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CLIMATEJan
04
2016

Handling a Broken Heating System: A Step-By-Step Guide

You wake up in the morning and roll out of bed, noticing the air is much chillier than normal. Beginning …> read more

CLIMATEMNov
19
2015

How to Tell If the Heating System needs to be replaced

As homeowners begin to prepare for the holidays, tending to the house is obligatory to keep it maintained and in …> read more

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04
2015

Practices That Will Help save Energy in the Cold Weather

When we receive an energy bill in the mail, we all dread opening it, knowing it is a financial contribution …> read more

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31
2015

Techniques to Protect Your HVAC System from Storm Damage

  One of the worst aspects of having your heating and cooling system damaged by a terrible storm is realizing …> read more

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01
2015

The Benefits of a 97% AFUE Rated Furnace

There’s probably nothing that makes a homeowner happier than a heating system that keeps the atmosphere comfortable without emptying out …> read more

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04
2015

Why Having Your Air Conditioning Maintained by a Professional is Worth It

Without a quality air conditioning system, a residence can quickly feel like a sauna in scorching climates. Air conditioning is …> read more

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22
2015

What should I do with my old Air Conditioner? Repair, or Replace?

The older an air conditioner gets, the more money is involved in repairing major components that have gradually lost efficiency. …> read more

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15
2015

What Does It Mean If Your Hot Water Heater Keeps Tripping the Reset?

A safety accessory built into your hot water heater triggers anytime the water exceeds a certain temperature. The reset itself …> read more

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08
2015

What is the best thermostat setting for summer?

When you’re feeling the sweaty discomfort of the summer heat, you may feel tempted to bump the thermostat down a …> read more

Is your home vacation ready?May
01
2015

Is your home vacation ready?

Picture this, you’ve saved so much money with the help of the experts at Climate Mechanics that you’ve decided to …> read more

What Should I Expect From My Pre-Season HVAC Check UpApr
27
2015

What Should I Expect From My Pre-Season HVAC Check Up?

The best time to schedule an HVAC inspection is before the season begins when you’re regularly using the appliance. Having …> read more

Apr
26
2015

Five Reasons Why You Should Have Your Ducts Sealed

For many homeowners, maintaining a comfortable living environment is worth the expense. Luckily, there are a variety of energy saving …> read more

Why did my Air Conditioner Freeze?Apr
24
2015

Why did my Air Conditioner Freeze?

It is understandable to become concerned or panic when you find that your air conditioner isn’t cooling when you are …> read more

Here Are The Most Common Air Conditioning Problems Homeowners May FaceApr
20
2015

Here Are The Most Common Air Conditioning Problems Homeowners May Face

Owning a home comes with many different responsibilities as far as upkeep and maintenance. A lot can go wrong with …> read more

Prepare Your HVAC System For Spring With These TipsApr
17
2015

Prepare Your HVAC System For Spring With These Tips

Any smart homeowner understands that it is always best to prepare for the warm weather ahead of time. Preventative maintenance …> read more

Water heaters get an efficiency makeover courtesy of the Department of EnergyApr
13
2015

Water heaters get an efficiency makeover courtesy of the Department of Energy

From the rustic 1850s pump shower to the 1920s Humphrey automatic to today’s modern units, water heaters have made great …> read more

How air conditioning changed America foreverApr
10
2015

How air conditioning changed America forever

For those of us who live in the sweatier parts of the country, life without air conditioning can be difficult …> read more

4 Things You Need to Know About Your First Home's HVAC SystemApr
06
2015

4 Things You Need to Know About Your First Home’s HVAC System

If you are thinking about buying your first home, 2015 may be the year to do it. With low mortgage …> read more

Sealing Your HVAC Ducts How to Do It and Why It’s ImportantApr
03
2015

Sealing Your HVAC Ducts: How to Do It and Why It’s Important

When it comes to your HVAC system, it’s all about energy efficiency. How do you get the most out of …> read more

DSXC16 Air ConditionerMar
30
2015

SEER: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio

Energy-efficient air conditioners may qualify for rebates When comparing central air conditioners, one term you’ll see repeatedly is the seasonal …> read more

DXSC18 Air ConditionerMar
27
2015

Why Buy a Central Air Conditioner?

