Pro Tips

Get an Air Conditioner Tune-Up on the Books: Sooner Is Better

May 23, 2013 Mike Behr
With summer just around the corner, if you haven't already done so, you'll want to wipe the dust off of your air conditioner and prep it for our Mid-Ohio cooling season. By taking the time to give your cooling equipment a little TLC and scheduling your annual air conditioner tune-up, you can rest assured that your system will run efficiently and effectively all summer long.
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Changing the A/C Filter: It’s a Never-Ending Job

May 21, 2013 Mike Behr
Changing the A/C filter in your Mid-Ohio home could be the single most important task you undertake to keep your air conditioning system working efficiently and dependablChanging the A/C filter in your Mid-Ohio home could be the single most important task you undertake to keep your air conditioning system working efficiently and dependably. When dust and other airborne particulates collect on the air filter, it slows the airflow through the blower, which retards the cooling process. Eventually, the dust on the filter will work its way into the blower, which can cause serious system problems.
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Learning How Residential Solar Power Works

May 16, 2013 Mike Behr
How residential solar power works is actually simple: the energy is gathered, transferred to electricity and used (and sometimes stored) for your home energy needs.
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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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