Maintaining fresh air in a house is critical to keeping the home’s inhabitants healthy. One way to maintain a steady flow of fresh air into the house is to use either an energy recovery ventilator or a heat recovery ventilator. Homeowners are sometimes unsure of the difference between the two systems. While they are very…

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Winter is upon us here in Kansas, and we can expect cold weather for the next few months. Unfortunately, though your heating system may be doing its job, it’s possible that you are losing a lot of that indoor heat from your furnace through air leaks or other forms of heat loss. There are a…

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When the temperature drops well below freezing, as it has in Wichita recently, all homeowners need to take precautions against their pipes freezing. When pipes freeze, they can burst and flood your home. Plan ahead and take some preventive measures against frozen pipes.

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Here in Wichita, Kansas, our cold, dry winters and hot, humid summers dictate that we use our HVAC systems for most of the year. Any measure to maximize operational efficiency pays off in two ways: by reducing fuel costs, and by increasing equipment life. The easiest of routine maintenance procedures is probably changing your air filter(s), and…

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With winter looming, comfort takes on a distinct image of staying warm and toasty. But when you need work done in your home or office, you should also feel a sense of comfort with the service providers you choose. After all, they have access to the people and possessions you most treasure. Make sure your…

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Garbage disposals can be a real boon to Wichita kitchens for eliminating food waste. Scrape food waste in the drain, flip the switch and it all disappears, as if by magic. However, put the wrong item down your garbage disposal — say a piece of cutlery or a Brazil nut still in its shell — and hear…

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