If you are in the market for a central air conditioner, prepare to be relieved. Today’s central air conditioning units …> read more

Gas furnace buying guideMar
23
2015

Gas furnace buying guide

Getting started Replacing the old furnace in your central heating system with a new, more efficient model can offset volatile …> read more

Safe Indoor Air for ChildrenMar
20
2015

Safe Indoor Air for Children

According to the American Lung Association, lung disease and breathing problems are the number one cause of death in infants …> read more

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16
2015

How Long Will It Take For My Water Heater to Heat Up?

British thermal units are the measurement of the amount of energy required to heat a single pound of water (1 …> read more

Air Handling UnitMar
13
2015

What is the difference between an Air Handling Unit and a Fan Coil?

A common mistake that people outside of the HVAC industry make is assuming that the air handling unit and fan …> read more

How to Measure Indoor Air QualityMar
09
2015

How to Measure Indoor Air Quality

It is not safe to assume that the air inside a home is clean simply because there are no detectable …> read more

Why Is My Furnace Leaking WaterMar
06
2015

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

One of the questions homeowners ask the most frequently about their residential furnaces is why they would suddenly start leaking …> read more

How Do Energy Recovery Ventilators and Heat Recovery Ventilators workFeb
16
2015

How Do Energy Recovery Ventilators and Heat Recovery Ventilators work?

Older homes that were built with less consideration for sealing and insulation actually provided better indoor air quality. Leaky drafts …> read more

What are the 4 types of home ventilation?Feb
13
2015

What are the 4 types of home ventilation?

Poor ventilation in a home not only holds in bad smells, it also allows contaminants to build. Newer homes are more …> read more

Can You Save Money by Closing HVAC Vents in Unused RoomsFeb
09
2015

Can You Save Money by Closing HVAC Vents in Unused Rooms?

Homeowners are always looking for ways to reduce energy consumed by their HVAC system because it counts for an average …> read more

6 Reasons Why Your Furnace Isn't LightingFeb
06
2015

6 Reasons Why Your Furnace Isn’t Lighting

There is little substitute for knowledge and expertise of an experienced HVAC technician, but every homeowner can benefit knowing the …> read more

Heatworks Model 1Dec
26
2014

This Football-Sized Device Could Replace Your Huge Water Heater

That 60 gallon tank of hot water in your basement eats up a lot of energy. But tankless on-demand water …> read more

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22
2014

HVAC Systems

Proper heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (known in the trade as HVAC) are key to maintaining a comfortable, healthy and productive …> read more

A Heating Contractor Explains Five Common Myths That Cost You MoneyDec
19
2014

A Heating Contractor Explains Five Common Myths That Cost You Money

Myth 1: You’ll lower your utility costs by using portable heating units for individual rooms instead of relying on a …> read more

Controlling Mold After Flooding: Tips and a Checklist 2Dec
15
2014

Controlling Mold After Flooding: Tips and a Checklist

Flood water is one of the most dangerous types of flood that can occur. Water enters absolutely everywhere and can …> read more

How to Save Money When Buying A New HVAC SystemDec
12
2014

How to Save Money When Buying A New HVAC System

Purchasing a new HVAC system without first doing the research and finding the most satisfying product often leads to buyer’s …> read more

Homeowners Guide to HVAC 8 Helpful TipsDec
08
2014

Homeowners Guide to HVAC 8 Helpful Tips

An HVAC system is full of delicate components and technology that requires extensive education and training to understand. Most homeowners …> read more

What experts are saying about Ebola and your Indoor Air QualityDec
05
2014

What experts are saying about Ebola and your Indoor Air Quality

Little evidence supports the idea that the highly contagious and deadly Ebola virus is only contracted through the direct exchange …> read more

Buyers Guide for Heaters and Furnaces in Cherry Hill, NJDec
01
2014

Buyers Guide for Heaters and Furnaces in Cherry Hill, NJ

If your home is cold and drafty because your heater isn’t performing like it used to, it’s time to consider …> read more

