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saveneva.ru All Is Hiring!

Just a quick note from saveneva.ru All!  We’re currently hiring: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing Journeymen, Installers, Service Techs and experienced Apprentices!  Please send your resumes to: employment@kortedoesitall.com and fill out an application at kortedoesitall.com. We’re looking forward to you being a part of our saveneva.ru Team!

If you’d like to set up your maintenance appointment call us at saveneva.ru All. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website athttp://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at>. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru All!

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Spring Weather Indoor Air Quality

We’ve reached the spring season and that means that we’re in preparation for the months we’ll be spending the majority of our time indoors. Being inside during the colder months gives us a great opportunity to discuss the indoor air quality in your home.

Measuring the ability of an Air Cleaner

The ability of air cleaners or filters is measured with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). MERV ratings tell you what an air cleaner is capable of doing. MERV 16 is high end for residential applications. MERV 17-20 is most often found in labs with radioactive or carcinogenetic materials…meaning, not your place. MERV 16 will filter most tobacco smoke, all bacteria, and many other things including hair spray, mold spores, pollen, dust mites and the list continues. Imagine your home with the dust, bacteria and chemicals filtered every time your system turns on. Now that is a great start to pure indoor air.

Another note to consider when using an Advanced Air Cleaner: a variable speed fan motor in your furnace or air handler will also increase your air quality, as these fans control climate and air flow much better than traditional fan motors in older HVAC systems.

If you’re looking for great service, call the experts at saveneva.ru All. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru All!

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Early Spring Maintenance

As an HVAC company, we often times feel like a broken record when it comes to stressing the importance of properly maintaining your HVAC system.  Yes, it’s important to get your system serviced when preparing for a climate change, but what about mid seasons? The bonus of a mid-season maintenance check is that doesn’t have to be done by a technician.

Here’s how to check out your HVAC system on your own:

  • Have you had your filters changed? Checking your filter on a monthly basis is a good idea to maintain a healthy system. Posting the date of the last filter change also helps to keep your system running smoothly.
  • Take a look at your systems fan belt. If you see wear-and-tear, a service call might be in order. This is especially important if you did not have your HVAC tech perform a maintenance check at the beginning of the season.
  • Do you hear any squealing or grinding noises at night when it’s quiet? It’s possible that your moving parts need to be lubricated. The primary function of lubrication is to prevent metal-to-metal contact. Oil needs to be relatively free of contamination and within a specified viscosity range. Lubricate all moving parts in order to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on your HVAC system.

If you have more questions regarding our services call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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How Is Heat Escaping From My Home?

With the frigid temperatures this winter season are you sure your house is sealed and insulated enough? Not only will the proper insulation keep your home warmer, but it will also help you save on your heating bill. When it comes to home maintenance, the decision regarding how to insulate your home isn’t always an easy one. Not only are there are several types of insulation but they all range in different prices and labor intensities.

  • Spray Foam: Spray foam insulation is nontoxic and typically has a lifetime guarantee. It expands to about 100 times its original volume, so it fills in air gaps unlike standard fiberglass insulation. Over time, as the house expands and contracts, so will the foam insulation. This eliminates cracks and spaces for warm air to escape.
  • Recycled Denim: Recycled denim insulation, also known as natural cotton fiber insulation, is a high-performance insulation that’s made from scraps and clippings from the manufacture of denim clothing. This insulation is suitable for residential and commercial use in the same places as fiberglass or mineral wool batts would be used—between open roof rafters, ceiling joists and wall studs.
  • Fiberglass Batts: Batt insulation is available unfaced or with a facing already attached. The facing material is generally a vapor retarder that helps resist the movement of moisture vapor to cold surfaces where it can condense. In hot, humid climates (like the Gulf Coast), vapor retarders may not be needed. Check local building practices and/or building codes. If you’re using unfaced batts, simply press the batt into the cavity. Make sure that the batt completely fills the cavity but don’t shove it in. Compressing fiberblass batts will reduce its R-value.

If your lack of heat stretches beyond your lack of insulation and into your HVAC system, call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Just Moved-Does My HVAC Need Serviced?

When becoming a homeowner there are several services that you’ll be ‘forced’ to make in order to keep your home running in tip-top shape. Having your air conditioner service should definitely be on the list of homeownership priorities. You may be wondering how often you should need to schedule an appointment for your HVAC system.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it–right? Wrong.

Even if your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be having issues right now, it still may be the ideal time to set up an appointment with an AC service technician from saveneva.ru All. Unfortunately, when you wait until there is something wrong with your system in the peak summer season, you’re forced to live in a air condition-less home until a tech can service your system.  Not the ideal situation.

Waiting to have your system serviced can also potentially end with more costly AC repairs. So instead of waiting until there is a problem, take the proactive approach and get your air conditioner service out of the way before the season heats up.

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Could Your Furnace Be Running Better?

Furnace season is approaching rapidly! Those of us at saveneva.ru All in Houston, TXdiana want to put your mind at ease by ensuring you that your saveneva.ru installed and maintained furnace is up to par.

If you suspect an issue with your heating and cooling system or smell gas in and around your home have this inspected immediately. Here are some tips to help keep you and your family safe.

  • Have a qualified heating contractor inspect your furnace at least once a year.
  • Clean and replace your furnace filters when needed.
  • Don’t store items in the area around your furnace.
  • Keep your cold-air returns and heat registers clean for proper air flow
  • Always call before you dig.
  • Check your fireplace flue to ensure it’s clean and able to allow carbon monoxide to escape.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your heating and cooling system call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Winter Flooding

Let’s face it, when thinking of winter the last thing you probably think of is flooding. But this year especially, the thought should probably be crossing your mind. Not only has Indiana had unseasonably warmer winter temperatures with rain instead of snow, but when the snow finally does hit don’t forget to consider the rapid melt rate that could cause your basement to flood.

Is your home prepared for a possible winter flood?

  • Remove Debris From Gutters: As winter approaches, make sure leaves and other debris are cleared out of your roof and gutters. Once snow starts falling, keep an eye on ice buildup in these areas as well. Water needs to be able to flow freely away from your house. Otherwise, the runoff could lead to a nasty basement flood or even a leaky roof!
  • Check for Faulty/Cracked Foundations: It’s important to inspect your basement and check for possible cracks in the walls and floors. Seal up any fractures with the proper epoxy. If your issue far exceeds your own personal fix, please contact a professional.
  • Shovel/Snow Blow Pronto: As much as you may thoroughly enjoy watching the snow fall it’s important to stay on top of excess snowfall around your home’s foundation. Clearing snow will prevent water from seeping in through the cracks in your foundation.

Before the snowy weather hits, make sure your home is prepared for all possible winter weather mishaps! If you run into flooding issues contact us at saveneva.ru All for all your sump pump needs!

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Holiday Decorating Safety

Now’s the time for holiday decorating! While you’re preparing your home for family and guests, have you taken the proper precautions in order to ensure your home is safe for any unwanted issues during this festive season? Here are a few ways to keep your home and family safe throughout the season:

  • Choose decorations that are flame-resistant or flame-retardant, and keep decorations away from heat sources.
  • Do not overload circuits with festive lights. Follow manufacturer instructions on the boxes they come in.
  • Make sure Christmas trees are at least three feet away from any fireplace, radiator, candle, heat vents or lights (except cool lights that are part of the tree decorations). This is even more imperative for live trees!
  • Carbon monoxide accidents increase in winter. Be sure you have CO detectors in the home and check them regularly to make sure they are working. Change batteries at least once a year, or right now if you can’t remember when you last did so.

From all of us at saveneva.ru All, we wish you and yours a very Happy Holidays!

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Heating Unit Trouble

It’s almost winter in Indiana and where are the winter-esque temperatures? Even though the cold weather has somewhat held off, that shouldn’t be an excuse for you not to schedule your HVAC maintenance appointment.

Why?

First of all, your heating unit should be certifiably inspected each and every season. This means that your unit needs to be checked before winter begins. By having your unit looked over, any issues can be recognized. saveneva.ru All can assist you with the inspection process.

If you wait or avoid having your unit inspected, it can result in a breakdown literally leaving you in the cold! Avoid the hassle of an unwanted breakdown, and beat the cold by having your unit inspected before winter begins. At saveneva.ru All we’re still scheduling maintenance appointments so you’re in luck! Don’t prolong your appointment any longer, call us  or schedule online today!

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Replacing your Heat Pump before Winter

Before the freezing temperatures hit, have you checked to ensure your heat pump doesn’t need replacing? It’s safe to say you won’t want to be without one during the cold winter months!

…Wait, what’s a heat pump?  Do I have one?

A heat pump is a certain form of heating and cooling the home. During the winter months, a heat pump can provide warm heat to the home, especially as the temperatures outside drop to below freezing. At saveneva.ru All, we are constantly updating our offerings of new heat pumps in order to offer you the best products for your home heating needs.

With a new heat pump installation, you can rely on your unit to provide the heating you need to stay comfortable. A heat pump is a versatile unit that can cool, dehumidify and heat the home. Believe it or not each unit has the same function and even visual look as an air conditioning unit. In exchange however, during the winter months, the heat pump can provide heat in the home.

Are you intersted? Let us help you have a comfortable home year round by learning more about our Carrier heat pump systems. Our dealer technicians can evaluate the home and help you find the right unit type for your needs. Contact us at saveneva.ru All today to learn more about the service options we can provide or to schedule an evaluation for installation of a heat pump unit.

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Dry Air Problems

Now that you’re turning on your heat, you’ll probably notice a slight change in the air circulating in your home.  Does your home have a dry air issue?  If so, how should you go about fixing it?  Below are a few reasons as to why you’re suffering from dry air and how you can manage to keep it at bay:

  • Why the Dry Air?: One area of air quality that affects the home is dry air. When the home lacks humidity, the air becomes dry. This can cause serious health issues including respiratory ailments. The nose, throat and bronchial tubes can be affected as the membranes are dried out. When this happens, you or your family members can have repeated winter colds, infections of the respiratory system, and create airborne infections. YIKES!
  • Unsure of Dry Air?: To learn if you have indoor dry air, and air of poor quality, let our technicians test your home. After evaluating the condition of the air, we can determine if you need to make any changes. Making small changes with your unit, adding HEPA filters or considering dehumidifiers or ventilation options, can help you to have cleaner air in the home.
  • How to Fix your Dry Air Dilemma: There are several ways to stop dry air and keep the humidity at optimal levels by simply learning what you need to do. Make changes to keep allergens under control and clean air in the home by keeping the levels at 30 to 50 percent. Add a humidifier to maintain the correct humidity at home and remove dry air effects on your health.

If you’re in need of a reputable and professional technician, contact us at saveneva.ru All.  You can call us at or set up your appointment online: kortedoesitall.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Do I Need My Generator in Winter?

If you live in a state like Indiana, a snowy wonderland is expected during the six cold months of winter. Even though the Farmer’s Almanac claims to predict the type of winters we’re expecting, you can never be too sure when there will be a possible power outage!  A power outage during the cold winter months can leave you and your family in a fairly freezing situation. Here’s how you can ensure that your generator will be up and running efficiently if you’re in need of its assistance:

Your standby generators are designed to automatically start and run themselves for a short period even when they are not required. These short cycles typically last less than ten minutes, but that run time helps keep the engine lubricated and maintains the engine’s seals. This can help your system boot up quickly in the time of need.

When it comes to a portable generator, a weekly start up session is absolutely necessary, but it is important to run the engine on occasion to help move gasoline out of the carburetor and replace it with fresh gas. This reduces residue buildup that can block tiny ports in the carburetor, which often times cause your portable generator to work harder or sometimes not at all.

Fall is the best time to schedule your yearly generator maintenance. Fresh oil, new filters and plugs, and other maintenance are imperative when it comes to keeping your system running during an unexpected outage. Don’t get caught in the freezing cold, schedule your maintenance with saveneva.ru All today!

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Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

With it being mid October, we can now assume that you’ve used your furnace at least once or twice within the past few weeks. During this time of year we receive many phone calls from customer’s worried about a newly discovered leak coming from their furnace…have you recently noticed that your furnace is starting to leak water?

Here are some simple answers to your leaky furnace:

Condensation leak. If you have a high-efficiency furnace, it will create condensation as it utilizes cool exhaust and then pipes it away from your unit. If your tubing is damaged, broken or not functioning properly, then this could be the cause of your leak. Another reason for the leak could be due to a clogged drain.

Secondary heat exchanger. If you found your leak isn’t due to a condensation leak, the leak might be caused by the secondary heat exchanger. Unfortunately, this is a very expensive repair, and most customers decide to just replace the furnace as opposed to repairing the problem.

Humidifier leak. Another reason for the leak could be due to a faulty or malfunctioning humidifier. If times have been hectic and unfortunately you’re slightly behind on your regular service, it’s important to schedule an appointment immediately due to this type of leak possibly causing serious damage to your unit.

