs. In order to maintain the structure of your roof, eaves, gutters, and home interior, learn how to prevent ice dams from forming in the first place. What Causes Ice Dams? 1. Heat from inside the home warms the roof but […]

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Landscaping Tips to Keep Your A/C Unit from Being an Eyesore

You probably don’t consider your outdoor A/C compressor the prettiest feature in your yard. But does it have to be such an eyesore? Believe it or not, there are things to do to minimize its intrusiveness. Here are some landscaping tips that will help you deal with yours. Fitting the A/C into the Landscaping The […]

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Easy Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Making it a point to conserve water will lower your utility bills and save this natural resource. It’s not difficult to use less by maintaining your plumbing fixtures, which also prevents water damage to your home. It’s also easy to establish habits around the house that promote water conservation. Fix leaks — The easiest way […]

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Top Summer Plumbing Problems

Believe it or not, but summer can often be a time of heightened plumbing problems. While you don’t have to worry about frozen pipes in the warm weather, it is a time when the kids are home and you may find the plumbing gets more wear and consequently, incurs more breakdowns. Here’s a rundown on […]

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5 Benefits of Sealing Your Air Ducts

Leaky air ducts can bring unwanted contaminants into your living space, reduce heating and cooling efficiency by up to 20%, and make it harder to heat or cool rooms. Sealing your air ducts can help with all of these problems. Here are some of the benefits of sealing your air ducts: Comfort Sealing and insulating […]

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Plumbing Preventive Maintenance Agreement: Learn How You’ll Benefit

As a homeowner, you’re already aware of how important a fully functioning plumbing system is to daily life. Very few homeowners can claim to be experts on maintaining these sometimes complicated systems and with long-term neglect, things can quickly start to go wrong and become expensive. One of the main benefits of a plumbing preventive […]

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Maximize Your Investment by Properly Sizing Your Furnace

We really can’t say it often enough: If you are planning to replace your furnace, make sure your new one is properly sized. Improper sizing of HVAC equipment is one of the primary reasons the equipment does not do an adequate job of heating or cooling a home. Here’s why. Why Furnace Sizing Matters Historically, […]

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Tips for Dissolving Water Heater Sediment

If you look at the bottom of your water heater, you may see a buildup of sediment. This is because, during the heating process, minerals in the water separate and fall to the bottom of the water heater, which can build up overtime. These minerals can also build up on heating coils as well. When […]

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Do a Building’s Air Filters Need to Be Changed More Frequently in the Summer?

Air filters are very simple, relatively inexpensive components of your building’s heating and cooling system. They may seem insignificant, but they actually play an important role in keeping your indoor air clean and ensuring your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump runs properly. Regular air filter changes are vital, but it is possible that filters […]

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Choosing An HVAC Contractor? Installations Require Specific Procedures

Choosing an HVAC contractor to install your system means more than just finding the fastest job at the lowest price. Many long-standing performance problems with HVAC systems, including energy-efficiency shortfalls, can be traced back to improper installation. These are the results of work performed by individuals lacking the expertise, training or specialized equipment to install […]

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Take Advantage of HVAC Rebates and Savings

The New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland area’s humid summers and snowy winters take their toll on your heating and cooling system. If you’re looking to replace your old, worn-out system, HVAC rebates can help you save. Rebates Bring Your Money Back While a price discount or coupon reduces your upfront costs at the time of […]

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