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What To Expect From Your Duct-Cleaning Contractor

More and more homeowners in the Metro-East region are choosing to have their air ducts cleaned as a way to enhance indoor air quality. Over time, dust, pollen, other particles and sometimes mold can build up in ducts. These indoor and outdoor pollutants could negatively affect your health, and the health of your family. If…

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A Heat Pump Tuneup Can Extend the Life of Your Heating and Cooling System

Your heating and cooling system is designed to shield you from both bone-chilling winter weather and hot, humid summer temperatures year after year, with little or no complaint. The better it works, the less you think about it. Unfortunately, if neglected for too long, your heat pump will begin to lose efficiency, and you’ll start…

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Cleaning Your Ducts — When Should It Be An Option?

The air quality inside your home will play a major role in the health of you and your family members. One critical aspect of maintaining a healthy environment in your household is to keep your system’s ductwork clean and clear of debris, mold or pests. When dirt, dust, mold, pests or debris accumulate in your…

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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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HVAC Upgrade Recommended For Two-Story Additions

In many cases, it’s best to go with an HVAC upgrade when constructing a two-story addition. Work with your HVAC professional and home builder early in the process to assess the needs of the addition and your existing HVAC system, and then make the best decision for your comfort needs and to suit your budget.…

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Analyzing Ductwork Problems: Rule Out What It Isn’t

There are numerous ways ductwork can detract from the efficiency of your central heating and cooling system. If you suspect your system isn’t performing up to its full potential, you may want to examine your ducts for problems, or better yet, have them inspected by a trusted professional. One of the most common problems is…

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Try the Whole-House Approach With Your Home Comfort Systems

With winter around the corner, it’s time to take a look at your home comfort systems to make sure that you are getting the most out of them. Your entire house is an energy system with parts that depend on one another. If one part of your system is flawed, the others will suffer the…

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Closing Air Vents in Your Edwardsville Home? Think About This First

Closing air vents in a room in your home that’s seldom used during the winter in most cases will not save energy. This is surprising news for many people who may close off the forced-air heating vents to an unused spare bedroom, bathroom or storage area during the winter months in Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, and other parts…

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Use These Tips to Lower the Heating Bills of Your Greenville Home

Everyone in Southwest Illinois loves lower heating bills. Luckily there are many things you can do to make this happen. Follow some of these suggestions and leave extra money in your wallet this winter:  Service your heater.  Having your furnace, heat pump or whatever you use to heat your home tuned up, filters replaced, and…

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