Even Out the Humidity in Your Home With These Steps

Even Out the Humidity in Your Home With These StepsUnless you live in a particularly humid or dry climate, chances are you don’t think about the humidity in your home all too often. However, the humidity level in your house plays a major role in how cool or warm your home is, as well as your health and the quality of air you breathe in. Read More »

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Take Precautions and Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Take Precautions and Prevent Carbon Monoxide ExposureNow that cold temperatures are hitting the Hampton Roads area, many homeowners will be turning up the heat inside their homes. Since we’re focusing on furnaces and other heating sources, it’s a good time to remind homeowners how to prevent carbon monoxide exposure in their homes. Read More »

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Don’t Let Winter Take Its Toll on Your Allergies — Add a Whole House Humidifier

Don't Let Winter Take Its Toll on Your Allergies -- Add a Whole House HumidifierSome HVAC equipment installed in your Hampton Roads home is useful for a narrow purpose: you do not expect heat from a central air conditioner, for example. Whole house humidifiers, by contrast, serve several purposes and can be beneficial just about the whole year round.  Read More »

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Dual Fuel Heat Pumps and the Efficiency Provided to Your Home

Dual Fuel Heat Pumps and the Efficiency Provided to Your HomeWhen you are shopping for a new or replacement HVAC system, you want to make the most of your investment when it comes to comfort and energy efficiency. Keep reading to learn how dual fuel heat pumps are ideal systems for our Hampton Roads area of Southwest Virginia. Read More »

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Winter Water Heater Maintenance is a Fundamental Task This Season

Winter Water Heater Maintenance is a Fundamental Task This SeasonThe average lifespan of a storage tank water heater is between 8 and 12 years. How long this essential appliance lasts depends on the care it receives and the quality of your water. Performing the following water heater maintenance tasks can help extend its service life. Read More »

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Zoning Systems Allow You to Set Multiple Temperatures Throughout Your Home

Zoning Systems Allow You to Set Multiple Temperatures Throughout Your HomeIncreasing indoor comfort and lowering energy bills are possible with zoning systems for your home heating and cooling systems. Instead of heating or cooling your entire home at once, this system only delivers conditioned air to specified places that need it at any given time. This technology reduces wear on the equipment because it runs slower, cuts energy bills and assures individualized comfort throughout the home.  Read More »

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Furnace Smell Strange While Running? Here are Troubleshooting Tips to Find the Problem

Furnace Smell Strange While Running? Here are Troubleshooting Tips to Find the ProblemDoes your furnace smell strange while it’s running? Furnace smells can be an indicator of a problem, or just the normal smell after you turn it on for the first time in a year. If the furnace in your Hampton Roads area home is giving off a strange smell, here are some tips for troubleshooting, and knowing whether to call out an HVAC professional to fix a potential problem. Read More »

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Air Filtration and the Benefits for Your Chesapeake Home

Air Filtration and the Benefits for Your Chesapeake HomeIf outdoor pollutants like smog or smokestacks are what pop into your head when thinking about impurities, you may be surprised to learn that most air pollution actually occurs indoors. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution levels can be anywhere from two to five times higher inside than outdoors. Add in the fact that most of us spend 90 percent of our lives indoors, and you begin to realize just how important it is to improve indoor air qualityRead More »

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Caulking Your Windows is a Part of Seasonal Maintenance

Caulking Your Windows is a Part of Seasonal MaintenanceOne way to keep your home energy efficient, is the routine seasonal maintenance on your windows.  Caulking your windows should be a part of your window maintenance and can help prevent heat and air conditioning leaking outside and causing an increase in your energy bill. Read More »

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A Furnace Upgrade Can Help Your Home’s Efficiency This Winter

A Furnace Upgrade Can Help Your Home's Efficiency This WinterIs a furnace upgrade in your future this winter? It may be simply because you want to upgrade or because you have to. With an average service life span between 15 and 20 years, furnaces last a long time. An aging furnace may gradually decline into a series of increasingly expensive repairs due to wear and tear, or it may fail totally from some cause that’s too expensive to justify repair such as a cracked heat exchanger. Read More »

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