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How Many Years Should an AC Unit Last?

How long do AC units last? If you ask this question of customers, manufacturers and contractors, you might get very different answers. In reality, many factors can impact the lifespan of an AC system, including: How many hours the unit is used Whether proper maintenance is provided Whether the AC unit has been exposed to […]

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Air Filter Types

Indoor air quality is a crucial element for any homeowner, especially if members of your household have respiratory problems. Proper HVAC filters can make the difference between stuffy air filled with pollutants and clean air that’s healthy and easy to breathe. Understanding the different air filter types for homes is the first step to getting the improved indoor […]

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Can HVAC Filters Stop Viruses?

While most air filters can’t kill viruses, you have options for trapping tiny particles and preventing them from circulating in the air. There are some air filters that kill viruses but these aren’t like regular HVAC filters. In this post, we’ll explore how air filters work, which ones can kill viruses and how they can […]

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Reme Halo Air Scrubber

An air purifier can provide fresh air and peace of mind when you’re muddling through allergies or looking to reduce airborne microbes in your home. We recommend the REME HALO® air purifier to our clients in Hershey, PA, Mount Joy, PA, and throughout central Pennsylvania. It can reduce all three types of indoor pollutants, and […]

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Green Plumbing

According to Forbes, 77 percent of Americans want to learn how to live more sustainably. But did you know that making green changes to your household plumbing system can help too? Green plumbing offers valuable ways to reduce consumption, promote conservation and cut costs all at the same time. But what is green plumbing, and how can […]

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Garbage Disposal Dos and Dont’s

What Can I Put Down My Garbage Disposal? One of the most useful advancements in technology is the garbage disposal, which allows us to get rid of waste quickly, easily and without the need to lug bags of garbage to the curb every week. But the purpose of the garbage disposal isn’t to replace the […]

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Pros and Cons of Electric Baseboard Heat

Table of Contents How Do Baseboard Heating Systems Work?  |  The Different Types of Baseboard Heat  |  Is Baseboard Heat Efficient  |  Pros of Baseboard Heat  |  Cons of Baseboard Heat  |  Baseboard Heat VS Other HVAC Systems Electric Baseboard Heat If you have baseboard heaters, then you know firsthand the joys and struggles that come with operating them in […]

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Can I Run My Furnace Without a Filter

NO. A furnace filter has a critical job to perform and a filter cannot be run without one. For a furnace to work properly, it should always be equipped with a clean, working filter. As we’ll see, a dirty filter can cause problems, and so can having no filter at all. When it’s cold outside, […]

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How to Prevent Pipes From Freezing

If you live in the Elizabethtown, PA region, the arrival of winter weather poses a silent threat to your home. As the cold temperatures slowly set in, one of the biggest risks to property damage in Pennsylvania is frozen pipes. To protect your home against costly repairs and water damage to walls, floors and valuables, it pays to […]

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What is R22 and How Does It Affect You?

What is R22? If your home’s air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old, there’s a good chance it uses R22, commonly known as “Freon.” R22 is an A/C refrigerant — a substance used for cooling in air conditioners— that was once widely used in air conditioning units in homes and businesses alike. But, […]

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