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What is Passive Heating and Cooling?

by Daniel Estevao on April 7, 2017

Last week, we published a blog on how to landscape your home for energy savings. In the same spirit of Earth friendliness and home comfort, we’re sharing some of the best passive heating and cooling tips for an energy-efficient house. What is passive heating and cooling? While homes today are a lot more energy efficient than […]

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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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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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The Proper Humidity Level in the Home and How to Control It

by Daniel Estevao on January 13, 2017

This winter, we’ve been hearing one word a lot from our customers: humidity. Homeowners want to know how to keep their home comfortable, at the healthiest level of humidity, in order to prevent the build-up of mold and moisture problems on one end and static electricity, dryness, and damage on the other. You may think […]

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