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Jan 19, 2022 4:40:20 PM by Julie Murray - 0 comments

8 Ways to Keep Bugs Out of Your HVAC System

The inside of your home can be a very tempting place for bugs and pests to seek refuge when winter temperatures drop or summer heat swelters. Unfortunately, that includes your HVAC system. Bugs can work their way in from your outdoor unit and into your ductwork, then all throughout your home. Once they make their way in, they can invade your space, track in dirt and germs, and wreak havoc on your system and home.
 

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Jan 17, 2022 4:59:58 PM by Julie Murray - 0 comments

10 Tips to Beat the Freeze

With winter officially here, it's time for cold weather home maintenance. Here are some easy, helpful tips and DIY tricks that can not only save you on your heating bill but also on your long-term expenses down the road.
 
 

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Jan 11, 2022 4:53:03 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

The Importance of the Whistle/Vent Pipe on Your Oil Tank

How does the whistle on your oil tank work, and what does it have to do with getting your tank filled? We will explain these answers so that you know exactly how we fill your tank during an oil delivery.
 

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Jan 7, 2022 1:48:49 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

White House Distributes Additional Funds for Home Heating Costs

The Biden administration is starting off the new year by distributing an additional $4.5 billon in funds to assist low-income Americans with home heating costs. The funding -- released Friday, January 7, 2022 -- is part of last year's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Coronavirus relief package. As we deal with another winter plagued by COVID-19 scares, homeowners are still struggling with absurdly high heating costs.
 

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Jan 5, 2022 4:46:04 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

Single-Speed Versus Multi-Speed Versus Variable-Speed Gas Furnaces

When choosing the right gas furnace for your home heating needs, you'll want to consider a few different aspects. Once you've understood how a gas furnace works, you will know that one important component is the blower motor, which pushes the heated air through the vents and around your home.
 

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Jan 3, 2022 2:23:25 PM by Lauren Mangano - 1 comment

How to Best Prepare for an In-Home HVAC Consultation

Deciding on a new HVAC system for your home can be daunting. But scheduling an in-home consultation with your local contractor is the best way to get a professional opinion on the right options. Whether you are putting in a completely new, whole-home system, upgrading your current system, or just adding on to it, your contractor will need to consider a number of important factors. 
 

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Dec 29, 2021 1:31:50 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

9 Mistakes You're Making Around the House This Winter

There are several things most of us to do each winter to prep for the cold. We dust off our coats, maybe buy a new snow shovel, or even switch to car tires that are equipped for the weather. These are all important, yes, but how often do we think about what we're checking inside the home?
 
Here are nine mistakes you might be making around the house each winter and, of course, how to fix them.
 

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Dec 21, 2021 3:53:39 PM by Julie Murray - 0 comments

Why You Shouldn't Close Vents in Unused Rooms

It may sound like a good idea to close vents in rooms that you aren’t using but in actuality, it may be causing more harm to your system than good. Here are a few reasons to keep them open for maximum comfort and safety.
 

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Dec 15, 2021 2:59:08 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

Gas Heater Safety Tips

Natural gas explosion kills seven. Mother, daughter perish in house explosion and fire. Woman dies in house fire ignited by natural gas explosion. Man dies in home when leaking gas ignites. Five dead after natural gas explosion. 
 
These are just some of many headlines from recent years detailing dangerous gas-related incidents across several states, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.
 

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Dec 3, 2021 5:04:38 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

Single-Stage Versus Two-Stage Versus Modulating Gas Furnaces

Replacing your home's gas furnace means you have to decide between several brands and types of furnaces. When it comes to temperature control, efficiency, and price, you'll have to consider three main options: single-stage, two-stage, and modulating (multi-stage).
 
We'll go over what the difference is between the three, and the pros and cons of each so that you can understand what's better for your home.
 

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