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Global Water Conservation: You Can Help!

March is the month of everything “green.” So today, we want to focus on how you and your family can do your part for the environment by conserving water!

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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Insulation: Know The Magic Number?

Warm air naturally flows to cool places, and it’s up to your hard-working HVAC system to get that warm air out of the house in the summer and bring it in during the winter. Insulation impedes air flow and takes a lot of the work load off your furnace or heat pump. R-value is a …

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Why Upgrading To High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Makes Sense, Even If Your Present System Isn’t All That Old

If you’re using an air conditioning system that is not that old, replacing it may be the last thing on your mind. However, even if your present system is fairly new, purchasing a high-efficiency air conditioner may be the smart thing to do. The efficiency of air conditioning systems have improved considerably in the past …

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What You Need To Know About Your Indoor Air Quality

Homes built in the last 30 years typically are wonders of technology. They’re sealed, insulated, wrapped and tightly fortified against the outside elements. This makes home comfort more affordable. Unfortunately, trapping our warm and cool air inside means we trap other things as well. Here are a few facts you may not know about your …

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Measure Your Energy Savings With A “Yardstick”

The concept of using a so-called “yardstick” to measure a home’s energy use was devised by Energy Star, a program created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. This measuring device was designed to reduce our nation’s consumption of nonrenewable energy sources, and while it’s not an actual yardstick, a lot …

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