The Evolution of HeatingNov
14
2014

The Evolution of Heating

There is no question about how indoor heating has changed the way that we live in modern times, especially considering …> read more

Why Aeroseal Will Change Your LifeNov
11
2014

Why Aeroseal Will Change Your Life

Leaks of any size in your ductwork can lead to all types of issues within the home. Indoor comfort should …> read more

If You Read One Article About Water Heaters, Read This OneNov
07
2014

If You Read One Article About Water Heaters, Read This One

Imagine the shock of jumping into the shower first thing in the morning only to be drenched in ice cold …> read more

8 Inexpensive Ways To Stay Warm This WinterNov
03
2014

8 Inexpensive Ways To Stay Warm This Winter

Every home has ways of becoming warmer or more energy efficient when it comes to staying comfortable in the winter. …> read more

Oct
27
2014

5 Unusual Home Heating Tips To Try This Winter

It’s cold outside. Really cold. So it’s no surprise that interest in cheaper, more sustainable ways to warm your home …> read more

Heating and Air PollutionOct
24
2014

Heating and Air Pollution

Its been more than three centuries since John Evelyn wrote the essay “Fumifugium: or the inconvenience of the air and …> read more

How Do Your Heating Costs Compare to Your Neighbors'Oct
20
2014

How Do Your Heating Costs Compare to Your Neighbors’?

When winter arrives, it means crisp, invigorating air, beautiful snow-laden vistas, and holiday cheer. It also means turning up the …> read more

The Biggest Reasons To Winterize Your HomeOct
17
2014

The Biggest Reasons To Winterize Your Home

The folks at DAP have passed along a few tips for weatherizing your home for the winter. Since it’s National …> read more

How to Prepare Your Garage For WinterOct
13
2014

How to Prepare Your Garage For Winter

The garage is a space in the home that may be foolishly neglected when the weather turns cold. Take the …> read more

A Quick Guide To Mold and Mildew PreventionOct
10
2014

A Quick Guide To Mold and Mildew Prevention

An indoor infestation of mold or mildew can cause health problems, costly damage, and a lingering foul smell. If you …> read more

6 Cost Effective Ways to Stay Warm This WinterOct
06
2014

6 Cost Effective Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

Winter preparation in the fall is the best opportunity to get ready for staying warm during temperature drops. Neglecting to …> read more

3 Ways to Prevent Unnecessary Repairs For Your FurnaceOct
03
2014

3 Ways to Prevent Unnecessary Repairs For Your Furnace

When it comes to heating your home through the cold winter, a furnace is one of the most durable options. …> read more

Sep
29
2014

Angie’s List: How HVAC Maintenance Agreements Work

ANGIE’S LIST – Highly rated HVAC specialists tell Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews, the majority of …> read more

Why Annual Furnace Performance Tune-ups are ImportantSep
26
2014

Why Annual Furnace Performance Tune-ups are Important

If you take a look at an Owner’s Manual for a gas furnace you will find one common suggestion, no …> read more

VOCs and Indoor Air QualitySep
24
2014

VOCs and Indoor Air Quality

If you’re researching or discussing indoor air quality, chances are you’ll read and hear a lot about VOCs. What are …> read more

Aeroseal InstallationSep
22
2014

Top 3 Benefits of Aeroseal

Most homeowners are not aware of the problems associated with air duct leakage. Truthfully, individuals pay for energy efficient Heating …> read more

Maintaining Your Furnace for FallSep
19
2014

Maintaining Your Furnace for Fall

The hot and humid days of summer give way to the chillier days of autumn. Fall is a great time …> read more

Aeroseal Saving Public School District $45k a YearSep
17
2014

Aeroseal Saving Public School District $45k a Year

It seems that our public schools are constantly in panic mode, looking for ways to save money and allocate limited …> read more

A Few Quick Tips About Your ThermostatSep
15
2014

A Few Quick Tips About Your Thermostat

Start being more energy efficient by using your thermostat more wisely. This little device controls the heat and air conditioning …> read more

How to Know When it is Time to Replace Your HeatingCooling SystemSep
12
2014

How to Know When it is Time to Replace Your Heating and Cooling System

Perhaps you have noticed that your heating and cooling equipment is not working as well as it once did. You …> read more

US Fall Outlook How Will Weather Shape Home Heating CostsSep
11
2014

US Fall Outlook: How Will Weather Shape Home Heating Costs?

