Tips to Prepare Your Home’s Heating System for Winter

Don’t Be Left in the Cold; Winterize Your Home’s HVAC system before its freezing

Pennsylvania has experienced some mild winters recently, but we are still not without cold snaps and should always be ready for a frosty winter. Making certain your furnace, heat pump, boiler, or fireplace are up to the challenge of winter this year.

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Tips to Prepare Your Home’s Plumbing for Winter

Plumbing Winterization Tips:

The fall is the time to make certain that you are ready for Old Man Winter. HVAC and plumbing systems are critical components of your home and are worked extra hard during the often cold PA winter months. Use these tips to avoid potential headaches during the dead of winter.

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Heat Pump FAQs

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Do you have or are considering the use of a heat pump to keep your Harrisburg, PA home comfortable throughout the year? The answers to the following frequently asked questions can help you decide whether a heat pump installation is the right choice for you and your family.

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How to Remove Humidity From Your Home

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Do the windows in your home always seem to “fog up” whenever they’re closed, and you’re running the HVAC system? Does your home have an unpleasant musty smell? Does the air inside your home feel damp and leave a cold, clammy feeling on your skin? Are you noticing signs of mold growth in the basement or other moisture-prone areas of your home?

These are just a few of the many signs of excess humidity in a home. While a certain amount of moisture in the air is necessary — a 30-50% relative humidity level is suitable for most people — a higher level (60-70%) will decrease your comfort and possibly create health issues for you and your family.

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How to Conserve Water This Summer

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We live in a time when protecting and preserving our natural resources is of utmost importance, including finding effective, efficient ways to conserve our water supply. The heavily populated Central PA region is a large consumer of water — for instance, the borough of Carlisle alone must produce approximately 2.5 million gallons of water each day to meet the needs of its residents!

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The Importance of Proper HVAC Installation

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While you may spend a lot of time and effort searching for an efficient, affordable HVAC system for your Central PA home, your choice of heating and AC installation contractor is equally important. Today’s HVAC systems are complex pieces of equipment that require the right experience and expertise to ensure the job is done right the first time — not all contractors provide the same details of work or support you deserve.

The benefits of proper heating or air conditioning installation include:

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Repair or Replace Your Heat Pump

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Heat pumps provide an energy-efficient alternative to traditional furnaces and central air conditioning systems for heating and cooling your Harrisburg-area home. An excellent choice for the moderate Central PA climate, a heat pump can reduce your heating costs by as much as 40 to 60%.

Heat pumps are also safe. They don’t produce flames or hot surfaces, and they do not create smoke, ash or other waste materials that are harmful to the environment.

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Repair or Replace Your A/C?

It’s bound to happen sooner or later. You turn on the air conditioning system on the first hot day of summer, only to be greeted by a blast of warm air — or no air at all. Or maybe your air conditioning system breaks down in the middle of a heat wave, resulting in a stifling home that makes it impossible to sleep or experience any relief.

When these and similar situations occur, you’ll have to make a critical decision: whether to have your air conditioning system repaired or replaced. Here, we hope to provide a few helpful tips that can make your decision-making process a little easier — and possibly prevent you from making an expensive mistake. Read more

How to Control Seasonal Allergies

It’s that time of year again — the birds are singing, and the flowers are blooming. It’s so much more enjoyable to be outdoors after a long, cold Central PA winter. But if you’re one of the more than 50 million people in the U.S. who suffer from seasonal allergies, springtime can also mean congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, a runny nose and a host of other annoying symptoms.

While some people with allergies only experience mild symptoms, others suffer more severe effects that disrupt their lifestyle and may prevent them from working or even venturing outdoors on days when the pollen count is high. Read more

May is Clean Air Month

Learn How Central PA Ranks and How You Can Improve Your Air and Health

Clean Air month commemorates the Clean Air Act which passed in 1970, but what does this mean to you?  Clean air is when oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide are in balance with one another void of other pollutants or allergens.  Improving air quality whether it’s outdoor or indoor air means a healthier you.  Read on to see how our area ranks, how you can breathe better air, and where to find more information on air quality. Read more