Tips to Consider Before Buying a High Efficiency Electric Hot Water Heater

Tips to Consider Before Buying a High Efficiency Electric Hot Water HeaterReplacing an electric hot water heater isn’t something you’ll have to do often, and while it’s not especially complicated, there are some factors to keep in mind when going through the selection process. Contemporary water heaters, especially high efficiency appliances, have special characteristics, so it’s helpful to be familiar with these factors when making the best choice for your home. Read More »

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How to Properly Size a Gas Furnace for Your Chesapeake Home

How to Properly Size a Gas Furnace for Your Chesapeake HomeGoing through the steps necessary to size a gas furnace accurately is critical, especially since your heating bills, maintenance costs and comfort hinge on the process. The three basic considerations when sizing a furnace include your furnace’s capacity, measured in British thermal units (BTUs), its energy efficiency rating and the heating load of your home.  Read More »

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Mini-Split Air System vs. Central Air System: Comparing the Pros and Cons

Mini-Split Air System vs. Central Air System: Comparing the Pros and ConsIf you’re replacing a failing HVAC system or are building a new home, there are a lot of different HVAC options for you to consider. One choice you might make is whether you want to install a central air system or a mini-split air system. To help you decide, read on to understand how each one operates.  Read More »

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Factors to Consider Before Hiring an HVAC Contractor

Factors to Consider Before Hiring an HVAC ContractorInstalling an HVAC system in your home is a big expense, so you want to make sure the HVAC contractor you hire is qualified for the job. But how does a homeowner know how to choose the right contractor for their home project? Read More »

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How to Heat Your Home with a Geothermal System

How to Heat Your Home with a Geothermal SystemOur Southeast Virginia winters may be mild, but energy-efficient heating systems still offer many benefits. Although geothermal systems are gaining popularity as an efficient, eco-friendly way to heat and cool, there’s still a lot of misinformation floating around about how these systems work. Learning exactly how they operate can help you decide if one is right for you. Read More »

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Use Air Purifier Systems to Remove Mold From A/C Systems

Use Air Purifier Systems to Remove Mold From A/C SystemsThe humidity in Southeast Virginia means mold is an ever-present threat to your home. Once it develops, mold growth should be addressed as soon as possible. The right air purifier system can help kill mold in your A/C system and raise the air quality in your home.   Read More »

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Repair Any Holes in Your HVAC Ductwork with These Essential Tips

Repair Any Holes in Your HVAC Ductwork with These Essential TipsYour heating and cooling system relies on your HVAC ductwork to reach top efficiency. Holes in your ducts can let warm and cool air escape, compromising your whole system’s efficiency. Read More »

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Protect Your Tankless Water Heater From Winter Weather

Protect Your Tankless Water Heater From Winter WeatherTankless water heaters have a lot of benefits, but they may need a little extra attention during the winter. Unlike traditional tank heaters, tankless water heaters don’t have an insulated reservoir of hot water. Any water inside the heater’s uninsulated body is unheated until needed, and is therefore vulnerable to freezing. Read More »

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It’s Time to Debunk These Common Geothermal Myths

It's Time to Debunk These Common Geothermal MythsGeothermal heating systems have many advantages, especially for Southeast Virginia homeowners. However, some common geothermal myths have some owners thinking twice about installing these systems. Before you make up your mind about geothermal, make sure you have your facts straight. Read More »

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Thinking of Adding a Heat Recovery Ventilator for the Winter? Here’s What You Should Know

Thinking of Adding a Heat Recovery Ventilator for the Winter? Here's What You Should KnowHeat recovery ventilator systems have the ability to take a fair portion of heat from stale air leaving your home and transferring it to fresh indoor air. In areas where winters are cold, this can be an effective way to cut down on energy costs, as you won’t be spending extra energy on heating incoming air. However, while the system does offer some unique advantages in lowering heating costs, there are some trade-offs that occur to make this possible.  Read More »

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