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  • Saving Energy During Thanksgiving

    • Category: Electric
    Saving Energy this Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving is a much-awaited holiday for those who don't get to see each other that often. Having your friends and family over to celebrate life can be fun, but it can also make your energy bills cost more. There are some things that you can do to help save on your energy usage during these family get-togethers.

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  • How Long Will My Furnace Last?

    Check-Heating
    When the cold winter weather hits, a furnace is a great way to keep your family and your home safe. Unfortunately, your furnace won't last forever. You need to know the average life and how to extend it. Continue reading to identify signs that your furnace needs a replacement.

    What is the Average Life of a Furnace?

    It's important to note...
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  • What Types of Heating Systems Are There?

    Home Heating Systems
    In the olden days, humans used the heat of burning wood to help stay warm during the cold winter months. As time has progressed, so has the evolution of technology in our day-to-day society. As of right now, there are many different types of heating systems. You get to choose how to heat your home during the cold winter season.

    Forced-Air Furn...

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  • Which Energy Efficient Lightbulb Is Best For My Home?

    • Category: Electric
    Energy Efficient Lightbulb
    As a homeowner, it's common to look for ways to reduce your energy consumption throughout the year. One thing you may not have considered yet is using more energy-efficient lightbulbs. There are many types of lightbulbs on the market today. Some can help to reduce your energy usage and save you money on your electricity bills.

    A Look at Energy...

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  • How To Protect Outdoor Outlets From The Elements

    • Category: Electric
    Outdoor Outlets
    A bright sunny day can turn into a rainstorm at any moment and can leave you soaking wet. Meteorologists provide us with some warnings about the weather. But, they can't always predict everything. It's necessary to protect your outdoor outlets from the various elements. This helps to ensure that they stay in good working condition.

    Ensure It's...

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  • What Is Included In Your Fall HVAC Inspection?

    Fall Maintenance
    Every fall, it's imperative that you have an HVAC pro inspect your heating system. This helps to ensure that your heating system is both safe and efficient. If your heating system has never had an HVAC inspection before, you may not know what all it includes.

    Operational Inspection

    A basic test that our HVAC pros will perform is an opera...
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  • Which Air Conditioning System Is Best For You?

    AC Systems
    When the weather heats up in the long summer months, air conditioning can keep your family nice and cool. To avoid expensive energy bills, you should have an energy-efficient air conditioning system. There are many types of AC systems that our HVAC...
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  • Difference Between Outlet, Socket, and Receptacle

    • Category: Electric
    Terminology
    Your home's electrical system can be quite complex in the way that it operates. You won't know every term that an electrician does, but it can be helpful to understand basic terms. That way, you can describe any problem that you're having with a licensed electrician.

    Outlets vs. Receptacles

    The average homeowner often believes these two...
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  • How Fireworks Can Impact Your Electrical Lines

    • Category: Electric
    Fireworks Can Impact Your Electrical Lines
    During Independence Day, your family will be celebrating with some fireworks. While these can create an awesome show for the eye, they can be dangerous when it comes to your electrical lines. It's important that you take steps to protect your electrical lines from fireworks.

    Fireworks and Electrical Lines Don’t Mix

    It's very important th...
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  • Why Is My HVAC Unit Leaking Water?

    • Category: HVAC News
    HVAC leaking
    Unfortunately, your air conditioning system may malfunction from time to time. If you notice that it's leaking water, it's vital to shut the system off and identify the source of the problem. You'll want to fix the issue now before it gets even worse and costlier to fix.

    Clogged Drain Line

    The most common cause of a leaking HVAC system i...
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  • Signs That Your Air Conditioner Is Broken

    Broken AC
    As the weather heats up, having an air conditioning system in your home can help to keep you comfortable. Unfortunately, all air conditioning systems will experience a malfunction from time to time. Knowing the top signs that your air conditioner has broken is vital. It will help you to get the problem fixed before there is more damage.

    It's B...

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  • Why Are My Electrical Outlets Shocking Me?

    • Category: Electric
    Electrical Outlets
    If you're like most homeowners, you take your electric system for granted. You expect your appliance to work when you plug it in, and you expect your lights to turn on when you flick their switch. Unfortunately, your home's electric system may experience a malfunction from time to time. One of the most common calls that our electricians get is outl...
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  • Why Are The Lights In My Home Flickering?

