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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Fall Furnace Maintenance Pointers for Your Home

Fall Furnace Maintenance Pointers for Your HomeWith fall rapidly approaching southeast Virginia, now is the time for you and your local HVAC contractor to perform some fall furnace maintenance. Accumulated dirt and dust are enemies of any furnace, wasting fuel, reducing efficiency. Undiagnosed problems can cause your furnace to break down just when you and your family depend on it most for warmth and comfort. Read More »

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A Duct Inspection Should be Part of Your Maintenance Plan

A Duct Inspection Should be Part of Your Maintenance PlanKeep your Hampton Roads area home cool, clean and energy efficient this summer by making sure your ductwork is in top shape with a duct inspection.  Read More »

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When the A/C Doesn’t Remove Enough Humidity

When the A/C Doesn't Remove Enough HumiditySummer heat is something a lot of people look forward to when they can spend time outside or at the beach. However, when you’re in your home, the last thing you want is to feel like you’re roasting under the sun’s rays. One of the main reasons people feel too warm in their homes, even when they’re running the air conditioner, is humidity. Unfortunately, there are times when the A/C doesn’t remove enough humidity to make your home comfortable. Use these tips to keep humidity at bay and help keep you from running the air conditioner 24/7. Read More »

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