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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In case you’re not as up on HVAC lingo as we are, let’s start with what R-22 is exactly. (And no, it’s not a Star Wars droid.) R-22 is a refrigerant often used in residential air conditioners. You may know it as Freon and have heard about how it has detrimental effects on the environment.…

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Traditionally, spring cleaning is an annual ritual for most families in Western Pennsylvania, as well as throughout the Western world. Back when homes were closed off all winter from the cold and heated with fires and oil burning stoves, lots of soot and grime built up over those chilly months. Spring cleaning came about as…

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Breathing. We do it all day, every day, and we seldom think about it unless something affects our breathing. Here in Western Pennsylvania, some of us are about to enter a season where either breathing itself or what we take in through the breath can cause us problems. Yep, we’re talking about allergies and asthma.…

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