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Window & Shading Strategies for Keeping Cool

Window & Shading Strategies for Keeping Cool

by vscontent on April 6, 2018

It can quickly get expensive to run the air conditioner day in and day out during the warmer months. But by utilizing intelligent window and shading strategies and techniques, you can keep cool without the full cost. Cool Shading Strategies for Spring Air conditioning bill too high? Want to cut back on energy use and […]

How to Achieve Balanced Ventilation

How to Achieve Balanced Ventilation

by vscontent on March 29, 2018

We’ve written about the importance of ventilation for your home before, but it’s important to know the differences between ventilation systems and why you should consider “balanced ventilation.” Negative Air Pressure Many times, mechanical ventilation systems are exhaust-only, meaning they expel air out of the house but aren’t designed to bring any air in. When […]

Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

by vscontent on March 16, 2018

You may be planning what you’ll be doing for Spring Break, and thinking more about going on vacation then home care. However, we’re an HVAC company, so we think about the care of your home’s heating and cooling system all year round. Especially in the spring, because spring is the perfect time to schedule air […]

Heating & Cooling Systems That Don’t Require Any Ductwork

Heating & Cooling Systems That Don’t Require Any Ductwork

by vscontent on March 9, 2018

  If you don’t have an existing duct system or are renovating your home, you may want to consider going duct-free. There are several ductless options available to you, some better than others. Let’s start with the most common and effective ductless option: ductless mini-split heat pumps. Ductless Mini-Splits Ductless HVAC systems, also known as […]

Troubleshoot and Solve HVAC Airflow Problems

How to Troubleshoot & Solve HVAC Airflow Problems

by vscontent on March 2, 2018

Having airflow issues? Poor airflow can indicate a larger problem with your heating and air conditioning system, such as improper installation and blocked vents and coils. Fixing your airflow issues won’t just increase your comfort and air distribution, it will also save you money and energy at home. Poor Airflow Signs Here are some of […]

Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

by vscontent on February 23, 2018

Spring is associated with all sorts of pleasant things — flowers blooming, birds chirping, warm weather. But with all of that comes an increase in pollen, allergens, and pests. Spring cleaning isn’t just about finally taking the time to dust and declutter, it’s also about preventing airborne contaminants that pollute your home’s indoor air and warding […]

Smart Thermostat vs Programmable Thermostat vs Manual Thermostat

Smart vs Programmable vs Manual Thermostats

by vscontent on February 16, 2018

Known to nearly everybody, thermostats are the temperature sensing control mechanisms for your heating and air conditioning system. It’s the main control center that determines how much heating or air conditioning will be delivered. But we’ve come a long way since your grandma’s brown analog thermostat. New thermostats have new benefits and features. Some come […]

Questions to Ask Your HVAC Technician Company

Questions to Ask on First Date with New HVAC Technician

by vscontent on February 9, 2018

You may or may not want a romantic date with one of our professional HVAC technicians, but you definitely want them to be experienced, clean, honest, and articulate. If you want to know more about your new Valentine, you may want to ask some questions like: What’s your favorite food? Where do you want to […]

What to Know Before Basement Remodel

What to Know Before Remodeling Your Basement

by vscontent on January 26, 2018

From man caves and in-law suites to studios and Airbnbs, a basement remodel is a useful, beautiful, and cost-effective choice. In fact, the 2017 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report ranks a basement remodel as one of the top ten home improvement projects that give you a return on your investment. According to national averages, you […]

Improve Indoor Air Quality for Winter

Winter Indoor Air Quality, Why It Matters, and How to Improve It

by vscontent on January 5, 2018

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is most evident during the winter months. Due to the drier air, our nasal passages dry out and are more susceptible to the airborne contaminants in our home. This results in increased rates of sickness and respiratory problems. The EPA has deemed indoor air quality “among the top environmental problems […]

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