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Thinking about replacing your HVAC unit might be overwhelming. Even if it’s not your first time replacing a major appliance, you might not know what to expect. To ease the process for you, we pulled together the key topics to consider as you plan and prepare. Getting Your Cost Estimate Whether you’re replacing your air…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a continental climate, which is characterized by significant variation in temperature throughout the year, with no dry season. Because this climate type means warm summers and cold winters, most homes in our area have both a furnace and some kind of cooling system (e.g., central air, window AC units, and attic fan).…

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Manage Indoor Humidity

From now through September, when it peaks, the average humidity will be on the rise here in Western Pennsylvania. Humidity makes us uncomfortable because it interferes with our normal cooling system, sweating. (Ew, right?) Hot air can hold more water vapor than cooler air. We get all sticky and hot because the warm, humid air…

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If you look up informal definitions of “fickle,” one description is “blows hot and cold.” Well, isn’t fickle the perfect description for weather in Western Pennsylvania around this time of year? Overall, it’s remained fairly chilly this April, with the exception of a few days where you may have used your air conditioning rather than…

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Let’s start out by stating the obvious: HVAC filters are about the least sexy home maintenance expense we can think of. You don’t get the excitement that comes with buying a shiny new tool or the satisfaction you feel while admiring your clean floors after mopping. Air filters don’t have fun names and attractive designs,…

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We just officially entered the winter season a few weeks ago, so there’s no doubt that you’ve had your furnace on for a while now. We tend to not think about our HVAC systems until something goes wrong, but Western Pennsylvanians know a working, efficient furnace is critical for getting through the winter, safe, warm,…

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The leaves are changing, and temperatures are dropping in Western Pennsylvania, which is our cue to transition our homes for even colder weather ahead. To prepare your family and your home and to ensure your ongoing comfort, put the tasks below on your home maintenance checklist. Following these best practices – and working with us…

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Think about how many styles of homes you see when you’re driving around different neighborhoods. Homes come in myriad styles and sizes to accommodate families of different sizes and compositions. Families tailor our homes and spaces to meet the needs of all who dwell within our walls, and our homes often change over time. For…

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It’s officially fall here in the Pittsburgh area. The leaves are starting to change, the days are now getting shorter, and the scent of pumpkin spice, well, everything has been in the air for a couple of weeks already! It’s also that time of year where we may be alternating between the A/C and the…

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If you spend any amount of time online, you’ve seen the variety of quotes and memes about we’d like to get back to some “certain” and “precedented” times. We’re weary from living through 2020’s crazy events, and we’re sick of hearing “the new normal” – but we’d sure as heck like to start settling back…

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