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Generator Installation Tips This Spring

March 14th, 2017

Spring is here, and with it comes increased thunderstorms and other inclement weather. We have excellent civic electrical grids in the area, but Mother Nature always has the final word. A whole-house generator could be the perfect way to protect your home: providing power to vital appliances like your refrigerator and helping you stay connected to the world until the crisis has passed. Now is an excellent time to get one installed in your home, before the spring goes too much farther. Before you do, however, here’s a quick list of tips to help the process go smoothly.

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Indoor Air Quality Products to Help Your Home

March 13th, 2017

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Most homeowners rightfully think of their heating and air conditioning systems as a way of keeping comfortable throughout the year. Your HVAC system is a vital part of your household and regulating the temperature is a matter of health and safety as well as comfort. But it’s not the only factor that goes into your home’s comfort levels.

Indoor air quality plays a huge role too, whether it’s the humidity levels, the amount of dust in the air or the presence of germs and other bacteria. With the weather warming and our heating systems slowly being turned off until next year, now is a terrific time to evaluate your HVAC system and see if the inclusion of an indoor air quality product is worthwhile.

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Make Your Home Safe from Allergens

February 27th, 2017

Heating__dreamstime_xl_28529517_2-meSpring will be here in a few short weeks, and with warming temperatures come a host of pollen, dander, and other allergens in the air. This time of year can be very difficult for people suffering from allergies, and unfortunately, there’s little to be done about blooming flowers or similar contaminants. They come every year with the season.

The good news is that there are a host of products that can help clean your indoor air, making your home more comfortable and safer from allergens. If you think you might need some extra protection this spring, it would pay well to look into them.

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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

February 14th, 2017

Indoor air quality is important all year round, but it becomes especially important in the winter. Dry air breeds lots of dust and dirt, as well as encouraging the spread of colds and flu bugs. Luckily, there are steps you can take to keep your family healthy and happy by improving the quality of your indoor air.

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Stop Frozen Pipes Before They Stop You

February 13th, 2017

Plumbing_dreamstime_xl_31355666-meWinter contains its share of hazards for your home, and your plumbing system ranks among the more vulnerable systems when the temperatures drop. Frozen pipes, in particular, are a serious problem this time of year, and we receive numerous calls to treat them — or repair the damage they cause — every season.

We believe in providing prompt repair service, but we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. By knowing how to stop frozen pipes, you can save yourself a great deal of time and effort.

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How Does Ultraviolet Light Make Your Household Healthier?

January 30th, 2017

With winter here in Bryn Mawr, PA, you’ve likely had to deal with a round or two of winter colds by now. No one likes to get sick and when the snows fall, it can feel like it’s happening to your home every week. Luckily, you can do more to stop it than just stock up on chicken soup and make sure everyone’s dressed warmly. Ultraviolet lights can make a potent weapon in your fight against winter illness. You just need a trained HVAC professional to lend a hand.

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How Can You Tell If a Ductless System is Right for You?

January 17th, 2017

If you’re looking for a new HVAC system, now is the time to do it. And if you haven’t been happy with a traditional centralized system, or your home can’t support one, then it pays to look into ductless options. They get rid of the need for the traditional centralized system in favor of a number of smaller separate units, each charged with heating a single room or section.

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Trenchless Pipe Replacement Makes Winter Repairs Easier

January 16th, 2017

Cold winters used to cause quite a bit of trouble with water line and sewer line issues here in Wayne, PA. They still do, to a certain extent — winters here are never a cake walk — but recent advances in technology have made such situations a lot easier to manage. More specifically, trenchless technology makes emergency pipe repairs a whole lot easier, even when winter temperatures don’t accommodate.

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What Does AFUE Stand for?

January 10th, 2017

AFUE is a rating system used for new heating equipment. It stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, and along with the overall power output, it is the number you need to pay the closest attention to when purchasing a new heater.

This is particularly important now, when winter has come to Havertown, PA, and homes need heating every day. If your system suffers a breakdown now, you need to move quickly to get it replaced. Here’s why we think you should never move so fast as to overlook the AFUE rating.

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What to Do Before Calling for Heating Repair

January 2nd, 2017

If your heating system breaks down in the middle of winter, it can trigger a serious panic attack. Cold weather means you need reliable heating to make your house safe and comfortable for your family. If the heater won’t turn on, you need to get it fixed quickly.

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