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The most efficient home heating choices: Furnace vs Heat Pump vs Boiler vs Geothermal

Welcome to 2020! If you’re like most of America, you entered the new year with new goals and plans – perhaps a resolution or two. Among the top 10 most common resolutions made are to exercise more, lose weight, get organized, and save more money/ spend less money. We may not have an answer for …

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Stories of the Pipe: McElroy’s plumbers share their craziest stories

We asked our plumbing technicians to share stories about the strangest things they’ve found in plumbing systems. The results did not disappoint!  One Dark Knight Several years ago, a McElroy’s technician arrived at a residence to address a toilet clog. The woman was adamant that it must have been her husband. The husband was certain …

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What is the difference between ductless and ducted heating and air systems?

The quality of the air you breathe – whether at home, work, your dentist, the store – is dependent upon a good heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. We may give our focus to the HVAC’s ability to control the temperature in our home or business, but it does so much more than that. …

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Things to know before switching to a tankless water heater

Things to know before switching to a tankless water heater Heating up water accounts for 20%-30% of home energy consumption. When a homeowner is looking to reduce their monthly energy bills, reducing the amount of energy required to clean your dishes or take a hot shower is a great place to start. The first storage …

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Do’s and Don’ts of Septic System Maintenance

People have a certain perception of septic systems. The perceptions are usually fueled by horror stories or personal experiences with the wastewater systems. To be fair, when things go bad with a septic system, they go very bad. As in giant-hole-in-your-yard-sludge-everywhere bad. Despite their bad rap, septic systems are seeing an emergence in popularity among …

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