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The Solution to Air Conditioning Issues – Get a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat for your air conditioning system is an excellent piece of equipment. It offers multiple advantages, and more and more people have been installing them over the last three years. However, a recent study published by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab revealed that nearly 90% of Americans rarely (or never) use their programmable thermostat because they don't know how to. Central Air Conditioning Units are Better with a Programmable Thermostat The average household spends thousands of dollars each year on energy bills. Did you know that almost half of that money… Read More

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Why Hiring Amateur HVAC Contractors Is a Bad Idea – 3 Mistakes They Make

Finding professional HVAC contractors has always been a tricky job. Granted, they're human, so they make mistakes. Some errors hurt the HVAC systems they install and maintain. Other mistakes hurt the customers. Of course, professional and experienced HVAC contractors have successful businesses with happy customers. Let's look at three of the biggest mistakes they make: 1. Amateur HVAC Contractors Tend to Rely on Outdated Knowledge "This is how I learned it so this is how it should be". Some HVAC technicians like to rely on things and rules that worked well in the past. But they… Read More

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3 DIY Maintenance Checklists for a Healthier HVAC in Southampton

There’s nothing like having a well-maintained HVAC in Southampton to keep you feeling fresh and comfortable all throughout the year! A highly efficient and clean HVAC in great running condition can give you the same benefits as those of a brand-new one without burning a hole in your pocket. And if you’ve just had a new one installed, it’s always good to be aware of DIY maintenance tips that you yourself can accomplish at home to ensure the long-lasting quality of your unit. Equipping Yourself with Basic DIY Know-How for a Healthier HVAC in Southampton How much do you actually… Read More

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Unexpected Tips To Keep Your HVAC Costs Down

Pennsylvania is home to all types of weather given its continental climate. Unlike those who simply bask in the constant sun and 70 degree weather of Southern California, for better or worse, there are definitely four distinct seasons. The most extreme of these, summer and winter, bring challenges to those who like to stay comfortable in and around our homes, which is why it is imperative to make sure your heating and cooling systems are running at peak efficiency for when the most inclement weather actually does visit your area. That might mean making some counterintuitive choices,… Read More

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Last Minute Tips To Get Your AC to Save You Money

Are your electricity bills astronomical in the summer? Do they seem to be getting higher and higher, for some reason? Does the air coming from your unit sometimes seem lack a timid cool breeze instead of a cold blast that you need to cool your house? There is no doubt about it, it can get stifling in Newtown, PA; air conditioning on some days is a must. But using the AC unit can definitely add up. Here are a few tips for how to solve the problem of super high AC bills while surviving the worst of the summer heat. Look for Opportunities to not Turn on your AC At night, when it… Read More

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The Cost Saving Benefits of an Eco-Friendly Heating and Cooling System in Bucks County

Today people are more aware of the enormous burden that heating and cooling systems have on the power grid systems. They are one of the most taxing of all household appliances and they result in higher energy bills and contribute enormously to greenhouse gas emissions. The good news is that there are environmentally friendly options for conventional heating and cooling methods, and more are being developed every day. The initial cost of eco-friendly heating and cooling systems may be higher than conventional systems, however, most people find that the benefits of these systems far… Read More

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Bucks County HVAC: How to Prepare Your Home for Winter Heating

The time has once again come to heed the Game of Thrones warning: “Winter is coming!” And in Bucks County that means it’s about to get very cold. Plunging temperatures and less daylight hours are looming, and it’s about time you started to get ready for evenings spent by the fire. Freezing temperatures often result in ridiculously high heating bills, as you pump away hoping to restore your house and body to non-arctic conditions. However, most people fail to realize that some very small changes could help you save a lot of cash on your heating bills during the winter. There… Read More

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3 Energy Efficient Ways To Heat an Older House

Managing to keep an energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system running is hard enough to begin with, but when you're living in an older house and you often struggle to keep it heated at all, making sure that you're following energy-efficient standards is exponentially more difficult. So if you're really trying to stay green this winter, but you don't want to ruin any of the character and uniqueness of your beloved aging home, here are three simple tips that might help you out: First, it's important to weatherize and insulate your house as much as possible. Old homes are… Read More

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Are You At Risk For Carbon Monoxide?

"Carbon monoxide" are two very scary words when they're put together like that. The problem is, most people know to be scared of carbon monoxide without really knowing why it's so dangerous or where it comes from. So let's just get the basic facts sorted out. What Exactly IS Carbon Monoxide? First off, it's not the same thing as carbon dioxide. A lot of people mix up these two gases -- after all, they do sound similar -- without realizing that one gas is typically harmless (carbon dioxide) and the other is extremely toxic and can cause death within minutes (carbon monoxide). Carbon… Read More

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Prepare Your Home for the Winter Air

As summer draws to a close, and air conditioning units start to fade out of use, many people are taking advantage of the ideal weather conditions –- not so hot that an air conditioner is necessary, not so cold that the heat needs to be turned on, and just enough of a breeze to keep the windows open for some fresh air. But all too often, this period of bliss is followed by a sudden stale and stuffy feeling. The weather gets chillier and the heat has to be turned on, and all of a sudden, everything feels and smells gross. You can’t put your finger on it, but you start wondering if it’s… Read More

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