    • Category: Electric
    Flickering Lights
    One annoying electrical problem that you may face is your lights always flickering. This issue can come from several different problems with your electrical system. It's best to know what these problems are so that you can identify the root cause of your flickering lights.

    Loose Light Bulb

    If you take notice that the flickering only seem...
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  • Common Electrical Issues With Your HVAC System

    • Category: Electric
    Electrical Issues
    You might not realize it, but your electrical system plays a big part in all the other systems in your home. To stay nice and cool in summer, your electrical system powers your air conditioner. From time to time, you may have an electrical issue that can hinder the performance of your HVAC system. By knowing the main problems that can occur, you ca...
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  • Why You Should Have Your Ducts Cleaned

    • Category: HVAC News
    Have Your Ducts Cleaned
    A vital part of your home HVAC system is your ventilation. The metal piping that runs throughout the walls and flooring of your home is ductwork, or air ducts. In the winter, your ductwork sends warm air from your heating system to the rooms in your home. It is also responsible for the constant circulation of that air. The same holds true with cold...
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  • Should I Replace My Electrical Panel?

    • Category: Electric
    Replace Electrical Panel
    Your electrical panel connects the electrical wires outside and the receptacles inside. It divides the power from the outside wires and sends it to the various circuits throughout your home. You may hear your electrical panel referred to as many different things. This includes the breaker of the fuse box, load center, or distribution or breaker pan...
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  • How Can I Tell If The Outlets In My Home Are Working?

    • Category: Electric
    Electrician Fixing Outlet
    Your home's electrical system provides you with necessities like light and hot water. The outlets in your home can be harboring unwanted problems that could result in damage or a fire in your home. It's imperative that you often check the outlets in your home. Make sure that they work and get any issues fixed as soon as possible by a professional e...
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  • Is Humidity Affecting My Air Conditioning System?

    Humidity Damage
    As the spring and summer months come back around, you'll notice higher humidity levels. Humidity is a very common problem. Air conditioners can help with this issue and keep your home comfortable.

    What is Humidity?

    If you're like most, you know that high humidity outside can make the hot weather unbearable. When it comes to defining humi...
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  • Why You Should Get Your HVAC System Serviced

    • Category: HVAC News
    HVAC System Service
    You rely on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable, no matter what the weather is like outside. To keep your HVAC system in good working order, it needs a professional to service it each year.

    Why Should You Service Your HVAC System Every Year?

    Think of your annual HVAC system tune-up as your annual physical. You get it done to ensure...
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  • The Dangers Of Doing Electrical Work Yourself

    • Category: Electric
    Dangers Of Electrical Work
    Over the recent decade, more homeowners have chosen to DIY many home projects. This may help you save money on some aspects of home upgrades. But, electrical projects are ones that you should never DIY. It may be tempting to attempt electrical projects to save money. You should know that these projects can be dangerous for both you and your home....
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  • The Difference Between a Circuit Breaker and a Fuse Box

    • Category: Electric
    Understanding Electricity
    As electricity comes into your home from outdoor wires, it enters your panel or fuse box. It then travels through a circuit breaker or fuse to a particular circuit. This circuit runs many parts of your home, such as your dryer or bedroom lighting. Both circuit breakers and...
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  • When Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

    • Category: HVAC News
    Clean Air Ducts

    If you have a centralized heating and cooling system, then you have ductwork. This ductwork runs all throughout your home. This ducting connects to both your furnace and air conditioner. It also...

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  • Top Ways To Save On Electricity During The Holidays

    • Category: Electric
    Save On Electricity

    The winter season can be an extravagant time of the year. You can show your spirit by draping Christmas lights all over your home and yard. While these lights can look amazing in the dark hours,...

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  • Get The Most Out Of Your Heating System This Winter Season

    • Category: HVAC News

    The winter season is a busy one for many people. It's understandable to prefer to have fewer things on your to-do list during the cooler months of the year. When it comes to your home's heating...

