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Heat Pump Air Conditioning: A Comfortable Way to Keep Cool

If you have been considering a heat pump to keep your home cool this summer, now’s a great time to understand how they work and how they can benefit your Metro-East home. Heat pumps are excellent appliances for energy efficient and effective cooling and heating your home. Basically, heat pumps work by the process of transferring heat, using the…

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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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Using a Geothermal Heat Pump to Handle the HVAC Needs of Your Alton Home

A geothermal heat pump is an energy-efficient, reliable system for heating and cooling your home. This system uses the earth’s natural temperatures for heating and cooling the house. When it’s time to replace your current system, geothermal should be on your list for consideration. How Does a Geothermal Heat Pump Work? Geothermal heat pumps rely…

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Use These Tips to Lower the Heating Bills of Your Greenville Home

Everyone in Southwest Illinois loves lower heating bills. Luckily there are many things you can do to make this happen. Follow some of these suggestions and leave extra money in your wallet this winter:  Service your heater.  Having your furnace, heat pump or whatever you use to heat your home tuned up, filters replaced, and…

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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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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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Is Your Programmable Thermostat Acting Up? Troubleshooting Tips to Try

Programmable thermostats allow you to program your heating and cooling system to operate at a reduced capacity when you’re away from home or asleep, which leads to lower energy bills. While most programmable thermostats work efficiently and reliably, problems can occur. Knowing what common issues to look for can resolve the issue without a call…

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How the Energy Star Most Efficient Label Can Benefit Your Alton Area Home

If you’re looking to upgrade your air conditioner, furnace or another appliance, the Energy Star Most Efficient designation is worth watching for. Whether you’re up in Alton or down south by Carbon Glen, Maryville, and Troy, it takes quality heating and cooling systems to deal with the highly variable Southwest Illinois climate. By looking for…

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Troubleshooting the A/C Noises in Your Edwardsville Home

After a long winter, dealing with the heat of Southwest Illinois summers can be just as challenging for a homeowner as months worth sub-zero temperatures. Having a well-functioning central air conditioner (A/C) is essential. If you can troubleshoot A/C noises, you can better address any problems, either yourself or by telling a professional technician what the problem seems to be. Most…

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