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10 Tips to Cut Energy Costs

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For many of us, the new year means wiping the slate clean and starting fresh. It’s a great time to try out new lifestyle habits like eating clean, hitting the gym, or saving money on your electric bill. While we can’t provide too much help when it comes to diet and exercise, we fancy ourselves…

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Eight Eco-Friendly Ways to Improve Air Quality

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Happy heart, happy home. Or is it the other way around? The United States Environmental Protection Agency reports that long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can have long-term effects like respiratory disease, heart disease, and cancer. If your home shows signs of poor IAQ, there are steps you can take to improve your…

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Holiday Plumbing Disasters & How to Avoid Them

The holidays are a time filled with cooking delicious foods, entertaining friends and family, and welcoming guests into our homes.  Unfortunately, all of these create a situation that puts extra stress on your home’s plumbing.  Avoid holiday plumbing problems by protecting your home against from potential plumbing disasters. Here are some helpful tips: Grease, fats,…

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Holiday Lighting Safety

Decorating your home for the holidays is one of the greatest joys of the season. It’s important to make sure that you’re celebrating safely. We’ve provided some electrical safety tips below to keep you and your family safe this holiday season. Inspect lights before you plug them in. Check each set of lights for broken…

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Don’t Put Thanksgiving Dinner Down the Disposal

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Who doesn’t love the smell of a turkey roasting in the oven or freshly baked pumpkin pie?  Those are the smells of Thanksgiving, one of the best food holidays. Just remember whether you are the one preparing the Thanksgiving meal or just a guest, make sure you are not creating a disaster by putting the…

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Furnace Checklist for Winter

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As the cool days of fall become the chilly days of winter, it’s time to schedule a tune-up for your furnace. The earlier the better, as you’ll want your Raleigh area home’s heating system to be ready to handle the demands of these colder temperatures, while you still stay comfortable.  Below are some tips to…

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Keep the Creepy Critters out of Your HVAC System

October may be the month for scary things, but let’s face it – no one wants creepy critters in their home!  Unfortunately, animals like to crawl into tight spaces and will look for warm places when it’s cold outside.  Your outdoor HVAC unit can be the perfect place for them to invade.  Once inside there…

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Tips for National Fire Safety Month

With October being National Fire Safety Month, it’s a good time to be reminded of the fire hazards around your home. One of the biggest fire safety hazards in your home is electrical problems. Electrical failure or malfunctions account for almost 34,000 home fires, on average, per year and result in roughly 440 deaths and…

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The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

The air handler of your HVAC system relies on the air filter to remove the dust, mold, pet dander, fabric fibers and other particulate from your equipment.  This not only helps your system run better and last longer but also helps the indoor air quality of your home.  Below are the reasons why it’s important…

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HVAC Preparation and Safety Before and After a Hurricane

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With Hurricane Florence quickly approaching, it is important to make sure your home is prepared to withstand high winds, heavy rain and flooding. Below are some ways to prepare your HVAC unit for the storm and how to handle your appliances after the storm is over.   HVAC Preparation Before the Hurricane Turn off the…

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