Internal drain system clog. Lastly, the leak could be due to a plug in the internal drain system that operates in both the air conditioning unit and the furnace. If it’s plugged, it could be directing water into the furnace.

Even if you’ve used these helpful tips to determine the basis of your furnace leak, it’s important to have a technician come out and inspect your unit.  Call or schedule online at saveneva.ru All!

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Why is My Furnace So Loud?

Does your furnace have a tendency to make a loud noise every time it fires up? Believe it or not, this is a pretty common problem for homeowners. Lucky for you, there’s a possible solution so you’re not forced to listen to your heat monster during all hours of the night.

Your problem could be the expanding and contracting of your air ducts. If you hear the noise a few feet away from the furnace, then the problem is likely with the air ducts.

Here’s the lowdown: when your furnace’s blower starts, it sucks in air from your home and blows it out through supply ducts. This causes different parts of your ducts to both contract and expand.

It’s common for your furnace to make minor popping noises. But there’s a possibility that severe expansion and contraction can cause a loud pop or bang. This could be a sign of:

  • Small/Undersized ducts- The blower pushes and pulls air through too small an area, causing strain on the ducts. Think of it like you trying to breathe through a straw.
  • Closed vents- A closed air vent makes your blower work harder to pull in and push out air. This issue causes the ducts to forcibly contract and expand due to the increased air pressure.
  • Old/Clogged air filter- Makes it hard for the blower to pull in return air, which causes the return ducts to pop in.

Before calling the experts, try opening your vents and changing  your filters. This can help cut back on the noise, but if you find that this is not the solution to your problem call the trusty technicians at saveneva.ru All.  We’re available by phone  or online!

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Why Program Your Thermostat?

It’s been a beautiful fall here in Indiana; 70 degree days and comfortably cool nights have really spoiled us thus far. You’ve probably turned off your air conditioning and surprisingly have yet to turn on your heat.  Unfortunately this will probably change within the next few days…If you’re starting to feel a chill in the air and have been tempted to crank up the heat, it might be time for a refresher on the best way to set your thermostat for money and energy savings. Your own adjustment may take a little time, but adjusting your thermostat to the correct settings will help you avoid the temptation of higher settings and save money — especially if you have a programmable thermostat.

How can a programmable thermostat keep you from succumbing to the temptation of higher temperatures? By allowing you to “set it and forget it,” a programmable thermostat allows you to set temperatures based on the times you are normally home and your habits — and then you almost never have to bother with it.

Think about it…

  • Set your thermostat a little warmer an hour before you wake in order to feel less chilled when you’re up and moving for the day.
  • Set the thermostat back down when you’re leaving for the day and the house is empty.
  • Much like the morning, set the thermostat to prepare for your arrival home.
  • Set the thermostat to prepare for sleep.

If you need help with your HVAC system or setting your thermostat, contact us at saveneva.ru All.

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Don’t Forget to Change Your Filter

Now that you’re taking notice of the beautiful fall colors outside, it’s time to start noticing your dirty, dusty furnace filters on the inside.  Grossed out? We are!  Here are four good reasons you should always, always, always keep up on your filter changing!

  • HVAC Longevity: A common reason for heating and air conditioning system break downs/malfunctions is because of a dirty filter. As dirt accumulates the air has trouble passing through.  A clogged filter can also cause your system to overheat. Your motor is forcing itself to work harder. In a best-case scenario, your unit will need to be repaired. In the worst case, if your unit is older, not replacing filters could put it over the edge and require you to buy a new one. Replacing the filter is an easy way to lengthen the life of your heating system.
  • A Clean HVAC System: Dirt clogged up in the filter can lead to polluting the entire HVAC system. That means extra repairs, service and parts that you hadn’t budgeted for or were planning on.
  • Energy $avings: When that clogged air filter is working harder, more energy is being used. And when it requires more energy to make your heating and air conditioning to work, it causes your energy bill to skyrocket. The Department of Energy says the average household spends about $2,200 a year on its energy bill. When you consistently change your air filter, you can save from 5 to 15 percent on your utility costs.
  • Air Quality: Anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma? Dirty air filters worsen the air quality. If you have pets, it’s even more important because pet dander will accumulate in the system and then spread allergens throughout the household.

Like the change in the season, now is the perfect time to change your filter.  If you’re ready for your regular semi-annual maintenance appointment–call us at saveneva.ru All! We’ll get your filter changed and your HVAC system ready for winter!

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Tips for Your Outdoor HVAC System

Even though it’s early September, before we know it the leaves are going to start quickly falling. Before piles start collecting in your yard, remember that importance of keeping your outdoor HVAC cleared of debris for the upcoming seasons. Here are ways to better prepare your HVAC system for the weather change.

  • A base of stone surrounds the unit; keeping the coils clean from leaves, dirt and grass, keeping the unit level and the service tech’s feet clean.
  •  Make sure your unit is at least 18″ away from wall for performance and easy access for service.
  • Small shrubs can help provide a windbreak and shading but make sure they’re far enough away from the unit as not to interfere with performance or servicing.
  • The heat pump is elevated above anticipated snowfall for better efficiency and proper drainage.

It’s never too early to schedule your maintenance appointment with saveneva.ru All.  You can make an appointment online or call us at:

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

Seasonal Maintenance

The fall season is approaching and that means we’ll be cranking on the heat in no time! When it comes to preparing your home for fall, one of the most important things to do is schedule seasonal maintenance for your HVAC equipment. Remember, it’s best to get your maintenance during the “off” seasons. You’re going to depend on your heating system throughout the winter, and it’s important that it operates correctly and efficiently.

When scheduling your semi-annual HVAC maintenance with saveneva.ru All we’ll inspect :

  • Furnace
  • Heat pump
  • Boiler

You should schedule your heating system maintenance before you turn on your unit for the first time this year—we recommend no later than the end of September. Call us at saveneva.ru All to schedule your maintenance before it’s too late!

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My Air Conditioner Won’t Blow Cold Air

Our previous blog we discussed the issues regarding a frozen air conditioner–this particular blog will go into detail regarding an AC unit that won’t blow cold air. It’s important to contact an HVAC technician right away to help prevent more serious issues arising from your unit. While on the phone with your tech, here are some common reasons why air conditioners don’t get cold enough are:

  • Air filters: Dirty filters will block airflow and also cause quite the allergy interruption! Check your air filters and replace them if they appear to be dirty and dusty. If this doesn’t fix the problem your issue may spread further than the filter.
  • Faulty parts: Another reason for lack of cool air coming from your AC is the condenser or compressor could be malfunctioning. A condenser works by removing the heat from the air. The compressor is responsible for pushing cold air from the condenser to the vent. If the air blowing from the vent is not cold, the compressor may be malfunctioning or misaligned.
  • Electrical issues: Electrical problems can cause your air conditioner to work poorly or even not at all. Some potential electrical issues include a problems with the thermostat, sensors, wiring, breakers, etc. Any issues sprouting from your AC unit should always be done by a professional.
  • Refrigerant levels: Low (or empty) refrigerant is a common reason air conditioners don’t blow cold air. If your system is out of coolant, it cannot remove heat from the air, so the air circulated in your home is left unconditioned.

If you’re experiencing air conditioning issues ranging from a frozen unit to a unit that’s refusing to blow cool air, call the experts at saveneva.ru All.  We not only have 50 years of service under our belt, but we’re also available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

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Why Is My AC Frozen?

You’d be surprised how often we’re asked this at saveneva.ru All! Some issues causing the freezing unit can be easy fixes, whereas others are far more complicated!  Before we boggle your brain, it is most often one of two things:

Air Flow

In order for an AC unit to run properly and efficiently, air flow is required. If the air flow that runs across your cooling coil is poor, the pressure in your unit drops. Eventually, this internal cooling process will result in the unit freezing. Poor air flow can be caused by one of these issues:

  • A dirty air filter
  • Dirty or clogged evaporator coil
  • Damage to the blower motor
  • Vents blocked or closed within your home

Refrigerant

When your unit lacks refrigerant, it continues to try to work at its usual pace. Your unit working overtime causes the pressure to drop to the point of freezing over. Refrigerant issues always require a call to the professionals! Call saveneva.ru All for over 50 years of experience!

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Stop My Noisy Air Conditioner!

Being stuck with your hefty electric bill during the summer months can be enough to ruin your season, but are you stuck with a noisy HVAC system as well? Talk about a double whammy! If you’re living with a noisy air conditioner, at what point do you call your HVAC technician?  We consider this a fair question—especially since there are some sounds you should never ignore. While an occasional “chirp” is considered fine some noises could be indicative of an issue that requires repair or replacement. Different types of noises can mean different things.

Consulting HVAC professionals at saveneva.ru All is the best course of action, but here is a quick guide:

  • Clicking – Clicking sounds often times mean there’s a problem with the electrical aspect of your system.  This requires attention immediately!
  • Buzzing –  A buzzing sound also requires immediate attention! This noise indicates an electrical problem as well. This is more than likely a contactor relay switch, a condenser fan motor, or loose wiring.
  • Squeaking/Squealing – A squealing unit signifies a problem with the fan belt. Unfortunately, it’s not going to stop until it’s fixed.
  • Hissing – An angry hissing sound coming from your HVAC unit can mean that your refrigerant is leaking. In order for your system to continue to run, and run properly, you need to call for repairs.
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Dual Zone HVAC Pt. 2

Is Dual Zone HVAC Right for You?

Our last blog consisted of the benefits of using the Dual Zone HVAC technology. But before you jump on the Dual Zone bandwagon, it’s important to ensure that this is the best decision for your home.

  • Does you live in a multiple story home?
  • Do you have a basement?
  • Do you have vaulted ceilings or an upstairs loft area?
  • Are there any rooms with larger than standard sized windows?
  • Are there parts of your home that are used less frequently?

If you answer “yes” to two or more of these questions, we suggest looking into Dual Zone HVAC. Before becoming concerned about the process of installing/affordable a whole new system, you’ll be relieved to know zoning can be fitted into an existing HVAC system.

If you’d like to hear more regarding dual zone HVAC, contact saveneva.ru All!

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Dual Zone HVAC Pt. 1

I’m sure you’re aware of the dilemma many homeowners experience during the warm summer months when several rooms in your house feel as though there’s a significant temperature difference. Do some rooms appear too hot while others are far too cold? Let the battle of the thermostat commence!  Did you know that there’s a technology called dual zone HVAC?  

YIPPEE! What on Earth is Dual Zone HVAC?

Zoning is a way to control your HVAC system to maximize heating and cooling output. It utilizes multiple sensors and thermostats to help control the temperature in different areas within your home.

How Will it Benefit my Home?

Don’t be afraid of this new form of technology! Dual Zone HVAC will give homeowners these benefits:

  • Less Expensive Energy Bills: You may have to blast the air conditioner to keep the upper floors in your home cool while the unoccupied basement stays nice and chilly. The ability to transfer some of that cold basement air to the occupied rooms of your home saves energy.
  • Preferred Heating and Cooling for Everyone: Dual zones allow each occupant to enjoy their individual temperature preferences. For example, Dad can stay cooler in the upstairs office without the baby’s room becoming an icebox during her nap.
  • Saves Your System: A zoned HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard and therefore can last longer, saving you money on repairs and replacements in the future.
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Your AC Condenser

Keeping cool during the summer should definitely be a top priority. It’s important to make sure that your system is properly maintained to keep your home continuously cool. If you own an air conditioner, then you are going to have to make sure that it is always running the way it should. Those who buy a new, quality air conditioning unit are usually not going to have to worry about it breaking down any time soon, but it is still a good idea to make sure that you keep an eye on the components.

You will find with an older unit, at times there are going to be other issues that can arise. There may come a time when the condenser, a vital part of your AC system, may need to be replaced. Call a saveneva.ru All technician before you decide to replace the entire system. Sometimes, it may only be the condenser that is having issues and thankfully your entire system won’t need to be replaced!

How do you know if it’s the condenser?

Overheating
A surefire sign that your system needs a new condenser is it starts to overheat. Since the condenser is the part of the system that is responsible for getting rid of the heat, overheating is not going to be a good sign. You will need to make sure that you turn off the system and get someone in immediately.

Strange Sounds
If your system starts to make strange sounds, then make sure to take a look at it. Sometimes, these sounds may be coming from the condenser.

Age

If your system is over ten years old, then you may need to replace the entire thing and not just the condenser itself. Most air conditioning systems are only going to last about ten years or so, so it is a good idea to ensure that you have some kind of backup for the oncoming summer months.

Call a saveneva.ru All technician and we’ll be out to help you determine your AC unit issue!

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Can Your HVAC System Be Saved Following a Flood?

In the previous blog we discussed the possibility of a flooded AC unit due the large amount of rain we’ve received over the past couple months. Once you’ve discovered your unit may be in trouble,  you’ll need to figure out if it can be repaired or if the damage is severe enough that it should be replaced. There are three factors that can help you figure out whether to call saveneva.ru All for a repair or to start searching for a new unit.

