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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 Quality Issues to Be on the Lookout For

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Does your home have poor indoor air quality? If you don’t know, it’s important to find out. Indoor air quality can cause serious health problems. So how do you determine if your air quality is poor? Here’s what you need to look out for. Your Overall Health If you’ve been coughing a lot lately or… 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.

Replacing Your HVAC? Here’s How To Make Sure It Lowers Your Costs

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Ready to replace your HVAC equipment? Before you invest in a new unit, consider this question. What system do you think controls your comfort at home? While most homeowners think it’s the HVAC unit connected to their thermostat, it’s only a piece of the bigger system – your house! Thinking of your house as a… Read more »

How To Lower Your Winter Heating Bill

15 ways to lower your winter utility bills

During the winter, most Maryland homeowners heat their homes to 70-degrees or more. It’s inevitable that some heat will escape through the walls, ductwork, roof, windows, doors, chimney, vents, and floor. The more your house leaks, the more money you’ll pay to stay comfortable. We’re showing you 15 ways to lower your winter heating bill.

How To Choose A Carbon Monoxide Detector

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A carbon monoxide is a low-cost safety device that every homeowner needs! It protects your family, alerting you to danger much like a smoke detector. Only carbon monoxide (CO) is more dangerous than smoke because you can’t smell it, taste it, or hear it! CO poisoning is an invisible danger for every Montgomery and Howard… Read more »