Winter HVAC Preventive Maintenance Tips

Winter HVAC Preventive Maintenance Tips
The winter season is here, which can only mean one thing; now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for the harsh, frigid winter season. Is your heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system ready for the cold weather? As a home owner, it is better to find out now than after we are in the cold grip of winter, especially when you consider that heating demands account for 33%...
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Spring Seasonal Clean and Check

Spring Seasonal Clean and Check
Spring is in the air!  In St. Louis that means two things; Cardinals Baseball is almost here, and it’s time to get your home air conditioner ready for summer.  Your system has been sitting idle for 6 months, but it won’t be long until you are relying on it around the clock.  Checking your air conditioner early can help you discover any problems that it may have, and it’s much better to find them i...
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When should I replace my Heating and Cooling Equipment?

When should I replace my Heating and Cooling Equipment?
When should I replace my Heating and Cooling Equipment? Here are some of the signs that it may be time to consider replacing your heating and cooling equipment. Consider replacing if: You require frequent costly repairs Older equipment becomes less efficient with age. Your furnace is more than 15 years old. Energy Star qualified equipment can save you up to 50% on heating costs. ...
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The Scoop on Programmable Thermostats

The Scoop on Programmable Thermostats
Everyone knows that turning your heating and cooling equipment off when you are not home is a great way to save money. However, sometimes turning it off is not always a viable option.  With the extreme temperatures in the Midwest, turning your air conditioner off on a hot summer day could cause extreme discomfort upon returning home after a long day on the job.  Additionally, turning your furna...
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Why does my air conditioner (fill in the blank) ?

Why does my air conditioner (fill in the blank) ?
Hot summer days here in St. Louis probably means that your air conditioner is getting a lot of use. As with any piece of machinery, things may not always function as intended. We took to Google to see what people were searching for the most in terms of their air conditioner, and answered the top five questions for you right here! Why does my air conditioner… Run when the heat is on? There are t...
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Clean Air Month

Clean Air Month
What does the Clean Air Act and Clean Air Month have to do with you? Well if you are old enough to remember smog in major cities in the 60’s and 70’s then you know there has been a change in our environment, both good and bad. For those few who were alive in the 1930’s the burning of coal for heating was very prevalent… this resulted in terrible smog situations where streetlights needed to be a...
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Fix a Leak Week

Fix a Leak Week
All leaks in any part of your pluming system whether clean water or sanitary wastes are damaging to your home, possibly unhealthy and a waste of resources. If drain lines are leaking they are both a health and structural hazard. Typically these types of leaks are best left to an experienced person to repair. These leaks can be manifested by anything from dampness and discoloration to line break...
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