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How Do I Know What Size Air Conditioner I Need For My House?

When buying a new air conditioning system, it must be an appropriate size to handle your cooling needs. But how do you determine the right size of AC unit you need to efficiently cool your home? How Air Conditioner Sizes are Measured First, let’s look at how air conditioner sizes are determined. An AC unit’s…
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How to Test for Hard Water

If you’re seeing spots on your dishes when you pull them out of the dishwasher or your soap doesn’t lather properly, there’s a good chance you have hard water in your home. Sometimes, the signs of hard water will be obvious: you’ll see the telltale scaly white build-up in your sinks and appliances. But if…

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2022 Beginner’s Guide to Smart Home Technology: Products and Tips

These days, smart technology is everywhere. You can get smart versions of just about anything, from your front door to your cooking appliances to your HVAC equipment. If you’re thinking about investing in some smart home technology, this guide will help you get started. What Is a Smart Home? A smart home is a home…

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Do I Need a Water Softener?

Water hardness is a key characteristic of water quality. While hard water has no serious health effects, soft water is easier on your pipes, appliances, clothes, skin and hair. For these reasons, if the water in your home is naturally hard, you’ll probably want to invest in a water softening solution. What Is Hard Water?…

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Renovating a Kitchen: Tips and Considerations

The kitchen is often considered the “heart” of a home. But if your kitchen is cramped, dark, not very functional or just not to your taste, it can be hard to truly feel at home in it. Sometimes a quick fix is all you need, such as painting the cabinets or upgrading the appliances. In…

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Electrical Safety Tips for Decorating Your Home for the Holidays

The holiday season should be bright and festive, but all those lights and decorations you put up to make things merry can represent extra fire hazards in and around your home. Fortunately, there are a few simple holiday safety tips you can take to minimize your risk — and keep you and your family safe.…

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Smart HVAC Systems Deliver Peace of Mind Between Annual Inspections

Regular maintenance and inspections are important in many aspects of your life. Think of your car’s scheduled tune-ups. Your annual physical. Or your twice-a-year visits to the dentist.  It’s the same for your home comfort systems. Your furnaces and air conditioners are some of the most complicated and expensive pieces of equipment in your home,…

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14 Energy Saving Tips to Boost Efficiency at Home

Why Save Energy? Homeowners are often looking for ways to save money and the environment, and one way to do this is by cutting down unnecessary energy use. By updating or changing the way you use your home appliances, you can increase your home’s efficiency, protect the environment, and save on your annual utility bills…

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10 Easy Ways to Troubleshoot Common Central AC Problems

There are few things more frustrating than your air conditioning unit not working at the peak of summer heat. Without a functioning AC unit, your home becomes uncomfortable and your energy bills can spike. If your unit isn’t keeping you cool, try these 10 troubleshooting tips to get it back up and running before calling…