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  • 5 HVAC Tips To Provide Your Home With A Better Thanksgiving

    5 HVAC Tips To Provide Your Home With A Better Thanksgiving
    As the colder weather makes its way back around, many families are getting together to celebrate Thanksgiving. If your home is the meetup location for your family this year, it's likely that you're getting everything prepared. One aspect that you don't want to forget is you...
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  • Protect Your Electricity Before The First Snowfall

    • Category: Electric
    Protect Your Electricity Before The First Snowfall
    The winter seasons can bring some gorgeous scenic views that your family will enjoy. As a homeowner, the winter season can bring damaging snow, ice, and moisture to the many parts of your home. Use the safety tips below to protect your electricity during the winter season.

    Prepping Your Electrical System Before the Storm

    The best time to...
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  • Tricks To Keep Your Decorations Electrifying This Halloween

    • Category: Electric
    Halloween is one of the holidays that kicks on the season of outside lighting. When your family is preparing your exterior light show, keep safety in mind. We're going to share some great safety tips that are worth reading.

    Make Sure Your Lighting is UL Approved

    You should know that most lights have silver UL labels. This means that the...
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  • Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter Weather

    Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter Weather
    As the fall weather reminds us that winter is around the corner, it's time to think about the process of winterization. If you're not familiar, winterization is a large term that means preparing the various components of your home for the cold winter weather. When it comes to your heating system, there are a few winterization steps that you'll need...
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  • 6 Warning Signs of Faulty Electrical Wiring in Your Home

    • Category: Electric
    6 Warning Signs of Faulty Electrical Wiring in Your Home
    There are many reasons why you’d experience an electrical fault in your home. Some wiring faults may not be life-threatening. Others can be risky to you or your home. This is why you need to be careful. Watch out for any electrical fault and call an electrician immediately. Here are common signs that your wiring system is faulty.

    Electric Shoc...

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  • Signs That It's Time To Replace Your Air Ducts

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    Signs That It's Time To Replace Your Air Ducts
    If you happen to ask most people about the last time they had an air duct repair or replacement, you would find that most forget about it. We tend to ignore these essential systems and assume that they will last forever. Be that as it may, you ought to have routine checks to ensure your duct systems are working as they should. Air ducts are fundame...
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  • Electrical Surges and Smart Thermostats: What You Need To Know

    • Category: Electric
    Electrical Surges and Smart Thermostats: What You Need To Know
    If you have a smart thermostat, You may also have other expensive smart devices. A programmable thermostat, like other devices, uses power. Before enjoying the benefits of automation, you need to protect them from surges. The advice by any HVAC professional is that it is necessary to install surge protection.

    Why Is Surge Protection Necessary?...

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  • Choosing The Perfect Place For Your Generator

    • Category: Electric
    Choosing The Perfect Place For Your Generator
    Having a standby generator is perfect for when you lose power at your house. You will never have to worry about losing the stuff in your refrigerator. Plus, you will always be able to do the things you want to do during a power outage. When you plan to get a generator, you will have to choose the perfect spot. You have to install it in the right pl...
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  • Can Amazon Sidewalk Impact My Smart Thermostat?

    Can Amazon Sidewalk Impact My Smart Thermostat?
    Amazon's newest release is the Amazon Sidewalk. It creates a more connected world for all our electronics, like our smart thermostats. This network allows wi-fi devices to use Amazon Sidewalk to access the internet. Some common Sidewalk Bridges include Echo devices and Spotlight cams. Smart thermostats and even Ring floodlights can also be a Sidewa...
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  • HVAC Tips for a Cool 4th of July Celebration

    When Independence Day rolls around, most of us are ready for a nice, hot summer day full of fun. While you'll likely be spending some time outdoors, you need to keep your home nice and cool for your guests. This way, your family can come indoors to relax and recharge in the comfort of your air condition system...
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  • Air Conditioning or Windows: Which is Better?

    Air Conditioning or Windows: Which is Better?
    When the temperature starts to get hot, it can make you and your family uncomfortable. You have two main options for cooling your home. You can use a centralized HVAC air conditioning unit, or you can keep the windows open. Which one is more energy efficient?

    The Pros and Cons of Centralized HVAC Air Conditioning

    The main advantage of an...
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  • Why Is My A/C Making Weird Noises?

    Why Is My AC Making Weird Noises
    When the hot summer months come around, your air conditioner is a vital part of your family's comfort. Unfortunately, unexpected noises can happen. Being able to identify them early can help you to avoid costly repairs in the long run. Start by taking a second to identify the noise that your HVAC system is making.

