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A home backup generator, also called a standby generator, powers your home in case of a power outage. With hurricane season fast approaching on the east coast, the time to consider a home generator is now. Almost 50% of power outages are caused by severe weather. You still have time to explore which generator models would be best for your home before supplies run low and a major storm is bearing down on the coast.…
Saturday, 01 May 2021 03:46

Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

With smart appliances and home devices being so popular, you might have wondered if a smart thermostat is really worth the investment for your home. There are many benefits of a smart thermostat for your home. Let's take a look at a few of those benefits.    1. Adjust the temperature of your home from anywhere - Smart thermostats have corresponding apps for your smart phone that allow you to check in on your home…
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 15:16

Is a Zoned System Right for Your Home?

  The goal of a zoned system is to accurately control the temperature for each room or zone while also reducing total energy use and reducing cost. Zoned systems are a good idea when you have unoccupied rooms or when you experience a temperature imbalance in your home such as hot spots or cold spots. A zoned system is an investment, especially for existing homes that need to be retrofitted with the proper equipment so…
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 15:06

Preparing Your HVAC for Spring and Summer

  Spring is here and summer is right around the corner, along with the heat and humidity. You'll want to take steps now to prepare your HVAC for spring and summer to make sure you are cool and comfortable all season long.    1. Check your outside unit - Check your outside unit for leaves, grasses, twigs, branches and any other debris that could potentially block the proper operation of the unit. Also make sure…
Energy Star products are certified to meet strict guidelines and standards for energy efficiency set by the EPA. There are additional things you can do to make the most of the energy efficiency and get the best bang for your buck out of your investment in your HVAC. Here's how to make the most of your Energy Star HVAC System.    1. Install a programmable thermostat - A programmable thermostat allows you to set your…
Thursday, 25 February 2021 11:24

The Benefits of an Air Purification System

The air inside your home can be 5-10 times more polluted than the air outside your home. Air-tight construction practices meant to increase efficiency and prevent heat loss trap air inside the home where pollutants circulate at concentrated levels. Let's explore the benefits of an air purification system for your home.    1. Reduce asthma symptoms and attacks - Air purification removes common asthma triggers, including dust, dirt, household cleaner fumes, paint fumes, VOCs from…
Sunday, 31 January 2021 17:21

Signs Your Heat Pump Needs a Tune Up

There are several signs you might notice that let you know it's time for a heat pump tune up, repair or replacement. Let's take a look.    1. Strange smells - Strange smells are a sign of a problem. Different smells can indicate different problems. For example, a burning oil smell often indicates a worn out belt in your heat pump. A damp or musty odor can indicate that mold growth is happening inside the…
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