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HVAC

First-time Homeowner HVAC Q & A

March 16, 2017

Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, but with it come some new responsibilities—especially in the home maintenance department. Proper care of your home’s HVAC, plumbing and other systems may help you extend their service life, avoid costly repairs and protect your investment. After all, there's no landlord to call if things go wrong!

Can I Rework My Ducts to Save Space?

March 6, 2017

The air ducts in your home were (hopefully) designed to meet the residential building codes and other best practices used when the ventilation system was installed. Depending on the age of your home and the requirements of your current HVAC equipment, there may be some room to reevaluate.

Plumbing

Understanding Your Home’s Plumbing: Where Does Your Wastewater Go?

March 22, 2017

World Water Day is held on March 22 each year. The mission of this day is to increase awareness for water related issues. The 2017 theme is "Wastewater" and its effects on our cities, homes, industry and agriculture. Wastewater is a valuable resource and we, as a community, need to work together to reduce and reuse it.

Plumbing FAQ for First-Time Homeowners

February 21, 2017

If you’ve never owned a home before, you may be surprised by the array of maintenance tasks your landlord was (or should have been) performing behind the scenes. Here are a few common questions you may have about your home's plumbing needs.

Handy Dandy Tips

Baking Soda: The Household Hero

March 8, 2017

Natural, non-toxic and incredibly versatile, baking soda may be your go-to household helper. Here are just a few of the ways you can use it every day.

Smart Home Technology (That Saves!)

February 15, 2017

Automation has reached almost every aspect of our lives, from home security and fire detection to remote controlled crock pots and programmable showerheads. Fun and convenience are big selling points in this growing market, but did you know many smart technologies may also help you conserve energy or water?

Dandy’s Dispatch

Chris Fairey Brings His Legal Expertise to the Bulldog Bites Podcast

March 22, 2017

Chris Fairey, General Counsel at ARS, recently brought his legal insights to Bulldog Bites, a podcast produced by Womble Carlyle that focuses on sharing experience and tips from corporate attorneys with their colleagues. Chris spoke with Bulldog Bites host and fellow attorney Mark Henriques about how to develop and arbitrate employee contracts.

ARS Widens National Reach by Acquiring Comfort Heating & Air in Kentucky

March 16, 2017

American Residential Services (ARS), a Memphis, Tenn. based, privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, has acquired the assets of HVAC of Lexington, dba Comfort Heating & Air. For over 19 years, this location has operated as a family-owned business in the greater Lexington area.