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Water Heater Maintenance: Essential Tasks Include…

The major appliances and HVAC equipment in your home require preventive maintenance, and that is no less true of your water heater. Regular maintenance keeps your water heater working to supply your household with hot water for its important daily tasks. Here are some essential water heater maintenance tasks that your HVAC technician should perform […]

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Why Storage Tank Water Heaters Are the Equipment of Choice for Many Homeowners

A homeowner searching for a new water heater will face an important decision right at the start of the search – whether to go with a traditional storage tank water heater or switch to a new tankless model. While tankless models have their benefits, for many homeowners going with the storage tank model remains the […]

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It’s Fall! Time To Do Your Homework For A New Furnace Installation

Eventually, every furnace needs to be replaced. If you think you may soon be shopping for a furnace, it is a good idea to start doing some research now. Furnace features and efficiency standards have changed in recent years, so you’ll need to consider several things when shopping for a furnace. New Features Some new […]

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Summer School — Energy-Saving Tips for Kids

As a modern kid, you interact with energy in tons of ways. Whether you’re playing a video game, watching a snack turn in the microwave, or drinking a bottle of water outside, you’re using energy. All that power we use has to come from somewhere, and there is a limit to how much our planet […]

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How Sobieski Services Saved A Couple From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Did you know that most heating systems are sent from the manufacturer underfired, which, if left unadjusted, could lead to increasing utility costs? This is done as a safety precaution; however, not all HVAC technicians know how to make the proper adjustments safely and correctly. It all starts with proper education and training. Two weeks […]

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The Most Common Plumbing Problems and How To Fix Them

Clogged drains are probably the most common plumbing problems in residential settings. Drains for sinks, bathtubs, and other plumbing fixtures can be clogged with food, grease, hair, soap residue, and other materials that are commonly sent down the drain. To unclog a drain: Try a sink plunger, either one of the standard cup-style plungers or […]

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Inspect Your Heat Exchanger for Cracks — 4 Signs of Problems

If the heat exchanger in your home’s furnace starts developing cracks, not only will the repairs be expensive, with a full furnace replacement likely to be required, but it can also lead to serious safety issues, such as carbon monoxide poisoning or even a fire. To keep your family as safe as possible, at least […]

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Take the Plunge: Tips on Preventative Plumbing Maintenance

As with so many things, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to plumbing. Nipping a problem in the bud is far easier and less expensive than dealing with a major plumbing issue in the future, and these preventative plumbing maintenance steps can help keep things flowing smoothly. Check […]

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Your Water Bills: Easy Ways to Plug the Drain on Your Wallet

The easiest way to cut water bills is to conserve what you use. However, there’s no reason to skip showers, become dehydrated or let your lawn turn yellow. Instead, use the following easy ways to save on your water bills and plug the drain on your wallet. Install low-flow bathroom and kitchen fixtures: This easy, […]

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Insulate and Seal Your Ductwork With These Essential Tips

Because of Delaware’s snowy winters and warm summers, the improvements you make to your HVAC system will likely pay off year-round. Just seal your ductwork and add some insulation, and you’ll give your system an efficiency boost that will result in greater comfort and lower energy bills. Stop Those Air Leaks You’ll want to seal […]

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Is Your Toilet Flushing Money Down into Sewer?

Toilet flushing is one of those we don’t often think much about. Push the lever, flush the toilet and that’s all there is to it. Simple, easy and effective. But older toilets are water wasters, some using as much as 7 gallons in one single flush! Some of the new modern high efficiency toilets, or […]

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The Blower Door Test: How it’s Performed and What it Can Tell You

Sealing air leaks in your home’s exterior envelope can improve it’s overall efficiency and help you save energy. One of most effective ways to locate leaks that need attention is having a home energy audit performed that includes a calibrated blower door test. What is a Blower Door? This specialized tool consists of a paneled, […]

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Drain Water Heater Recovery Keeps Your Heating Bucks From Going Down the Drain

It’s takes a lot of energy to heat the water in your home, and unfortunately, in a conventional storage water heating system, a lot of that energy goes down the drain. Hot water waste may account for as much as 90 percent of the energy used to heat water in your home. Fortunately, drain water […]

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5 HVAC Things to Think About When Buying a House

When you’re buying a house, the HVAC system probably doesn’t top your list of features you’re concerned about. However, your comfort and energy bills primarily depend on HVAC system quality and features installed. Use these HVAC fact-finding tips to help you make a more informed home-buying decision. System Types When buying a house in the […]

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Heed These Signs of Boiler Burnout To Avoid More Serious Issues

Every winter you count on your heating system to keep your home feeling warm and comfortable. But like any piece of mechanical equipment, an HVAC system’s boiler will eventually start to degrade. There are some tell-tale signs that your boiler may be burning out, and you should address these red flags as soon as possible […]

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How to Reduce Wasted Energy in Commercial Buildings

A major part of managing and maintaining a commercial building is implementing a process to trim energy usage and cut down energy waste. Heating, cooling, water heating, lighting and other related energy-consuming factors all make up a major portion of any building’s budget. However, even small changes in energy use and conservation can result in […]

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Don’t Miss These Crucial Insulation Points in Your Newark Home

Insulation is a key component of home comfort. The basic purpose of insulation is to block the flow of heat, keeping it out of your home during the summer and inside during the winter. By properly insulating some crucial insulation points in your home, you’ll be able to keep your indoor environment more comfortable, while […]

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Closed Circuit TV Enhances Building Security

You want to keep your facility safe and secure, but you and your security personnel are limited in the number of locations, activities and people you can monitor at once. Large manufacturing or industrial facilities have many processes occurring at the same time, with dozens or even hundreds of people entering and leaving the facility. […]

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