Here are the Blogs in the helpful information category.
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Wednesday, 1 August 2018
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The long, humid summers in Middle Tennessee are conducive to mold and mildew and its associated odors forming in your home.  In this post, we’ll help you get to the bottom of any mold issues you may have and alleviate this smelly and potentially hazardous problem. What is Mold? Mold is a microscopic ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/01/2018 6:01 AM by Tony Anderson
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Sunday, 15 April 2018
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When sizing up a new air conditioner, heat pump, or HVAC unit, it is common to hear the pros throw around terms involving tonnage, saying for example, you need a 3-ton or 4-ton unit.  For reference, 4 tons is about the weight of an adult elephant!  But don’t be alarmed: they’re not talking about the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2018 8:00 PM by Cheryl Austin
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Tuesday, 2 January 2018
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We’ll frequently encounter a caller complaining about their heating system blowing cold air.  We may ask a few other questions but it comes down to this: what temperature is the thermostat set to and what temperature is it reading in the house?  The answer to those questions can often expose the problem ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2018 8:03 AM by cherylaustin
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Saturday, 16 December 2017
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You’ve probably heard us talk about the benefits of using a programmable thermostat, or have read our head-to-head comparisons of the Nest and Honeywell smart thermostats.  We’ve touted that swapping out your thermostat can be a do-it-yourself project, but, any time you replace a thermostat, you’re ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2017 8:04 AM by cherylaustin
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Friday, 1 December 2017
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Here is a sample of some of the worst advice we’ve heard over the years when it comes to heating your home. These mistakes may cost you money, damage your system, or sacrifice your comfort. Air Filters:  Some folks buy the higher quality air filters – like the ones that filter allergens – and ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2017 7:00 AM by cherylaustin
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Monday, 2 October 2017
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In the fall and spring of each year, remembering to change the direction of rotation of your ceiling fans may make a bigger difference than you think!  Knowing which direction they should rotate can sometimes be trickier than it seems. Suppose the directions say the blades should turn clockwise, does ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/02/2017 7:26 AM by cherylaustin
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017
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Cooling an empty house – either when you’re gone during the day at work, or when you’re away for an extended vacation – seems like a bad idea since it uses electricity and energy, and wastes money. So, it’s natural to assume that the best way to save money is to turn it off when not in use, right?  ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/01/2017 6:44 AM by Cheryl Austin
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Saturday, 15 July 2017
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Here in Middle TN, we use our air-conditioners more months of the year than our heat. In fact, the average electricity consumption for Tennessee households is 33% higher than the national average (EIA, 2015 report) and is among the highest in the nation! So anything that can help keep us cool while ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/15/2017 7:17 AM by Cheryl Austin
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Thursday, 15 June 2017
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Are you a wiz when it comes to air-conditioning facts?  If you’ve been reading our posts or listening to our podcasts over the last year or two, this should be a snap!  Get out a piece of paper and a pencil so you can track your answers, and test your knowledge below.                           ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/15/2017 7:40 AM by Bob Duthie
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