  • Time underwater – Consider how long your air conditioner was underwater. The greater the amount of time it was affected by floodwaters, the bigger the chance that there is greater damage.
  • Electricity – Before inspecting your unit make sure to turn off the power as soon as you notice it has been affected by floodwaters. Additional damage can be done to your air conditioner the longer there is power flowing in to the system.
  • Dirt/debris in equipment – If your air conditioner filled up with debris from the floodwaters, it could hurt its ability to function.If you find yourself with a damaged AC unit, it’s important to call the experts. saveneva.ru All can help get you back on track.
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Basement Flooding Problems Solved

June 2015 is turning out to be the wettest June in the history books! Good for the farmers? Sure. Good for your basement? …Not so much. Significant amounts of rain often bring out the worst in flawed grading and foundations. We’ve all seen the damage that a flooded basement can do, but have you been one of those that has suffered it first hand? If you’ve never dealt with basement flooding before, it’s imperative that you follow a few procedures in order to save your basement to the best of your ability.

The most important step when dealing with a basement flood is to get rid of the water. Although it’s rare, if you don’t happen to have a sump pump, you can rent one from a home improvement store. Unfortunately, if you’re dealing with more than a few of inches of water, you might want to call a professional. Professionals work on water removal on a daily basis and their equipment is more powerful. This can get your basement dried even faster and thus the job done quicker. Once the water is removed from the space you will need to dry things out. Provide as much ventilation as possible to decrease the possibility of mold growth. Open all the windows and doors, and use fans to increase air circulation. (Again, if you’re in need to more industrial sized fans—this might be a job for the professionals.)

Throw out anything wet that has a tendency to soak up moisture. Newspapers and cardboard are big culprits when it comes to water retention. They become a breeding ground for mold. Carpets can be tricky when dealing with flooding. If carpets can be dried out quickly, you have a bigger chance of hanging on to them. Otherwise, they should be removed. There are mold test kits for purchase at hardware stores if you’re unsure. If the flooding unfortunately reaches and soaks your drywall, you’ll need to cut it out and replace it.

If you’re in the market for a sump pump to help save your from the stress of a flooded basement, contact saveneva.ru All in the Houston and Houston area. We’ll provide you with the best products and the best customer service!

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Hiring a Contractor Pt. 2

With the technology world taking over, you’re now able to find an HVAC contractor with the touch of a finger. Literally!  Although finding a contractor may be easy, finding a reputable one may be fairly difficult.

While you are trying to establish which firm to settle for, you should remember that that the kind of service you will receive will depend on the skills and expertise of the air conditioning contractor you hire. One should give priority to contractors who have been in the business for a long period of time.

Not only has saveneva.ru All been in service for 50 years but our satisfied customer’s are encouraged to review our technicians on Review Buzz.  Check out our saveneva.ru All technician reviews on reviewbuzz.com!

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Hiring a Contractor Pt. 1

Your HVAC system is one of the most important pieces to your home. Shouldn’t you feel confident with who you’re hiring? Since your unit is also an expensive investment too, you cannot afford to take any chance with its installation. It’s imperative that you hire a contractor who specializes in this field and holds a license also. If you compromise with this in order to make some quick money saving adjustments, you call for a bigger trouble. Due to unsatisfactory installation work, the expenses of running an HVAC system may rise as well as the risk factor for you and the entire family may also increase. 

Feel confident about calling saveneva.ru All for the best and most experienced technicians. You won’t be disappointed!

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Protecting Your Heater During the Summer Months

Summer is upon us and we’re sure that the last thing on your mind is your heater. While you’re enjoying your air conditioning don’t fail to forget about your heating unit. As much as we don’t like to think about it, winter is coming in a few short months. You will need your heater working effectively and efficiently to have a toasty warm winter.

So, what can you do to protect your heater in the summer?

From time to time take a quick look at your unit. Give your unit a once over to make sure everything is looking top notch. Check for any rust, broken parts, or unwanted creatures making a home in your heater. If you find there is visual issues, fix them immediately. There is no need to put off a repair job until winter when you can get it fixed right now.

If you’re in need of a out of season heater fix, don’t hesitate to call saveneva.ru All.

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Getting to Know Geothermal

Even though the use of geothermal power has been used for hundreds, maybe even thousands of years it has just recently been introduced in the use of homes within the past decade or so. For those that are intrigued, geothermal heat pumps are sources of home comfort systems through a ground source. If you read further, your home might be the perfect candidate for a geothermal heat pump.

What’s there to know about geothermal? 

  • Geothermal heating and cooling is one of the safest/best ways to provide comfort for a home. This use of heating and cooling does not use flames or burn any kind of fuel.
  • Even though we suspect geothermal to be thousands of years old, the earliest documented use of geothermal energy comes from archaeological evidence in North America approximately 10,000 years ago. It has been said that hot springs were a geothermal use for cooking.
  • In the U.S., surprisingly the state that makes the most use of geothermal power is Nevada. Approximately 10% of the electricity generated in northern Nevada comes from geothermal power. Can you imagine Las Vegas running off of geothermal power?! California is in second place with 6% geothermal use and then Utah comes in third place with 2% use of geothermal power.

If you’re interested in the use of geothermal heating and cooling, contact saveneva.ru All. We’d be more than happy to discuss the options your home may have in regards to the use of geothermal energy!

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Finding Air Leaks

Summer is finally approaching and you’ll be using your air conditioning in no time! In order to enjoy and appreciate your air conditioning even more this summer, make sure your home isn’t leaking out any of that nice cool air.

How do you go about finding air leaks?

First, check the biggest air outlets in your home: your windows and doors. If they shake easily or you can see light through spaces between the door and the frame, they’re definitely leaking cool air and unfortunately wasting energy and money. In order to stop the air leakage, it’s imperative that you caulk or weather-stripe the doors or windows to eliminate the leak.

Secondly, you may need to do a walk through of your home to look for cracks and gaps in other areas

·       Electrical outlets

·       Baseboards

·       Attic doors or hatches

·       Fireplaces

·       Wall and window air conditioning units

·       Vents and fans

If you find your home has a leak in an unexpected place, call the experts at saveneva.ru All!. We’ll send out a tech and get you all fixed up!

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How Often Do I Need My HVAC System Serviced?

When becoming a homeowner there are several services that you’ll be ‘forced’ to make in order to keep your home running in tip-top shape. Having your air conditioner service should definitely be on the list of homeownership priorities. You may be wondering how often you should need to schedule an appointment for your HVAC system.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it–right? Wrong.

Even if your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be having issues right now, it still may be the ideal time to set up an appointment with an AC service technician from saveneva.ru All. Unfortunately, when you wait until there is something wrong with your system in the peak summer season, you’re forced to live in a air condition-less home until a tech can service your system.  Not the ideal situation.

Waiting to have your system serviced can also potentially end with more costly AC repairs. So instead of waiting until there is a problem, take the proactive approach and get your air conditioner service out of the way before the season heats up.

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HVAC Energy Efficiency Checklist!

Don’t cringe when you’re forced to think about starting to run your air conditioner! We understand the hesitancy when it comes to thinking about the rise of next months energy bill!

But are you taking all the right steps to reducing your summer energy bill?

Investing in a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to boost your HVAC energy efficiency is also one of the most immediately effective. By installing a programmable thermostat there’s the possibility to save as much as $180 each year in energy costs. The nice feature of a programmable thermostat is that it can be set to turn off while you’re away at work, and to only heat or cool certain rooms of your house.

Secondly, consider replacing your HVAC system with a more efficient unit. The thought may be a little daunting at first, but did you know that even the most well-maintained HVAC system only has an average lifespan of about 12 years? If your current HVAC system is approaching the end of its lifespan, it might simply be time for a system upgrade. Today’s HVAC units are significantly more energy efficient than those manufactured even 10 years ago.

Just remember, the upfront costs of a new HVAC system will be paid off many times over by your long-term energy savings.

Remember to be a good homeowner and change out those filters! Many homeowners forget about their HVAC filters, but it should be a top priority during the summer and winter months especially. Homeowners should ideally be changing out their old, dirty HVAC filters for new, clean ones at least once every three months, and more often during the summer. Not only will this cut your energy bills but it will keep your indoor air quality high—this is even better for those suffering from allergies!

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Does My Home Need a Generator?

April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also bring thunderstorms and power outages. Are you and your home prepared for a power outage? saveneva.ru All can help ensure you that your home will never fully be without power. As a leading Houston electrical contractor, saveneva.ru brings a sense of safety, and convenience to your home. As a Houston Kohler Power Professional, saveneva.ru offers innovative solutions, uncompromising service and support, and confidence unmatched in the industry!

How Does a Home Generator Work?

After a power outage, the system the capabilities to verify that the power is truly out, and then starts the gas powered standby generator. In a minute or less your power will be restored with the help of your generator. But don’t worry, when the utility power is restored, your system automatically switches back to utility power.

What Size Generator Will I Need?

Does/Will My Generator Have Programming Options?

KOHLER’s newest option helps to keep you updated when your generator is in use even when you’re not at home. The onCue is the industry’s first remote management system that gives you updates by text message or email to inform you of a power outage and more. This option allows you to be in control right from your fingertips.

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Could Your AC Be Collecting Mold?

Now that the time to use your air conditioner is nearing, it’s important to ensure your HVAC system is in tip-top shape. If you’ve putting off keeping up with your maintenance, there’s a possibility that your system could be collecting mold. What you may think could be seasonal allergies could very well be mold. Here’s some insight when it comes to mold growth:

Can Mold in Your Air Conditioner Affect Your Health?:

Mold growing in your HVAC unit can spread through your house every time you turn your system on. Mold and other indoor air pollutants that hide in air conditioners can cause allergic reactions and even respiratory disorders. Believe it or not, certain types of mold can actually release mycotoxins that can lead to bleeding in the lungs and pneumonia. Any mold in your home is dangerous, but mold spores in the air are dangerously easy to inhale, especially for young children and elderly people.

Avoid Mold Growing in Your Air Conditioner:

It’s important to make sure to check on the condensation levels in your HVAC device. A little moisture in your system is acceptable, but standing water creates the perfect breeding ground for mold. If your system is collecting too much water, a call to saveneva.ru All can help put answers to where the excess water is coming from. Changing your HVAC filter once every three months, at a minimum can also help keep your system mold free. This will cut down on spores as well as other allergens like dust and dirt that may be invading your air.

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Energy Saving Myths

The temperature change can be a very exciting thing when you live in the Midwest! Warmer weather is pleasant, but your electric bill might put a damper on your season. Are you one of those that has researched ways to save on your bill in order to avoid an energy overload?

Before hopping on the energy saving train, check out some of these energy saving myths:

  • Fans- Leaving fans on in your home doesn’t actually reduce the rooms temperature. Consider fans as a quick fix, only leave them on when people are in the room. If the room is empty, it’s best to leave the fan off.
  • Turning Down the Thermostat-We’re asked this question on a regular basis. “Will turning my thermostat very low help cool my house quicker?” Your central air always runs at the same speed unless it’s off. No matter the temperature, the speed of the air will not change.
  • Larger Units- Don’t think the size of your unit will make a difference in cooling your home. Find a unit that best fits the square footage of your home—the larger the unit for a smaller home can cause other issues in order for the unit to properly run.

If you’re interested in saving energy and money this summer, your best bet is to have your HVAC unit properly maintenanced. saveneva.ru All will help provide you with the best service in the area!

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Allergy Proofing Your Home- saveneva.ru All

With changing seasons comes a different slue of seasonal allergies. Not only do you have to prepare yourself for these season changes, but it’s imperative that you prepare your home for the pesky allergy season as well.

Here are some quick tips to help avoid the allergy fog by preparing your home for the season change:

  • Keep windows closed and use air conditioning. Try not to use fans often, which stir up dust.
  • Replace wall-to-wall carpet, if possible. Carpeting traps dust. Flooring like hardwood, tile, and linoleum is better. Use small rugs that can be cleaned easily.
  • If replacing carpet isn’t an option try vacuuming at least weekly. Use a vacuum with double bags or a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate) filter.
  • Cover mattresses, box springs, and pillows with allergen-proof fabric covers.
  • Using down pillows or comforters can be a hassle for allergies, it’s best not to purchase these.
  • Avoid an overload of upholstered furniture, which can trap allergens; try furniture that can be wiped clean.
  • Replace dust-collecting blinds and long drapes with window shades or washable curtains.
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Spring/Summer HVAC Maintenance

In previous saveneva.ru All blogs, we have stressed the importance of ensuring your heating and air conditioning units are clean and up to standards before both the winter and summer seasons.  Now not only is it important to get this checked, but it also could be life threatening if you don’t. Mold has been on the increase in recent years, and is seriously effecting our indoor air quality.  Health issues are visible only when surrounded by a mold infestation, when removed from the area symptoms have a tendency to subside.