    1. Banging

    If you notic...
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  • Five Common A/C Smells and What They Mean

    Five Common A/C Smells and What They Mean
    Having air conditioning in the summertime is a must to keep your family comfortable. If you smell something when your air conditioner is on or has been running for a while, it can be discouraging. Knowing what to do to solve the smell starts with determining the type of smell it is.

    Dirty Socks Smell...

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  • Can Tornadoes Impact My HVAC System?

    Can Torandoes Impact My HVAC System?
    Tornados can be nasty storms that can damage many parts of your home. One of the most costly parts to repair is your HVAC system. Tornados can damage many parts of your HVAC system. You will need an HVAC professional to repair tornado damage to your HVAC system.

    Lightning

    If you've exp...
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  • Could Insects Be Coming From The HVAC System?

    Could Insects Be Coming From The HVAC System?
    Insects getting into your home through your HVAC system sounds like it's out of a bad horror movie. Unfortunately, it can be your reality! The good news is that an HVAC professional can help reduce insect issues . They can address related issues with your HVAC system and its many parts and...
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  • How Humidity Affects Air Conditioning

    How Humidity Affects Air Conditioning
    Air conditioning lowers humidity. It also conditions the inside air to make it feel cooler. Humidity is the level of water vapor in the air. It's what makes a hot day feel hot. What most people don't know is how humidity can affect air conditioning. Many of today's top HVAC systems include humidifiers and dehumidifiers. These help control indoor hu...
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  • 5 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Spring

    Spring is right around the corner, and now is the time to get your HVAC unit ready. There are several different things that you should do to the system to help to ensure that the unit is working correctly and you will be able to keep your home cool.

    1. Outdoor Unit Cleaning

    Your outdoor unit is exposed to the...
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  • Why You Should Consider a Furnace Replacement

    A well-maintained furnace can last up to 15 to 20 years, depending on its type. It is vital to start planning for furnace replacement as the current one reaches the end of its life. Underperformance and wear aren't the only reasons you should consider a new furnace. Here is why every homeowner should replace their heat...
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  • Can Home Thermostats Go Bad?

    Can Home Thermostats Go Bad?
    You may not give much thought to your home thermostat. But, this device controls your home's temperature. Plus, it maintains your home's comfort each day. Most residents use a home thermostat daily and adjust it based on their preferences. It's important to know if home thermostats can be defective.

    Thermostats Can Become Unresponsive

    Yo...
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  • 3 Best Tips for Heating a Garage

    3 Best Tips for Heating a Garage
    The garage has many uses for those who want to work on new projects or enjoy their man cave. During the winter, garages can be cold and uncomfortable. This is due to the lack of insulation and heating. If you want to heat your garage, there are a few tips to make it more comfortable.

    1. Add Better Insulation

    ...
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  • 4 Reasons Why Your HVAC Unit is Overheating

    When your HVAC system overheats, it runs for a few minutes then trips the circuit breaker. The system will continue tripping the circuit breaker until you fix the problem. No one wants an overheating HVAC system. But, it is common, especially during summer. Here are four common causes of overheating in HVAC systems.

    Dirty Condenser Coils

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  • 5 New Year's Resolution for Your HVAC System

    5 New Year's Resolution for Your HVAC System
    An HVAC unit is the one thing that keeps your home at the right temperature. You can simply press one button to increase or decrease the temperature to cope with the weather outside. With the new year, now is the perfect time to make a few resolutions for your unit, includi...
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  • 5 New Year's Resolution for Your HVAC System

    5 New Year's Resolution for Your HVAC System
    An HVAC unit is the one thing that keeps your home at the right temperature. You only have to press one button to raise or lower the temperature to cope with the weather outside. With the new year, now is the perfect time to make a few resolutions for your unit. This includ...
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  • Can I Replace My HVAC Unit By Myself?

    Can I Replace My HVAC Unit By Myself?
    If it is time to have your HVAC unit replaced, you may be curious if you can install your unit by yourself. Getting a new unit can help you save money on your energy bills and ensure that you have a long-lasting machine. It's important to know that you never want to install it yourself.

    Why You Should Never Replace your Unit Yourself

    You...
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  • HVAC Tips for the Holidays

    HVAC Tips for the Holidays
    If you're hosting a small holiday party this season, make sure that your HVAC system is working. The cold, and the extra warm bodies, could change how efficient your HVAC system will be this winter. Here are a few tips that will help you get everything ready.

