Does My Ductwork Need to be Sealed?

1/24/19 10:30 AM Chris Long

Is there a room in your house that never feels comfortable?

Are you summer and winter energy bills unusually high?

Does it feel like there isn’t enough air coming out of your vents?

These are all signs that your ductwork could be leaking air. And this isn’t something to take lightly. Your air ducts are a crucial part of your home, and if they’re badly sealed, you’re probably losing money and receiving insufficient heating and cooling.

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Why a Space Heater May Not Be Your Best Option

1/17/19 10:30 AM Chris Long

It’s a snowy day, and it feels like your heating system just isn’t doing its job. (Maybe it’s time to rethink your choice in home heating contractors.)

So you head to the garage to break out the space heater. Your warm, dependable, potentially dangerous space heater.

It’s true. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, space heaters cause roughly 25,000 house fires each year, typically because someone keeps their heater too close to bedding, curtains or furniture with upholstery.

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What Steps Should I Take When My Heater Stops Working

1/10/19 10:30 AM Chris Long

You wake up one morning to an unusually cold bedroom.

You come home from work and find that it isn’t much warmer inside than it is outside.

You walk into your living room and realize it feels much hotter than any other part of your home.

Whatever the scenario, it all leads to the same conclusion: your heater isn’t working.

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All About the AccuClean Whole Home Air Filtration System

1/3/19 10:30 AM Chris Long

Meet Jerry. He’s the type of guy who lives by the credo “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” Everything in his home is well-ordered and spotless, not a dirty dish in the sink or a smudge on the windows.

You might know a Jerry. Maybe you are a Jerry. And there’s something to be said for living in a clean, orderly environment.

However, there’s only so much we can do when it comes to cleaning the air in our home. It’s one thing to dust and polish our counters, but how do we clean what we can’t see?

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3 Ways to Tell If Your Heater is Energy Efficient

12/27/18 10:30 AM Chris Long

There are many things you can do to lower your energy bills in winter:

  • Turning your thermostat down and wearing a sweater
  • Installing weather stripping to prevent drafts
  • Opening your curtains to let sunlight heat your home

But perhaps the most important thing you do to keep your heating costs down is to make sure you have an energy-efficient heating system.

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5 Common Furnace Repair Problems and How to Remedy Them

12/20/18 10:30 AM Chris Long

Even if we have a mild winter ahead of us, you’ll still need your furnace to get through the next few months. And the last thing you’ll want to do is wake up one day to a furnace that’s blowing cold air, or just not blowing at all.

Here are five of the most common HVAC repair issues your furnace might face this winter, and how to deal with them.

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Staying Warm If You Lose Heat in the Winter

12/13/18 11:39 AM Chris Long

It’s a bitter cold night in January, and you’re in the middle of a vicious winter storm. It’s the type of blizzard your kids will tell their kids about someday.

“It was the worst storm anyone could remember. There was so much snow, schools were shut down for two weeks. The state closed off all the highways, no one could get to work. Then, in the middle of it all, our gas furnace stopped working.”

If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to schedule furnace service right away and soon enjoy the comforts of a properly heated home.

But if you find yourself having to wait for someone to fix your heating system, here are some things you can do to stay warm in the meantime.

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Protecting Your Outdoor AC Unit in Winter

12/6/18 11:46 AM Chris Long

The official start of winter is just two weeks away, but we’ve already seen some snowfall here in eastern Pennsylvania.

Before winter begins in earnest, you might want to start thinking about protecting your outdoor air conditioning unit from wintry weather.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of things you should do before snow begins to fall.

What do I need to do to protect my outdoor AC unit?

You can keep your outdoor air conditioning unit operating at its best in a few simple steps:

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