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Why You Should Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance ASAP

June 18th, 2018

AC-maintenanceSummer is here, which means that now is the time to schedule preventive air conditioning maintenance. If you haven’t done it yet, you should have it done as soon as possible. Far too many homeowners neglect this particular part of readying their home for summer, only to pay higher repair and operating costs later when their system doesn’t perform as well as it should under the strain. Let’s have a look at why air conditioning maintenance is such an important part of keeping your system healthy during the summer season.

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Do I Need a New Air Conditioner?

June 4th, 2018

air-conditioner-repairWe may be in June gloom right now, but the temperatures are going to start rising on a daily basis before too long. Is your current air conditioner up to the task of keeping your home cool over the next few months? If not, now is the time to make sure that you have a new one installed. If you’re not sure whether or not your air conditioner is up to the task of keeping your home cool throughout the summer season, have a look at the signs below to help you decide.

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What It Means When Your Air Conditioner Starts Making Strange Noises

May 21st, 2018

air-conditionerSummer is just about the last time that you want to have your air conditioner develop some sort of problem. It’s also the season when that’s most likely to happen. The added strain of operating for long hours every day increases the wear and tear on the system, making it more likely to develop a wide variety of issues as the season progresses. Hopefully, you have already scheduled professional maintenance to keep your air conditioner as healthy as possible during this coming season. Even if you have, however, you should still keep an eye out for warning signs that the system is in trouble. Let’s go over one of the most obvious signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs: odd noises.

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Why Now is an Ideal Time to Install a Solar Panel on Your Home

May 7th, 2018

solarSolar technology continues to make progress in leaps and bounds. Far from the novelty it once was, it is now a viable and efficient way to power your home. You can even take your home completely off the power grid, if you want to install enough solar panels to power it. If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to invest in solar panels for your home, you should take the leap and do it now. We’re in an ideal season for investing in solar panel systems. Read on to find out why.

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Keep an Eye Out for These AC Problems This Summer

April 23rd, 2018

air-conditioning-technicianThe weather is getting warmer, which means that now is the time to start cranking up your air conditioning system. It also means that for the next several months, your air conditioner will be more likely to develop some sort of problem than at any other time of year. The extra strain of operating for hours a day during the summer can create new issues in the system, and make old ones worse. So, while you’re using your air conditioner to keep cool, make sure you keep an eye out for these common air conditioning problems.

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Why Is My Furnace Not Heating Properly?

April 9th, 2018

Gas-FurnaceIt can be especially frustrating having a climate control system fail on you just when you need it the most. We may be getting closer to the warm summer months, but we still have some cooler days and nights to deal with until then. If your furnace isn’t heating as well as it should be, you should take a look below at some of the possible reasons why.

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Why Is My Furnace Not Heating Properly?

March 26th, 2018

furnace-techWe’re not quite out of the woods yet when it comes to cold weather, especially in the evenings. So now is a rather inconvenient time to have your furnace decide to stop heating properly. There are a number of different reasons why your furnace isn’t heating the way it should, some of which are easier to fix than others. We recommend that you call a professional to examine the system, rather than trying to fix it yourself. While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, however, have a look below at some of the most common reasons why your furnace may not be heating well.

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If You Want to Save Money on Home Energy Costs, Solar Is the Way to Go!

March 12th, 2018

solarIt’s tax season, which hopefully means that you’re getting a bit of relief from your returns in a little while. You may already have plans for that money. You may not. Regardless, might we make a recommendation? Why not turn that return into more money by installing a solar panel on your home? Solar technology continues to spike in popularity, and is providing massive savings to those homeowners who take advantage of it. If you’re looking to cut down on your monthly home operating costs, a solar panel is a great way to do it. Have a look below at how easy it is to start saving money with solar panel installation.

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How to Tell That You Need a New Commercial AC

February 26th, 2018

FanCooling season is not far off, despite the recent cold snap here and there. That means now is the proper time to make sure your commercial building is prepared for the coming summer heat. For many buildings, preventive maintenance and tune ups will be sufficient to get their systems ready. For some, however, the only way to make sure that they’re ready for the cooling season will be to replace their systems. If you’re not sure whether or not your commercial air conditioner is in need of replacement, have a look at the list below.

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How Often Do Solar Panels Require Maintenance?

February 12th, 2018

solarWith how popular solar panels are getting for homeowners across the country, a lot of people are starting to grapple with considerations they haven’t had to think about before. One of the most common questions we get from new owners of solar panel systems is “How often do I need to have a professional check the system?” If you’re one of those homeowners who wants to make sure that their new solar system investment is protected, read on.

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