August 2014

Preparing Your Home Before Vacation

August 26, 2014

Ready for a vacation? Your home should be too! Careful planning can not only help protect your home and your belongings while you travel, but also provide your family with some energy savings to spend on souvenirs! Follow these five simple tips to prepare your home for your absence.

HVAC Professional Aids Police Officer

August 20, 2014

It’s been about a year since HVAC professional Shane St. Pierre was credited for his bravery in helping subdue a man who allegedly attacked a Raleigh police officer. Officer D.A. Halprin responded to a call in an apartment complex of an upset man. The man resisted the officer’s efforts to calm him, hitting and scratching the officer. Resisting arrest the man struck the officer several times. 

The FAQs about Hard Water: A Q&A on Your H2O

August 20, 2014

Q: What is hard water?

A: Water is “hard” when it contains high levels of naturally occurring minerals, like calcium and magnesium. These minerals are not hazardous to humans; in fact, they are essential nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy. 

How to Prevent Air Conditioner Failure

August 12, 2014

As the heat index climbs, your air conditioner has to work harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. So take care to properly maintain and protect your AC equipment to avoid a breakdown in the extreme heat. Use these simple tips to keep your AC running smoothly all summer long.

6 Telltale Signs You Need a Dehumidifier

August 7, 2014

In addition to keeping you comfortable, a dehumidifier is your first line of defense against excess humidity in your home. So how do you know if your home needs one? Check for the following telltale signs to see if a dehumidifier is right for your needs. 

INFOGRAPHIC: Toilet Tips 101

August 5, 2014

Your toilet is one of the items in your home that you use every day. Wouldn’t it be nice to know some simple tips on how to save money and energy when it comes to your toilet?