United States residents may pay higher heating costs this fall as colder air is expected to grip the Rockies and …> read more

Heat Pump SystemsAug
22
2014

Heat Pump Systems

For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like …> read more

Cool tips for saving energy during the summerAug
18
2014

Cool Tips For Saving Energy During The Summer

Even though this summer hasn’t been extremely hot yet, the air conditioning is still getting a good workout, and that …> read more

End of Summer AC Maintenance BasicsAug
11
2014

End of Summer AC Maintenance Basics

It’s tempting to simply switch off your AC and forget about it until next year once the temperatures start to …> read more

How to Easily Troubleshoot Your Programmable ThermostatAug
08
2014

How to Easily Troubleshoot Your Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are a popular way to save money on heating and cooling costs. These energy efficient thermostats enable individuals …> read more

The Essential Guide To Hiring A HVAC ContractorAug
04
2014

The Essential Guide To Hiring A HVAC Contractor

When looking to hire an HVAC contractor, a homeowner will want to know what he or she is doing and …> read more

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01
2014

Selecting, Placing Bath Fans

Incorporating some form of mechanical ventilation in bathroom design, commonly referred to as intermittent ventilation, is important. Regionally, it may …> read more

How to Protect Your Home From Extreme HeatJul
28
2014

How to Protect Your Home from Extreme Heat

The heat of the summer months can wreak havoc on a home, especially if that home has not been protected …> read more

4 Reasons Why You Should Zone Your HouseJul
25
2014

4 Reasons Why You Should Zone Your House

The climate within a home can vary significantly. Different areas of the home may be cooler or warmer depending on …> read more

What You Need to Know About RefrigerantsJul
21
2014

What You Need to Know About HVAC Refrigerants

HVAC Refrigerants are one of the many small parts of the air conditioner that means a great deal to HVAC …> read more

How to Improve the Ventilation in Your HomeJul
18
2014

How to Improve the Ventilation in Your Home

The air quality of a home has a large impact on the health and comfort of residents. Many people are …> read more

Suffering from Seasonal Allergies?Jul
14
2014

Suffering from Seasonal Allergies?

After a long winter, we are officially into Spring and looking forward to warmer days ahead. For some of us, …> read more

Living Comfortably: A Consumer’s Guide to Home Energy UpgradesJul
11
2014

Living Comfortably: A Consumer’s Guide to Home Energy Upgrades

A comfortable home is an energy-efficient home. The steps below outline the process for making your home more comfortable through …> read more

7 Tips to Save Money on Air Conditioning CostsJul
07
2014

7 Tips to Save Money on Air Conditioning Costs

Though we’re technically still in the season of spring, June is off to a hot start in many parts of …> read more

Can Air Conditioning Cause a Sore Throat? Why?Jul
04
2014

Can Air Conditioning Cause a Sore Throat? Why?

Sure, but blaming air conditioning for sore throats is like blaming condoms for pregnancies; the connection between the device and …> read more

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27
2014

The Truth About Geothermal Heating

Concerns about heating and cooling efficiency and the electrical or fuel costs associated with heating a residence has led many …> read more

The Best Way To Stay Cool This Summer Without ACJun
23
2014

The Best Way To Stay Cool This Summer Without AC

The summer is definitely one of the most enjoyable times of year. Lately, however, the heat that permeates throughout the …> read more

The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater for Your HomeJun
20
2014

The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater for Your Home

More and more homeowners are opting to replace their standard water heater with a tankless-design heater — also known as …> read more

How Effective Is your HVAC Air Filter?Jun
16
2014

How Effective Is your HVAC Air Filter?

