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The Ways in Which Window Choice Affects Your Home

March 22nd, 2017

When most people select windows for their home, they do it with aesthetic appeal in mind. This is certainly a valid reason to install a window, of course, but it’s not the only way that they can add to your home. Choosing the right window can offer you other benefits beyond that, if you know what to look for. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which proper window choice can benefit your home.

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Electrical Upgrades to Consider for Your Home This Year

March 20th, 2017

You probably don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about the state of your home’s electrical system. It’s one of those things that’s vital for your day to day life, but which typically doesn’t demand a whole lot of attention. Still, there are some possible upgrades to your electrical system that you really should consider, both for safety and convenience.

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Make Sure You Get Your Air Conditioner Checked This Month!

March 15th, 2017

We still have a few weeks of winter left, but the weather will be warming up before you know it. It’s important to make sure that your air conditioner is in good condition now, so that you can rely on your system throughout the summer without worrying about it breaking down on you. If you haven’t had your system professionally checked out yet this year, read on to find out why you should.

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Bell Home Solutions Receives 3 Xcel Energy Top Gun Awards for 2016

March 8th, 2017

Here at Bell, we’ve always strove to be the best at what we do. We received further confirmation of our expertise recently by receiving 3 Xcel Energy Top Gun Awards for the year of 2016! The awards were for being a Top 10 Rebate Producer for Furnaces and ECM’s, a Top 10 Rebate Producer for Air Conditioning, and a Top 15 Rebate Producer for Evaporative Cooling.

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Indications That Your Boiler Desperately Needs Replacing

March 6th, 2017

Boiler systems have quite the reputation for being sturdy, above and beyond most of the other heating types available on the market. This is primarily because boilers actually contain fewer moving parts than furnaces or heat pumps, which means that there are fewer ways for things to go wrong with the system. However, just because the boiler is resistant to problems, that does not mean that it is invincible. Eventually, you will have to replace your old boiler. The only question is when, and whether you’ll be able to recognize when it’s time.

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Why You Should Install a New Thermostat

February 20th, 2017

Thermostats so often get left behind by homeowners when it comes to staying updated. There are a couple of different reasons for this, including that a thermostat can typically stay functioning for over 30 years, and that older thermostats often don’t give off as many obvious signs that they need replacing as climate control systems do. Nevertheless, if you’re still using an old mercury thermostat (or even an older digital thermostat) it’s time that you replaced it with something to better serve your needs.

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How to Address Carbon Monoxide Risks in Your Home

February 13th, 2017

There are a number of different health and safety risks that can occur in the average home. Fire is perhaps the most common, along with electrocution. Most homeowners are cautious enough about these to install smoke alarms and proper outlets. However, one risk that far too many homeowners neglect to address is carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide could be more common in your home than you think, which is why you need to take steps to address it.

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What Happens if Your Furnace Air Filter Becomes Clogged

February 8th, 2017

A furnace needs a lot of maintenance to keep it operating smoothly. Most of that maintenance is done by professionals, but there is one thing that you can personally do to keep the interior of your furnace healthy. That thing is: clean the air filter. If you don’t clean or replace the air filter every couple of months, it’s going to become clogged. That’s when the problems can start.

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Tips on Selecting The Best Water Heater for Your Home

February 6th, 2017

Water heaters are one of those things that no one thinks about, but everyone relies on. If you’re looking for a new water heater, you’re probably finding out just how many decisions there are to make before settling on the right system. Since taking cold showers for the foreseeable future likely doesn’t appeal to you, you might be tempted to rush through the process just to get something in place to provide hot water. If you hurry through the process, though, you may end up with a water heater that doesn’t fit your individual needs well. Fortunately, we’re here to help you through the process. One of the first decisions you’re going to have to grapple with is which water heater type to select. There are two primary types to consider: tank and tankless.

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Duct Sealing In-Depth: How it can Help You

January 30th, 2017

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Interior of an air duct.

Ducts are one of those things that are both very important, and consistently ignored by most people. A lot of attention is paid to maintaining air conditioning and heating systems, which is good, but not at the expense of the health of your ductwork. The ducts are like the lungs of your climate control systems. If they’re in really poor condition, it’s going to hurt your climate control far more than you may realize. Fortunately, there’s a fairly simple way to keep your ducts operating at peak efficiency.

Duct sealing is a common process used to patch small-to-moderate leaks in the ductwork. Duct leaks are responsible for massive output losses in the average home, up to 30% in some cases. Many homeowners don’t realize what a massive impact leaky ducts can have on the efficiency of their systems. With duct sealing, though, that lost output can be returned to the system.

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