    Schedule an Inspection

    You should have your HVAC system inspected in the fall o...
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  • Does Homeowners Insurance Cover HVAC Units?

    • Category: HVAC News
    Home and money bags balancing on scale
    Homeownership has its ups and downs. Sometimes you have to dig deep into your pocket to repair or replace a damaged appliance. Before paying to fix a damaged HVAC system, check your homeowners' insurance policy. Homeowner's insurance can compensate a homeowner if the HVAC system has fire damage. If the system stops fun...
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  • How HVAC Maintenance Can Save Your Holiday Plans

    Cozy socks on heater with holiday decor around
    Your home's HVAC system is the last thing you should worry about this holiday season. After all, you're going to rely on it more and more as it gets colder outside. The best way to keep your heating working this winter is to schedule a maintenance visit. Here are a few ways this might save your holiday plans.

    Improving Your Indoor Air Quality...

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  • Spooky HVAC Stories

    • Category: HVAC News
    Kid dressed as ghost holding a jack-o-lantern

    Whether you are a dedicated horror movie fan or love Halloween, October is a month when you may be a little on edge. If you are looking to ease your fears of a damaged HVAC system, you should call in our technicians. We will make sure everything is running in the right way. When you work with our team of experts, you will look back at...

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  • Fun HVAC Facts

    • Category: HVAC News
    Fun facts text on cardboard background
    Without a properly working heating or cooling system, you wouldn't be able to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. It's pretty easy to use today's systems, but things have changed quite a bit over the years. Did you know that the first air conditioner dates back to 180A.D.? While it was a very primitive version created by a Chinese artisan...
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  • 8 Tips to Reducing Your Energy Cost this Fall

    • Category: HVAC News
    Reducing Your Energy Cost
    Summer is coming to an end, and it is almost time for fall. For most, the autumn season is a welcome break from the heat, but this time of the year can also strain your energy bill. Cooler weather means that you will be running your heat more often. Fortunately, there are ways you can reduce your energy bill during the fall months.

    Set Your Th...

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  • HVAC Basics for Beginners

    • Category: HVAC News
     HVAC Basics for Beginners
    Air conditioners are a vital appliance and a common sight in many households. They have proved efficient and reliable in improving indoor air quality. HVAC systems enable you to control a given space’s temperature. HVAC systems can also help control moisture levels within a conditioned space. The systems also oversee the supply of fresh air and ma...
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  • Can Air Purifiers Prevent the Spread of COVID-19?

    • Category: HVAC News
    Air Purifiers
    HEPA filter purifiers are best for catching indoor pollutants, allergens, and contaminants. Because of this, air purifiers have become popular for indoor areas that want to be healthier.
     
    These qualities have also made HEPA purifiers a hot topic in the age of COVID-19. Cleaner air is the top pr...
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  • How Does Indoor Air Pollution Affect Expecting Mothers?

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    Expecting Mothers and Indoor Air
    Pregnancy is an exciting time in any woman's life, but it also comes with downsides. One downside is worrying about risks to your safety and health. There are many health and safety concerns to expectant mothers. The one we'll focus on today is indoor air pollution. When you think about air pollution, you may think about breathing in car exhaust or...
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  • What Are the Different Types of HVAC Filters?

    • Category: HVAC News
    HVAC Filters
    As with many things in life, your HVAC system has many filter options to choose from. Knowing the different types of filters and how they work helps you choose the right filter for you. Here are some of the options that you'll find at the store.

    Fiberglass Air Filters

    These filters use fiberglass screening that filters the air going thro...
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  • 5 Myths About HVAC Services

    • Category: HVAC News
    HVAC Myths
    Your HVAC system is one thing that you and your family rely on throughout the year. You may not think about the importance of this system until it's not working. Here are five of the most common myths about HVAC services that we're going to debunk. We want you to realize the importance of undergoing regular HVAC services.

    Change The Filter Onc...

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  • The Difference Between Commercial and Residential HVAC

    • Category: HVAC News
    Commercial and Residential HVAC
    Good HVAC systems will provide thermal control and indoor comfort. HVAC systems have two distinct categories: commercial and residential. Both systems vary in size, power, location, and complexity. The residential systems serve homes and small business areas. Commercial systems serve larger areas such as warehouses and bigger stores. Although they...
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  • Can Air Conditioners Remove Humidity?