Unfortunately, the dreaded mold and it’s partner in crime, bacteria all live in HVAC systems. Just one spore of mold can grow into a quantity the size of a quarter in just a few short days. The problem is that there’s no way to completely get rid of them in indoor air.  Thus, the indoor air is infected and mycotoxins are spread throughout the air and inhaled causing several health problems, even damage to the central nervous system.

Did you know that dirty HVAC system can harbor contaminants responsible for infectious diseases, including chicken pox, measles and influenza? Although you can’t get rid of mold and mildew completely, there is something you can do before this hazard becomes harmful to your health. Keeping up with maintenance to your HVAC system can help prevent microbial growth and the various health conditions caused by poor indoor air quality. Not only does adequate maintenance lead to better health and greater operating efficiency, but it also extends the life of the HVAC system and lowers energy bills.

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Should I Buy Washable Filters?

Air filters keep your HVAC units working efficiently and safely. This is done by trapping particles like pollen and dust particles that would otherwise be spread throughout your home through the air vents.

Although there are plenty of choices when it comes to choosing an air filter, some options are better than others.

Why You Should Not Purchase A Washable Filter:

  1. Poor Performance. The performance for an air filter is based on a MERV rating. The ratings can range from a 1-16. However, a washable air filter typically has a MERV rating of  1 to 4. This means that although a washable filter may collect bigger particles (dust) smaller particles like pet dander, cigar smoke or hair spray manage to escape the filtering process. This means loose particles are freelancing around your home.
  2. Costly. Even if you buy just one at a time, each washable air filter costs more than an equivalent disposable filter (which may do a better job in your home than the washable one).
  3. High Maintenance. Washable air filters require more maintenance than any other. Although the thought of washing your filter and returning it to your HVAC unit sounds fairly simple…you musn’t forget that the water your filter was scrubbed and rinsed in is not to be dumped at random. This is because that water was exposed to bacteria; it’s considered a wastewater hazard and should be disposed of appropriately. Who has extra time for that? Also, if you fail to return the filter before it is completely dry, fungus can grow on your filter and spread it throughout your home.
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The Houston Home and Garden Show

This year is the 42nd year of The Houston Home & Garden Show! We’re excited to be involved in yet another year of this great Houston festivity! Come out and visit us at booth #213 today through Sunday (March 1st). We look forward to seeing you there!

Houston Home and Garden Show

Thursday, February 26 – Sunday, March 2, 2014

With over 650 exhibits it is the largest Home and Garden Show in the Tri-State area.  It is much more than your average Home Show, we offer fun for the WHOLE Family.

For more information, visit the Houston Home and Garden Show website.

Thursday & Friday: 11-9

Saturday: 10-9

Sunday: 11-5

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Issue With My HVAC System-saveneva.ru All

Our previous post discussed common issues regarding your furnace. As an extra precaution, those of us at saveneva.ru All in Houston, TXdiana want to put your mind at ease by ensuring you that your saveneva.ru installed and maintaned furnace is up to par.

If you suspect an issue with your heating and cooling system or smell gas in and around your home have this inspected immediately. Here are some tips to help keep you and your family safe.

  • Have a qualified heating contractor inspect your furnace at least once a year.
  • Clean and replace your furnace filters when needed.
  • Don’t store items in the area around your furnace.
  • Keep your cold-air returns and heat registers clean for proper air flow
  • Always call before you dig.
  • Check your fireplace flue to ensure it’s clean and able to allow carbon monoxide to escape.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your heating and cooling system call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Common Furnace Issues- saveneva.ru All

Throughout the past few months Indiana has had its fair share of frigid cold temperatures. At saveneva.ru All we’ve been busy servicing your furnaces in order to keep the inside of your home warm and comfortable. As top technicians in our area, we’ve seen our fair share of furnace issues, many of which can be prevented with biannual maintenance appointments. Below are five common furnace issues:

  1. Thermostat breaks resulting in no heat, fan spinning or comfort problems
  2. Furnace or heating system pilot or ignition control problems, resulting in intermittent or no heat
  3. Dirty or clogged filters which develops airflow and comfort problems
  4. Air circulation problems from fan motors, belts and bearings, causing furnace excessive heat or poor heating control
  5. Inconsistent maintenance history may cause unexpected breakdowns, poor comfort or increased energy costs.
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saveneva.ru Customer Service

At saveneva.ru All we take great pride in providing you with excellent customer service! Please look at the following bullets to ensure that our saveneva.ru technicians are living up to our standards!

  • A good HVAC contractor will insist on inspecting the HVAC system and home before providing an estimate for a significant repair or installation.
  • The technician(s) will show up on time and behave professionally and politely. Each tech should be wearing a visible saveneva.ru uniform and lanyard.
  • The tech should ask questions about the history of the problem you’ve been having, look over energy bills from the past year, and question you about your energy-using habits.
  • Once the technician has examined the equipment, he should give you a clear diagnosis of the problem, and then lay out a plan for addressing the issue.
  • If you’re getting a furnace, heat pump or A/C replaced, the system engineer should discuss your options with regard to advanced features and energy efficiency. A quality system engineer should insist on performing a load calculation before recommending a certain heating or cooling system so you don’t get saddled with a system that’s too big or too small. Both of these situations can cost you in energy costs and home comfort.

If you’ve been provided with excellent service, please don’t hesitate to tell someone!  saveneva.ru has an account with Reviewbuzz.com and would love to hear from you!

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Winter saveneva.ru All Winner!

Can you believe it’s time for another saveneva.ru All iPad/$300 giveaway?! It seems as though just a few weeks ago we were giving Paul Baker his Spring season giveaway prize of $300!  The winter season winner just happens to be Sara Pierce! Congratulations, Sara!

Remember, if you’d like to be entered to win our giveaway you must display a saveneva.ru All sign in your yard after receiving your outstanding saveneva.ru service!

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s advice: Become a plumber

Even Michael Bloomberg thinks you should become a plumber!


NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg has some advice for high school seniors: forget college, become a plumber instead.

“Today if your kid wants to go to college or become a plumber, you’ve got to think long and hard,” said Bloomberg Monday at the annual meeting of Wall Street trade group SIFMA.

“If he’s not going to go to a great school and he’s not super smart academically, but is smart in terms of dealing with people and that sort of thing, being a plumber is a great job because you have pricing power, you have an enormous skill set,” he said.

The founder of financial data and news services company Bloomberg L.P. even went as far as to say that students considering Harvard should do the math.

You could pay $50,000 to $60,000 a year to Harvard or you could make that…

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saveneva.ru Helps the Community Harvest Food Bank

We can’t believe how quickly the month of October came around this year! For those that don’t know, every October we ask that our customers donate a canned food item to help the Community Harvest Food Bank. This year we exceeded last years donations by over 650 pounds!

Check out the article here: http://journalgazette.net/article/20141112/LOCAL/311129961/0/SEARCHbilde

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Is Your Furnace Up to Par?-saveneva.ru All

Furnace season is approaching rapidly! Those of us at saveneva.ru All in Houston, TXdiana want to put your mind at ease by ensuring you that your saveneva.ru installed and maintained furnace is up to par.

If you suspect an issue with your heating and cooling system or smell gas in and around your home have this inspected immediately. Here are some tips to help keep you and your family safe.

  • Have a qualified heating contractor inspect your furnace at least once a year.
  • Clean and replace your furnace filters when needed.
  • Don’t store items in the area around your furnace.
  • Keep your cold-air returns and heat registers clean for proper air flow
  • Always call before you dig.
  • Check your fireplace flue to ensure it’s clean and able to allow carbon monoxide to escape.

 If you have questions or concerns regarding your heating and cooling system call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Indoor Air Quality-saveneva.ru All

We’ve reached the fall season and that means that we’re in preparation for the months we’ll be spending the majority of our time indoors. Being inside during the colder months gives us a great opportunity to discuss the indoor air quality in your home. 

Measuring the ability of an Air Cleaner

The ability of air cleaners or filters is measured with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). MERV ratings tell you what an air cleaner is capable of doing. MERV 16 is high end for residential applications. MERV 17-20 is most often found in labs with radioactive or carcinogenetic materials…meaning, not your place. MERV 16 will filter most tobacco smoke, all bacteria, and many other things including hair spray, mold spores, pollen, dust mites and the list continues. Imagine your home with the dust, bacteria and chemicals filtered every time your system turns on. Now that is a great start to pure indoor air.

Another note to consider when using an Advanced Air Cleaner: a variable speed fan motor in your furnace or air handler will also increase your air quality, as these fans control climate and air flow much better than traditional fan motors in older HVAC systems.

If you’re looking for great service, call the experts at saveneva.ru All. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at>. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru All!

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Exploring the Trades-saveneva.ru All

We have mentioned in recent blogs that we’re currently searching to hire HVAC techs, those with HVAC experience, plumbers and electricians. But perhaps you’re unsure if this line of work is for you? 

We’ve posted a video on this particular blog to help to introduce this line of work to those who are interested in the trade.

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If you’re interested in the positions available at saveneva.ru All please send your resume to employmentforkortedoesitall.com or fill out an application online at kortedoesitall.com. We’re asking that you do not drop off your information at our facility. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru All!

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We’re Hiring!-saveneva.ru All

For the past couple months we have had the fortune of hiring on new members to the saveneva.ru team! We are still looking to fill quite a few positions! 

kortePlease submit your resumes to: employment@kortedoesitall.com or fill out an application on our website: http://saveneva.ru. In order to be considered for these positions please avoid ‘walk-ins’ to our headquarters. Thank-you! 

 

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Retrieving Jewelry From A Pipe-saveneva.ru All

Have you ever come across the dreaded misfortune of losing a piece of jewelry down the sink or bathtub drain? Before you go into panic mode there are a couple of options you can try to retrieve your gems from the depths of a dark pipe.

1) Suction From A Wet/Dry Vac

  • Using a wet/dry vacuum to help pull jewelry from a drain can quite possibly be the best option in order to avoid tearing your sink apart.
  •  Before attempting to fiddle with the sink or drain make sure that the water supply is turned off. Water in the drain will only encourage the jewelry to sink deeper into the pipe drain. Pull the sink or tub stopper from the drain easily with a screwdriver or other long skinny tool.
  •  Before using the vacuum empty the canister to make finding the jewelry easier.

2) Checking Your P-Trap

  • The P-Trap is actually the U-shaped pipe found underneath the sink. This can be removed in order to collect what’s trapped in the dip in the pipe.
  • Before opening the pipe lay a towel down to collect the water left in the pipe. There are two rings attached to the P-trap that also attach to the pipe and drain. Loosen both rings.
  • Remove the P-trap to see if the jewelry was collected in the trap. More than likely the jewelry will fall from the pipe, but sometimes debris will need to be cleared from inside the trap.
  • Put the P-trap back in its original place.

If by chance you are unable to retrieve your jewelry it’s best you call a plumber for help. If you’d like to set up a plumbing appointment call us at saveneva.ru All. We are also available for your plumbing emergencies 24/7. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru All!

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saveneva.ru All Contest Winner

saveneva.ru All Contest Winner

Donates winnings to Shriners

 Houston, TX – July 21, 2014 – saveneva.ru All congratulates Paul Barker on winning the company’s spring iPad give away. Each season, saveneva.ru provides an iPad or a $300 check to a randomly selected customer who displays a saveneva.ru All sign in their yard. As this season’s winner, Mr. Barker requested the $300 check in lieu of the iPad, and plans to donate his winnings to the national Shriners organization.

Mr. Barker is an active member of the local Shriners and frequently volunteers to drive area children to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago. In fact, later this month he’ll be taking a group of children on his 126th trip to the hospital. He plans to present the check to the organization at that time.

Pictured with Mr. Barker as he receives his check is Ron Spencer, an HVAC technician for saveneva.ru All. Ron placed the winning sign in Mr. Barker’s yard during saveneva.ru’s most recent promotion. On behalf of everyone at saveneva.ru All, congratulations Paul!

For more information, contact Ray Abbott, saveneva.ru All Service Manager, at .

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Vote saveneva.ru for the Readers’ Choice Best of…

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For those of you unaware or new to the Houston area, every year Houston Newspaper creates a contest to seek out the ‘best of’ in the area: 2014 Houston Newspapers Readers’ Choice Best Of… saveneva.ru All has been nominated several times in the Home-Heating and Cooling category and we’d like to keep the tradition alive!

If you’ve witnessed great service with us and our technicians please do us a favor and vote for saveneva.ru! You can find the designated voting website here! saveneva.ru All is located in the ‘Services’ section under ‘Home-Heating and Cooling.’

We can’t thank-you all enough for supporting saveneva.ru for over 47 years. We only hope to continue to provide you with the best service Houston and Houston has to offer!

If you’re looking for great service, call the experts at saveneva.ru All. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website athttp://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at>. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru All!

