Monthly Archives: November 2018

When to Change the Batteries in Your Thermostat

What many homeowners forget about once they have installed a programmable thermostat in their home is that this device requires batteries. The good news is that most models have a warning indicator to let you know that your thermostat's batteries are low. The bad news is that if your thermostat's batteries have completely died and…
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What Does the Arrow on a Furnace Filter Mean?

Did you know there is a right way and a wrong way to install the filter in your furnace? Many people replace their furnace filters monthly but don't see that they are inserting the filter incorrectly. However, air filter manufacturers have made it easy to tell which way you should install your filter by giving…
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Pre-Winter Checklist for Your Furnace

The holiday season is just around the corner, and so is the cold winter weather. If you're like most Raleigh residents, you've been busy digging out warm sweaters, jackets, and finding your kid's lost mitten from last winter. With the hustle and bustle of family, end of the year parties, and travel plans, you may…
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Safety Tips for Deep Frying a Thanksgiving Turkey

Deep frying your turkey has become one of the most popular ways to cook the holiday bird. While the juiciness, flavor, and the speed of cooking are all perks to this popular style, the danger that is associated with this method can deter some cooks from giving it a try. However, by following some safety…
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How to Get Your HVAC Ready for Thanksgiving

While you're busy shopping for Thanksgiving trimmings and planning out who is sleeping on which air mattress, your HVAC system is working away. Before your guests arrive and the fancy hand towels come out of the closet, stop and think about how long it's been since you had your HVAC system tuned up. If you…
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Give Thanks to Your HVAC This Thanksgiving

The heating and cooling system in your home may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you count your blessings this Thanksgiving. However, this system works hard to keep you cool in the summer and toasty warm in the winter. Take time to show this system a little appreciation this holiday. If…
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