    Humidity is a fact of life during summer. As the heat rises, so does the moisture level in your home. You may be wondering if air conditioners can remove humidity. The answer is yes, but not a lot of it.

    Dehumidification Isn't the A/C's Primary Job

    An air conditioner's primary function is to cool...
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  • How Your Thermostat Could Help You Save Money

    smart thermostat
    Though a thermostat is a tiny device, it can have a significant impact over your comfort and energy costs. You might not realize that this temperature-leveling device can help save money.

    Installing A Smart Thermostat

    Smart thermostats are digital devices that turn on and off with specific settings. Once programmed, the thermostat will s...
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  • How Does a Digital Thermostat Work?

    • Category: HVAC News
    Digital Thermostat
    When it comes to the quality of your indoor comfort, investing in a digital thermostat can be the answer. Many homeowners are familiar with a traditional analog thermostat. They moved the knob to their desired temperature. More and more homeowners are now upgrading from an analog to a digital thermostat. Lets take a look at the benefits a digital t...
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  • How Long Can an Air Conditioning Unit Last?

    Air Conditioner Age
    Air conditioners have improved a lot in the last few years. The best units are more efficient and are here to last. As good as these units are, they do not last forever. But with proper care, you can ensure they last as long as possible. How long can you expect them to last and what can you do to extend their lifecycle?

    The Importance of Air C...

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  • 5 Benefits of Duct Cleaning

    • Category: HVAC News
    Family With Clean Air
    A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The same is true for your home heating and cooling system, including its ducts. You should have your system's air ducts inspected and cleaned every three to five years. If you have pets, you may need to have it done more often. Here are five benefits that you can experience with regular duct cleaning....
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  • Do You Need An HVAC Seasonal Tune-Up or Preventative Maintenance?

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    Do You Need An HVAC Seasonal Tune-Up or Preventative Maintenance?
    You need to know the difference between preventative maintenance and seasonal tune-ups. You can do preventative maintenance to protect your HVAC system. Only licensed HVAC professionals should do seasonal tune-ups.

    Let's Talk Preventative Maintenance

    As a homeowner, there are many things that you can do to pr...
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  • 5 Ways to Protect Your HVAC During Remodeling

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    Protect Your HVAC During Remodeling
    Remodeling your home may be something that you've been looking forward to for a long time. With so many decisions and preparations for the remodel, it can be easy to forget about your HVAC system. You need to ensure that you take the time to prepare your system. You don't want it to take in dust and other debris that could cause it to malfunction i...
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  • Why Too Much or Too Little Humidity is Bad for Your Home

    • Category: HVAC News
    Humidity in the Home
    It is normal for humidity levels to fluctuate from day to day. You may notice that the humidity levels in your home will fluctuate as well. Be aware that having too much or too little humidity in the home can have a negative impact, though. Here are a few reasons why.

    It Could Damage Your Home

    Did you know that...
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  • How Long Does a Furnace Filter Last?

    Furnace Filter
    Homeowners know they should change their furnace filter every so often, but not many understand what they do or why. Filtration is a vital part of keeping the furnace system healthy and working well. The filter lasts from one to twelve months. Here's what hom...
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  • MERV Ratings: The Difference Between Each Level

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    Air Filter MERV Rating
    The MERV rating on an air filter shows how efficient it is for removing particles from the air. The ratings start at 1 and go up to 16, with 1 being the least efficient and 16 the most efficient. It's important to know what MERV stands for and the differences between MERV ratings. MERV i...
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  • How Long Will My New HVAC System Last?

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    New HVAC System
    Whether you own or rent your home, you must maintain your heating and air conditioning unit. With proper maintenance, most HVAC units can last anywhere between 15 and 25 years. But, the lifeof your system depends on the quality of install, type of system and even where you live.

    Conditions That...

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  • 5 Benefits of Having a Humidifier in Winter

    • Category: HVAC News
    Humidifier
    Humidifiers have one function: to add moisture into the air. These devices help during the winter season. The air is dry and the HVAC unit isn’t cutting it. You might be thinking that’s all there is to it. But, humidifiers are able to do a lot more than make the air less dry.