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We’re Hiring!- saveneva.ru All

Just a quick note from saveneva.ru All!  We’re currently hiring: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing Journeymen, Installers, Service Techs and experienced Apprentices!  Please send your resumes to: employment@kortedoesitall.com and fill out an application at kortedoesitall.com. We’re looking forward to you being a part of our saveneva.ru Team!

If you’d like to set up your maintenance appointment call us at saveneva.ru All. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website athttp://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at>. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru All!

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Saving Your Air Conditioning Unit-saveneva.ru All

With the temperature reaching the 80° mark in Houston/Houston this past week it’s time to fire up your air conditioning unit (if you haven’t already)! Hopefully you’ve kept up with your HVAC system maintenance and your air conditioner is alive and well. If you’ve hit a slight snag with your unit, there are several ways to keep your air conditioner running in tiptop shape.

 Let Your Unit ‘Cool Down’ (Literally)-

Although we don’t suggest you turning off your air conditioning unit unless you’re planning on leaving for an extended period of time, it can help to turn your unit up a few degrees when you’re not home. Turning your unit up a few degrees while out and about will use a lot less energy cooling your home once you return than shutting your system down completely.

 Clean The Outside Of Your Unit-

The unit that’s found outside your home can be easily cleared of debris if rinsed off with a garden hose. It’s important to keep your unit clear because it contains a fan or compressor that works hard to run at its full capacity. Unwanted leaves and other debris can cause the system to become overworked and cause eventual mechanical failure.

Free Your Filter-

We’re sure the act of cleaning out your air filter is a semi-annual occurrence or at least we hope so! A blocked air filter can deter cool air from making its way through your home. Not only does is a blocked air filter unhealthy, but it makes your unit work even harder to produce cooler air. You should check your air filter on a regular basis (60 days) to ensure there’s no unnecessary blockage.

If you’d like to set up your maintenance appointment call us at saveneva.ru All. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru All!

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Searching For an HVAC Company-saveneva.ru All

If you’re new to the Houston or Houston area we’re sure that you’ve been on the lookout for a new HVAC technician. You may have not witnessed a complete HVAC meltdown yet (THANKFULLY!) but with the summer season upon us it’s important to get your system serviced. Keeping your home cool in and summer and warm in the winter shouldn’t be a job that you leave up to just any ol’ company.

But what do you look for in an HVAC company/technician?

References:
There are several ways to go about collecting references for your future HVAC company. The power of word of mouth can be an incredibly reliable indication of whether a contractor will perform to your high standards. Going to your family and friends first for references and advice can be your first source. You know those closest to you will be the most honest about the integrity of a company they’ve used before. The internet is also another way for you to seek out reliable references. Using the power of social media sites such as a company’s Facebook Recommendations, Angie’s List, Google and Yelp to find out the satisfaction rate of a contractor’s services. Lastly, it’s never out of line to approach a company for access to their references first hand.

Warranties:
When moving into a new home, sometimes the HVAC equipment and systems are still under contractor warranty. Sometimes companies provide labor warranties and maintenance agreements. This option will not only help you narrow down your decision but it might also save you money on maintenance.

If you’d like to see our references or need to set up your maintenance appointment call us at saveneva.ru All. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru All!

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When to Buy an Air Conditioner-saveneva.ru All

Even though we’ve had a more than frigid winter, it’s never too early to contemplate the warmth situation for the summer season. Now that it’s spring, it’s time to start thinking about the situation with your air conditioner. If your Air Conditioner barely made it through last summer now would be the ideal time to consider replacement. If your HVAC is more than 12-15 years old, you may be able to offset your monthly payments on a new A/C  in just the utility savings alone. If you’re considering buying a new air conditioner, here are some times that we recommend for the best sales and energy savings for your home.

Why Not Replace Your Air Conditioner During The Colder  Months?

Prices of air conditioner units are much lower during fall and winter season, mainly because in Indiana there’s no use for an air conditioner during the colder months of the year. This is why both air conditioning units and installation services are often times less expensive. This is, also, the time when installers are readily available, unlike spring when they are very much in demand. If you have your unit installed during winter, by the time summer comes, you will be ready to face the heat.

If Spring Time Is A Better Option:

You might be thinking, “Why would I buy in the spring if buying during the fall and winter saves me more money on a new air conditioner?” If you know that your air conditioner will not make it through the summer purchasing a more energy-efficient air conditioner will save you money in the long run. Many models may even save you money through tax credits and also on your utility bills.

If you have more questions or need to set up your maintenance appointment call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Preparing Your HVAC System for Spring-saveneva.ru All

With springtime in full swing it’s time to start thinking about the wear and tear your furnace went through the entire winter season. When the warmer weather starts to become more frequent there are steps you need to take when it comes preparing your furnace for the summer months. Thankfully, the spring season is the perfect time span to prepare.

Here are a few tips to help ensure your HVAC system is ready for the warmer temperatures:

  • Changing Filters: Furnace filters help to ensure your furnace is running at its full capacity and as efficiently as possible. The filter serves as a barrier from dust and other particles and needs to be changed regularly.
  • Furnace Safety Checks: When furnaces tend to get older their issues may be harder to spot by the homeowner. If the end of the season maintenance is ignored, there’s a possibility that carbon monoxide could be leaking into your home. Calling a technician to help check your furnace including the pilot light, heater exchange, bearings, etc.
  • Do you need to Repair or Replace: Furnaces may last 25 years, but that doesn’t mean they run at their full potential when they’re that old. Furnaces that are pushing 20 years old only tend to run at 60% efficiency whereas newer models run at 98%. Having your system checked at the end of a season by a certified technician can help to make a proper evaluation.

If you have more questions or need to set up your maintenance appointment call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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The Houston Home & Garden Show-saveneva.ru All

Come on out and see us at The Houston Home & Garden show today through Sunday March 2, 2014.  Not only will we have a booth set up but there are also 650 other booths to help keep your occupied for the entire day!

Special seminars and events will also be available throughout the entire weekend including:

  • Joey Green-The Guru of Wacky Uses for Brand-Name Products
  • Mad Dog and Merrill-BBQ Extraordinaires
  • Creative Comedy-Providing You With Balloon Fun
  • Indiana Wild-Incredible Live Animal Shows
  • Bisque It Pottery-Get Creative Painting Pottery

Houston Home and Garden Show

Thursday, February 27 – Sunday, March 2, 2014

With over 650 exhibits it is the largest Home and Garden Show in the Tri-State area.  It is much more than your average Home Show, we offer fun for the WHOLE Family.

For more information, visit the Houston Home and Garden Show website.

Thursday & Friday: 11-9

Saturday: 10-9

Sunday: 11-5

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Choosing a Sump Pump-saveneva.ru All

It’s safe to say that Indiana has had quite an interesting winter.  Just within the past week we’ve witnessed snow, rain, thunderstorms, sleet, 45 mph winds and 50 degree temperatures.  It seems as though Mother Nature has taken a hiatus and left us high and dry…or cold and wet rather.

Even though the change in temperatures may seem like the smallest sign of springtime, it was really just a wakeup call to be prepared for massive flooding. Unfortunately, the word ‘massive’ may even be an understatement.  With over two feet of snow already on the ground and over an inch of rain fall in only one day, we’re bound to have some serious standing water.

Speaking of flooding—what’s the sump pump situation like in your home?  Are you aware of the several different options available when choosing a sump pump?

Here are some things you should consider when choosing a sump pump!

  • Horsepower: You can typically find sump pumps with a horsepower of one-quarter to one-third.  The more powerful motors help to pump more water, but this won’t be necessary if you don’t regularly have a water problem.
  • Automatic or Manual: Although both types of sump pumps are available, the automatic pump is far more convenient.  However, if you’re basing your decision on price, manual is your choice.
  • Voltage/Cord Length: Most home based sump pumps run on standard 110-volt circuits. Make sure you are able to plug your sump pump directly into a (GFCI) outlet.
  • Pressure: The sump pumps head pressure is the height your pump can raise water out of the pit and into the outlet pipe.

If you have more questions regarding sump pumps or are having plumbing problems call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Is Your Heat Escaping? -saveneva.ru All

With the frigid temperatures this winter season are you sure your house is sealed and insulated enough? Not only will the proper insulation keep your home warmer, but it will also help you save on your heating bill. When it comes to home maintenance, the decision regarding how to insulate your home isn’t always an easy one. Not only are there are several types of insulation but they all range in different prices and labor intensities.

Hgtvremodels.com suggest three types of insulation:

  • Spray Foam: Spray foam insulation is nontoxic and typically has a lifetime guarantee. It expands to about 100 times its original volume, so it fills in air gaps unlike standard fiberglass insulation. Over time, as the house expands and contracts, so will the foam insulation. This eliminates cracks and spaces for warm air to escape.
  • Recycled Denim: Recycled denim insulation, also known as natural cotton fiber insulation, is a high-performance insulation that’s made from scraps and clippings from the manufacture of denim clothing. This insulation is suitable for residential and commercial use in the same places as fiberglass or mineral wool batts would be used—between open roof rafters, ceiling joists and wall studs.
  • Fiberglass Batts: Batt insulation is available unfaced or with a facing already attached. The facing material is generally a vapor retarder that helps resist the movement of moisture vapor to cold surfaces where it can condense. In hot, humid climates (like the Gulf Coast), vapor retarders may not be needed. Check local building practices and/or building codes. If you’re using unfaced batts, simply press the batt into the cavity. Make sure that the batt completely fills the cavity but don’t shove it in. Compressing fiberblass batts will reduce its R-value.

If your lack of heat stretches beyond your lack of insulation and into your HVAC system, call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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saveneva.ru All Earns Super Service Award

Have you heard the news?!

saveneva.ru All Earns Esteemed

2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

saveneva.ru All has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.

“We are very pleased to have been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service award again for a second year.  We would like to thank all of our customers for their support and we’d like to thank all of our employees who make it happen every day!”,  Jerry saveneva.ru, David saveneva.ru, and Kevin Kratzman.

“Only about 5 percent of the companies saveneva.ru All competes with in Northeast Indiana are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2013 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

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Back-Up Generator-saveneva.ru All

With the winter weather on a rampage, it’s important to take notice of the options available to you if bad weather strikes. saveneva.ru All suggests looking into a Kohler Power Generator. During the bitter cold, you don’t want to be without electricity or heat. Think about it…Over the Christmas holiday several thousands were without power due to the horrific ice storms striking a quarter of the United States. Can you imagine spending such an important holiday away from home due to the lack of power?

The Kohler Power Difference:

Ever since the introduction of the Kohler Automatic Power & Light, the world’s first engine-driven automatic generator in 1920, Kohler has provided power to homes, factories, recreational vehicles, boats and countless other applications throughout the United States and around the world. With a passion for delivering clean, reliable power whenever and wherever it’s needed, Kohler Power has created the products to get the job done. As a Houston Kohler Power Professional, saveneva.ru offers innovative solutions, uncompromising service and support, and confidence unmatched in the industry!

 How A Home Generator Works:

As a homeowner, backup power can make the difference when the lights go out during a Midwest Winter ice storm, or a violent Summer thunder storm. After a power outage, the system verifies that the power is truly out, and then starts the gas powered standby generator. This means you have power again in less than a minute! When utility power is restored, the system senses this, and automatically switches back to utility power, and then waits for the next power need. When you trust saveneva.ru, a leading Houston Kohler contractor, you can experience power regardless of the weather outside.

Check out the Kohler Generator brochure here.

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saveneva.ru Helps Community Harvest-saveneva.ru All

It’s time for Thanksgiving and saveneva.ru All has been hard at work collecting cans for the Community Harvest Food Bank to help provide those less fortunate with food for the holidays.

saveneva.ru collected more than 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food items last month and donated it to Community Harvest Food Bank The first Tuesday in November.

During the month of October, all saveneva.ru customers willing to donate to the can food drive got one dollar off their bill (up to $10 per invoice.)

“I want to publicly thank all the customers that saveneva.ru’s been able to serve over the years, it’s encouraging that we can team up as a staff and with customers to make a difference together and benefit those in need,” said Ray Abbot, service manager at saveneva.ru All.

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Have you done something this holiday season to help others?

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World Toilet Day-saveneva.ru All

Today, saveneva.ru All will be taking part in raising awareness in honor of World Toilet Day.  Although, this sounds like a funny holiday created by bathroom loving individual, it’s actually a day to take notice of the 2.4 billion people that are living without acceptable  and even basic sanitation.

CNBC has recently written an article to help better explain this crisis and how this worldwide problem could quite possibly get worse unless we’re all more aware.

Check out the article here: http://cnbc.com/id/101199321

Do you think you take a clean and healthy restroom for granted?

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Your Energy Use-saveneva.ru All

At saveneva.ru All we cannot stress the importance of using products that withhold the Energy Star name.  You’ll notice that during the fall and winter months your energy bill will be on the rise due to the use of your heating system.   Did you know that the cost of energy using your heat accounts for 29% of your monthly bill?

