Call a Professional If You Hear These Strange A/C Noises

Call a Professional If You Hear These Strange A/C NoisesWhen you hear strange A/C noises other than the familiar hums and whooshes, it’s often a warning sign that problems are brewing. To avoid serious equipment damage, inconvenient breakdowns and costly repairs, call an HVAC professional when you hear any of these ominous air conditioner sounds. Read More »

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If You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality, It Could Be Caused by Your Duct System

If You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality, It Could Be Caused by Your Duct SystemMost people know the link between leaky ducts and high utility bills. Unfortunately, many don’t know how their ductwork can affect indoor air. A damaged duct system can cause poor indoor air quality in four major ways. Read More »

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An A/C With a Variable-Speed Air Handler Gives You More Efficiency

An A/C With a Variable-Speed Air Handler Gives You More EfficiencyThe variable-speed air handler is one of the biggest innovations in the HVAC industry. It’s provided air conditioners with a higher level of performance and greater efficiency. If you still use an A/C with a traditional air handler, it’s important to know the differences between the two and what you stand to gain by upgrading to a variable-speed model. Read More »

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Reduce Humidity Levels for a More Comfortable Home This Summer

Reduce Humidity Levels for a More Comfortable Home This SummerTaking steps to reduce humidity indoors not only makes your home more comfortable, but also keeps you and your home healthier. Between the natural wind shift in the summer to the southerly airflow and the moisture created from day-to-day activities indoors, humidity often builds to uncomfortable and potentially hazardous levels. Read More »

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Discover the Benefits a Zoning System Can Have on Your Hampton Roads Home

Discover the Benefits a Zoning System Can Have on Your Hampton Roads HomeHow do you keep your entire house comfortable at once? When the ground floor is comfortable, the second floor is still too warm. And when the second floor finally gets comfortable, the basement is suddenly far too cold. Different areas of your home have different heating and cooling needs, yet the temperature for the entire house is regulated by a single thermostat in a single room. Fortunately, there’s a solution: install a zoning system. Read More »

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Home Cooling Myths: Get the Truth So You’re Not Wasting Energy

Home Cooling Myths: Get the Truth So You're Not Wasting EnergyKeeping cool in the Hampton Roads area is pricey enough without common home cooling myths leading you to waste energy. Uncover the truth behind these myths and start saving. Read More »

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Follow These Points When Landscaping the Area Around Your Outdoor A/C Unit

Follow These Points When Landscaping the Area Around Your Outdoor A/C UnitBecause carefully planned landscaping is one of the things that makes homes in the Hampton Roads area so appealing, landscaping the area around your outdoor A/C unit deserves a little forethought, too. The right landscape choices near this equipment help it run more efficiently as well as look good. Read More »

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An HVAC Inspection Is Important If You’re Buying a Home

An HVAC Inspection Is Important If You're Buying a HomeThe beautiful homes in the Hampton Roads area may look flawless, but there’s always a risk of hidden problems. That’s why a professional HVAC inspection in addition to the standard home inspection is critical before you buy. Hiring a professional for a thorough HVAC inspection can alert you to problems like the following. Read More »

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Are You Confused About the EnergyGuide Label? Here’s How to Understand It

Are You Confused About the EnergyGuide Label? Here's How to Understand ItOne way you can make living in the Hampton Roads area even more enjoyable is by choosing high efficiency heating and cooling equipment. Checking the EnergyGuide label can help you find equipment like this, but only if you understand how to read the label accurately. Read More »

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How Duct Maintenance Can Keep Your Heating and Cooling Costs Down

How Duct Maintenance Can Keep Your Heating and Cooling Costs DownCooling and heating the average home accounts for approximately half of a home’s energy budget. The responsibility may seem to fall squarely on the efficiency of the A/C and furnace, but it pays to give attention to the duct system that actually conveys the conditioned airflow to the living spaces. Keep reading to learn how regular duct maintenance can keep a lid on high energy bills and raise your comfort level. Read More »

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