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Severe Weather Safety

July 1, 2013

Severe Weather Safety Hurricane season officially started June 1. When faced with severe weather of any kind, keep the following tips in mind: • During severe weather, DO NOT turn the natural gas off to your home or business, even if evacuated. • If you smell natural gas, immediately leave the area and call the Virginia Natural Gas 24-hour emergency line 1-877-572-3342…

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Dirty Filters

March 26, 2013

Did you know dirty filters are the main reason air conditioners don’t work as well as they should?  Every time the air conditioner runs, it pulls air through this filter.  The purpose of the filter is to catch impurities in the air.  With those particles stuck to the filter the path for air gets blocked…

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Humidifiers – Part 3 of 3

February 12, 2013

CARRIER WHOLE HOUSE CENTRAL HUMIDIFIERS There are some benefits to central, whole-house humidifiers. 1)  Easy Maintenance and Cleaning:  Convenient access from the front of the humidifier cabinet allows for quick and easy removal and replacement of the treated pad or steam canister.  Routine cleaning and maintenance ensures top performance. 2) Quiet comfort:  The precision-tuned fan and motor combination…

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Humidifiers – Part 2 of 3

January 30, 2013

Financial Benefits of Humidifying Your Home Controlling humidity can also help you save money on energy bills. The heat our bodies feel is a combination of temperature and humidity. In other words, the more humid the air, the warmer you feel. If you add humidity to dry, heated air in the winter, you can set…

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Humidifiers – Part 1 of 3

January 21, 2013

Winter means dry indoor air. Forced-air heating systems can decrease the humidity level to 10 percent. If you notice dry, itchy skin, scratchy throat, dry nasal passages or cracked lips, you may want to consider purchasing a humidifier.  Humidifying your home to provide the proper moisture levels (30-40%) will help alleviate these symptoms. There are other…

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When is it time to replace?

December 19, 2012

WHEN IS IT TIME TO REPLACE? Certain telltale signs indicate it’s time to consider replacing heating and cooling equipment, or improving the performance of your overall system. It may be time to call a professional contractor to help you make a change if: Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old.…

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Top Ten Energy-Saving Tips

November 8, 2012

Did you know as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling? Here are a few general tips to help save energy this winter. Set your home’s thermostat at the coolest level you can without making your rooms uncomfortable. For most homes, the heating bill drops by about…

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HEATING SAFETY TIPS

April 11, 2012

According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Almost half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from…

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