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How ERVs Exhaust Warm, Stale Air From Your Home

Energy-efficient homes nowadays are often well-sealed against air leakage. While this is good for energy efficiency, it can be bad for indoor air quality. There are many potential sources of air pollutants in your home. If fresh air is not occasionally circulated in, they can seriously degrade air quality. Of course, simply opening a window and…

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Your Rising Water Bills: 5 Ways to Lower Your Household Consumption

During the summer, you no doubt experience high water bills from increased use. These five suggestions can help you lower your household consumption immediately. By following these ideas, you can address rising water bills far into the future. Find and fix leaks. Checking faucets and showerheads can reveal places where you’re losing water and contributing to…

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Heat Pump in Your Collinsville Home

If you are considering installing a new heat pump in your Metro-East home, you should be aware of heat pump pros and cons. Here is what you need to know to make an informed decision about whether a heat pump is right for you: The Pros Energy efficiency – Heat pumps provide exceptionally efficient heating,…

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Troubleshooting and Maintenance Tips for Water Softeners

Water softeners improve the quality of your water by removing minerals suspended in the water. They can help improve your water’s taste, keep minerals from building up in your pipes, and make it easier to dissolve soap for bathing and washing dishes. Water softeners require regularly maintenance to keep them doing their job. If you’re…

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5 Tips for Choosing a Whole-House Humidifier

If your Metro East Illinois home was too dry and the air had little or no moisture this past winter, it may have caused more harm than simple discomfort. Low humidity can result in dry skin and increased allergic reactions, plus it can cause wood fixtures in your southwest Illinois home to split or crack over time. Use…

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Choosing an HVAC Contractor: How Does Yours Rate?

Choosing the right HVAC contractor can be quite a challenge. There are so many contractors that it can be very difficult to find a reliable professional HVAC contractor who’s best suited for your project needs. Some contractors claim to be professionals, but they are actually far from it in terms of having the right credentials.…

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Check Your Insulation for Fall

Americans spend a lot of money on energy to ensure comfortable living, especially during the cold of winter and heat of summer.  To get the most out of the money you spend on heating and cooling, it is important to have sufficient insulation. This will help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer…

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Protect Your HVAC System Investment with an Annual Maintenance Agreement

Hamel ∙ Greenville ∙ Highland ∙ Edwardsville ∙ Maryville ∙ Glen Carbon ∙ And Nearby Areas Annual maintenance agreements can help you save money on your utility bills. Just as with a car or other piece of equipment, the better you care for it, the longer it will last. Typical annual maintenance agreements cover two inspections—one for the air conditioner and one…

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Factors to Consider When Choosing an HVAC Contractor

Are you in the market for a new HVAC contractor and don’t know what questions to ask or the guidelines you should follow? To ensure that you’re not in the dark when making your decision, here are some factors to consider when choosing an HVAC contractor: Ask around – There’s a good chance that someone you…

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