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A/C Features You’ll Want to Consider for Your Next System

Residential air conditioning has changed a lot in recent years. There are many new features available and new air conditioners are much more efficient than they used to be. Central air conditioners can last for up to 20 years, so you’ll want to be sure to consider all the new A/C features available when deciding on your…

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Your Oversized Air Conditioner: When Bigger Isn’t Better

When you’re having a new air conditioner installed, there is much to consider including the brand, price and size you want for your home. However, you should not fall into the trap of thinking that bigger is better. In fact, oversized air conditioners can cost you more both upfront and in the long run. This is…

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Get Ready for Your Furnace Inspection

An annual furnace inspection should be conducted by a qualified technician every year before winter hits Southwest Illinois. The manufacturer’s warranty may require an annual tune-up for safety and to prevent unnecessary heat loss as part of the unit’s guarantee. A qualified heating technician can help homeowners in Alton, Troy and other neighboring communities with inspection…

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Geothermal Myths That Need to Be Debunked

Are you interested in making the energy-saving and greener switch to a geothermal heat pump system? If so, you’ll want to separate the truth from various geothermal myths floating around. But first a quick overview of geothermal heating and cooling. A geothermal HVAC system uses the constant temperature of the earth to both heat and cool…

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Before Hiring A Contractor, Check With NATE

When it comes to home repairs, you want to make sure that the job is done right, by a contractor who’s knowledgeable of the latest in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) techniques. To help you make the right choice, you need to turn to NATE. What’s NATE? NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence,…

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Home Too Humid? Consider a Whole-House Solution

Is your Glen Carbon or Alton home too humid? Controlling humidity levels can prove a challenge for any household. However, having balanced humidity not only provides a more comfortable living space, but also prevents moisture build-up, which can lead to major homeowner problems such as mold growth and damage to carpets, wooden furniture and leather…

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ACCA Membership: A Clue Your HVAC Contractor Is a Pro

When you see the logo identifying ACCA membership, you already know a great deal about the HVAC contractor coming to your home to install or service your heating and cooling equipment. Unfortunately, almost anyone can claim to be a “contractor” with just a business card and a website to show for it. Membership in the…

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The Blower Door Test: An Essential Part of Your Expert Home Energy Audit

If you’re having a home energy audit conducted, a blower door test likely will be an important part of this home assessment. This test will establish how airtight your Hamel, Illinois home is. This means that you can identify places where warm air can leak into your interior from the outside in the summer and…

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Still Time to Use Tax Credits for Efficient Equipment, but Not for Long

This year, fall’s cooler weather doesn’t just signal that it’s time for yearly fall maintenance on your heating and cooling systems or for you to check your insulation. This autumn is also a good time to take note that there’s not much time left to take advantage of federal tax credits for the purchase of efficient heating…

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