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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Polluted indoor air can be much more than a pain in a neck.  It can cause allergy and asthma problems or worsen the problem you might already have. According to the EPA, indoor air on average is twice as polluted as the air outdoors.  It can be up to one hundred times more polluted.  So,…

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Should I Replace My AC System?

Air conditioning systems prompt many people to say things like:  “Let’s just leave well enough alone.” Sometimes that works, other times not so much. Take your current central air conditioning system, for example. There’s a fine line between replacing it proactively vs. waiting until it hasn’t even one more cool breath of air to give…

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How to Reduce Your Cooling Costs

If you hate to overpay, then this blog is for you. In fact, it’s for anyone who thinks they pay too much to cool their homes. Here are a couple of way to look at it: If your AC system is 8 years or older, chances are it’s operating at no better than 60% of…

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5 Common AC Repairs

While there are hundreds of possible reasons for AC repair service, there are five reasons that keep popping up, over and over again. If you spot any of these leading A/C system “trouble makers,” contact us right away before the problem gets any worse. Because it’s not going to get better on its own. Frozen…

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Central AC is a Healthy Choice

When you consider buying a new or replacement AC system, chances are you’re thinking about the “ah!” effect.  You know, that feeling you get when you return home on a blistering hot day, but everything is just as cool and comfortable as can be indoors. It’s a great feeling.  But so is getting relief from…

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The Problem with New-Carpet Odor

“New” can be a wonderful scent.  A new car with leather interior, a fresh coat of paint, new wood furniture – it can be a refreshing change of pace. Then again, some new household odors aren’t nearly as inviting. Some can make you sick, including the odor that emanates from new carpet and padding. That…

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Should I Replace My AC System

Today’s better-made and well-maintained AC systems have an estimated shelf life of 15-20 years.  Can yours last longer than that?  Absolutely. Still, live where you are long enough, and sooner or later you’re going to have to replace it. If that time were now, how would you know? Well, even if it were to shut…

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Whole-House Zone Control Can Save You Money

If you have just one thermostat controlling indoor temperatures, you’re no doubt paying too much to heat and cool your home. That’s assuming your entire house isn’t occupied all at the same time 24/7…but who’s is? The point being, why heat or cool every room equally when there’s no need to do so? To help…

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How to Reduce Home Cooling Costs

There’s nothing quite like relaxing inside your air-conditioned home on a hot summer day. But keeping your AC system running day after day adds a fair chunk to your monthly overhead. So, how does one go about reducing their energy expense load? Keep reading, because there are solid available means than you might realize: Reduce…

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AC System Maintenance

We get the concept of: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” And while that’s good advice in many cases, it’s way off the mark in others. Take your air conditioning system, for example. With and average lifespan of 12-15 years, and knowing they’re known to break down without proper care, it makes complete sense…

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