    Prevents Viruses

    T...
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  • When Should I Replace My Furnace?

    Replacing Furnace
    A working furnace during the winter is more than a luxury. It is a necessity. The last thing you want is to wake up on a cold day to no heat or frozen pipes because your furnace malfunctioned. It is always best to replace your furnace before you have a problem. This is important to do before winter weather sets in. Annual maintenance can only do so...
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  • 5 Common HVAC Problems During the Winter

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    Problems During the Winter
    Your HVAC system provides you with cooled air in the summer and hot air in the winter. It's what your family relies on to live in a comfortable environment no matter what time of year it is. During the cold winter months, your system will likely be running around the clock. This can result in a few common HVAC problems that you should be on the loo...
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  • Boiler vs Furnace vs Heat Pump: What's the Difference?

    Boiler vs Furnace vs Heat Pump
    Although a boiler, furnace, and heat pump can all keep your home warm, there are some confusion about which one is the best option. There are benefits to each choice, so you should talk with an HVAC professional to learn about your unique options. A boiler will turn your fuel source into hot water or steam. A furnace w...
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  • The Impact of Overheating Your Home

    Overheating Your Home
    If you live in a region that has particularly cold winters, you know that keeping your home heated is a must. Unfortunately, it's easy to get carried away on very cold days. This can cause problems and overheat your home. Here are a few reasons why you should always be careful with your thermostat.

    A Higher Energy Bill

    The biggest reason...
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  • How Can I Lower My Electric Bill During the Winter?

    • Category: Electric
    How Can I Lower My Electric Bill During the Winter?
    No one likes to spend their money on wasted energy during the cold winter. What can you do to save energy in the home and keeping your hard-earned money for yourself?

    Better Windows

    Windows are helpful for energy efficiency in what they let in and what they keep out. If you can invest in energy-efficient windows, you may end up with lowe...
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  • Should You Use a Humidifier or Dehumidifier for Winter?

    Humidifier or Dehumidifier
    The first thing most people think of when it comes to winter is heat. But, there is another element to indoor air quality and comfort you can't overlook. Keeping the humidity in your home balanced in the winter prevents mold and health issues . You'll also find your home far more comfortable with the right humidity level....
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  • Mold Exposure Symptoms: What You Need to Know

    • Category: HVAC News
    Mold Exposure
    Mold is a type of fungus that can grow in damp homes. This fungus grows in fiberboard, wood, or gypsum board. Most homes, both older and newer homes, use these materials. Being exposed to this type of fungus is not good for you. You need to address the problem as soon as you can.

    Mold Symptoms

    The first thing you should know is that mold...
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  • What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?

    Indoor Air Pollution
    If you aren't concerned about indoor air pollution, then you need to learn more about its dangers. You spend more time inside your home than anywhere else. If you work or go to school, then those environments must meet certain air quality standards. Here is what HVAC professionals believe can lead to poor air quality insi...
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  • What is the Best Way to Heat and Cool My Home?

    • Category: HVAC News
    Heating and Cooling Indoors
    Depending on where you live, your energy bills may increase during the cooler months. As the demand for hot water and heat increases, so do your bills. With the prices of energy going to increase as well, so does your utility bills. This same holds true during the summer. So, what’s the best way to heat and...
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  • 5 Types of Air Conditioning Units

    Types of Air Conditioners
    When the temperature rises, we find ways to cool down. But, what happens when you go to turn on the AC and it only blows hot air? At this point, you have two options. You can call an HVAC professional for inspection or learn to deal with the heat. If option two isn’t cutting it, we’re here to help. If you need a new HVAC system, check out our list...
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  • Why Does My Air Conditioner Leak Water?

    Leaking Air Conditioner

    Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

    It is time for fun in the sun. With warmer temperatures also comes leaking air conditioners. It's common during the summer to ask: “Why is my air conditioner leaking water?” There are many reasons why this happens. Before talking about the causes, turn your air conditioner...
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  • When Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner?

    Repair or Replace

    When your air conditioner stops working, knowing if you should repair or replace it can be tricky. Do you wait it out and try to repair it, or do you throw in the towel and replace your air condit...

