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The Mysterious Phenomenon of ‘Sick Building Syndrome’

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It sounds like a fringe conspiracy theory or an episode of your favorite sci-fi show, but Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a very real phenomenon that caused some hysteria in the media a few decades ago. The term was first coined in the mid-1980s by the World Health Organization. At the time, health researchers noted… Read more »

What Happens When You Have A Faulty Thermostat

You’re noticing all these heating and cooling problems in your home. You’re having high utility bills and you never seem to get the temperature set to a comfortable level. Could there be something wrong with your home’s thermostat? Signs Something Is Wrong   The AC or heat suddenly stops working. Your room temperature never seems… Read more »

Minnick’s and ecobeco Join Forces to Provide Improved Home Performance Solutions

On July 1, Minnick’s purchased ecobeco to create a full-service home performance company. By bringing energy audits, air sealing, insulation and HVAC solutions under one roof, we hope to improve customer experience and create more customers for life. Just as Minnick’s is a 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Awards winner, ecobeco has won awards from Houzz… Read more »

FAQ: What Is A MERV Air Filter Rating?

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You may or may not have heard of MERV ratings in relation to your HVAC service. Do you have allergies? Is your family sensitive to common irritants or bacteria? Here’s the scoop: If one reason that you chose an HVAC system was to help filter your air, improve indoor quality, and trap airborne particles, then… Read more »

Reasons You May Notice Higher Utility Bills This Summer

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It’s summer. You’ve been running the air conditioning and fans like crazy, and you expect your energy bill to take a hit for it. But you open the envelope, look at your energy statement, and… uh oh. Your high utility bills are a bit more than you even expected. What could have happened? There is… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your HVAC Scheduled Maintenance

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If you’re heading to the doctor’s office, you need to arrive prepared with a list of your concerns and current medications. But how do you come prepared for an HVAC service appointment? What do HVAC companies need homeowners to have ready in advance? Keep reading to learn more. Schedule Maintenance with HVAC Companies Regularly Having… Read more »

Common Air Conditioning Unit Myths You Might Have Heard

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Air conditioners are pretty common in many homes across the United States. And while you think you may know everything there is to know about the units, there are some things you may think to be true that actually aren’t. Let’s take a look at a few air conditioner myths. You’ll Save Money if You… Read more »

The Benefits of Smart Maintenance and Why You Need it in Your Home

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Picture this: You’ve had the same HVAC system for a long time. So long that you feel like it’s time to replace it with a newer machine. But if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. Consider installing smart maintenance instead. Smart maintenance can help improve the functionality of your already-existing unit without costing you anything… Read more »

7 Things You Should Do Before You Leave For Vacation

While leaving for vacation is often stressful, pack a few extra minutes into your departure schedule to protect your home. It’s your biggest investment, and one many homeowners don’t think about while packing for a trip. Before you leave for vacation, take these seven steps! Don’t worry. They’re simple and won’t take much time.