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Top Reasons to Schedule a Home Energy Audit

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If you’re like many homeowners, you want your home to be comfortable, affordable and built to last. A house that wastes money, or doesn’t keep out the cold, is a home that could be better.   A home energy audit lets homeowners evaluate the way their house uses electricity and heat. Think of an energy… Read more »

4 Tips To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Winter

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Winter is right around the corner, which means soon you’ll be fighting back not only against dry outside air but also the indoor air quality of your own home.   Because your heater is running, your family is staying inside more often, and your windows are closed to keep out the cold, your indoor air… Read more »

Warning Signs That Mean Your Air Ducts Need Attention

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If homeowners knew what damage dirty air ducts could be causing, they’d never neglect them again! Everything in the air that goes through your HVAC system (dander, dust, bacteria, chemical particles) is re-circulated in the system around five to seven times per day. As these things circulate, they create a build-up in ducts that can… Read more »

What to Expect From A Home Energy Audit

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There are a few reasons a homeowner may opt for a home energy audit. You might be hoping to lower utility bills, or curious if you need HVAC repairs. Maybe you feel your home efficiency could be better in general. Although a typical home energy audit may extend beyond your existing HVAC system, HVAC companies… Read more »

5 Signs Your HVAC Needs Maintenance

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Whatever the season, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system can start to perform poorly. Sometimes, the presence of an issue is obvious, and your home is clearly not as warm or cool as it should be. Other times, however, warning signs that your HVAC isn’t working are more subtle. Here’s a quick list of… Read more »

The Autumn 2018 HVAC Checklist

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When well taken care of, an HVAC system can make your home more comfortable all year round. Now that the summer months are coming to a close and fall is almost upon us, you should go over a few things to be sure your HVAC service is ready to handle the chill. Avoid Turning it… Read more »

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 »