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HVAC Myth vs Fact | Don’t Be Played for a Fool

by Daniel Estevao on March 24, 2017

April Fools’ Day is best known for its hoaxes and practical jokes. But myths, misconceptions, and outright falsehoods get spread every day of the year. As a homeowner, you probably get bombarded with lots of tips and tricks for the home. With this flood of information, sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. But […]

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9 No-Cost Ways to Green Your Home

by Daniel Estevao on March 17, 2017

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! If you’re looking to lower your household’s energy use, what better time than St. Patrick’s Day? Spread some of that green to your home and tip your hat to the environment with our easy, no-cost ways to green your home (and your wallet). 1. Install and Set Programmable Thermostat There are […]

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Replace CO & Smoke Alarm Batteries for Daylight Saving Time

by Daniel Estevao on March 10, 2017

It’s Daylight Saving Time again and this Sunday (every second Sunday of March), we’ll be losing an hour of sleep and asking each other, “What time is it?!” You’re already aware that you’ll need to walk through the house to change all of the clocks (set them forward 1 hour), but did you know that Daylight […]

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How to Prevent Hot & Cold Spots | Alternatives to Closing Vents

by Daniel Estevao on March 3, 2017

Do you have hot and cold spots in your home? If so, you may have tried blocking some vents in order to direct airflow to more needed areas. We’ve been over the reasons why it is a bad idea to block your vents and registers at home. While you may think you are creating “HVAC zones” […]

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3 Easy Ways to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs

by Daniel Estevao on February 24, 2017

Who doesn’t want to save money and energy? Here are 3 of the easiest (and cheapest) ways you can make your home more efficient and cut heating and cooling costs all year. If you go over these simple steps, you can easily cut your annual HVAC bill by up to 50%! That translates to hundreds of extra […]

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What to Do About Critters in Your HVAC System

by Daniel Estevao on February 17, 2017

As you probably know, animals and HVAC systems don’t mix very well. While you may have been lucky so far, you’d be surprised to find out how many different kinds of critters our technicians have found in HVAC systems—everything from snakes and rats to birds and bats. If you think there’s a critter creeping around your ductwork […]

Unromantic Gift Ideas for Your Valentine and Home

“Unromantic” Gift Ideas for Your Valentine and Home

by Daniel Estevao on February 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day is just days away and you’re left scrambling to find a way to express your love and affection. Will a card do? What about a card, flowers, or chocolate? Unfortunately, while little tokens of your love are certainly appreciated, the real gift you have to give is your time and thoughtfulness. Last Valentine’s Day, […]

Cold Weather Dressing Guide

by Daniel Estevao on February 3, 2017

We dress differently based on the weather, keeping our closets packed with a variety of items, from swimsuits to parkas. During the winter season, some days are bearable, demanding only a sweater and a windbreaker. But other days are unbearable, demanding intense layering and all the socks and scarves you can throw on. Like with […]

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How to Host a Winning Super Bowl Party | Party Planning Tips

by Daniel Estevao on January 27, 2017

The Super Bowl is right around the corner and over 150 million will be tuned in. Whether your team wins or not, savor the sweet taste of victory by learning how to throw a winning Super Bowl party. The best offense is a good defense! If you are throwing a viewing party, we trust that you have […]

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How to Detect Radon in Your Home | Radon Action Month

by Daniel Estevao on January 20, 2017

When it comes to gases in the home, this isn’t something you can see to believe. The most dangerous gases lurking in people’s homes are invisible, such as carbon monoxide and natural gas. Radon is no exception. Colorless and odorless, radon is a big threat with simple solutions. There are precautions that can be taken […]

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