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Tight Ductwork: Crucial for Your Home’s Efficiency

Winter has its grip on southwest Illinois, and you want to make sure the ductwork in your home is functioning properly. You do not want to discover problems with your heating system when the temperature dips below zero. The Importance of a Healthy Ductwork System Your heating/cooling system works to circulate conditioned air throughout your…

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Installing a New HVAC System? Tips for Properly Sizing the Furnace

When you’re getting ready to replace your home’s central heating system, it’s critical that you take the steps for sizing the furnace accurately. HVAC contractors use special load calculation software to start this process. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s Manual J is considered the industry standard when it comes to determining proper furnace size.…

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Top 5 Energy Sappers and What To Do About Them This Winter

Achieving a comfortable indoor temperature in the winter can be a balancing act between your household finances and building a good buffer against the chilly temperatures outside. This problem worsens if you are unaware of the energy and heated air that may be literally leaking away from your home. Energy Sappers Hurt Your Hip Pocket…

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Our Whole-House Energy Savings Ideas Just For Metro-East Homeowners

Energy savings is at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds today, fueled by job loss, the economic climate, and rising prices. In general, people are looking for lots of different ways to cut costs, and saving energy is one good way to spend less. Because heating and cooling costs, and energy use in…

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Air Filter Replacement Should Be On Your Winter List of To-Dos

If it’s been a while since you changed your forced-air heating and cooling system’s air filter, it’s time to remedy that situation right away. Air filter replacement is one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to keep your furnace performing at peak capacity. Here’s a brief overview of air filter replacement and what it means…

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Getting A Radiant System? Great — But Do Your Homework

Making the decision to switch to radiant heating can be a money-saving addition to your renovation project. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly, as there are things about these systems that need to be taken into account before installation. Knowing what to look for and expect can prevent surprises along the way, and…

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ERVs Give You a Breath of Fresh Air with Minimal Energy Loss

During the winter months, most homeowners are concerned with keeping the cold air out and the warm air inside. Sealing air leaks and having adequate insulation do go a long way toward maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home. But these things can also prevent you from getting the adequate fresh air needed to maintain a…

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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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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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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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