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Is Your Building’s Ductwork Getting Too Old?

Commercial buildings get a lot of use and because they tend to change hands frequently, they don’t always get the maintenance they need. If you’ve bought or leased an older building for your business, it could have problems lurking behind the walls in the form of old ductwork. All duct systems, no matter how well […]

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Inside Your Air Conditioner: 5 Parts That Make Your System Run

Millions of people rely on their air conditioners each day, but few understand how they work. The average A/C system is made up of several key components that help deliver cool, conditioned air. These include the air filter, condenser, compressor, evaporator, indoor blower fan, outdoor condenser fan and thermostat. The following is a brief guide […]

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Feeling The Chill This Winter? Make Sure You Have Proper Insulation

Do you have a hard time maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home? Many homes, especially older ones, are not insulated as well as they should be. You may have walls, ceilings or floors that are cold during the winter. Or your energy bills may be higher than they should be. If so, improving your […]

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HVAC Design For Single And Multi-Family Construction

Before an HVAC system can keep a family comfortable, a home has to be built to contain it. Whether you’re looking for HVAC design for single- or multi-family construction, it’s important to find a contractor who can provide reliable and efficient HVAC design, installation, maintenance and repair.

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Tips for Keeping Your Home Warm in Freezing Temperatures

It’s getting rather cold outside and keeping your home warm during the winter is imperative not only for your health and comfort, but for the integrity of your living space as well. The following tips can help keep your pipes from freezing this winter: Keep your garage doors closed except for when entering and exiting. […]

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6 Energy-Saving Myths and What You Should Do Instead

When you’re looking to cut down on energy use, keep in mind that there are several misconceptions. Discover the truth behind some common energy-saving myths. Myth #1: Crank the Heat for Quicker Heating Turning your thermostat up won’t help you save energy by heating your home faster. Instead, your furnace runs at full capacity for […]

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Know the Warning Signs of Poorly-Vented Drain Lines in Your Building

Proper drainage is critical to removing dirty water, human waste, and other byproducts of everyday life in a commercial structure. Maintaining proper drainage also requires maintaining proper ventilation in your drain lines. The following information will help you understand drain ventilation and how you can tell if you have poorly-vented drain lines. Drainage in Commercial […]

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WaterFurnace Geothermal Systems and the Benefits They Provide

Consider the advantages of a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump system for your new home or home renovation project. A geothermal system offers high energy efficiency and long life compared to conventional heating systems using furnaces or boilers. It also provides efficient cooling in the summer. Heat pumps heat and cool using the same equipment. In […]

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MERV? HEPA? Decoding HVAC Air Filters

The hot, muggy summers and snowy winters of the Delaware and Maryland area mean your HVAC system needs to be in top form year round. Understanding HVAC air filters helps you keep your system performing well. MERV and Filter Efficiency MERV stands for minimum efficiency reporting value. This number tells you what percentage of contaminant […]

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Is the A/C System Dying?

It’s never pleasant to face the possibility of an A/C system dying, but eventually you or the owner of your building will have no choice but to replace the commercial air conditioner. A cooling system approaching the need for replacement will usually give several indications of its worsening condition and pending final failure. The following […]

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5 Principles of HVAC Ductwork Design

The principles of ductwork design used today correct many common installation errors of years past. However, the benefits of good duct design, such as lower energy bills and greater comfort, are only applicable to your Mid-Atlantic home if you hire the right contractor that adheres to industry best practices. If you suspect you need duct […]

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Need a New Air Conditioner? Tips to Finding the Right One for Your Home

When most homeowners need a new air conditioner, they tend to go for the biggest A/C they can buy. After all, bigger is better when it comes to cooling a home, right? Turns out that’s far from true. An oversized air conditioner can actually be bad for home comfort and energy efficiency. An A/C that’s […]

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Before Completing the Office Build Out, Plan Your Commercial HVAC System

Whether you’re having new construction done or are working on a renovation of your existing space, careful planning is necessary to ensure that all elements of the project fit together properly. This is perhaps even more important when installing or renovating a commercial HVAC system. Errors in planning could mean last-minute revisions to current blueprints, […]

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The Right Furnace Filter Makes a Big Difference in Your IAQ

Choosing the right furnace filter for your home and making sure it’s changed according to its specifications can make a big difference in your home’s air quality. Here are five types of furnace filters and their pros and cons, to help you decide the right kind for your home: A disposable fiberglass furnace filter is […]

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Here’s What Could Happen if You Ignore HVAC Maintenance

The HVAC system contains the most costly and critical equipment in your home and it needs regular maintenance to keep it in good condition. To help you understand why routine preventive care is so important, you need to know what happens when you ignore HVAC maintenance. Rising Energy Bills As long as the HVAC equipment […]

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Regular Boiler Inspection: Why It’s Mandatory

Facilities managers and business owners who rely on boilers to heat their buildings place a lot of faith in these sometimes temperamental heating systems. Boilers are very common in medium to large commercial facilities, manufacturing plants and other buildings. The efficiency, performance and safety of these systems depend on consistent maintenance and repair and on […]

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Lost In Translation No More: Common HVAC Terms And Meanings

Whether you’re talking to a contractor or a friend experienced in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), it’s important to know what they mean when they write or say an acronym. There are hundreds of HVAC terms, but here are some of the most common and important ones: AC or A/C (Air Conditioning): This refers […]

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How Sobieski Services Saved A Couple From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Did you know that most heating systems are sent from the manufacturer underfired, which, if left unadjusted, could lead to increasing utility costs? This is done as a safety precaution; however, not all HVAC technicians know how to make the proper adjustments safely and correctly. It all starts with proper education and training. Two weeks […]

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