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Why is my thermostat blank?

A blank thermostat may not be a catastrophic problem, but it can be very frustrating. And if not addressed quickly, it can lead to more costly issues. Listed below are some common reasons why your thermostat screen is blank. Power surge or tripped breaker If you return home from work and discover your thermostat screen is blank, a power surge may have occurred. In most cases, the thermostat just needs to be rebooted, however, the process to reset the thermostat …
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York Mini-Split System

The YORK Mini-Split system is a highly-efficient with a flexible heating and cooling system that doesn’t require any duct work. Keep reading to find out if YORK mini-splits could be right for you. According to The U.S. Department of Energy, one of the main advantages of mini-splits are their flexibility for heating and cooling individual rooms. If you have certain rooms you use a lot more than others, this gives you the flexibility to heat and cool those rooms without …
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The Mitsubishi Mini-Split. Is it the Right Solution for Your Home?

If you have never heard of a mini-split, you are not alone. No, the mini-split isn’t some kind of ice cream dish like the banana split, it’s a heating and cooling system installed in homes and business without ducts.  One of our favorite products is the Mitsubishi mini-split. As Mitsubishi states, these systems, “provide superior comfort, lower energy costs, zero emissions, and ultra-quiet heating and air conditioning in any climate.” The systems have been gaining in popularity for many years, …
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Stay Healthy and Comfortable this Summer with an Aprilaire Dehumidifier

In the Quad Cities, it can be in the 50s one day and in the 90s just a couple of days later. The effect is jarring, and a good reminder every season comes with its own heating and cooling needs to keep us safe and comfortable. While temperatures in the 90s are unusual for May, it is a reminder summer will be here before we know it, along with prolonged stretches of warmer weather and sometimes severe heatwaves.  Air conditioning …
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Key Terms and General Information for HVAC

  We all have to start somewhere when gaining knowledge on a complex subject; we have all been there before. There is no need to stress about sounding like you know what you are talking about in the heating and air conditioning world, use this blog as your guide. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)  has the goal of creating a comfortable and acceptable indoor air quality.    ACH  Air Changes Per Hour is a measure of the air volume …
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How long does an Air Conditioning unit last?

The answer depends on several factors, and our team will be more than happy to provide customized estimates for your individual situation. Generally speaking, the average life span of an AC unit is 20 years if maintained properly. We recommend scheduling a precision tune-up, professional cleaning and safety inspection once a year. Regular maintenance will extend the ACs lifespan, and it will also reduce pollutants, reduce the risk of potentially dangerous malfunctions and maintain performance (see Doug’s Annual Maintenance Agreement …
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Underfloor Heating Types

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How long does it take to install a new mini split air conditioner and heat pump unit?

Mini split AC and heat pump units have become a convenient solution with a wide range of benefits to homeowners. They are quieter than window AC units, eliminates home security concerns, improves energy efficiency and they are one of the most affordable solutions. While they provide air conditioning they also can provide heat up to -22°.  Even better, mini splits provide flexibility! You can plan to install multiple units to fit your area’s needs.  Then schedule the installation of these …
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Programmable Thermostats (Opportunities and Limitations)

Programmable thermostats are known to help create a comfortable in-door environment while saving money. The trick is to come up with an efficient pre-set schedule during the day. Depending on your daily routines (and thermostat model), you may choose six or even more temperature settings per day. There are digital, electromechanical and mixed system available. We recommend the digital one for tech-savvy individuals who appreciate a variety of setting. The electromechanical thermostat offers fewer features, but it is easier to …
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Keeping Cool with a Mini Split

Mini Splits are part of the ductless family of systems. They provide a variety of benefits ranging from home security to energy efficiency. Here are some highlights. 1. Convenience Mini Split systems do not require any ductwork. They can be installed relatively quickly. You can start with one and add others in different rooms later. This also helps budget expenses and allows you to be more flexible when it comes to prioritizing which rooms require cooling the most. 2. Flexibility …
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