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Surge Protectors: A Simple Strip That Can Save You Energy and Money

When most people think of surge protectors, the protection of electronic equipment such as computers, televisions and video game systems comes to mind. Although surge protectors prevent damage to these devices, they can also protect your home’s HVAC equipment from damage as a result of power surges. The Instability of the Electrical Grid There has…

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Summertime Energy-Saving Myths: Don’t Believe Them

In an effort to lower cooling costs in the summer, many homeowners follow misguided advice that actually ends up using more energy. Here are some of the most common energy-saving myths and what you should do instead to save money this season. Turning down the thermostat real low will cool the home faster. While at…

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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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Energy-Saving Tips That Will Give You a Raise During the Holidays

You were able to keep your energy use down during the summer. Now here’s some energy-saving tips to keep the bills low during the holiday season. Have your furnace inspected. An HVAC professional can identify signs that your furnace is not working optimally, and take various routine steps to make sure it’s operating as efficiently and…

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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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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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Landscaping Helps Improve Your HVAC System’s Efficiency

While the connection between landscaping and the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling system may not be obvious, enough studies on the subject have been conducted to confirm a relationship between the two. In the blazing heat and humidity of a southwest Illinois summer, it just makes good sense to make things a little…

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Don’t Let These Common A/C Problems Get You Down

Having A/C problems in your home can be a real inconvenience. When your A/C is on the fritz, your home becomes uncomfortable and you end up incurring an unwanted expense to fix the problems. Understanding the most common problems that occur with your air conditioner, their causes and their solutions can provide prompt detection and…

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Clogged Condensate Drain: Why It Happens and How to Deal With It

Your air conditioner works hard to keep you comfortable during the hot Metro-East summer, and breakdowns are common during the hotter months due to the constant operation of your system. One of the most common air conditioning problems is a clogged condensate drain. While preventive maintenance will go a long way toward keeping your air…

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