Caulking Your Windows is a Part of Seasonal Maintenance

Caulking Your Windows is a Part of Seasonal MaintenanceOne way to keep your home energy efficient, is the routine seasonal maintenance on your windows.  Caulking your windows should be a part of your window maintenance and can help prevent heat and air conditioning leaking outside and causing an increase in your energy bill. Read More »

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A Furnace Upgrade Can Help Your Home’s Efficiency This Winter

A Furnace Upgrade Can Help Your Home's Efficiency This WinterIs a furnace upgrade in your future this winter? It may be simply because you want to upgrade or because you have to. With an average service life span between 15 and 20 years, furnaces last a long time. An aging furnace may gradually decline into a series of increasingly expensive repairs due to wear and tear, or it may fail totally from some cause that’s too expensive to justify repair such as a cracked heat exchanger. Read More »

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Replacing Thermostat Batteries Is Easy — If You Know What You’re Doing

Replacing Thermostat Batteries Is Easy -- If You Know What You're DoingBefore you call a heating and cooling technician to check on a thermostat that isn’t functioning properly, think about whether the batteries might need changing. Many people don’t even realize their thermostat takes batteries until problems arise. The thermostat screen goes blank causing their HVAC system to malfunction, and they assume a larger problem is to blame. They contact a technician to inspect the system, only to find out their thermostat batteries simply needed changing. Here are some general tips for replacing thermostat batteries: Read More »

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Thinking of a Boiler Upgrade? Here’s What You Need to Know

Thinking of a Boiler Upgrade? Here's What You Need to KnowIt may be time for you to get a new boiler for your home. If you’re thinking of a boiler upgrade, there are a few things that you should know.  Read More »

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Heating Tips to Help Chesapeake Homeowners Stay Warm and Energy Efficient

Heating Tips to Help Chesapeake Homeowners Stay Warm and Energy EfficientAnother winter is on the way to southeast Virginia and keeping your HVAC system running efficiently lets you reap the benefits in comfort and savings. While maintenance is key for performance, here are a few simple heating tips for a cozy winter. Read More »

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When the Temperature Drops, the Last Thing You Need Are Frozen Pipes

When the Temperature Drops, the Last Thing You Need Are Frozen PipesBefore the worst of winter arrive to the Hampton Roads area, it is a wise idea to check all of your water pipes and make sure that they are prepared for winter. Frozen pipes are not only inconvenient, but if they burst they can get quite expensive requiring the services of a plumber and repairs to the water-damaged areas of your home. Here are a few easy tips that can help you to prevent frozen pipes this winter: Read More »

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Tips for Maintaining the Boiler in Your Chesapeake Home

Tips for Maintaining the Boiler in Your Chesapeake HomeMaintaining the boiler is an important part of your annual routine, and can save on your energy bills. The ideal time to carry this out in our climate is September and October, as the temperatures begin to cool. This will allow you time to call a maintenance technician, should it be required. Read More »

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Did You Know You Can Accidentally Void an HVAC Warranty?

Did You Know You Can Accidentally Void an HVAC Warranty?It does not take much to void an HVAC warranty. If you haven’t done so, take the opportunity to read the terms of the warranty that came with your system. You learn the responsibilities that you must assume to keep the warranty active so you’re covered through the life of the HVAC system. Read More »

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Want to Extend the Life of Your Heating and Cooling System? Read On

Want to Extend the Life of Your Heating and Cooling System? Read OnUnlike other appliances in a home, HVAC systems don’t require a lot of upkeep to stay in good shape. However, failing to perform simple maintenance tasks may hinder your efforts to extend the life of your heating and cooling system. Fortunately, many of the tasks are simple enough for most homeowners to perform. Read More »

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Don’t Have a Programmable Thermostat? Time for an Upgrade

Don't Have a Programmable Thermostat? Time for an UpgradeWould you like to save money on your energy expenses without sacrificing comfort? If you are using an old dial-type thermostat or non-programmable digital thermostat, consider upgrading to a modern programmable model. The efficiency of your heating and cooling system can be significantly improved without a major purchase such as a new furnace. Read More »

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