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4 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Home

By Tom Hall on Apr 02, 2018

Once that tax refund drops into your bank account, you might be drooling at the thought of what you could do with it. If you follow these tips, you’ll understand why using that money to invest in your home is the ideal choice.

 

1. Home Upgrades Increase Resale Value

Every time you complete a home improvement, you are making an investment in your future resale value. Even if you don’t plan to sell…

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Enjoy the Indoors More with an Electronic Air Purifier

By Tom Hall on Feb 16, 2018

Electronic Air Purifier

We still have 5 more weeks of winter, which means you’ll be spending at least a few more weeks cozied up inside avoiding the cold. When you spend all that time inside, you breathe a lot of indoor air. But at least your indoor air is nice and clean, right? Well…maybe not.

The truth is, indoor air quality is almost always worse than that of outdoor air. This can…

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3 Ways Ice and Snow Could Damage Your HVAC System

By Tom Hall on Jan 18, 2018

This winter, it looks like “Let It Snow” got picked up as the season’s operating motto. Don’t let snow and ice turn your cozy home into a frozen nightmare. Follow these tips to help you stay nice and warm.

 

1. Proper Protection for Exterior HVAC Units

You might be surprised to learn that your exterior HVAC units, such as an air conditioner, do not need much protection during the winter months. Unless you’re…

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Making New Year’s Resolutions? Put These 5 HVAC Tips on Your List

By Tom Hall on Dec 27, 2017

Every year, your HVAC system gives you months of good heating and cooling. As a practical homeowner, you know that you have to take excellent care of it. With these five HVAC tips on your list for the new year, you’ll enjoy better comfort without a lot of hassle.

1. Clear the Air (Filter)

The absolute best thing you can do for your heating system is to keep an eye on the air…

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What Happens if You Don’t Change Your Furnace Filter

By Tom Hall on Sep 12, 2017

Change Your Furnace Filter

The last thing you want is for your furnace filter to look like the picture above. You should change your filter every 1-3 months, depending on your filter, whether you have pets, and how much your furnace is running. But why is this necessary, and what happens if you don’t change your furnace filter?

Safety Concerns

Dirty filters create a number of safety concerns. Dangers of dirty furnace filters include:

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Fall Plumbing and Heating Checklist

By Tom Hall on Aug 16, 2017

plumbing and heating

It’s hard to believe it, but fall is almost here! To help prepare your home for the colder months ahead, we created a Fall Plumbing & Heating Checklist. This checklist covers plumbing and heating tasks you can do this fall that will help you conserve energy, protect your home from a potential plumbing emergency, and save money throughout the rest of the year.

Click on the checklist…

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What to Do About Hail Damage to Your Air Conditioning Unit

By Dave Judd on Apr 27, 2017

hail damage to your air conditioning unit

Severe weather can mean damaging hail to the outside of your home, including your air conditioning unit. Depending on where it is damaged-  and the severity of the damage – you may need to replace your unit. If the fins that cover the coils of your unit are damaged, it can affect the unit’s efficiency by causing it to overrun and burn out quickly.

If hail manages…

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Winterizing Your Home

By Dave Judd on Nov 07, 2016

It may not feel like it yet, but winter is right around the corner. Here are some steps you can take to get the most out of your plumbing and heating this winter.

 

Pre-Winter HVAC Inspection

Before the cold weather hits, have your heating and ventilation systems checked out by a professional. There are winter-670314_1920more than 20 steps required in an annual furnace check, including maintaining your furnace filter…

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Your Indoor Air Is Dirtier Than You Think

By Dave Judd on Oct 10, 2016

Did you know the air inside your home is between two and five times dirtier than the air outside?

This reality is possible because Mother Nature naturally cleans the air with UV energy, thunder, and lightning. Additionally, indoor environments are commonly polluted with mold and chemicals found in household cleaners. Because indoor air can be low-quality, people can suffer from allergies, asthma, and longer-lasting colds. Here are some steps you can take to improve your indoor air quality:

  1. Replace your…
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Check Your Furnace

By Dave Judd on Oct 07, 2016

Did you know that your annual furnace check requires over 20 steps? Two of the most important steps are to maintain your furnace filter and check for carbon monoxide leaks.

Your furnace filter collects dirt and other particles from the air. Once the filter is full, dirt will begin to collect inside your furnace, which causes it to not work properly. To avoid this, change your filter every month or so.

Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, and can be deadly. If…

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