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Improving Your Home’s Value with Ductless Air Conditioning

When starting a home improvement project, it is a good idea to ask yourself some questions: How much will it cost upfront? What’s the total cost of the project? Are there any ongoing costs, such as for maintenance? Will it make your home more valuable...

Don’t Assume Your Home’s Ductwork Is Pulling Its Own Weight

Unbeknownst to many homeowners is the extensive network of ducts that circulates conditioned air in their homes. Yet, since ducts are an integral component of any forced-air heating and cooling system, the more you know about how they work in the context of your own...

Follow These 9 Steps When Looking for the Right HVAC Contractor

Finding the right heating and cooling contractor for your home should involve a lot more than closing your eyes and poking your finger into the Yellow Pages (that is, if the Yellow Pages still exist!). Seriously, the work that your home’s central heating and cooling...

Increase Energy Efficiency for Lower Utility Bills and Better Comfort

Considering that 50 percent of the energy used in a typical home goes toward heating and cooling, it’s no mystery why smart decision-making about HVAC issues can save homeowners ample money. Not just saving money on utility bills, this also enhances comfort and benefits the...

Your Contractor Should Follow a Careful Process When Installing a Furnace

Next time you need to have a furnace installed in your home, don’t sweat it. Just have your favored HVAC outfit bring it into the house, hook it up, and set the thermostat. Voila! Instant heat! Well, no. That’s actually precisely NOT the way to...

All HVAC Companies Aren’t the Same; Learn How to Choose the Best

You may hope that your home’s heating or cooling system never breaks down, but that hope and a couple of bucks likely will just buy you a cup of coffee. ALL mechanical systems will break down eventually; it’s only a matter of when and how....

Heater Stops Working? Try Some Simple Troubleshooting First

You don’t need to be a hotshot handyman to troubleshoot a malfunctioning heater in your Cincinnati area home. When the heat goes out (and yes, it probably will seize up on the coldest day of the winter), the problem may be something that you can...

Before Calling a Professional, Troubleshoot Your Heat Pump Problem

If you’re using a heat pump to heat your home this winter, it wouldn’t hurt to know some basics about heat pump operation. That way if something goes haywire, and you’re facing the prospects of a cold house, you’ll be better equipped to diagnose the...

Thermostat and Wi-Fi Technology Combine to Enhance Comfort & Efficiency

It should come as no surprise that thermostats have led the way in the revolution in home technology. Over the past two decades, thermostats have progressed from the old-school manual models (turn the dial to the temperature you want) to digital devices (instead of a...

Use Air Cleaning as Part of Your Strategy Against Covid in the Home

Inching closer to the start of the third year of Covid-19 in the United States, homeowners understandably continue to be concerned about risks of transmission within their own houses, especially if they have frequent guests. Fortunately, a variety of effective tactics, taken in tandem, can...

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