Programmable Thermostat: The Next Step After You Throw Out the Manual Model

Programmable Thermostat: The Next Step After You Throw Out the Manual ModelIf you still have a reliable manual thermostat, you may not see any reason to get rid of it. However, with advances in temperature control technology, you are wasting time and money while losing out on comfort by not upgrading to a programmable thermostat. Read More »

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Clean A/C Coils: Why They Matter

Clean A/C Coils: Why They MatterYour air conditioner (A/C) functions based on a series of steps designed to facilitate heat transfer. It takes heat from the air in your home, and transfers it outside. The most important components to this process are the A/C coils. If you want to keep your system running at a high efficiency, keep the coils clean. Read More »

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Kids Back in School? Reap the Benefits With These Energy Saving Tips

Kids Back in School? Reap the Benefits With These Energy Saving TipsIf you have kids running around the home during summer, it’s likely that your energy bills shot up a considerable amount. During the fall, when children return to their regular school routine, you get the chance to bring your energy usage under control. Take advantage of this opportunity by employing some of these simple energy saving tips: Read More »

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Questions for Your HVAC Contractor

Questions for Your HVAC ContractorIs it time to hire an HVAC contractor for your Tucson home? If your heating and cooling system is more than 15 years old and isn’t performing as well as it once did, it may be time to start thinking about a new system. Here are some questions to ask your potential contractor that will ensure you’re both on the same page.  Read More »

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The Benefits of Blown In Insulation for Your Tucson Home

The Benefits of Blown In Insulation for Your Tucson HomeInsulation helps to keep your home comfortable both in the winter and in the summer. Often, due to the short winters, many homes in the Tuscon area are under-insulated, which will increase energy usage and monthly utility bills all year long. If your home has inadequate insulation, adding blown in insulation may be the easiest option, and it has many benefits: Read More »

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Plumbing Problems? Don’t Pick Up the Phone Until You’ve Tried These Troubleshooting Tips

Plumbing Problems? Don't Pick Up the Phone Until You've Tried These Troubleshooting TipsDuring the summer, certain plumbing problems become more likely to cause problems in your Tuscon area home, due to seasonal issues such as summer storms or extra usage from children who are home from school for the season. Using the following guide, you may be able to avoid or repair some of the most common summer plumbing problems, saving you some time and money: Read More »

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Toilet Leaking? Pointers to Know for Sure

Toilet Leaking? Pointers to Know for SureA toilet leak may not be enough to double or triple your water bill, but it’s still wasteful. Fixing a toilet leak is as easy as replacing the flapper, but first you need to know with confidence whether your toilet is leaking. Here are some pointers to help you know for sure as well as tips for upgrading to a new toilet. Read More »

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Basic Plumbing Maintenance for the New Homeowner

Basic Plumbing Maintenance for the New HomeownerBuying a home is exciting, and chances are you’ve had yours checked out by a professional before you purchased. While most homes will have adequate plumbing when you move in, it’s your job to keep it that way, and repairs to your plumbing system can cost you a lot of money. That’s why making sure it’s in good shape is essential if you want to be a smart homeowner. Use these plumbing maintenance tips to keep your pipes in good shape year round. Read More »

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Dust Eliminating Tips to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

Dust Eliminating Tips to Improve the Air Quality in Your HomeWhether you suffer from allergies or are tired of spending a lot of time cleaning the surfaces in your home, dust can impact the quality of your life in a lot of ways. In the dry Arizona desert, dust can come from a lot of places, but dirt and debris coming in from outside is one of the main culprits. Household pets, construction work and dirty vacuum cleaner bags can also contribute to the problem. Fortunately, there are many dust eliminating tips you can take advantage of to mitigate dust buildup.  Read More »

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Learn How the Parts of Your HVAC System Make Up the Whole

Learn How the Parts of Your HVAC System Make Up the WholeThe heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are the heart and lungs of home comfort. Their functions are different, but their respective jobs for providing maximum home comfort in an efficient manner are literally intertwined. When all the parts of your HVAC system are working well together, you will feel it in nice comfort and you will see the energy savings. Read More »

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