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Archive for July, 2017

Why Replacing Your Air Conditioner Filter is a Good Idea

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-filterWhen it comes to air conditioner health, there’s not a lot that you personally can do to keep the system in good shape. Sure, you can (and should) schedule preventive maintenance and repairs when necessary. However, those things are beneficial precisely because they are being conducted by a professional. If you want to do your part to get the most out of your air conditioner this summer, there is one thing you can do. Read on to find out why it’s a very good idea to change your air filter this summer.

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Got a Plumbing Emergency? Do This Now!

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

submerged-roomIt can be tough to stay calm and collected when you’ve got a ruptured pipe spilling water all over the floor. However, it’s times like these when it’s most important that you not panic. Knowing what to do during a plumbing emergency can go a long way towards preventing any damage the issue can cause. Is you’re not sure what to do during a plumbing emergency, read on to find out.

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Replace Your Heat Pump if it Meets These Criteria

Monday, July 17th, 2017

heat-pumpEven if you do everything right with regard to repairs and maintenance, you can’t keep a heat pump running indefinitely. The weather is only going to warm up over the next few months, which makes this exactly the wrong time to be relying on a system that can’t keep up. You really don’t want to have your cooling system break down on you in the middle of a heat wave. So, if your heat pump is on its last legs, you should replace it now.

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We Now Install Ecobee Thermostats with Alexa!

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The Internet of Things continues to expand, with smart thermostat manufacturer Ecobee announcing that their new models will incorporate Amazon’s voice activated control center Alexa. Ecobee’s new thermostat model will include a microphone that will allow you to control it by speaking, opening up a new range of functions that will make your life that much more convenient. These thermostats will also include room sensors to help control hot and cold spots, as well as full Alexa functionality. It may sound odd to order groceries through your thermostat, but with the Ecobee4 you can do that and many other things!

We’re committed to providing you with the newest and best climate control solutions on the market, which is why we’re proud to offer new Ecobee thermostat installation services. If you want to improve your home with more automation and accurate climate control, we’re here for your needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Why Your Heat Pump’s Output is Dropping

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

heat-pumpWith how hot things have been over the last few weeks, the last thing you want is to have your climate control start to fail. If your heat pump’s output is starting to drop, for example, you really shouldn’t ignore it. There are a number of possible reasons why your heat pump’s output is dropping, none of which are good. While you’re waiting for a professional to arrive and deal with it, though, you can at least have a look at why it might be happening.

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