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Heat Pumps – Not the Answer All the Time

by admin on December 9, 2011

So we’ve summarized what a heat pump is, and who can benefit the most, but is there any situation where a heat pump doesn’t make sense? Actually, yes there is.  The first thing we want to look at when inspecting a house for a potential heat pump installation is the location of the ductwork: Attic […]

All electric house? Propane? You need a heat pump!

by admin on November 28, 2011

In my last post, we talked about what a heat pump is and how it works.  Today we’ll discuss who can benefit the most from a heat pump. The first question to answer in deciding whether or not a heat pump is for you:  What type of fuel is used to heat your home? Electric […]

I’ve got a heat pump. Do you?

by admin on November 17, 2011

I love my heat pump.  It’s efficient.  It’s quiet.  It’s comfortable.  Yet many people don’t really know what a heat pump is.  I’ll be spending the next week or two trying to answer a few of the basic questions about heat pumps. To make it as simple as possible, a heat pump is a unit […]

To all the Veterans…Thank You

by admin on November 11, 2011

Today, November 11th, marks the day that we recognize and honor the Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.  The nation’s official ceremony will take place at Arlington National Cemetary, beginning at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and continuing inside the Memorial Amphitheater. Last fall I had the privilege of travelling to Washington DC for the […]

The Government is Changing our Industry Again – Forgive Me if I’m not Excited…

by admin on November 4, 2011

If you don’t like the government getting involved in small business, you might not want to read this post. Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE) finalized a ruling that sets different minimum efficiency standards for various regions of the country.  The DOE finalized the ruling despite the fact that Air Conditioning Contractors of America […]

Tips for your Heater Start-up

by admin on October 28, 2011

Chilly mornings mean it’s time to get your heater ready for another winter season.  With a few relatively simple steps, you can reduce your chances of having an emergency service call due to an unwanted heater repair. Step #1 – Change your filter The first step is actually something you should do every couple of […]

Has Your HVAC System Seen Better Days? Replace It Now, Before It Conks Out For Good

by admin on May 27, 2011

  Are you trying to decide if now is the time to look into replacing your existing HVAC system? In order to make your decision, you should take into consideration three factors: The efficiency of your system The cost of fuel The heating or cooling load of your home

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Why You Should Get Two Service Checks A Year, Not Just One

by admin on May 19, 2011

We walk into a room, touch a switch and the light comes on. We do it without thinking — until the bulb dies, and there’s no light. Unfortunately, we do the same with our heating and air. When the light goes out, it’s a simple matter to change the bulb. When the A/C goes out […]

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Suspect That Your Old HVAC System Is Making Your Breathing Problems Worse? Have Your Indoor Air Quality Evaluated

by admin on May 17, 2011

There are a number of pollutants that hide inside a home and cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Smoke from wood and tobacco products leaves odors. Wet or damp carpeting grows mold spores. Household cleaning products release harmful chemicals into the air. Gas stoves that are not properly adjusted can emit carbon monoxide. All of […]

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Buying A New HVAC System? Have A Qualified Contractor Evaluate Your Ductwork

by admin on May 14, 2011

If you’re considering upgrading your heating and air system, remember that its performance doesn’t end at the source. Well-maintained ductwork is key to delivering conditioned air from your A/C and furnace throughout your home. That’s why an experienced comfort consultant should check your existing ductwork before that upgrade.