The Energy Star website (energystar.gov) has a perfect breakdown of where exactly your energy money goes.  Check it out here: http://energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_where_money.

If you have more questions regarding our services call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

Although spring does seem like the most logical time to perform routine maintenance on your air conditioning system, the fall season is also a very important time to check your HVAC system also.

At this point in the year you’re fully aware that your HVAC system works because it has been cooling your home all summer long.  But as the need for your cooling system starts to calm down, it’s also a good time to make sure that all bells and whistles of your system have weathered the stress of the summer months well.

For help with your HVAC maintenance check out this short Carrier video on YouTube!

If you have more questions regarding our services call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Most Popular Remodel of the Year-saveneva.ru All

With the cold weather upon us, it’s time to start thinking about leaving the outdoor work behind and welcoming the indoor home improvements! saveneva.ru All found in the Houston/Houston area really can do it all!  Did you know they specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling? Yes, you heard correctly…this isn’t just your basic HVAC company! When calling saveneva.ru you can ensure good quality service in regards to heating and air conditioning, plumbing, kitchen and bath remodeling, electrical and security, sewer work, etc!

The popular trend these days is upgrading your kitchen and bathrooms in order to receive a better return on your home when ready to sell. Have you noticed your home slowly starting to become outdated? Not only does a more ‘retro’ motif send you into a slump, but remodeling can also be a great investment! When do I start, right?

If you’re interested in a bathroom or kitchen remodeling consultation, call the experts at saveneva.ru All. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Electrical Wiring-saveneva.ru All

Did you know that over 40,000 house fires occur each year due to faulty electrical wiring? The Electrical Safety Foundation estimates that over fifty million U.S. homes don’t meet current electrical code safety standards. Is your home up to par?

While these statistics are quite scary, many people don’t consider their wiring to be problematic unless their home/wiring is on the older side. The Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests taking note of these few small signs of potential problems with your electrical system:

  • Do your lights tend to dim, or the television picture shrinks when other/several appliances are turned on?
  • Do you find that your circuit breakers often need resetting, or fuses need frequent replacement?

If you suspect that your home wiring is not up to code or is a safety hazard, have it inspected by a qualified electrical contractor at saveneva.ru All. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Mid-Season Maintenance-saveneva.ru All

As an HVAC company, we often times feel like a broken record when it comes to stressing the importance of properly maintaining your HVAC system.  Yes, it’s important to get your system serviced when preparing for a climate change, but what about mid seasons? The bonus of a mid-season maintenance check is that doesn’t have to be done by a technician.

Here’s how to check out your HVAC system on your own:

  • Have you had your filters changed? Checking your filter on a monthly basis is a good idea to maintain a healthy system. Posting the date of the last filter change also helps to keep your system running smoothly.
  • Take a look at your systems fan belt. If you see wear-and-tear, a service call might be in order. This is especially important if you did not have your HVAC tech perform a maintenance check at the beginning of the season.
  • Do you hear any squealing or grinding noises at night when it’s quiet? It’s possible that your moving parts need to be lubricated. The primary function of lubrication is to prevent metal-to-metal contact. Oil needs to be relatively free of contamination and within a specified viscosity range. Lubricate all moving parts in order to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on your HVAC system.

If you have more questions regarding our services call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Turning the Air On and Off-saveneva.ru All

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As an HVAC company we often get the question:

Do we save more money/energy if we turn the air conditioning on and off or let it run continuously? 

The argument starts with the idea that it takes more energy to re-cool a room once the air conditioner has been turned off and the room has gotten warm.

It may seem like a waste of energy to turn your air conditioner on and off, but doing so saves you a decent amount of money and helps actually your air conditioner work more efficiently. While it may seem like your unit has to work hard to cool a space down, air conditioners actually work more effectively when working to their full capacity, rather than running for shorter periods at a less powerful speed to maintain a constant temperature all day.

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy finds that air conditioners use 3 to 5 percent less energy for every degree you raise the thermostat. To get the best energy savings, leave your thermostat set at 78 degrees or higher while you’re out or witnessing a particularly cool evening.

If you have more questions regarding our services call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Vote saveneva.ru All!

With almost fifty years of service saveneva.ru All takes great pride in providing our faithful patrons with the best service possible! It’s time once again to show the Houston area the best business in town! Nominations for The Houston Newspapers 2013 Readers’ Choice Best Of…are currently taking place until July 29, 2013.

This year saveneva.ru All is nominated for:

  • Home Plumbing Company
  • Home Heating and Cooling

Visit the link to cast your vote for saveneva.ru!  We thank-you in advance!

If you have more questions regarding our services call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Financing Options-saveneva.ru All

Are you aware of saveneva.ru All’s financing options for your convenience?

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Home Comfort Financing

Your home heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality system is important. It affects the health and comfort of the place you call home. Our desire is that all of our Indiana and Ohio customers experience the performance and efficiency of modern HVAC solutions. 

We offer financing through both FTL Finance for service calls and repairs, and the Carrier® Corporation credit card through Wells Fargo for Carrier equipment replacement and installation jobs. 

Financing offers benefits such as:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • A revolving line of credit for all purchasing needs
  • Special promotional offers where available
  • An easy-to-use online bill payment option

We provide two financing options for you to better suite your needs.

  • A Carrier credit card can be used for equipment replacement and installation jobs by saveneva.ru All on any of your Carrier products.
  • The FTL financing option helps to balance your payments for any service call or repairs done by saveneva.ru.

At saveneva.ru All, it’s important to us that you get the best customer service and repair in the entire area. If you’re interested in our services, visit our website and apply for these financing options today.

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If you have more questions regarding your financing options call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Back-Up Sump Pump-saveneva.ru All

If you live in the Houston area you are aware of the two instances recently where we’ve had some pretty serious flooding. Just this past Friday we had five inches of rain fall in a matter of hours causing several homes to flood. The mass of water in such a short time often causes sump pumps to overflow.

In order to avoid a basement disaster many consider having a back up sump pump.  A secondary pump tends to make sense if you use your basement for a living space, as well as a storage space. A second pump can help in the instance when you original pump fails or becomes overwhelmed with water flow.

Another consideration is having your back up sump pump to be battery operated. Being battery operated allows the pump to still flow even if the power goes out. Depending on the severity of the rainfall or storm, the back up battery can run for up to two days.

If you have questions regarding your sump pump or any other plumbing related issue call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Energy Efficient Landscaping-saveneva.ru All

Did you know that having a green thumb can lead to energy savings?  Not only does landscaping your yard provide your home with a wonderfully looking exterior, but it also helps to cut the monthly heating and cooling costs.

If you happen to live in an area that experiences all seasons, it’s best to design your landscaping around providing your home with ample amount of shade.  Mother nature works wonders when trees are planted in the best areas of your home. Deciding to plant your trees on the south and west side of your home can be beneficial when needing shade in the summer and sunlight in the winter.  Whoever thought that the leaves on the trees could actually be beneficial instead of just a nuisance to rake up during the fall months?

Now that you know the directions your leafy trees should be planted around your house it’s important to take in a few other considerations.  Make sure to plant your trees far enough away from your home to ensure that once the tree matures the roots will not affect that structure of the home. Also, planting a tree far enough away from your home will help keep branches from falling and causing destruction to the roof.

If you have more questions regarding an energy efficient home you can visit our website at http://saveneva.ru and our Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Installing an Air Cleaner-saveneva.ru All

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It’s finally spring and although the day is filled with warmth, it’s also filled with seasonal allergies. If you’re one of the 40 million Americans who suffers from nasal allergies, spring can be one of the most unpleasant of seasons.

Many of our saveneva.ru All customer’s suffer from seasonal allergies, and they don’t realize there are some in-home solutions available to them! In fact, coping with seasonal allergies can be as easy as installing an air cleaner in your home at the start of spring.

How Can an Air Cleaner Help Ease Your Allergies?

Air cleaners and air purifiers are designed to remove common indoor particles such as pollen, dust, combustion gases, tobacco smoke, pesticides, and chemicals from the air in your home. According to the EPA, the best way to address the risk of harmful indoor air pollutants is to control or eliminate the sources and to ventilate a home with clean outdoor air.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, a HEPA air cleaner is probably the best choice for you and your home. These air cleaners can effectively capture the highest percentage of airborne particles of any air purification technology available today.

If you have questions or would like an air cleaner installed by the best in Houston/Houston call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Green Carrier Products

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Although we celebrated Earth Day earlier this month, it’s important that we take our environment into consideration every day.  At saveneva.ru All, we make it a point to provide our patrons with Carrier materials and units that are environmentally friendly and built and processed in a green environment.

Carrier leads the way in making a world of difference.  

“Environmental stewardship is a core Carrier value [and] we’re building on a strong legacy of sustainability.” — Geraud Darnis, President, Carrier Corporation

  1. Carrier was among the first to set energy reduction goals in our factories more than two decades ago.

  2. They were the first to phase-out ozone depleting refrigerants well ahead regulatory mandates.

  3. Carrier is the only company in the world to be a founding member of the U.S., India, Argentina, China and Singapore Green Building Councils.

  4.  In 2004, Carrier led industry compliance with 13 SEER, the government-mandated energy efficiency standard for residential central air conditioners and heat pumps in the U.S.

  5. From 2006-2009, Carrier reduced greenhouse emissions by 33%.

  6.  In 2007, the company is awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Best of the Best” Stratospheric Ozone Protection award in recognition of its achievements in helping restore the Earth’s ozone layer.

  7. Air conditioning and heating systems require energy to operate, usually electricity or natural gas. Carrier continually invests in research and development to expand the cost-effective energy-efficient range of their products. The result? In nearly every product category, we offer industry-leading, energy-efficient options for our customers, including the new Infinity line of air conditioners that use 40% less energy over minimum standard for residential air conditioning.

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Electric Bill Savings-Korte

Are you guilty of using unneeded electricity throughout the day? It’s okay, we’re all guilty of leaving a light on, but that lost energy adds up. Have you ever looked closely at your electric bill to see exactly how much energy you’re wasting?

There’s a feature on your bill that helps breakdown your average daily usage, as well as a chart that compares this months energy use to last years usage.

This graph is an extremely useful tool from the utilities that shows you the average amount of electricity you used each month for the past 12 months. You can see what times of year are really energy-intensive and can plan how to incorporate energy-saving strategies throughout the year.

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Try to help include your family in on the energy saving! Eventually, energy saving can become second nature and a habit in your everyday life.

An even bigger energy saver comes with the proper appliance maintenance. If you have questions or concerns regarding your maintenance call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Saving Energy

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The spring season is upon us!  Even though Indiana has yet to see normal temperatures for this time of year, we’re hoping a warm up is coming soon!  With a change in the weather, often comes a change in your heating bill. The use of heat in your home starts to decrease and thus so does you bill…that is until the air conditioner decides to take its turn.  During the furnace and air conditioning hiatus, are you doing everything you can otherwise to save energy? Spring is a great time to start saving!  Here’s how:

1. Squeaky clean. Did you know, cleaning under and behind your refrigerator will improve operating efficiency? Also don’t forget to check your windows for drafts when giving them a good wash.

2. Maintenance your air conditioner.  It’s time for HVAC maintenance. Make sure to clean or replace the system’s filter. Also have your system cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional.

3. Fan direction. As the temperature rises, reverse the direction of your ceiling fans. In summer, they should be set counterclockwise to create a downward airflow that will make rooms feel cooler.

4. Plant some shade. Trees will help to shield your home from the sun in summer, this helps keep you cool as well as reduces your energy bill. Don’t forget to call before you dig and consider the mature height of trees; do not select a location that will interfere with power lines when trees reach their full height.

5. Clothesline the laundry. Air drying your laundry saves on energy costs and it is gentler on your clothes, helping them last longer. Put a clothesline in your yard to help cut back on using the dryer.

6. Move those feet. Whenever possible, save energy and help the environment by walking or riding a bike. There’s nothing better than saving the planet and getting exercise at the same time!

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Appliance Maintenance

Spring is here and that means that it’s time to make everything like new again! That last sentence may sound exciting, but what I actually mean is that it’s time for that once a year ‘spring cleaning.’  To some of you that may not sound too terrible, for others you avoid this task like the plague.

While you’re busy sprucing up your home again, do you make it a point to clean all of your appliances properly?  It’s important to take the right precautions when cleaning some certain appliances to help avoid a problem later on.  Here’s a little reminder guide for cleaning those pesky appliances!

