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Making Plans for a Summer Vacation? Don’t Forget to Program the A/C

You’ve worked hard to earn your summer vacation. When you’re heading out on vacation this summer, don’t forget to program your air conditioner before you leave. You have a programmable thermostat; take advantage of it. Here are some tips to make sure that your house stays safe and secure while you enjoy your time away from…

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Furnace On Its Last Leg? When To Repair Or Replace

If you own a home, it’s likely that you’ll experience a broken furnace at some point. When your furnace does break, you’ll be faced with a challenging question. Is it better to replace or repair? There’s no hard and fast rule in the furnace repair or replace dilemma. Every furnace issue is unique. However, there…

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HEPA Filters Can Help Allergy Sufferers, but Is It the Right Choice for Your Home?

HEPA filters have been getting a lot of buzz lately, especially with marketing directed toward families whose members suffering from allergies, asthma or other breathing disorders. However, consideration should be given before employing their use. Filters made for residential HVAC use come in various types, each carrying a specific rating on the MERV scale. MERV, which…

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Ready for a Zoning System? Some Questions That Can Help You Decide

Are you experiencing comfort issues in your Alton, Glen Carbon or Hamel home? Are you finding it difficult to keep all areas of your home comfortable? You don’t have to suffer any long: a zoning system may be the perfect solution for your home and family. With a traditional system, you have one thermostat that’s…

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When Your Heat Pump Ices Over, Here’s What to Do

When the temperature gets cold, it’s good to know that your heat pump will keep your family warm. Unfortunately, sometimes the heat pump’s outside unit (the compressor/condenser) may become encased in ice, inhibiting the heat-exchange process and reducing heating efficiency, or potentially shutting down the heat pump altogether. Unless the problem is a mechanical malfunction,…

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5 Boiler Troubleshooting Tips To Help Keep Your Cool

When your boiler isn’t working properly, it may make you a little hot-tempered. But before you blow your stack, first address these common problems by doing a little boiler troubleshooting. The answer may be easier than you think. Thermostat. The tiny control on your wall may cause your big boiler not to perform up to…

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How a Zoning System Can Benefit Your Collinsville Area Home

The typical home has an HVAC system that is controlled by one thermostat, which makes it quite difficult to maintain whole-house comfort, even temperatures and reasonable energy bills. If this sounds familiar to you, read on to see if a zoning system can solve these issues in your Collinsville area home. Zoning System Benefits It’s…

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