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Archive for January, 2017

3 Things You Must Consider When Installing a Furnace

Monday, January 30th, 2017

central-heating-systemUpgrading a furnace isn’t really like buying a new car, or building your own computer. Most people aren’t going to rush down the aisle at their nearest outlet store, salivating over all the bells and whistles on the newest furnace models. Most of the time, you’re going to be getting a new furnace because your current one is simply not working and you don’t want to be uncomfortable during the winter.

In your rush to find a furnace that actually works, though, it’s important that you don’t overlook some of the very important factors that differentiate them. Installing a furnace that doesn’t meet your needs properly is just going to cause you more frustration and unnecessary costs in the long run. So, have a look at some of the most important qualities that should inform your decision about which furnace to install:

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The Benefits of Using a QuietCool Whole-House Fan

Monday, January 16th, 2017

California can get some pretty brutal temperature spikes throughout the year, even during winter. When the temperature starts to rise outside, a lot of people resort to running their air conditioners for hours at a time in order to cope. This is understandable; no one likes to spend time in a home that feels like an oven. However, it also wastes a lot of energy unnecessarily. If you want to save money on cooling during the hottest days of the year, you don’t have to go without air conditioning. You just need to install a QuietCool whole-house fan.

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Types of Air Purifiers That Can Help You

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Indoor air quality is always a concern for homes across the country. Though many people don’t realize it, poor indoor air quality can actually cause quite a few issues for both health and comfort. Microscopic airborne contaminants are one of the biggest causes of poor indoor air quality. Dust, pollen, dander, germs, and mold spores can provoke allergies, cause illnesses like the flu, and generally make your life miserable. The best way to handle these issues is to install an air purifier in your home

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Thermostat More Often

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

When was the last time you upgraded your thermostat? Do you do it as often as you replace your climate control systems? If not, you should. The thermostat is the core of any climate control system, and is arguably one of the most vital parts. Despite that, though, most homeowners don’t actually pay much attention to their thermostat unless it stops working. That is a mistake. Keeping your thermostat current is key to maintaining as comfortable and efficient climate control as possible. Let’s take a look at a couple of reasons why.

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The Advantages of Installing an Automatic Shutoff Valve

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Have you ever needed to shut off all water in your home in a hurry? If so, you probably know where your water shutoff valve is. Every home has a water shutoff valve in it, meant to act as a stop-gap measure in case of a plumbing emergency. For the most part, this works quite well. There are only a couple of issue with it. Issues that can be easily dealt with by installing an automatic shutoff valve.

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