Why Your Home’s A/C Isn’t Turning On

Why Your Home's A/C Isn't Turning OnIt’s only natural to expect your air conditioner to work when you turn it on, but there are several issues that could interfere with the system’s operation. If your home’s A/C isn’t turning on, one or more of the following may be the problem.

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Top HVAC Questions You Should Ask When Buying a House

Top HVAC Questions You Should Ask When Buying a HouseThere are lots of important details to investigate about the properties you’re considering when you’re buying a house, and the HVAC system is one aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked.

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How to Prevent Buildup in a Humidifier

How to Prevent Buildup in a HumidifierHumidifiers are great tools for balancing the moisture level in your home. However, many homeowners don’t realize that they aren’t maintenance-free. If not properly cared for, humidifiers can develop mineral buildup that is released into your home’s air.

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Tips to Maintaining Your Furnace in the Summer

Tips to Maintaining Your Furnace in the SummerYou certainly don’t want to head into the next winter without making sure your furnace is working at full operational capacity. To keep that from happening, we’ve put together a few quick tips that will help you protect your home from the possibility of a less than perfect heating system:

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How Recessed Lighting Affects HVAC Efficiency

How Recessed Lighting Affects HVAC Efficiency Although they’re widely used in homes and buildings because they are an effective way to light a room, recessed lights are regarded as major energy wasters when they protrude into attics. Many of these lights leak air and conduct heat into or away from the interior.

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Furnace Vent Replacement Options

Furnace Vent Replacement OptionsGas furnaces are the preferred type of home heating equipment with southeast Virginia homeowners. Like all combustion devices, though, they produce noxious fumes that need to be vented outdoors to ensure the household’s safety.

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Energy Bill Savings: 4 Small HVAC Changes

Energy Bill Savings: 4 Small HVAC ChangesCooling bills can be a major expense during the summer months in the Hampton Roads area. Homeowners who are looking for ways to cut back on this expense can do so with some small changes.

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Don’t Let These Go Down a Drain

Don't Let These Go Down a DrainDo you think you pay good attention to drain safety? Maybe you already know not to send grease down your drains, but there is much more to drain safety than this one little tip.

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Potential Gas Leak Signs and What to Do About Them

Potential Gas Leak Signs and What to Do About ThemNatural gas is a common staple and nearly half of all American households. However, natural gas leaks can pose a significant threat to both life and property. In addition to being an explosion risk, natural gas can also produce a broad range of symptoms that are similar to those associated with carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Everything to Know About Your House’s Electrical System

Everything to Know About Your House's Electrical SystemResidential electrical systems are designed to provide the electricity you need to power your modern life comfortably and safely. While electrical wires, circuit panels and electricity in general may be deterring, there are advantages to knowing the basics of your home’s electrical system when you are remodeling, upgrading or buying a new home.

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