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Using Thermal Imaging to Find Cooling and Plumbing Problems

Posted on: January 5, 2017

For years professionals have used advanced thermal imaging cameras to identify problems with pipes, ductwork, insulation and other systems in the home. Thermal imaging works by converting infrared light into an visible image on a video screen called a thermogram. Temperature differences are easily seen as a range of warm and cool colors. Aim a […]

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Will Closing Vents In Unoccupied Rooms Save Energy?

Posted on: January 3, 2017

Many homes have rooms that go unoccupied for long periods of time. Guest rooms, bedrooms and basements make up a large percentage of the air volume in the average home. So it seems like a simple question: if the room is unused, why not close the air registers to save energy? The reality is that […]

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What are the Advantages of Mini-Split Cooling Systems?

Posted on: December 15, 2016

Even if your home has central cooling, ductless mini-split heating may be a good option in certain situations. A mini-split system consists of a small air handler in each room, usually installed into the wall near the ceiling. A small conduit connects a condenser outside the home to all of the indoor air handlers. When […]

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When Should You Consider Duct Cleaning?

Posted on: December 13, 2016

If you have ever removed a cover on an air register you may have noticed how dirty the inside of air ducts can be. One of the best ways to keep your air ducts clean is to replace your air filter regularly. When filters become clogged they allow dust to pass through them into your […]

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Are Leaky AC Ducts Costing You Money?

Posted on: December 8, 2016

Did you know that nearly 40 percent of the conditioned air from your central air conditioner may not be making it to the spaces in the home that it is supposed to reach? The main culprit is often leaking air ducts, and it can cause some rooms to feel stuffy and uncomfortable while the AC seems to run longer than […]

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Learning Thermostats – The Future of Home Comfort

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Learning Thermostats, or smart thermostats, have been around for a while now, and they keep getting smarter. Here are some of the features you will find that can help keep your home more comfortable while also reducing your energy usage. Learns your routine. Built-in sensors track activity in the home and use algorithms a custom, auto-adjusting […]

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How Do Electrostatic Air Filters Work?

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Electrostatic air filters are made of multiple layers of vented metal. As the air passes through the layers, the molecules become positively charged by the friction between the air and the filter. This positive charge causes dirt particles in the air to cling to the metal surfaces of the filter, preventing most dirt from passing […]

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How Do Electrostatic Air Filters Work?

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Electrostatic air filters are made of multiple layers of vented metal. As the air passes through the layers, the molecules become positively charged by the friction between the air and the filter. This positive charge causes dirt particles in the air to cling to the metal surfaces of the filter, preventing most dirt from passing […]

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Signs It’s Time for a Refrigerant Recharge

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Today’s central air conditioners are designed to never leak coolant. In fact, the coolant in an air conditioner will often outlast the AC system itself. In rare cases, however, coolant may leak from a system and need a recharge – or more accurately, a refill. Leaks are often caused by some kind of damage to […]

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Is Your Thermostat In the Right Place?

Posted on: August 6, 2016

Finding the right location for your thermostat is important. An improperly placed thermostat will give you false readings, reducing comfort and wasting energy. To ensure your thermostat is in the right location, follow these simple rules: Avoid walls that receive direct sunlight Place the thermostat near the center of the home Place the thermostat on […]

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