  • Water heater: Did you know that at least once a year your water heater should be flushed of all the dirt and minerals that have collected at the bottom of the tank? This not only helps keep your water heater from rusting but it also keeps it running thoroughly.  This once a year clean should be done by a licensed plumber, please don’t try this yourself.  You could very well end up ruining your tank and calling the plumber anyway…
  • Oven: Sure, the oven cleaning feature looks and sounds like a really nice idea…but actually running the self cleaning feature is hard on your electric components and the smell of burning fumes tends to keep the family away.  All you really need is warm water and a washcloth.  Run your oven until it’s warm but make sure it’s cool to the touch. The warmth of the over should help make removing the leftover food easy.
  • Dehumidifier: Unless you’d prefer calling a professional, your dehumidifier can be cleaned in a few easy steps.  First clean out the water container and replace the filter if your unit has one.  Check the coils to ensure they’re properly working and it’s as simple as that!
  • Air conditioner: Cleaning this appliance will need to be done by a professional.  It’s important to get your unit maintenanced every spring to ensure that it will run properly throughout the hot summer months.
  • Refrigerator: Once a year the coils behind, in front and underneath your refrigerator need vacuumed.  Wash down the shelves with a warm washcloth and clean the seals of both doors, this helps keep the door seals from tearing and allowing cold air to escape.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your appliance maintenance call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Energy Tax Credit Continues

If you’re contemplating improving your heating and cooling systems to make them more energy efficient you’re in luck for another year.  The Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 has been extended through 2013.

Are you aware of what this tax credit includes?

The tax credits have these requirements:

$50 Credit:

  1. Advanced main air circulating fans
    • Must be used in a natural, gas, propane, or oil furnace
    • Annual electricity use must be no more than 2% of the furnace’s total energy use.

$150 Credit:

  1. Furnaces
    • Must be natural gas, oil, or propane
    • Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of 95 or greater
  2. Boilers
    • Must be natural gas, oil, or propane
    • Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of 95 or greater

$300 Credit:

  1. Water heaters,
    • Natural gas, oil, or propane water heaters must be 90% efficient or have an energy factor of at least 0.82.
  1. Central air conditioners,
    • Split systems must be at least 16 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or 13 Energy Efficiency Ratio
    • Packaged systems must be at least 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or 12 Energy Efficiency Ratio
  2. Electric heat pumps
    • Split systems must be at least 8.5 Heating Seasonal Performance Factor; 12.5 Energy Efficiency Ratio; or 15 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio
    • Packaged systems must be at least 8.0 Heating Seasonal Performance Factor; 12.0 Energy Efficiency Ratio; or 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.

The tax credit for these several items for your home not only save you money on your taxes, but their energy efficiency also saves you money in the long run. We suggest you take full advantage of this tax credit before it is no longer renewed for another year.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the energy efficiency tax credit, call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Is your furnace too old?

Indiana has witnessed quite an interesting winter thus far! Earlier this week we reached a whopping 62 degrees…only to drop to 17 degrees come Friday. But even between this spring-like heatwave there have been a few severely cold days/nights throughout the past couple weeks. Does the thought of below zero temperatures cause you to worry about the reliability of your heating system? A good system should last you for decades, but is your time just about up?

Consider this:

  • What’s the age of your furnace?  A top notch furnace should last you at least 15 to 20 years.  If your furnace is pushing 20 years or older it might be time to consider an update. Costly? Yes, but consider going more eco-friendly for a tax break.
  • Those dreaded allergies! If your heating system no longer benefits you by cleaning and moisturizing the air it’s probably time for a new system. The loss of moisture causes more dust to accumulate and thus making your allergies suffer.
  • Do you have a laundry list of repairs? Much like your other appliances, more times than not with age comes issues. Eventually the cost of your repairs will measure up to the purchase of a new system.  Plus, the older the system the harder the parts are to find.  Did you know that if your furnace still has a pilot light it’s at least 25 years old?

Once you’ve weighed the options and a new furnace is in your best interest, call a licensed HVAC contractor. You’d be surprised with the several options Carrier has to offer when it comes to energy efficient heating systems for your home.  Happy Heating!

Call us at saveneva.ru All in the Houston/Houston area for all your HVAC, Plumbing and Remodeling needs!

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Ensuring Your Furnace is Safe

Many of you are aware of the tragedy that struck the south side of Indianapolis a few weeks ago. Read a recap here.The unexplained explosion took two lives and damaged over 80 homes.  Although there are several different ideas pertaining to what exactly caused the blast, the possibility of a faulty furnace could be to blame. Those of us at saveneva.ru All in Houston, TXdiana want to put your mind at ease by ensuring you that your saveneva.ru installed and maintaned furnace is up to par.

If you suspect an issue with your heating and cooling system or smell gas in and around your home have this inspected immediately. Here are some tips to help keep you and your family safe.

  • Have a qualified heating contractor inspect your furnace at least once a year.
  • Clean and replace your furnace filters when needed.
  • Don’t store items in the area around your furnace.
  • Keep your cold-air returns and heat registers clean for proper air flow
  • Always call before you dig.
  • Check your fireplace flue to ensure it’s clean and able to allow carbon monoxide to escape.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your heating and cooling system call us at saveneva.ru All.  You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Kohler Wireless Shower Head-saveneva.ru All

This winter saveneva.ru All is providing you with more than just your routine furnace maintenance, how about the perfect Christmas gift? No, I don’t mean the iPad Mini…but something that’s guaranteed to start your day off right, every day!

Kohler recently came out with the newest shower technology.  This new shower head is equipped with a bluetooth compatible speaker to help make your shower the greatest performance of your life.  That, or if you’re not the next American Idol, this speaker can help drown out your voice to those in your household.

“Integrated with a wireless speaker, the Moxie pairs with any Bluetooth-enabled device, up to 32 feet away. From playlists to podcasts, it can deliver up to seven hours of sound, according to Kohler’s official website.”

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What does this have to do with saveneva.ru All? saveneva.ru is top notch when it comes to bathroom remodeling! This Kohler wireless speaker shower head can be included in any shower or bathroom remodeling!

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” more than the gift of music…except maybe the gift of a singing shower head from saveneva.ru and Kohler!

If a new shower head isn’t on your Christmas list, perhaps these other saveneva.ru specials are: Kohler whole-house generators, high efficiency Carrier furnaces and Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps, and WaterFurnace Geothermal systems. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Water Saving Tips Houston, TXdiana

With the Christmas season quickly approaching are you finding that money is a little tight this year? Don’t fret!  Did you know that there are several ways to save money by simply being a little more water conscious? Now we all know how nice long showers can be, but shorten them a smidgen and you may see some nice results.

10 Ways to Save on Your Water Bill:

1. The best way to discover a hidden leak is to monitor your water bill closely! You can even install your own water meter.

2. Replace your old shower head with a more efficient model that does the same job, only greener.

3. Replace your old toilet with a low-flow or dual-flush model to save thousands of gallons a year.

4. Finally get round to fixing that leaky faucet!

5. If you put in an instant water heater by your sink, you won’t have to run the tap until the water gets warm, saving money and energy!

6. If you collect rainwater from your gutters with a rain barrel, you can use it to water the garden and your plants.

7. Put some food coloring in the tank of your toilet. If the bowl turns that color without flushing, you’ve got a leak that needs fixing pronto!

8. Buy a more efficient hose, and only water your garden in the mornings and evenings, when the evaporation isn’t so bad.

9. Ask your plumber about cheap and simple water-saving products for around your house that will take seconds to install – they’ll pay for themselves ten times over.

10. Most importantly, change your habits! Take quicker showers, or turn off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth. The smallest change by your family could save you so much water and money.

If you need of any HVAC, plumbing, or remodeling call the experts at saveneva.ru All. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Bathroom Remodeling Houston, TXdiana

With the cold weather upon us, it’s time to start thinking about leaving the outdoor work behind and welcoming the indoor home improvements! saveneva.ru All found in the Houston/Houston area really can do it all!  Did you know they specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling? Yes, you heard correctly…this isn’t just your basic HVAC company! When calling saveneva.ru you can ensure good quality service in regards to heating and air conditioning, plumbing, kitchen and bath remodeling, electrical and security, sewer work, etc!

The popular trend these days is upgrading your kitchen and bathrooms in order to receive a better return on your home when ready to sell. Have you noticed your home slowly starting to become outdated? Not only does a more ‘retro’ motif send you into a slump, but remodeling can also be a great investment! When do I start, right?

Builddirect.com has posted an article regarding the top 10 bathroom remodeling trends.  Not only are some of these trends easy fixes you can DIY, but saveneva.ru is also here to install the bigger trends, such as the anxiously awaited jacuzzi tub!

Check out the article here! Top 10 Bathroom Remodeling Trends

If you’re interested in a bathroom or kitchen remodeling consultation, call the experts at saveneva.ru All. You can reach saveneva.ru All for further information here: in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru Does It All!

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Saving Money on your Utility Bills Houston, TXdiana

Fall is shortly approaching and the experts at saveneva.ru All know that it’s time to switch off the air conditioning and crank up the heat. We’re sure that by late September (or certainly not long after) many of you will be turning on your heating systems for the first time.  Here’s how to save money on your utility bills brought to you by HVACChannel.tv:

 1. Don’t let heat escape unnecessarily.

Keep your doors and windows shut when the heat is on.  If your home has a fireplace that you aren’t using, be sure the flue is closed and glass doors are in place to minimize heat loss.

2. Cooking and showering create heat. 

You generate heat when you cook a meal or take a shower.  Keep the bathroom door open when showering and don’t turn on the fan.  The warmth will stay in the rooms rather than be sucked out of the room by the ventilator fan. Open the oven door after cooking.  The heat will make its way into the rooms.

3. Install carbon monoxide detectors.

Carbon monoxide can be produced from places you might not think of – your fireplace and your running car in your garage as well as your heating system.  Call us at the number below.  We can recommend a carbon monoxide detector for your home.

4. Have your heating system maintained by a professional company like saveneva.ru All. Manufacturers recommend that you get your system checked and maintained once per year to save money on your gas and electric bills.  Better yet, join our exclusive planned maintenance program for hassle-free maintenance and great benefits. Call us at the number below to join and schedule your maintenance check.

If you’re interested in scheduling your fall/winter maintenance visit, call the experts at saveneva.ru All. Call saveneva.ru All for further information in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at >. Thank you for trusting saveneva.ru to take care of your heating and air conditioning system!

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Kitchen Remodeling Houston, TX

It’s official, saveneva.ru really does it all. saveneva.ru All out of the Houston/ Houston, TXdiana area have their sites set on making your home run as smooth as possible. Kitchen renovations are all the rage now, especially with the significant amount you can receive in return when your house is ready to hit the market.

If you’re contemplating a kitchen remodel, Korte’s website provides and excellent online brochure to help better inform you of all the remodeling options available. There is also another brochure available strictly for manufacturers saveneva.ru carries. Find all this information here: Beautiful Kitchen Remodeling

If you’re starting from square one, Life123.com has a webpage devoted to the most beneficial kitchen renovation trends and the money you’ll likely receiving in return once your house is ready to sell. This website helps you to make better decisions in regards to what items you intend to break your budget over.

Life 123.com: Kitchen Renovation Trends

If you’re interested in more information regarding a a kitchen remodel, call the experts at saveneva.ru All. Call saveneva.ru All for further information in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at>

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Mold Growth Houston, TXdiana

saveneva.ru All technicians, straight out of Houston/Houston, TXdiana cannot stress enough the importance of regularly maintaining your HVAC system.  This is not only important in order to keep your system running to its full potential, but also because mold can be lurking in the depths and can be permanently harmful to your health. If you see signs of mold, contact saveneva.ru All and a technician can help remedy the problem.

There are different options when it comes to HVAC systems that help on mold control. Facilitiesnet.com has written an article to help give businesses/homeowners a better idea in regards to the best system to have to help tame and prevent mold.

Read the article here: HVAC Systems: Design For Prevention Of Mold Growth

Remember, mold isn’t always caused by your HVAC system, extra moisture and darkness in your home or office is the perfect breeding ground for spores as well.  But this shouldn’t stop you from your annual/bi-annual HVAC maintenance, mold growth can occur at any time of year. Call saveneva.ru All for further information in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at>

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Security Systems Houston, TXdiana

saveneva.ru All in the Houston/ Houston, TXdiana understands that few things are more important than keeping your family and possessions safe in your home. Residential security systems aren’t just for keeping out unwanted guests, they can also keep children and pets safely inside. Why allow pools, ponds and busy streets to cause you anxiety?

saveneva.ru All is top notch when it comes to installing the best, most effective security systems. But before contemplating a total security system overload, consider your options.  Doitbest.com has posted an article that includes a brief write-up of four types of security systems.

Read the article here to decide which type of system best fits your needs.

4 Different Types Of Security Systems

If you’re interested in more information regarding a residential or business security system, call the experts at saveneva.ru All. Call saveneva.ru All for further information in Houston or in Houston. You can also visit their website at http://saveneva.ru and their Facebook page at>

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Energy Efficiency Houston, TXdiana

A hot topic circulating the globe is energy efficiency.  Energy efficiency by Wikipedia’s definition is, “The goal of efforts to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services.”  Not only does being more energy efficient save you money in the long run, but it also is the key solution to reducing harmful emissions back into the air.

saveneva.ru All, out of Houston/Houston, TXdiana knows all about energy efficiency when it comes to electrical, HVAC, plumbing and remodeling work.  In this business it’s imperative to understand energy efficiency ratings, but do you? Doityourself.com recently posted an article to help provide information regarding the energy efficiency rating scale.  You’d be surprised with how much energy you can save by making a few minor changes throughout your household.

