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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!

Buying a New Air Conditioner

Selecting a new air conditioner may be one of the more challenging projects you undertake as a homeowner. Giving each step of the process the attention it requires assures you that the system you choose will provide dependable and energy efficient comfort for years to come. Interview a few contractors — Unless you use a […]

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How Plumbing and HVAC Can Save Your Hair

What’s the secret to healthy, beautiful hair? If you want a great mane, you’ll need more than the best products for your hair type. Even the most expensive conditioners, oils, gels, and other products cannot save hair that is constantly being damaged by water and air. If you’re not able to achieve your desired hair […]

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A NATE-Certified HVAC Technician Offers Homeowners Loads of Benefits

How do you know whether the technician who arrives at the door to work on your costly HVAC equipment is properly trained? Ask your contractor whether their technicians have a North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. NATE technicians have passed rigorous exams that test their knowledge and hands-on skill before they’re certified, which can bring […]

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Clogged Up? Find a Pro to Unblock Your Heating Ducts

Lately your furnace doesn’t seem to be doing any good in your home. Your system is running, but there’s no heat coming out of one or more of the vents. Looks like your heating ducts are clogged. What should you do? Just call your local HVAC pro, so he can help unclog your heating ducts. […]

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Troubleshooting Tips for Common Condensate Drain Problems in Central A/Cs

It’s no wonder A/C condensate drain problems happen so often. The average four-ton central air conditioner produces more than 20 gallons of liquid condensate daily—more if the humidity is high, as is often the case in our coastal climate. Water condensed at the evaporator coil is continuously channeled down into the condensate drip pan, then […]

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Have a Pro Seal Your Leaky Ducts This Fall

The air ducts are an essential HVAC component that can either drive comfort and efficiency, or, if leaks exist, they can drive you up the wall with high energy bills and an uncomfortable home. To ensure your Mid-Atlantic home is prepared for the heating months ahead, take advantage of the fall season to have your […]

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How to Cut Cooling Costs without Sacrificing Comfort

If this summer’s going to be anything like last summer, you can expect warm, muggy weather and high electric bills. As summer temperatures continue to break records, so do our energy bills. While there are many solutions for cutting cooling costs, most options are quite expensive. Not everyone can invest in solar panels, new energy-efficient […]

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Steps to Take Before Calling an Emergency Plumber

The kind of events that may trigger a call for plumbing help after-hours or on the holidays should be about issues that can’t wait. Rates charged for emergency plumbing services are substantially higher than standard rates. However, when it’s necessary, there are a couple steps you should take before calling an emergency plumber. Turn Off […]

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Office Building Smoke Control: Pressurization Fundamentals

A fire in your office building is a serious event that requires quick and determined response. Even if no actual flames are involved, the production of smoke from a flammable source can compromise employee and customer safety. Office building smoke control processes should be included in the design of all building fire safety systems. Preventing […]

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How to Prepare for Solar Installation

A new solar installation is a common sight in residential neighborhoods across the U.S. In fact, data from the Solar Energy Industry Association shows that over 780,000 American homes or businesses now have photovoltaic solar panels mounted on the roof producing clean, free electrical power from the sun. Over the past 10 years, the cost […]

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Geothermal Heat Pump Problems? Troubleshooting Tips

A geothermal heat pump is one of the most trouble-free ways to heat and cool a home in the Delaware area. On rare occasions, though, something may go wrong and you find your system won’t run or isn’t producing the temperatures it should. Although some problems require professional care, others you can easily correct yourself. […]

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Are Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Working Order?

It won’t be long before you need to start up the furnace to keep your home warm and comfortable. Before you do, it’s vital to schedule professional furnace maintenance so you know it’s operating safely, then check each carbon monoxide detector in your home to make sure it’s working properly. Functional Carbon Monoxide Detectors Ensure […]

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Ventilating a Zoned Office Building: How Requirements for One Area May Differ From the Next

A zoned heating and cooling system for your office building is an effective way to ensure that your indoor spaces receive the temperature control they need at the most economical level possible. An important factor to keep in mind about zoned systems is that each zone may need different levels of ventilation, even at the […]

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Energy Star Guidelines 101

Advancements in heating and cooling equipment have led to improved efficiency, which helps homeowners save money and use less energy. When you’re looking for new HVAC equipment, choosing Energy Star products indicates that you’re getting a high level of energy efficiency. Keep the following information in mind when looking for these products. Energy Star Labels […]

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Use Your Tax Credits and Install Geothermal Cooling and Heating

Unlike other kinds of high efficiency HVAC equipment, federal tax credits are still active for geothermal heat pumps. The credit is in place to encourage homeowners to install these systems because of their low carbon footprint, high efficiency and unparalleled durability. The tax credit for qualifying geothermal system that homeowners can claim covers nearly the […]

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Are Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Installed Properly?

Homeowners who run any type of combustion-powered appliance should have a carbon monoxide detector installed. CO is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas given off as fuel burns, and it can sicken and kill all living things. Most of your fuel-powered appliances are vented properly, no doubt, but malfunctions can occur. Having your detectors in place […]

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5 Ways Smart Thermostats Can Save Your Business Money This Season

The summertime cooling needs of a commercial facility can often take a big bite out of the monthly budget. A simple and very effective way to ease this areas of financial stress is to install a smart thermostat. Here are five ways that you can use a smart thermostat to save money on your cooling […]

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Your Home’s Indoor Air: What Your Body May Be Telling You

If you’re like most homeowners, you spend more time in your home than anywhere else, so your home’s indoor air quality has a significant effect on your health. If the air you take in isn’t clean, you may begin to notice negative effects on your health. By improving your home’s indoor air quality, you can […]

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