10 Houseplants You Can Use to Increase Your Home’s Air Quality

10 Houseplants You Can Use to Increase Your Home's Air QualityIf you are looking to increase your home’s air quality, there are a few ways to do it.  One very simple way is to incorporate plants into your home. There are many houseplants that are especially good at improving your home’s air quality, here are 10: Read More »

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How the Parts of Your HVAC System Work Together Shouldn’t Be a Mystery

How the Parts of Your HVAC System Work Together Shouldn't Be a MysteryThe comfort of your home is dependent on your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Thanks to advances in technology, multiple home comfort systems work together. Here is how your HVAC system works together and what to do if there is a problem. Read More »

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How Long Should It Take a Tankless Water Heater to Heat?

How Long Should It Take a Tankless Water Heater to Heat?Tankless water heaters are growing in popularity every year. They are available in models fired by natural gas, propane or electricity. Homeowners like the fact these heaters free up floor space, as well as the energy saving features of on demand models. Some people get “on demand” confused with instant heating capability. Tankless water heaters are not made to heat water instantly. Rather, they only heat the amount of water that is needed. Heating only the water required burns less natural gas, propane or electricity and that, in turn, saves you money. Read More »

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5 Geothermal System Maintenance Tips for Your Home

5 Geothermal System Maintenance Tips for Your HomeUsing a geothermal system to cool and heat your home is great for the environmentally conscious homeowner, as it regulates temperature using the thermal temperature just below the earth of your property. It does not use costly, non-renewable resources. Additionally, once installed, it requires very minimal maintenance, making it more convenient than the standard central air heating and cooling units. However, being that these systems work so differently, there are a few geothermal system maintenance tips that you should be aware of: Read More »

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If You Need to Replace Your Furnace, Do You Know the Cost?

If You Need to Replace Your Furnace, Do You Know the Cost?When the time comes to replace your furnace, do you know what size budget you will need to complete the task? The costs for furnace replacement vary widely depending on the fuel type and size of your furnace, as well as the condition of your home’s ductwork and other components of your HVAC system that may be in need of repair or replacement. Read More »

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Prepare Now to Prevent and Treat Fall Allergies

Prepare Now to Prevent and Treat Fall AllergiesJust because summer is winding down doesn’t mean allergy sufferers are in the clear. Fall brings its own set of challenges for those of us who have to deal with allergy symptoms. Fortunately, there are many ways you can ease the burden and treat fall allergies, both inside your home and out. Read More »

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Tips for Adjusting Your Thermostat When You’re Gone During the Day

Tips for Adjusting Your Thermostat When You're Gone During the DayThere’s a reason your thermostat is adjustable beyond setting your comfort level, and using it properly will save you big time where your energy bill is concerned. Ask yourself this – when you’re gone for the day, why does the house need to remain at a comfortable temperature? Sure, you don’t want your pets to suffocate from heat, and you don’t want your pipes to freeze in a cold snap, but does that mean you should keep everything at exactly 72 degrees when you’re at work and the kids are at school? By adjusting your thermostat, you will be reducing your usage and adding funds back into your budget. Read More »

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Basic Air Duct Cleaning Tips for the Fall

Basic Air Duct Cleaning Tips for the FallAs summer winds down and the cooler autumn months begin, air quality in our homes becomes extra important. Contaminants such as dust, pollen, and pet dander can build up in air ducts over time. These contaminants can aggravate allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems. If you plan to spend more time indoors during the colder months, you’ll need to make sure your duct system is delivering clean, healthy air. Below are some air duct cleaning tips to keep you breathing easy this autumn: Read More »

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The Cost of Installing a Water Heater — Do Your Research Before You Buy

The Cost of Installing a Water Heater -- Do Your Research Before You BuyWhether purchasing a new water heater or replacing an older one, estimating installation costs can seem overwhelming. However, as the average water heater only has a lifespan of about a decade, it’s important to understand how to deal with this common home improvement. At base, estimating the cost of installing a water heater is a matter of understanding the specific conditions for your installation. Read More »

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So You’re Remodeling Your Home — Have Your Considered Your HVAC System?

So You're Remodeling Your Home -- Have Your Considered Your HVAC System?One of the things homeowners fail to consider during a remodeling project is how the work will affect their HVAC system. But the simple fact is that all the dust generated can be very damaging. Fortunately, there are a number of precautions that you can take to protect your system when you are remodeling your home. Be sure to discuss them with your contractor before the job starts. Read More »

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