Wichita homes are certainly no strangers to dust. Vast clouds of wind-driven soil and pollutants frequently roll over this Great Plains city and a fair amount of the contaminants infiltrate peoples’ dwellings. 

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Heat pumps offer a fantastic heating option for much of the South, where mild winters rarely hit freezing. But as you move north through the United States, they lose a little of their appeal. This is because as temperatures dip into the 30s, air-source heat pumps have difficulty drawing enough heat energy from the outside…

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When asked, “How does your heat pump work?” on your Wichita-area home, you may find yourself saying, “Great! It works great!” If you say that because you are not sure how it works, here’s the scoop on your heat pump cycles.

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Wichita homeowners considering making a switch to geothermal energy should act soon to take advantage of federal tax credits. The tax credits for geothermal installations can help to significantly defray the cost of a new system, if installed by the end of 2016. Savings on operating costs are also considerable. As EnergyStar.gov notes, geothermal heat pumps “are…

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Ductwork leaks are extremely common and they can cost Wichita homeowners hundreds of dollars per year on their heating and cooling bills. Over time, leaks in ductwork multiply and get larger, steadily increasing your energy usage–without you being aware of the cause. Many people just assume prices have gone up and keep paying more to the utility company, never…

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Trenchless Options for Sewer Line Replacement in Wichita If you’re losing sleep over an old sewer line (and potential disaster-in-the-making) because you dread spoiling your landscaping, look into trenchless sewer line replacement. Yes, it’s possible to get this dirty job done in a much less yard-destructive way in Wichita. If your sewer has been in…

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When purchasing a new condensing furnace for your Wichita-area home, it’s not enough to buy quality equipment. To maximize the energy efficiency, comfort and long-term performance of your new heating system, it must be installed to exacting standards. Here are some important details that your HVAC contractor should discuss with you when planning condensing gas…

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Homebuyers are ever more attracted by eco-friendly and energy efficient home features, according to real estate agents across the country–and right here in the Wichita area. In fact, agents are noticing that home energy-efficiency upgrades are helping sell houses these days faster and at higher prices.

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