One of the most important parts of home maintenance is the management of the heating and AC unit. This system …> read more

Does Your Home Need Dehumidification? These Questions Can Help You Find the AnswerJun
13
2014

Does Your Home Need Dehumidification? These Questions Can Help You Find the Answer

Humidity can really get to you, especially when it’s muggy outside, which is a common condition with the Southwest Florida …> read more

Gas vs. Oil: Which Furnace Is Better?Jun
09
2014

Gas vs. Oil: Which Furnace Is Better?

With temperatures dipping into the single digits here in the Northeast—and below 0° F in many other places—shivering homeowners are …> read more

Ceiling Fan Hacks: Save Big on Energy UseJun
06
2014

Ceiling Fan Hacks: Save Big on Energy Use

A typical central air conditioning unit uses 3,500 watts of energy when running. A typical ceiling fan uses 60 watts …> read more

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02
2014

HVAC NEW HOME INSTALLATION TIPS

Pre-owned or new construction, you should know about your home comfort system HVAC installation tips Whether you’re moving into a …> read more

4 Things You Must Know About Your Air Duct SystemMay
30
2014

4 Things You Must Know About Your Air Duct System

How Do Air Duct Systems Work? Your air duct system allows your heat and air conditioning units to to circulate …> read more

The Truth About Geothermal HeatingMay
28
2014

How To Stop Wasting Money On Your Air Conditioning Bills

The air conditioner is a complex unit that typically has a split construction, housing one part outside with another hidden …> read more

Saving Convention Center Hotel Thousands In Energy And Maintenance CostsMay
26
2014

Saving Convention Center Hotel Thousands In Energy And Maintenance Costs

To say that the owners of the Capital Plaza Hotel in Kentucky were energy conservation skeptics would be an understatement. …> read more

Types of HVAC SystemsMay
23
2014

Types of HVAC Systems

If you’ve done an energy efficiency assessment of your home, maybe had some additional insulation installed, and you’re hiring a …> read more

Climate-AeroSealMay
21
2014

How to Seal Your HVAC System Without Replacing It

The chief enemies of an efficient climate control system are cracks and leaks in a HVAC system. Not only do …> read more

Is duct cleaning worth itMay
19
2014

Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth It?

Linda Wetzel of Shaker Heights, Ohio, says she was skeptical about air duct cleaning until a friend told her it …> read more

How Programmable Thermostats Can Save Homeowners MoneyMay
16
2014

How Programmable Thermostats Can Save Homeowners Money

The average American household spends over $2,000 each year on energy. Recent estimates show that heating and cooling a home …> read more

HVAC-systemMay
14
2014

Is It Time to Upgrade Your HVAC?

Is your heating or air conditioning system more than 10 years old or not keeping your comfortable? Is your air …> read more

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28
2014

How To Improve The Air Quality Of Your Home

Most families do not realize that the air inside their homes is actually worse than outdoors. Indoor pollutants include anything …> read more

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24
2014

Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioners circulate cool air through a system of supply and return ducts. Supply ducts and registers (i.e., openings …> read more

Air-conditionerApr
21
2014

How To Choose The Right AC Unit For Your Home

Air conditioners are the advent of comfortable indoor conditions in a home. There are several types and brands of air …> read more

Furnace-FilterApr
18
2014

HVAC Maintenance

You can help your heating and cooling systems work more efficiently and last longer by tending to regular maintenance. Some …> read more

Thermal Image of the HouseApr
14
2014

What Is A Home Energy Audit?

The first step in optimizing your home’s use of energy is an audit. The home energy audit will assess the …> read more

Duct-SealingApr
11
2014

A Great Explanation Of Aeroseal

There’s a reason why the crew of This Old House are considered tops in the home repair programming arena. They …> read more

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07
2014

Duct Cleaning & Air Quality

The air you breathe indoors can become more polluted than outdoor air because it is trapped inside allowing contaminants to accumulate. …> read more

Climate Mechanic tech working on a heat recovery unit.Apr
04
2014

How To Care for Your HVAC System

From staying cozy warm in the winter to escaping the summer heat a well-functioning heating and cooling system is essential …> read more

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