Has Your Furnace Kept You as Warm as You’d Like This Past Winter?

Has Your Furnace Kept You as Warm as You'd Like This Past Winter?Long Island winters test your furnace’s capacity to keep you warm.  If it’s blowing cold air, one of the following issues may be causing your system not to work reliably: Read More »

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Shopping for a Dehumidifier: Buy the Right Size

Shopping for a Dehumidifier: Buy the Right SizeTwo primary factors affect the comfort level of the air in your home: temperature and humidity. Even if the temperature is at a level you should find comfortable, if the humidity is excessive, you may still feel hot and sticky as perspiration accumulates on your skin. If the humidity level is low, the atmosphere readily absorbs the moisture from your skin, making you feel cooler and drier. A dehumidifier contributes to your comfort and lowers your utility bills, as cooling the home to a comfortable level consumes less energy. Read More »

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How Much Do You Know About Your HVAC System’s Air Filter?

How Much Do You Know About Your HVAC System's Air Filter?The air filter in your HVAC system may seem like a small part, but it has implications in every system of your home. Even though it’s a simple and cheap piece of your system, it affects the efficiency of your system, the effectiveness, indoor air quality and can even cause breakdowns if not replaced regularly. Read More »

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Turn Down the Thermostat on Your Water Heater and Save

Turn Down the Thermostat on Your Water Heater and SaveWhen you purchase a water heater, the thermostat is usually preset at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but most residential water heaters provide enough hot water when the thermostat is set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This lower setting not only saves you money in energy costs, it slows mineral buildup and corrosion, which extends equipment life. Read More »

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How Electrostatic Filters Improve Your IAQ

How Electrostatic Filters Improve Your IAQCreating a safe and pleasant home environment doesn’t just require maintaining a constant temperature and a comfortable level of humidity. To ensure your home offers the best conditions for you and your family members, thus reducing the effects of seasonal allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses, as well as other health issues, improving overall indoor air quality is a must. Electrostatic filters represent one of the most effective ways of achieving pure, contaminant-free indoor air. Here’s what you should know about them: Read More »

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How Long Should a Furnace Last in Your Long Island Home?

How Long Should a Furnace Last in Your Long Island Home?Your furnace is a vital part of your Long Island home and you obviously need it to keep you and your family warm when the temperature drops outside. Most of the time, this isn’t a problem. However, furnaces do not last forever and you should keep this in mind when maintaining your current unit. Read More »

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Variable-Speed Furnace Blower: Why Wouldn’t You Want One?

Variable Speed Furnace Blower: Why Wouldn't You Want One?Switching to a variable-speed furnace from a standard, single-speed furnace will allow you to improve the comfort of your home and save on energy bills. The underlying feature that provides you with these benefits is the ability to change the speed of airflow as needed. Read More »

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These Electricity-Use Myths Can Cost You

These Electricity-Use Myths Can Cost YouThe energy used by your heating and cooling systems can account for well over half of your home energy costs. Because of this, your heating and cooling systems are a great place to start when you’re trying to lower your energy bills, but you need to be careful to avoid electricity-use myths that could actually increase your bills. Here are some of the most common electricity-use myths and why they cost you money: Read More »

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Wifi Thermostat: Turn the Heat Up — or Down — as Needed, When You’re Away

Wifi Thermostat: Turn the Heat Up -- or Down -- as Needed, When You're AwayMaintaining the temperature in your home, particularly when you’re away, has always been a bit of a tricky — until now. With the installation of a WiFi thermostat, you can finally take control of your home’s heating and cooling needs no matter where you are.  Read More »

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Your Efficient Home: Tips That Will Save You Money

Your Efficient Home: Tips That Will Save You MoneyNo homeowner wants to spend more money on heating and air conditioning than they need to each year. However, if you live in an area that gets hot in the summer, cold in the winter, or maybe even both, it’s inevitable that you’ll run your HVAC system. To reduce your bills and your impact on the environment, take the appropriate steps to have an efficient home. This can also save you a lot of headaches when it comes to unexpected breakdowns or repair service calls. Read More »

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