The Importance of Regularly Testing the Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Your Home

The Importance of Regularly Testing the Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Your HomeCarbon monoxide detectors are your only defense against deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gas. This gas has no odor, taste or color, and it can be a hazard year-round. CO is so dangerous because it’s easily absorbed into the bloodstream, replacing oxygen. At high enough levels or over a prolonged period, it causes suffocation. Read More »

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Got A/C Problems? Here Are Some Essential Troubleshooting Tips

Got A/C Problems? Here Are Some Essential Troubleshooting TipsYour A/C system is going to use more electricity than any other appliance this summer as it keeps you cool. If you run into A/C problems, you certainly want it resolved quickly to prevent high repair bills and losing your cool. Try these A/C troubleshooting tips if you’re having cooling problems.  Read More »

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Water Heater 101: How to Decide if You Should Go Tankless

Water Heater 101: How to Decide if You Should Go TanklessWater heating is a vital part of home comfort and safety, providing hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Tank-based water heaters have long been the standard, but homeowners can now choose a tankless water heater that provides many attractive benefits. Here are some ways to decide if a tankless water heater is right for you. Read More »

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How Ceiling Fans Can Lend Your Air Conditioner a Hand This Season

How Ceiling Fans Can Lend Your Air Conditioner a Hand This SeasonYou’ve probably heard the term “wind chill” used in reference to winter temperatures. Wind chill refers to the fact that air blowing across your skin can feel cooler than it actually is. The cooler sensation is from the increased rate at which the sweat on your skin is drying because of the moving air. The concept of wind chill is not limited to the winter. Ceiling fans can use wind chill to affect your comfort in the summer, and may be used to lower the cost of cooling your home. Read More »

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Here’s What to Expect From a Professional A/C Installation

Here's What to Expect From a Professional A/C InstallationWhen you are replacing the air conditioner in your Hampton Roads home, the quality of the installation can have a significant effect on the system’s reliability and efficiency. A professional A/C installation will address the following installation concerns in order to maximize the performance of your system. Read More »

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Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Energy-Efficient Home

Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Energy-Efficient HomeYou may feel pretty good about your home’s energy efficiency. Your cooling and heating bills are manageable, and your home seems to retain heat fairly well during the winter. Yet, you probably have ample room for improvement when it comes to home energy efficiency. Here are some upgrades or improvements you can consider to reduce energy waste in your home: Read More »

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How to Select the Best HVAC Installer for Your Needs

How to Select the Best HVAC Installer for Your NeedsIf you’re going to hire someone to install your new furnace, heat pump, or A/C, you don’t want to contract with just anybody. Your HVAC installer should be able to complete the job promptly, competently and at a decent value. But how does one go about hiring the best HVAC installer for his or her needs? Here are a few tips you can consider: Read More »

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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips for Top Performance

Heat Pump Maintenance Tips for Top PerformanceA heat pump that’s properly maintained can deliver substantial energy savings, better comfort, improved indoor air quality, fewer repairs and a longer service life. Here are some essential heat pump maintenance tips you should follow to achieve effective home cooling and heating. Read More »

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Find Out Why Preventative HVAC Maintenance Is So Important

Find Out Why Preventative HVAC Maintenance Is So ImportantPreventative HVAC maintenance is essential for a number of reasons. It can spell the difference between a heating and cooling system that operates efficiently and smoothly and one that doesn’t provide any benefits. Read More »

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How Can a Zoned Heating System Benefit Your Chesapeake Home?

How Can a Zoned Heating System Benefit Your Chesapeake Home?If you’re just using one thermostat to control the temperature in your Hampton Roads home, consider this –would you ever control the lighting in your home with just one light switch? Controlling temperatures in a multilevel home, or one that has varied cooling and heating characteristics in different sections, is no less impractical. Read More »

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