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The Groundhog Has Spoken, Six More Weeks Of Winter!

2/7/2018 6:00 AM

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow… So… Six more weeks of winter it is! Here in the Midwest, we’ve seen a few days with some heavy snow, lots of ice, and the kids have been enjoying their snow/cold days off from school. And it’s not ending just yet.

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This One Thing Can Make Your Home So Much Better

1/31/2018 6:00 AM

As homeowners, we know we need to take care of our homes and maintain them to keep them running efficiently. Dusting and vacuuming, cleaning out gutters, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, and keeping our appliances running well is essential. But do you know what ONE thing you can do to help not only keep your utility bills lower but also keep your whole family healthier? It’s as simple as changing out your furnace filter each month!

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The Dangers Of Snow & Ice On Outdoor Condensers & Furnace Vents

1/3/2018 1:00 PM

You have insulated the pipes in your plumbing, you have programmed your thermostat, you have changed your air filter, and you have added seals around your doors and windows to protect your home from air drafts. That first snowfall hits and your heater isn’t working efficiently. What could be wrong? Did you remember to check your outdoor condenser and furnace vents to make sure they’re not blocked by snowdrifts?

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The Benefits Of Whole-Home Humidifiers For Midwestern Winters

11/1/2017 12:00 PM

It’s cold out and you’ve flipped on the furnace. But now your family’s suffering from dry skin, sinus congestion or headaches, dry throat, nose irritation, bloody noses, irritated vocal chords, persistent coughs, or cracked lips. What is the solution for your home?

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Preparing Your Furnace For Colder Weather

10/11/2017 6:00 AM

It is time to start switching out your closet from shorts to sweaters, from flip-flops to boots, and from t-shirts to parkas. The Air Conditioning is going to be turned off, and the Heating will be kicking on. It is important to prep your furnace for fall and winter before it is too late. Your system could need repairs, if you don’t know before it is too late, you and the family will be wearing extra layers in your house.

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Performing General Maintenance On Your Humidifier

9/6/2017 12:00 PM

When it comes to general maintenance on anything in our homes, most of us are clueless, but here at ServiceOne we are going to break down how to go about the general maintenance of your home’s humidifier and the basic operations of the humidifier.

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Residential Zoned Temperature Control

8/30/2017 6:00 AM

Imagine having all of the light switches in your home on one switch. This is the approach that many take with their home’s heating and cooling system. Even though different areas of your home have different temperature fluctuations and needs, just like the individual family members who live there.

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The Low-Down On HVAC Air Filters

8/23/2017 6:00 AM

Air filters have a nasty job - or, rather, they have a cleaning job for your air in your home or business, but it’s a “dirty” job to have. But it’s one of the most important jobs for your indoor air quality - with pets, children, outdoor air pollution, and more clogging up your indoor air, it’s important to take this little precaution.

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The Low-Down On Programmable Thermostats

8/16/2017 1:36 PM

We’ve come a long way in home comfort since those old thermostats at Grandma’s house. Remember those?

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What Does The R-22 Refrigerant Phase-Out Mean For Your HVAC System?

8/1/2017 6:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated the complete phase out of Class II Ozone-Depleting Substances, including R-22 refrigerant commonly found in most residential HVAC systems. The EPA has been phasing R-22 (commonly known as Freon) out so it’s completely phased out by 2020. Since the initial phase-out, most HVAC companies have seen a significant price increase on their supplies of R-22 by as much as 500%. What does this mean for home and business owners?

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