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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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A Geothermal System for Your Southwest Illinois Home: How Tax Credits Can Help

Updated 8/2019 If you’re considering replacing or adding a geothermal system to your home, you’re on the right track of energy savings and improved home comfort! Additionally, the federal government is offering a 30% tax credit on qualified geothermal system purchase and installation through 2019. After 2019, systems will still be eligible for a tax credit,…

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Is Aging Ductwork Altering the HVAC Efficiency of Your Staunton Home?

How long ago was the ductwork in your home installed? Unless you built the home yourself, you may not know. The fact is that many homes contain the original ductwork that was installed when the house was built. That means that if your home was built in 1960, your ductwork might be over 50 years…

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A Variable Speed Furnace Provides 3 Significant Benefits to Troy Homeowners

There comes a time when you need to replace your furnace, and with the cold weather setting in, many Metro East homeowners have come to the same conclusion. Fortunately, homeowners can now save money, enjoy better air quality, and have more control over the temperature in their homes thanks to the variable speed furnace. How…

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