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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If You Don’t Address Heat Gain, You’re Wasting Money

If You Don't Address Heat Gain, You're Wasting MoneyHeat gain from exterior and interior sources compromise your home comfort and waste money by placing additional demands on your A/C. Here are some steps you can take to tackle heat gain and cut the cost of the cooling season. Read More »

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Shop for a Better Air Filter After You Read This

Shop for a Better Air Filter After You Read ThisReplacing the air filter in your HVAC regularly has a significant impact on energy efficiency and indoor air quality. A clogged air filter can cause your heating and cooling system to be over-worked because of reduced airflow. Dirt and dust that accumulates on the filter material eventually can enter your system’s ductwork and reduce air quality in your home. Read More »

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Heat Pump Not Keeping You Comfy? Use This Guide to Troubleshoot

Heat Pump Not Keeping You Comfy? Use This Guide to TroubleshootWith relatively mild year round temperatures, southeast Virginia is an agreeable place to live, but when the heat and humidity strike during the summer months, it’s vital that your heat pump is able to keep your home cool and comfortable. If yours is under performing, or has stopped working altogether, have a look at our troubleshooting guide to see if there’s any steps you can take to get it up and running, or if you need to call in a professional. Read More »

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Troubleshoot the Programmable When It Starts Failing

Troubleshoot the Programmable Thermostat When It Starts FailingThough programmable thermostats have been on the market for a long time and the technology has proven to be quite reliable, after several years of use, much like the older mechanical models, a programmable thermostat may start to show signs of wear or even fail completely. If the programmable thermostat in your Hampton Roads home is malfunctioning, try the following tips to troubleshoot it first, and you may be able to save a bit of money by repairing it. Read More »

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Geothermal Heat Pump: Comfortable, Efficient and Available With Tax Credits

Geothermal Heat Pump: Comfortable, Efficient and Available With Tax CreditsIn a climate like ours, a geothermal heat pump (GHP) offers measurable benefits, the most important of which is its high efficiency. Geothermal systems use the energy stored underground to cool and heat your home. Temperatures change little throughout the year underground, unlike those above ground that have wide swings, which stresses air-source heat pumps and air conditioners.  Read More »

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A/C Replacement? Four Things to Keep in Mind

A/C Replacement? Four Things to Keep in MindYour A/C is not only a financial investment, but an investment in the comfort and health of your family. If you’re considering an A/C replacement, make your decision an informed one by asking yourself these four important questions.  Read More »

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