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Should my furnace be serviced before winter?

A question we are often asked is, “Should I get my furnace serviced?” Like all mechanical items, preventative maintenance is the best way to lengthen the life of the equipment.  The same can be said for heating systems.  Whether you … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Battery Backup Sump Pump?

With the spring rains, many homeowners start thinking about whether they should have a backup plan in case their sump pump fails.  A flooded basement is not on anyone’s wishlist. Thunderstorms are likely to cause power outages as well as … Continue reading

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Furnace – Repair or Replace?

If your furnace fails, there are a few simple things that you can check before you call a professional technician. -Check the furnace filter.  A clogged filter can diminish air flow, and can cause too much heat, tripping the limit/safety … Continue reading

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A Remote Control for your Furnace

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a remote control for your furnace and air conditioner?  Even better, wouldn’t it be nice to have that remote work no matter how far away you are from home? Good news!  The technology is … Continue reading

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Heating Season Checklist

Here are a few things to do before winter comes: Change your furnace filter.  This is one of the simplest, yet most effective maintenance items on your heating system. Switch the damper on your humidifier from the summer setting to … Continue reading

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Fall Plumbing Checklist

Things to do this fall: Disconnect your garden hose from the outside faucets.  Freezing weather will cause damage to the faucet if the hose is attached.  Turn shut-off valves off for outside faucets. Check sump pump operation.  Add enough water … Continue reading

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I Want a Bigger Air Conditioner

Sometimes when replacing air conditioners, we get requests to price a larger unit than the previous system.  This is appropriate in some cases, such as when square footage has been added to the house, or if several large shade trees … Continue reading

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