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  • How to Stay Cool at Home During Summer

    Staying Cool in Summer

    Summer Heat and Staying Cool

    Summer is almost here! Everyone is ready to go on vacation or spend more time outdoors. As we celebrate the arrival of summer, one thing that worries everyone is how to deal with the summer heat. If the high temperatures are not addressed, they could keep you from enjoying this season. So, if you have plans fo...
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  • Air Conditioning Safety Tips

    Summer Air Conditioning Safety

    A/C Safety

    We hope that you enjoy a safe, happy summer this year. To keep safe, you may not think of your air conditioner. In the US, air conditioners and fans can cause house fires during the summer. The scope of this problem surprises some people. For example, between 2005 and 2009, 2300 fires occurred due to air conditioners. This blog...
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  • Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

    • Category: HVAC News
    Energy Efficient Home

    An Energy Efficient Home

    There are many benefits to taking steps to make your home more energy efficient. Plus, it's not always as difficult or expensive as you may think. Do you want to save some money or want to help the environment? These four simple tips can help you make your home more energy efficient.

    1. Ensure Your Home Has T...

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  • Spring Energy Saving Tips For Your AC

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    Energy Saving Tips

    Energy Saving in Your Home

    Warm weather is coming. This means energy saving time. Everyone is trading in their hot cocoa and warm coffee for frozen smoothies and iced coffees. While you like most of these seasonal changes, your increasing energy bill is not one of them. There are many steps you can take to keep the warm season from making...
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  • 5 HVAC Tips For Pet Owners

    • Category: HVAC News
    HVAC Tips For Pet Owners
    You love your cats and dogs, but you might not love all the fur that they shed. Fur and pet dander can cause allergy symptoms to worsen. Plus, it can cause your air conditioner and furnace to need more maintenance. You can't keep your pet from shedding. But, by using a few of these steps, your HVAC system will run better and last longer.

    Brush...

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  • Spring Cleaning Your HVAC Unit

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    Spring Cleaning Your HVAC Unit

    Spring Cleaning is Around the Corner

    As spring fever hits, and everyone is spring cleaning, spring isn't the only thing in the air. It is in the air conditioning, too! When humidity and warmer days begin, you can be sure the temperatures inside our homes are rising too. We all know what this means...it's time to turn on the ...
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  • Air Filters for Seasonal Allergies

    Seasonal Allergies
    Up to 50 million Americans have seasonal allergies in the spring and fall. Allergies cause sneezing, coughing, and phlegm. Blooming plants and pets can cause allergy issues. But, there are other causes. Here’s more about non-natural causes and how to fix them.

    Causes of Seasonal Allergies

    Radon gas can cause allergy symptoms. Formaldehyd...
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  • HVAC Vocabulary Lesson

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    Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric | HVAC Vocabulary Lesson
    When dealing with the world of HVAC you may not know all of the lingo that go along with this topic. Often times a person will think that they don’t need to understand the terms and phrases and will not make any type of effort to even understand. For the rest of us that want to know about our home services and what the experts are saying, you can r...
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  • Humidifier FAQ's

    • Category: HVAC News
    Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric | Humidifier FAQ's
    The proper range for humidity range for a home is between 35 to 50 percent. If the humidity levels are too low, they can make you sick and cause sinus issues. If the levels are too high, it promotes the growth of mold. A humidifier is a good tool to keep the humidity right in your home. A HVAC Professional can help you get a humidifier.

    Low Hu...

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  • What Exactly is Home Automation?

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    Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric | What Exactly is Home Automation?
    Home automation is connecting several devices to make them work together. You can control some of these devices from a laptop, smartphone, or motion sensors. Some devices can be voice activated. This can give you a more secure, comfortable home, and save you a lot of money on your energy bill.

    Home Security

    Automation technology can...
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  • Your 2019 Home Wish List

    • Category: HVAC News
    Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric | Your 2019 Home Wish List
    By December 25th, you can find a tree standing in most houses. After all, Christmas is one of the year’s most important holidays. It is a time when gifts represent the love you have for the family, and candles represent wishes. Many years ago, every house had a Christmas log buring for the next twelve days and nights. Over the years, we have adapte...
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  • How to Winterize Your Heater

    Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric | Winterize Heater
    The cold weather is starting to set in and that means you’ll be running your heater almost every day. But before you crank your thermostat, it’s best to make sure you prep your unit for the harsh weather. While it’s best to have your unit examined by a trained technician, there are a few things you can do on your own.
     
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