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DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO RUN THE FURNACE

Many people enjoy the cool, crisp air of fall and relish in pulling all those sweaters and jackets out of storage. But with those warm layers, homeowners are often tempted to maximize their energy savings in early fall when it’s too cool for air conditioning but not cold enough to require the furnace.
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SHOW YOUR AC SOME LOVE DURING AC APPRECIATION WEEK

Few people need to be reminded to appreciate the miracle of air conditioning during the most sweltering time of the year, but we’re doing it anyway. It’s AC Appreciation Week -- the perfect time to reflect on how this technology has improved our lives and continues to bring innovation to the science of staying cool.
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WHAT TO DO WHEN A RODENT DIES IN YOUR DUCTWORK

It’s a horrifying thought, but it’s nevertheless a situation many homeowners face: a mouse, rat or other small animal has died in an air duct and is spreading foul air all over the home. While the process is unpleasant, the good news is that the area can be completely cleaned and the odor removed.
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THINK BEFORE CLOSING VENTS IN UNUSED ROOMS

In many homes, the HVAC vents have fins that can be adjusted with a sliding switch. These fins can be used to direct airflow at a particular angle, but if you push the switch all the way to the side, they can be used to close off the vent entirely. You might think that you can save energy by closing off the vents in unused rooms, but that’s not the case -- not only can this cost you more on your utility bills, it can cost you more in repairs over the long haul. A Counterproductive Strategy...
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PROPER INSTALLATION KEY TO MAXIMIZING HVAC EFFICIENCY

Most homeowners don’t relish the thought of replacing their HVAC systems, but there’s a bright side when the time finally arrives. By the time an HVAC system has lived a full life, there are even more energy efficient models on the market, making it possible to achieve huge efficiency gains through replacement. But if a unit isn’t installed properly, many of those gains may go right out the window.
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WHAT DO THOSE FUNNY HVAC NOISES MEAN?

When you turn on your air conditioning system for the first time each summer, you may remember how much you love the sound of that gentle whoosh as it kicks on and cools things down. But from time to time, you might hear some other, more troubling sounds coming from your system. Some of them are fairly benign, but others may indicate serious problems. Read on to learn about some of the most common sounds and what they could mean.
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It's not too early to get your windows ready for winter

We’re still in the hot days of summer, but the leaves will soon be turning, followed by chilly winter winds trying to infiltrate your home. As you plan ahead for winter, be sure to give some thought to the energy efficiency of your windows.
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HVAC CARE FOR THE PET OWNER

Proud pet owners have to put up with a lot in order to keep their furry friends around. Pet hair on furniture and dander floating in the air are among the most irritating downsides of sharing your home with a dog or cat. But if those hairs and particles are being scattered around your home, you can bet they’re ending up in your HVAC filter -- and that’s just one way owning a pet can affect your climate control system.
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STAY SAFE DURING SUMMER HEAT WAVES

Summer is in full swing, and it brought the usual sweltering temperatures along with it. If you’re in the Western United States or in the Southeast, you’ve probably already noticed that temperatures are on the warm side of average this year.
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Where oh where has my Air Conditioning Contractor gone?

A number of our customers are reaching out to us because they can not find their contractor
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