Check out the article here:

Energy Efficiency Ratings

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Hot Water Heater Problems-Houston, TXdiana

No one likes when a hot shower is interrupted by a surge of unexpected ice cold water. This quick transition from hot to cold not only ruins your morning, but you’re now forced to call up a plumbing technician to come check out your water heater situation. Not so fast, before you pick up the phone there are a few quick ways to help judge the severity of your water heater mishap! Doityourself.com has a article titled, “Common Hot Water Heater Problems” that can help any home owner gain a better understanding of what’s causing your water heater issues. If the problems expand further than your newfound knowledge, call saveneva.ru All. saveneva.ru has been in the Houston/ Houston area for 47 years. This local company specializes in heating, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, security systems, etc. They cover all the bases when it comes to home repair! Call saveneva.ru ) or ) today or visit their website to set up an appointment!

Most Common Water Heater Problems

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Geothermal Heat Pump Installer – Houston, TX

Houston Geothermal Energy
saveneva.ru All is a licensed Houston geothermal heat pump (GHP) installation contractor. At saveneva.ru we are all about the finest solutions for our customers, and a GHP is a clear winner in this category. It is considered by some to be the greenest way to heat and cool your home.

Geothermal energy represents the leading edge of indoor comfort control technology, and it is all directly under your feet. Beneath the surface of your lawn there is a constant, renewable energy source in the form of temperature from the Earth’s core. This can be tapped into to provide cooling in the summer and heating in the winter season, saving you hundreds to thousands of dollars each year. Additionally, geothermal heat pump solutions play a huge role in creating a better environment.

Learn more at: Houston Geothermal Heat Pump

Geothermal Heat Pump Installation
Different types of GHP installation options exist depending on how much land you own, proximity to water, etc. A ground loop is installed into the ground or water, and this “loop” is used to extract and absorb heat energy from the earth. The four types of loop systems are: vertical loop, horizontal loop, open loop (also known as a well water loop), and pond or lake loops.

The decision to move to geothermal energy is a big deal. Your savings will be substantial, but so are the details for a proper installation. When you trust your Houston geothermal installation to saveneva.ru, you can rest assured that the work and installation is being performed by a licensed and bonded Indiana state contractor who is an expert in the field.

saveneva.ru has been serving the greater Houston area for 47 years. Our experience, skill sets and reputation for amazing work has established us as the leading contractor voted number one by local newspapers.

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saveneva.ru is a certified Houston Water Furnace Heat Pump installation contractor. We believe in only the best for our customers, and we believe Water Furnace leads the way in geothermal heat pump technology.

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Houston Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling

Beautiful Full Service Kitchen and Bathroom remodeling

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saveneva.ru All offers complete bathroom and kitchen remodeling using material from top manufacturers. We do anything from custom cabinetry to beautiful tile floor installation to new showers, baths and lighting. Our employees are experienced craftsmen who know this art form very well. When we finish your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, you’ll be amazed with the result.

saveneva.ru also provides computer aided design service that allows you to see what your new kitchen or bathroom will look like before the project is started. This even allows you to compare different tile, cabinets, or floor plans to know what will work best for you!

When you have saveneva.ru perform your kitchen and/or bathroom remodeling, we will finish on time and within budget, and the result will be the dream bathroom or kitchen you imagined. Our craftsmen are experts in the field, and we guarantee you will be thrilled with the result.

We have been servicing the greater Houston, TX area for 47 years. Our reputation for highly skilled, honest work precedes us, and we bring a dedication to every job that keeps us number one.

In addition, we specialize in all aspects of home improvement including electrical, heating, air conditioning, plumbing and security systems! We are available around-the-clock so you can reach us when you need service the most. Trust the leading Houston area service company according to Houston Newspaper’s Reader’s Choice awards. We will provide you with the finest solutions for your home and office.

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Indoor Air Quality: Part IV

Welcome to Part IV of our Indoor Air Quality series. Today we discuss whole house humidifiers. A whole house humidifier or whole house dehumidifier can be a life saver if you are in climates with any type of humidity extreme. Whether a cold, dry Indiana Winter or a hot and humid Florida summer season. This fourth part of the indoor air quality product suite is definitely key.

Whole House Humidifier

Whole House Humidifier

When the Winter or even the summer climate is dry, a whole house humidifier can be the end to itchy dry skin. It can also avoid damage to instruments and wood furniture, static electricity and other discomforts. A whole house humidifier is installed onto your HVAC system, and adds humidity to the air leaving your furnace (or air handler). There are different types of humidifiers including fan powered, bypass and even steam humidifiers.

There are two primary types of whole home humidifiers: powered and bypass. A Bypass Humidifier is installed before the furnace, on the return air ducting, and has a bypass pipe that is attached to the “warm air” or “supply” duct. A bypass humidifier doesn’t have a fan, so it takes the forced air leaving the furnace and uses that to flow through the humidifier. Obviously, if your furnace is crammed in a closet, you might not have room for this setup. A powered humidifier has its own fan which means some electricity used, but they can also out perform a bypass humidifier and don’t require the extra installation space. A powered humidifier is mounted on the warm air ducting (never on the cool air return).

Automatic controls: Advanced humidifiers can sample the outdoor air to gauge how they run. A humidifier with automatic control is the best because it will adjust to daytime and nighttime humidity changes. Just because your air needs humidity doesn’t mean pumping too much in is healthy either. That introduces other problems. You want a humidifier and control that can keep humidity levels right where they need to be year round.

Another humidifier on the market is a steam humidifier. They can churn through 10-12 gallons of water a day for large homes, but they also required much more power to run. Additionally, for ultra humid climates, whole home dehumidifiers exist to help maintain proper moisture levels.

Whole home humidifiers are tricky to install. If they are not done right you can ruin controls (never mount the humidistat on the hot air return for example), you can loose major performance (if placed on the wrong ducting) and much more. Do your research, but let a pro install it. One technician stated that he has had more business fixing bad humidifier installations than installing new ones. Don’t be a statistic!

Whole House Dehumidifier

An air conditioning system dehumidifies indoor air as it cools it, because moisture condensates on the frigid piping in the indoor coil as the warm indoor air passes through. However, a whole house dehumidifier can step it up a notch. These are typically not needed in the dry California climate, but for other states they can be very valuable. Similar to a whole house humidifier, a dehumidifier integrates into your HVAC system, and removes humidity your indoor air as it passes through your cooling system.

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Indoor Air Quality Part III: Ventilators

Welcome to part three of indoor air quality products from your Houston HVAC Contractor! Today we are reviewing the benefits of a Ventilator. Warning: you’ll probably want one of these after reading.

*As mentioned in the previous saveneva.ru All indoor air quality articles, no indoor air quality components are mutually exclusive. If you want to really harness the power given to you by modern air purification technology, you have to consider them all.

Ventilators (ERV and HRV)

Have you ever stunk up the house with food or old garbage? Been worried about CO2 buildup, or other airborne pollutants like cleaning products that get recycled through your HVAC system? What’s the answer? Open the windows right? But let’s say it is 100 degrees outside with thick humidity – in other words, a normal Indiana summer – opening windows isn’t the best for the utility bill. If it is freezing outside, you again don’t want warm air funneling out an open window. The answer? A ventilator. Ventilators takes the stale air from inside your home, and exchange it with fresh air from outside. During the exchange, the cooled air that is passing out is used to cool the air coming in….the energy is exchanged. Not flawless, but very energy efficient. With a ventilator, you can bring fresh air inside during the middle of a hot Indiana summer without killing your air conditioning bill. The same is true for the Winter season.

There are two types of ventilators: Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) and Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV). The latter exchanges humidity as well as heating and cooling energy. So if you are using a whole home humidifier in the winter, an ERV is the better way to go, to adjust the dry air coming in.

Ventilators sit downstream of your HVAC system. Assuming you have all four indoor air quality (IAQ) product types installed, when air is pulled from your home and heated or cooled, it is first taken through the Advanced Air Cleaner to filter microscopic particles like dust, pollen, toxins and viruses. The next IAQ product the air goes through, or by, is the UV Lamp. Remember, the UV Lamp isn’t doing anything to the air. It is killing mold that grows in the damp indoor evaporator or fan coil. After the UV Lamp, the air is humidified or dehumidified, and then we hit the Ventilator. See the image below:

Houston, TXdoor Air Quality

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Indoor Air Quality Part 2: Advanced Air Cleaners

Welcome back to Indoor Air Quality Part II: Advanced Air Cleaners.

If this is your first reading, you should catch up with our first IAQ blog post that talks about UV Lamps and how they help the efficiency of your air conditioning system while protecting your home’s indoor air from mold. Now we are moving on to advanced air cleaners.

If you are not familiar with the layout of a typical air conditioning and heating system, take a look at the image below. See the bubble identifying the Advanced Air Cleaner. It is installed after the return air duct, and before the furnace (or air handler). Normally there is a small filter that comes with your HVAC system. These filters are thin, and made to just capture larger particles in the air. They do not filter at very high levels.

Advanced Air Cleaner

Remember that the job of a UV Lamp is to kill mold growing in an evaporator coil (or a fan coil). A UV lamp does not clean the air, but protects the air. The job of an advanced air cleaner is to clean & filter the air returning being drawn from your home before it goes back into the HVAC system, and then back into every room of your house.

What are the advantages? We’re so glad you asked. Read on:

1) Cleans your indoor air. When we say these air cleaners clean your indoor air, we really mean it. Down to microscopic things like pet dander, chemicals, smoke, and bacteria. Some can even kill the flu virus! Think about that….someone has the flu at home. What does your current system do? It potentially pumps those germs throughout the entire house. Not anymore. Advanced air cleaners are also great ways to remove seasonal allergens from your air.

2) Protects your air conditioning system. An advanced air cleaner keeps your air conditioning and heating system clean and running more efficiently. Every system has a filter – they are typically 2 inches thick and made to be replaced monthly. These filters keep out the big stuff, but are not the ideal choice for really keeping your system clean, and definitely do not do much for indoor air quality.

Measuring the ability of an Air Cleaner

The ability of air cleaners or filters is measured with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). MERV ratings tell you what an air cleaner is capable of doing. MERV 16 is high end for residential applications. MERV 17-20 is most often found in labs with radioactive or carcinogenetic materials…meaning, not your place. MERV 16 will filter most tobacco smoke, all bacteria, and many other things including hair spray, mold spores, pollen, dust mites and the list continues. Imagine your home with the dust, bacteria and chemicals filtered every time your system turns on. Now that is a great start to pure indoor air.

Another note to consider when using an Advanced Air Cleaner: a variable speed fan motor in your furnace or air handler will also increase your air quality, as these fans control climate and air flow much better than traditional fan motors in older HVAC systems.

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The next IAQ blog is Indoor Air Quality Part III: Ventilators.

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Indoor Air Quality Part One: UV Lamps

saveneva.ru All is starting a five part series on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). The purpose of this series is to open your eyes to the control you have over the quality of air you breath every day in your home. Not only is IAQ about air quality, but it is a about home comfort. If you are a homeowner, you will appreciate this information! Read on…

Indoor Air Quality

IAQ Part One: UV Lamps

When telling a friend who is a homeowner about UV lamps, his response to me was, “I heard those things don’t work.” What he had heard was true, because he thought a UV Lamp was supposed to clean the air in his home. They were never intended to do that. A common problem with IAQ products is misunderstanding what each is responsible for. They are not mutually exclusive. If you want the best IAQ results for your home, you need four different products.

So what is the purpose of a UV Lamp? To kill mold in your evaporator coil (or fan coil).

What is an evaporator coil? When running your air conditioner (or heat pump) in the summer, chilled refrigerant is pumped from the air conditioner outside via copper tubing to the evaporator coil inside. The fan in your furnace then pulls air from inside your home, and pushes that air through the chilled copper tubing. The air is cooled and dehumidified as water condenses on the coil. (homes that do not have a furnace typically have a “fan coil” which in a basic sense is a combination of the evaporator coil and the fan from a furnace). More information on this process is available at: How HVAC Works.

Now that you understand what an evaporator coil is, let’s move back to the UV Lamp. The dark, damp interior of an evaporator coil is a breeding ground for mold. Once mold begins to grow on the coil, air conditioning efficiency drops, and mold spores can be released into the air. A UV lamp mounts inside the coil, and kills mold that tries to grow. This not only protects your air, but it safeguards against lost efficiency during the cooling season.

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The next IAQ topic: Indoor Air Quality Part 2: Advanced Air Cleaners.