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Troubleshooting the A/C Noises in Your Edwardsville Home

After a long winter, dealing with the heat of Southwest Illinois summers can be just as challenging for a homeowner as months worth sub-zero temperatures. Having a well-functioning central air conditioner (A/C) is essential. If you can troubleshoot A/C noises, you can better address any problems, either yourself or by telling a professional technician what the problem seems to be. Most…

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Summertime Energy-Saving Myths: Don’t Believe Them

In an effort to lower cooling costs in the summer, many homeowners follow misguided advice that actually ends up using more energy. Here are some of the most common energy-saving myths and what you should do instead to save money this season. Turning down the thermostat real low will cool the home faster. While at…

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Vacation Plans? Here’s a Plan for Your Home While You’re Away

Are you ready for a vacation away from your southwest Illinois home? Before you leave for the airport, it’s important to set up a plan to protect your home, reduce energy costs, and prevent you from coming home to an unnecessary disaster. Consider the following helpful vacation plans and tips: Leave the A/C on and…

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Staying Ahead of Solar Heat Gain in Your Hamel-Area Home

During the summer months, most homeowners are looking reduce their cooling costs while also staying comfortable in the home. One way to do this is to stay ahead of solar heat gain in your southwest Illinois home. While you can’t eliminate heat gain entirely, there are numerous steps that you can take to reduce it. …

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Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor When You Have Several Quotes

When you need an HVAC contractor for work on your home’s heating or cooling system, or help with air quality, energy efficiency or ventilation concerns, you may be looking at considerable expense. You’ll be trusting a contractor to come into your home, troubleshoot your HVAC system, make recommendations, and perform work that you aren’t able…

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When the A/C Stops Cooling, Know What to Look For

With the main part of summer still ahead of us, you want to be comfortable in your air-conditioned home. However, what do you do if your A/C stops cooling? Before you pick up that phone and call an HVAC company to come look at your A/C, here are a few troubleshooting tips you can employ…

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Heat Pump And A/C Theft? Yes, It’s on the Rise

With the rising costs of scrap metal, especially copper, it’s no wonder that your outside heat pump or A/C’s condensing unit is considered a valuable item by burglars and thieves. Plus, since the unit is sitting out there beside your home, it’s hard for would-be rip-off artists to miss. Why Do AC Units and Heat Pumps Get…

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