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When the A/C Stops Cooling, Know What to Look For

With the main part of summer still ahead of us, you want to be comfortable in your air-conditioned home. However, what do you do if your A/C stops cooling? Before you pick up that phone and call an HVAC company to come look at your A/C, here are a few troubleshooting tips you can employ…

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A Geothermal System for Your Southwest Illinois Home: How Tax Credits Can Help

Updated 8/2019 If you’re considering replacing or adding a geothermal system to your home, you’re on the right track of energy savings and improved home comfort! Additionally, the federal government is offering a 30% tax credit on qualified geothermal system purchase and installation through 2019. After 2019, systems will still be eligible for a tax credit,…

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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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Corrosion in Your Water Heater: Here’s How to Prevent It

Your water heater is a significant investment in your Metro-East home. Learn how to find and prevent corrosion to keep it working at peak performance. Galvanic Corrosion When two different metals are in contact, an electrochemical process called galvanic corrosion can take place. In galvanic corrosion, one of the metals corrodes much faster than the…

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Make A Plan For Efficiency With An Energy Evaluation

Are you considering an energy evaluation but aren’t sure what you’ll get? This guide will tell you what you can expect and what an energy auditor will do. A professional energy evaluation is simply an assessment of how your home consumes energy and protects itself from energy losses. It involves testing to see how efficiently…

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Analyzing Ductwork Problems: Rule Out What It Isn’t

There are numerous ways ductwork can detract from the efficiency of your central heating and cooling system. If you suspect your system isn’t performing up to its full potential, you may want to examine your ducts for problems, or better yet, have them inspected by a trusted professional. One of the most common problems is…

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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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Don’t Forget Yearly HVAC Maintenance

If your heating and cooling systems work to keep your home comfortable, you may be under the impression that HVAC maintenance is unnecessary. However, ensuring that your cooling and heating systems are maintained can save you money and extend the life of your equipment. Here are the most important reasons to invest in yearly HVAC…

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