How to Select the Best HVAC Installer for Your Needs

How to Select the Best HVAC Installer for Your NeedsIf you’re going to hire someone to install your new furnace, heat pump, or A/C, you don’t want to contract with just anybody. Your HVAC installer should be able to complete the job promptly, competently and at a decent value. But how does one go about hiring the best HVAC installer for his or her needs? Here are a few tips you can consider: Read More »

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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips for Top Performance

Heat Pump Maintenance Tips for Top PerformanceA heat pump that’s properly maintained can deliver substantial energy savings, better comfort, improved indoor air quality, fewer repairs and a longer service life. Here are some essential heat pump maintenance tips you should follow to achieve effective home cooling and heating. Read More »

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Find Out Why Preventative HVAC Maintenance Is So Important

Find Out Why Preventative HVAC Maintenance Is So ImportantPreventative HVAC maintenance is essential for a number of reasons. It can spell the difference between a heating and cooling system that operates efficiently and smoothly and one that doesn’t provide any benefits. Read More »

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How Can a Zoned Heating System Benefit Your Chesapeake Home?

How Can a Zoned Heating System Benefit Your Chesapeake Home?If you’re just using one thermostat to control the temperature in your Hampton Roads home, consider this –would you ever control the lighting in your home with just one light switch? Controlling temperatures in a multilevel home, or one that has varied cooling and heating characteristics in different sections, is no less impractical. Read More »

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Keep Your Family Healthy with a Whole-Home Humidifier

Keep Your Family Healthy with a Whole-Home HumidifierDuring the heating season, as you probably know all too well by now, indoor air can get uncomfortably dry. But to make things worse, dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, it can be unhealthy as well. This is why, increasingly, homeowners are investing in whole-home humidifiers to pump moisture back into their homes during the winter. Read More »

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Replace or Repair? What To Do With a Leaking Water Heater

Replace or Repair? What To Do With a Leaking Water HeaterIt used to be that when a homeowner detected a leak in his or her water heater, it had to be replaced. However, this isn’t necessarily the case anymore. As such, it’s important to know when a leaky water heater should be replaced and when it can be fixed. Read More »

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Make Sure to Complete This Maintenance Checklist for Your Home This Spring

Make Sure to Complete This Maintenance Checklist for Your Home This SpringSpring is almost here, so it’s time to get to work on your home. Spring home maintenance only takes a weekend or two, and will pay dividends all year-long in terms of reduced energy costs and a more comfortable living space. Read More »

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Watch Out For These Common Indoor Allergy Triggers

Watch Out For These Common Indoor Allergy TriggersThe U.S. EPA has found that in a typical home, the air is two to three times dirtier than the air outside. Indoor allergy triggers can make your breathing air a good deal more polluted than you might think. So, what are the main household allergy triggers? Here are several to keep an eye out for:  Read More »

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Propane vs. Electric Water Heater: Comparing Costs & Efficiency

Propane vs. Electric Water Heater: Comparing Costs & EfficiencyWater heating accounts for about 15 percent of annual household costs. Trimming these expenses can result in substantial savings over the course of a year. Many homeowners use electric water heaters, but propane models also offer several benefits. Here’s a brief comparison to demonstrate the differences between electric and propane water heaters: Read More »

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Can UV Lights Fix Furnace Smells?

Can UV Lights Fix Furnace Smells?Your furnace blower circulates household air many times a day during peak season. This leaves your HVAC system susceptible to contamination by airborne pollutants and microorganisms that can obstruct efficient operation and create odors. Keep reading to learn how UV lights can disinfect household air and destroy the pollutants that cause foul and musty odors in the home. Read More »

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