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Your Home’s Heating Load Should Match Your High-Efficiency Furnace

Upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace is one of the best ways to increase the overall efficiency of your home’s heating process. However, if you don’t simultaneously size the heating load of your home, you’ll lose a measure of efficiency. That’s akin to throwing money out the window, especially when you’re investing in a new furnace. […]

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Dual-Fuel Heating: Is It Right For Your Home?

Dual-fuel heating systems offer the benefits of heat pump efficiency, combined with the dependable low-temperature performance of a gas-fired furnace. Down to around 32 degrees, your heat pump extracts sufficient latent heat from outdoor air to warm your home. In temperatures below freezing, supplemental heat must be utilized. In single-fuel systems, the heat pump activates […]

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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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Continuous Attic Ventilation Can Help You Control Your Cooling Costs

It’s important to seal air leaks in your attic to prevent energy loss, but it’s also important to ensure your attic is well ventilated. A properly ventilated attic contributes to an energy-efficient home all year round.

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Energy Saving Tips for Office Buildings This Fall

When outdoor temperatures start to get cooler in the fall, you can expect that seasonal energy expenses are going to rise soon. The Energy Star program indicates that as much as 30 percent of the energy consumed, and paid for, in a commercial building is wasted. This means that even small areas of energy savings […]

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Don’t Forget About Tax Credits Before the Year Ends

December 31, 2016 is the last day that homeowners can take advantage of the generous tax credits that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers for geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) and solar systems for residential properties. The credits are part of the Recovery Act of 2009 aimed at spurring residential investments to cut energy use. […]

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Humidity — Is it a Problem in Your Home?

Too much moisture in a home can cause a host of problems, from wood rot on window sills to mold in the bathroom and kitchen. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions for a home humidity problem. Follow these tips and balance humidity better in your home. Why Is It So Damp? Here are a […]

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What’s That Sound My Water Heater Is Making?

You’ve had your water heater for a few years now, and fortunately it hasn’t encountered much trouble up to this point. Lately, however, you’ve noticed that it makes a loud popping or rumbling noise when it runs. You’re probably wondering what this means for your water heater, and whether you should be worried. A water […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Plumbing Engineer When Constructing a New Building

The construction of a new building requires the design and implementation of several sophisticated systems, many of which have significant overlap with the structure’s plumbing. To make sure that these systems are properly designed and executed, especially when the level of complexity is high, it is a very good idea to have a plumbing engineer […]

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Pipe Bursting: When to Choose Trenchless Sewer Replacement

With older technology, repairing a broken or punctured sewer line meant a week of excavation, laying new pipe and repairing the damage left by the dig. New trenchless sewer replacement technology, known as pipe bursting, makes it possible to place new higher-quality pipes without the messy excavation.

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Your Fall Home Maintenance To-Do List: Is It Done Yet?

When the seasons change and cooler weather approaches, it’s time to consider fall home maintenance. The earlier in the season you get this done, the less rushed you will feel and the more energy you will potentially save. Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Check the roof. Before cold rain and snow are forecast, look for any […]

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Save With Your Gas Furnace by Understanding Your Gas Bill

Reading your utility bill can help you operate your gas furnace more efficiently and save money. But the most useful information may be hard to distinguish among all the facts and figures. Different gas utilities may utilize different terminology. Some may include graphics that depict gas prices and consumption and allow you to visualize trends […]

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Consider these HVAC New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

It’s a time-honored tradition to ring in the new year with a list of resolutions that improve everyday life. Adding some HVAC New Year’s resolutions to your list can give you a healthier, more comfortable home and the opportunity to save energy and money throughout the year ahead. HVAC New Year’s Resolutions Worth Considering Keep […]

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Ensure Worker Safety by Following These Commercial Building Codes

The design, construction and maintenance of commercial buildings are governed by a detailed set of rules and regulations, known as commercial building codes. Apartment buildings, retail establishments, factories, office buildings, schools and other related buildings are all subject to the requirements set out in commercial building codes adopted by the city, state, or federal agency […]

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How to Keep Pests Out of Your HVAC System

Pests have a propensity to get into homes and HVAC systems. When they do, all sorts of problems can develop, such as increased energy costs, indoor air quality problems, compromised functionality, and more. They can chew through electrical wires, urinate on equipment, and get stuck inside HVAC components. Pests can also carry diseases, and if […]

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Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

Your cooling system is comprised of sensitive and complicated components, so when problems develop, they often need a professional solution. Fortunately, there are usually warning signs when a serious issue is brewing. Knowing some air conditioner troubleshooting basics can help you can catch these problems early on. Air Conditioner Troubleshooting Tips for Specific Issues Low […]

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Avoid Frozen Pipes this Winter by Taking these Precautions

The Wilmington area’s subzero winter temperatures and occasional storm-related power outages put your home at risk for frozen pipes. By planning ahead, you can protect your pipes from freezing and the damage it causes. Button Up Your Home Keeping the spaces around your pipes warm and draft-free goes a long way toward preventing frozen pipes. […]

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Investing in a Commercial Water Treatment System is Good Business

Water usage in commercial settings can range from simple water access for employee restrooms to substantial water requirements for manufacturing processes, food preparation, or cleanup. No matter the type and extent of your company’s water needs, if you have hard water in your system, it will significantly affect the performance of your plumbing, your equipment, […]

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