Pro Tips

Upgrading Your Air Conditioning? Don’t Neglect Critical Steps

May 14, 2013 Mike Behr
If you're looking into upgrading your air conditioning, there are many factors to consider. As the average lifespan of an air conditioner is 15 to 20 years, you will want to make sure that you're taking all things into account to protect your investment.
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Think Preventive Maintenance Is Questionable? Think Again

May 9, 2013 Mike Behr
To keep your heating and cooling systems running properly, consider a preventive maintenance agreement.Regular maintenance is required to keep your heating and cooling equipment running optimally.
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Duct Design Makes an Impact on HVAC Efficiency, and Here's Why

May 7, 2013 Mike Behr
Properly designed ductwork has a bigger impact on your utility bills than you might think, so make sure the following factors are considered in your planning and construction.
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6 Handy Tips to Avoid Common Plumbing Issues and Save Money

May 2, 2013 Mike Behr
Your home is a wonderful place to be, but it requires regular maintenance and occasional repairs to keep it running smoothly. However, you can prevent or minimize plumbing issues while saving money by applying the following handy tips yourself:
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HVAC Terms Every Mid-Ohio Homeowner Should Understand

April 30, 2013 Mike Behr
Does it ever feel as if your HVAC contractor is speaking another language? By taking a moment to learn these HVAC terms, you'll be able to communicate with your technician more effectively.
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Insulation Basics for Ohioans: Should You Choose Fiberglass or Cellulose?

April 25, 2013 Mike Behr
Your heating and cooling equipment work hard to achieve comfortable, consistent temperatures inside your home, and insulation is an important collaborator in this process. Insulation provides a barrier to warm air escaping in the winter and entering in the summer.
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Use Programmable Thermostats to Their Fullest with These Optimizing Tips

April 23, 2013 Mike Behr
Programmable thermostats can be pre-set to adjust temperatures at different times of the day or night to fit your daily and weekly schedules.
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Prepping for an Energy Evaluation? What to Expect From a Blower Door Test

April 18, 2013 Mike Behr
An energy evaluation helps you find areas of your home where you have air infiltration and inadequate insulation. It's one of the easiest and most affordable things you can do to reduce high energy bills, winter and summer. Most energy auditors or HVAC contractors will employ a blower door test to pinpoint the areas of your home that contribute to high conditioning bills.
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Home Safety Should Be an Ohio Homeowner's Priority, No Matter the Season

April 16, 2013 Mike Behr
Spending a little time to assure your home safety may be the best use of your weekend or an evening. Electrical, chemical and fire hazards can be managed in your home by implementing these practices.
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Water Heater Replacement: Is It That Time?

April 11, 2013 Mike Behr
People tend to take their home's water heater for granted, yet it's one of the more important appliances in the home. Knowing when to replace your water heater does not have to be a mystery. Here are five signs that can help you decide if it's time for a water heater replacement.
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High Heating Bills? Read Your Gas Statement, Find Ways to Save

April 9, 2013 Mike Behr
If you're like most homeowners, you have a tendency to pay for your heating bills without actually reading the fine print. Unfortunately, this bad habit could be costing you money. By taking the time to understand how to interpret your heating bills, you'll be able to make positive changes that will lower your spending.
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With A High-Efficiency Furnace, Venting Concerns Are Valid: Learn Proper Care

April 4, 2013 Mike Behr
High-efficiency furnaces are effective at conserving energy and , you'll extend its effective life span and prevent problems along the way.
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