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Signs That You Need a New Water Heater

Water heaters are built to last for at least a decade, but some can begin to show signs of wear and tear before that. If you’ve been having problems with your water heater, should you have it repaired or replaced? The following signs typically indicate that you should look into replacing yours before it stops […]

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Spring Forward with these Commercial HVAC Tips

The annual ritual of Daylight Saving Time is about to give us another opportunity to spring forward for the year. Since the onset of Daylight Savings Time is tied to the beginning of spring, it should also serve as a reminder that it’s time to deal with regular maintenance on your building’s commercial HVAC system. […]

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Prepare Your Heating Vents for Winter with a Proper Cleaning

Your heating vents form the gateway for indoor comfort throughout the winter. However, if they’re obstructed by dust accumulation, they become a source of bad indoor air quality, declining heating performance and increased operating costs. A typical residential heating system moves about 1,400 cubic feet per minute of air through the ductwork. Grilles that cover […]

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Prepare For Your Furnace Installation to Keep You Out of Trouble

For your new furnace installation, the model’s efficiency level, as measured by its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating, is important to keep a lid on high heating bills over the service life of your heating system. However, your new furnace will only be as efficient as the indoor environment where it’s installed. Learn how […]

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How to Remedy Heat Loss in Your Delaware Home

When those icy winds start blowing, you’re probably more worried about cold getting into your home than heat escaping. But heat loss is the main problem when it comes to keeping a house warm and comfortable in colder weather. The laws of physics dictate that heat will move toward cold, unless some other factor is […]

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Too Many AC Repair Calls? When To Consider Replacement

AC repair might seem like an affordable option right now, but over the long run, is it really the best choice? At what point should a homeowner say enough is enough? If you are struggling with that question, here are some factors to consider.

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Breathe Easy: How to Control Household Pollutants

Did you know indoor air can be many times worse than outdoor air? You probably consider your home a safe place, but everyday activities, such as cooking, cleaning, heating and cooling can lead to dangerously high indoor air pollution levels. Follow these do’s and don’ts of controlling household pollutants to help you breathe easy. Do: […]

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With Cold And Flu Season Coming, Let UV Lights Boost Your Resistance

Indoor air quality can be a concern, especially with cold and flu season around the corner, but ultraviolet (UV) lights can help. Working quietly behind the scenes, UV lights combine with your HVAC equipment to efficiently target biological contaminants and purify your indoor air. How do germicidal UV light products work?

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Your Facility Could Benefit From Radiant Barriers

Summer sunshine on your commercial building will do more than simply raise the temperature in the area around the structure. Direct sunlight also heats up attic spaces and upper areas in the building, creating radiant heat that moves downward into your offices and other areas. Proper insulation can help, but the more effective solution is […]

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These Are the Features to Look for When Buying a New Central A/C System

Replacing your home’s older cooling equipment gives you the perfect opportunity to benefit from recent advancements in air conditioning technology. Here are some of the most beneficial features to look for in a central A/C. High SEER Rating Air conditioners are rated by how much energy they consume to provide a specific amount of cooling, […]

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Water Heater Installation Cost? What You Need to Know Before You Buy

Are you running out of hot water more quickly than in the past? Maybe the water becomes warm, but never reaches the normal hot temperature that is necessary for washing clothes or dishes. You may be considering a new hot water heater, but wondering about the water heater installation cost. Several factors need to be […]

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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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Does Your Facility Have Hard Water? Here’s How to Tell

Common in urban centers throughout the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area, hard water won’t harm your health, but it can harm your plumbing. Hard water is water that contains a high amount of minerals, such as calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, and calcium sulfate. Water like this usually leaves tell-tale signs. Know the Signs of Hard […]

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Preventing A/C Water Leaks With Professional Help

It makes little difference if your air conditioner is a few years old or a decade old. Regularly scheduled maintenance is required for preventing A/C water leaks and drainage overflow. Air conditioners function with great energy efficiency when they have unhindered airflow, correct refrigerant levels and when all other components are maintained and replaced or […]

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Lowering Your Water Heater Temperature Can Save You Money

If you’re like most homeowners, you’re always looking for ways to scale back your expenses and save money. While you may be focused on the thermostat settings for your heating and cooling systems, though, you may be overlooking your water heater thermostat. If this is the case, you’ll be happy to know that you may […]

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8 Points to Consider Before Hiring an HVAC Contractor

Whether you’re choosing an HVAC contractor to tune up your existing equipment or to learn more about a complete replacement, the decisions you make can affect your budget and comfort. Since HVAC systems are complex and expensive, it makes sense to select a heating and cooling contractor who has the best credentials and professional skills […]

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HVAC Efficiency Standards: When Will They be Raised?

Imagine replacing some of the technology that sits in your Wilmington-area home with whatever was its equivalent from your parents’ heyday. Today’s televisions, computers and telephones are far more reliable, versatile and energy efficient than models from two decades in the past. Yet federal HVAC efficiency standards today are at the same levels as they […]

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