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Why ENERGY STAR Approval Is Important

Posted by administr8tor - December 16, 2011 - Saving Money & Energy
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With so much concern lately about becoming more energy efficient in an effort to both benefit the environment as well as to save money, there can sometimes be some confusion about the best ways to accomplish both. That’s where ENERGY STAR comes in. You’ve probably noticed the ENERGY STAR logo on everything from appliances to […]

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Heat’s Off – Now What?

Posted by administr8tor - December 16, 2011 - Boilers, Maintenance & Prevention
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It’s the dead of winter and you are totally relying on your furnace to keep you warm and comfortable during the cold of the season. But what happens when you suddenly discover your furnace is not working? Chances are good it won’t happen at a convenient time, either — it’ll be most likely in the […]

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Keeping Your Water Pipes Warm All Winter Long

Posted by administr8tor - December 16, 2011 - Maintenance & Prevention, Uncategorized
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With winter upon us, it’s time to take a serious look at your water pipes. Frozen pipes during the cold season will cause an incredible amount of flooding if not found right away. That flooding in turn can cause substantial damage while also creating a perfect moist environment to encourage the growth of mold. Prior […]

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Defining The Air Around You

Posted by administr8tor - December 16, 2011 - Indoor Air Quality
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As temperatures drop, homes will start getting sealed up for the cold season to keep warm air indoors and the chill of the winter outside. Now, making sure the air inside is clean and breathable becomes even more of a priority than any other time of the year. You know you have a definite need […]

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Energy Efficiency and Home Comfort – How They Go Hand in Hand

Posted by administr8tor - October 27, 2011 - Air Conditioning, Home Comfort Systems, Saving Money & Energy
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With the economy struggling, coupled with growing environmental concerns, energy efficiency is a subject on a lot of people’s minds today. But what exactly constitutes an efficiently run energy apparatus? While the average homeowner may not readily know the exact designations of energy efficiency, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program is always […]

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Fall Allergies? IAQ Can Help.

Posted by administr8tor - October 27, 2011 - Indoor Air Quality
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Getting that irritable itchy and scratchy feeling that means it’s time again to break out the allergy medications? While many people think of the spring when they consider the most allergy-prone times of year, the fall also is a season where allergy sufferers are likely to experience higher discomfort. Autumn brings back common allergy sources […]

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Duct-Free Systems Offer Attractive Energy Efficiency

Posted by administr8tor - October 27, 2011 - Duct-Free
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Air conditioning ductwork can be big, bulky and noisy, making it unattractive and often a nuisance. In some cases, such as an installation in a historic landmark where the old-fashioned appearance needs to remain unscathed, the addition of unsightly ductwork is out of the question. The expense of the installation of a fully ducted system […]

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Saving the Ozone with R-410A

Posted by administr8tor - October 27, 2011 - Air Conditioning
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Protection of the earth’s ozone layer is, in the heat of the summer especially, a concern often on the minds of people today. Ozone-unfriendly chemicals and aerosols have been used for years without the knowledge of the damage they caused, ripping holes in the ozone and exposing us to harmful, unbuffered sunlight. But now we […]

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Get in the “Zone” for Maximum Comfort

Posted by administr8tor - October 27, 2011 - Zoning
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You don’t watch television with the family and sleep at the same time, so why heat or cool your living room and your bedroom at the same time? Zoning can maximize your comfort while saving money and energy by avoiding the waste of both in the heating and cooling, depending on the season, of areas […]

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To Replace – Or Not to Replace – Your Boiler

Posted by administr8tor - October 27, 2011 - Boilers
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Not feeling the comfort you used to enjoy in your home? Tired of getting startled awake by that noisy old clunker boiler? It might be time to search out a replacement. Making that kind of investment is, of course, not too be rushed into, so here are some pointers to help with that decision. First, […]

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