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Manual J: Why Your Contractor Should Know It Chapter And Verse

When it comes to home heating and air conditioning equipment, size does matter. If you want to be comfortable in your own home, and spend as little as possible on your heating and cooling bills, you’ll want to have HVAC equipment that’s the perfect size for your needs. Improperly sized equipment can cause many problems,…

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Ready for a Zoning System? Some Questions That Can Help You Decide

Are you experiencing comfort issues in your Alton, Glen Carbon or Hamel home? Are you finding it difficult to keep all areas of your home comfortable? You don’t have to suffer any long: a zoning system may be the perfect solution for your home and family. With a traditional system, you have one thermostat that’s…

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Your Ceiling Fans And Air Conditioner: Together, They Work Better

Want to save money on your summer air conditioning bills? Then put your ceiling fans to work. Ceiling fans might be an old technology, but they’re a technology that works. Just as a breeze outdoors can make the day feel colder – a phenomenon known as the wind-chill effect – a breeze indoors can make…

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Why a Higher-Efficiency Air Filter Is Worth Every Penny

Your home’s heating and cooling system relies on the air filter in order to run smoothly. While your system can likely accommodate a variety of filters with varying efficiency ratings, there are many advantages of choosing a higher-efficiency air filter. Benefits of a Higher-Efficiency Air Filter The most obvious benefit is that an air filter…

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Considering A Duct Sealing Project? You Won’t Be Disappointed

As a homeowner, you’ll always want to find ways to save money on your monthly energy bills. One way to realize energy savings is to have the ducts in your home sealed. Duct sealing is a cost-effective way to combat the high cost of heating and cooling your home. Why seal ducts? The ductwork in your…

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HEPA Filters Clear the Air, Along with Allergy-Ridden Sinuses

If you suffer from asthma, airborne allergies or other respiratory conditions, you might be surprised to learn that relief from your symptoms can be attained without a lot of extra fuss or cost. Your home can be the refuge you’ve been searching for, and all you may need is a HEPA filtration system. Understanding HEPA Filters…

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Air Filter Replacement Should Be On Your Winter List of To-Dos

If it’s been a while since you changed your forced-air heating and cooling system’s air filter, it’s time to remedy that situation right away. Air filter replacement is one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to keep your furnace performing at peak capacity. Here’s a brief overview of air filter replacement and what it means…

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UV Lights In Your HVAC System Combat Bioaerosols In Your Air

Don’t underestimate your options when it comes to destroying bioaerosols lurking in your home’s air. You’re not at their mercy with the power of UV lights installed alongside your HVAC system. Ultraviolet (UV) lights have long been used in hospitals and other “clean” environments to combat bacteria, viruses and mold. Now, residential systems give homeowners…

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