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Simple Energy Conservation

When the summer heat is in full force and you can’t remember a time when you actually felt cool, it’s hard to care about energy usage. Just crank the AC until you can think straight again! But there are some energy saving tips out there that won’t force you to give up the icy cold […]

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What’s in a Filter

Anyone who has an HVAC system knows three things to be true of air filters: Remembering to change them is tough Remembering what size you’re supposed to get when you’re at the store is impossible Understanding the difference between one brand of filter and another is a lost cause We’re here to help you with […]

Doors Open or Closed

Many have debated the virtues of the door-open and door-closed strategies when it comes to HVAC efficiency. Logic may dictate that closing a room off means your system won’t have to work to cool it and therefore will save you energy. This is not the case. Even if you close the door and the vents […]

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How to make sure your HVAC is ready for Summer

In summer, your home should be a cool reprieve from the heat and, as long as your system is working well, it will be. In order to keep your system in tip-top shape for sweltering summer heat, follow these tips. Replace Your Filters – Clean, unclogged filters allow your system to run at its most […]

Spring Cleaning Your HVAC

Most people, with the exception of Danny Tanner on Full House, do not look at the task of cleaning and get excited. However, spring cleaning is just a fact of life and one that helps us transition our homes from winter chill to warm weather readiness. Top Reasons Why Your HVAC System Should Be Part Of […]

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Spring Allergens in Your Home

Spring just started, which means that pollen and other common allergens will be invading very soon. For anyone who has ever experienced the symptoms of allergies, this is not good news. While many people retreat to the safety of the indoors when the pollen count is at its highest, the indoors can actually be an […]

Drafty House? Fix it!

In order to maximize the air efficiency in your home, the house needs to be properly air sealed. Over time, and as homes settle, what was originally a perfectly sealed house can become drafty. Hunting down this draft spots can save you on energy and make your interior a more comfortable living environment. Start, but […]

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How to Save on Your Heating Bill

No one likes paying bills but, unfortunately, it’s a crucial aspect of civilized society. In order to take some of the sting out of the process, we have collected for you a handful of tips that will help you cut down on your energy costs without having to fork out the dough for a full […]

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The Magic Numbers of Thermostats

The erratic weather patterns and inconsistent temperatures that plague Hampton Roads, and Southeastern Virginia in general, can wreak havoc indoors just as easily as out. Even taking out the problem of conflicting temperature preferences within the household, finding the right number to set your dial to can sometimes be tricky. To help you out of […]

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The Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

Anyone who has lived in Hampton Roads through at least one winter knows how erratic our weather can be. At the beginning of January, we had snow, serious snow, during the same 7 day period as we had 60 degree days. Weather likes this makes controlling the temperature inside your house a bit more of […]

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