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Visit our Blog to read the latest in heating, cooling, plumbing, commercial HVAC, fire and security, and more for your home, commercial space, or multifamily property. We regularly update the blog with news, company announcements, seasonal tips for a comfortable home and more!

Gutter Cleaning Tips From the Pros

Gutter cleaning is important to keep water away from the siding, foundation, and basement. It also prevents wear and tear that can cause your gutters to fail prematurely (gutters have a lifespan of about 20 years). Standing water in the gutters can also attract mosquitoes and other pests. Make sure you clean out your gutters […]

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How an Air Conditioner Works

In order to stay cool and comfortable, we rely on our air conditioning systems. But, how exactly do they work? In the spirit of going back to school, here’s a refresher course on the basic workings of an air conditioner. How does air conditioning work? Most air conditioning systems are “split systems,” meaning there is […]

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How to Prevent Dirty Air Ducts

A common cause of high utility bills, stuffy rooms, and a dusty house is a dirty duct system. If you want to save money and improve the comfort and cleanliness of your home, it’s a good idea to make duct improvement, such as sealing and insulating them. How to Prevent Dirty Ducts The two main […]

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How Plumbing and HVAC Can Save Your Hair

What’s the secret to healthy, beautiful hair? If you want a great mane, you’ll need more than the best products for your hair type. Even the most expensive conditioners, oils, gels, and other products cannot save hair that is constantly being damaged by water and air. If you’re not able to achieve your desired hair […]

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HVAC for Greenhouses and Indoor Gardens

Perhaps the most important feature of a controlled horticulture environment is the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system. Using a network of fans, air conditioners, heaters, humidifiers, air purifiers, CO2 replenishment, and/or other equipment, the HVAC system provides plants with an ideal environment of finely tuned temperature, humidity, and ventilation levels. This helps plants […]

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How to Keep Your Shop Space Cool and Comfortable

There’s more time and light in the summer to work on your hobbies. If you have a unique space where you work on art, carpentry, welding, music, or any other activity, you’re going to want to keep it comfortable even when the temperatures outside aren’t. Excessive heat is not only unsustainable for you, it can […]

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How to Stop a Toilet That Keeps Running

According to EPA WaterSense, “the average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry.” The most common leaks come from leaking faucets, showerheads, and toilets. A constantly running or leaking toilet can easily waste over 200 gallons […]

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How UV Germicidal Irradiation Improves Indoor Air Quality

If you’ve been sniffling and sneezing a lot lately, you’re not alone. While there isn’t much we can do to help with your outdoor allergies, there are many ways to fight indoor allergies and improve your breathing and comfort at home. In fact, indoor air is said to be 2-5 times (and occasionally up to […]

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How to Select the Right Sump Pump for Your Basement

A sump pump is the most effective method of removing excess water from your home, particularly in basements and crawl spaces. Whether you are worried about flooding due to heavy rainfall or you live in an area with a high water table, a sump pump will automatically remove the water accumulation and send it to […]

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How to Survive a Heat Wave | Summer Air Conditioning Tips

The last five years were the hottest ever recorded and 2019 is on pace to continue the trend. And we’re already feeling it on the East Coast. Temperatures are going to reach into the 90s this week. This means a much higher load and stress on your air conditioning unit. All air conditioning units require […]

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6 Signs of an Aging Plumbing System

Old buildings are beautiful, but they are often riddled with infrastructure problems, such as aging pipes. By keeping an eye on signs of plumbing problems, you can fix the issue before it leads to expensive water damage. There are miles of piping inside of our walls, floors, and ceilings, giving us access to clean water […]

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How to Cut Cooling Costs without Sacrificing Comfort

If this summer’s going to be anything like last summer, you can expect warm, muggy weather and high electric bills. As summer temperatures continue to break records, so do our energy bills. While there are many solutions for cutting cooling costs, most options are quite expensive. Not everyone can invest in solar panels, new energy-efficient […]

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How to Protect Your House from Flooding

Experts are predicting more widespread flooding this summer due to contributing factors, such as saturated soils from a record wet winter, streamflow, and precipitation. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Spring Outlook, “nearly two-thirds of the Lower 48 states face an elevated risk for flooding through May, with the potential for […]

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DIY Sump Pump Maintenance

The East Coast gets its fair share of rain and thunderstorms, which is why many homeowners have sump pumps installed. A sump pump prevents basement flooding by discharging water from under and around the home to a sewer drain outside. When excess water gathers under the house or below the slab, it can cause structural […]

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How to Avoid Plumbing Issues In the Summertime

The summer months are upon us again here in the greater Delaware Valley area, and that means sunshine and the great outdoors for the whole family. But it also brings some challenges for your home, with the kids enjoying their summer vacation, friends joining the BBQ in the backyard, and loved ones visiting from afar. […]

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Make Sure Your HVAC Is Ready for Your Vacation

Summer is just around the corner, and you may already have a trip or two planned. As you get your luggage and packing lists ready, are you doing what you can to make sure your home is ready? Prepare Your HVAC with a Smart Thermostat Summer is a time when cooling costs throughout Delaware, Maryland, […]

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What’s That Sound My Water Heater Is Making?

You’ve had your water heater for a few years now, and fortunately it hasn’t encountered much trouble up to this point. Lately, however, you’ve noticed that it makes a loud popping or rumbling noise when it runs. You’re probably wondering what this means for your water heater, and whether you should be worried. A water […]

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Beat the Rush! Prepare for Summer Now

Spring is here, and we’ve reached that unique time in the Mid-Atlantic region when we’re not quite ready to turn off the heat but also need to turn on the air conditioning on particularly warm days. Most homeowners in the area assume that if their cooling system is working now, it’s going to last through […]

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