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  • When Should I Replace My Hot Water Heater?

    When Should I Replace My Hot Water Heater?

    Most people are dependent upon having easily accessible warm running water. Each day we use it to bathe, wash our hands, cook, and do laundry and dishes. Because of this reliance on consistent access to hot water, it is important to know when to repair or replace your hot water heater.  According to energy.gov, water heating […]

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  • Why is My AC Not Blowing Cold Air?

    Why is My AC Not Blowing Cold Air?

    August in Rhode Island typically means hot and humid conditions. During the sweltering summer days, the last thing you want is a malfunctioning air conditioner. If you notice your AC is not blowing cold air, there are a few troubleshooting steps to consider before calling a professional. Troubleshooting Checklist 1.Change Your filter: Dirty air filters […]

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  • Are Heat Pumps Good in Rhode Island?

    Are Heat Pumps Good in Rhode Island?

    Many Rhode Island homeowners have an outdated belief that heat pumps are ineffective in New England weather. The technology around heat pumps has evolved a great deal over the last couple of decades, providing high-efficiency options for residents in colder climates. While there are certain factors to consider when choosing the rightheat pump, many homes can […]

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  • Tips to Lower Energy Bills This Summer

    Tips to Lower Energy Bills This Summer

    Air conditioning is a necessity for the summer, especially with the temperatures rising each year in Rhode Island. While there may have been a time when we could get away with not having to rely on our cooling systems, that’s certainly not an option now that we see more and more swelting days during spring […]

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  • What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat?

    What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat?

    Everyone has their own preferred temperature at home, however, there are a few guidelines to follow that can help maintain comfort levels while keeping energy costs down.  When choosing the ideal temperature for your thermostat, you will want to consider comfort, energy usage, your HVAC system, and what kind of thermostat you currently have. When it comes to comfort, a […]

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  • Should I Get an Air Quality Test for My Home?

    Should I Get an Air Quality Test for My Home?

    Indoor air quality is not always a top concern for individuals unless they suffer from asthma or allergies. Yet, according to the EPA, indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Due to this statistic, as well as an increased concern since the pandemic, having your indoor air  quality tested can give you peace of mind […]

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  • How to Save Money on Commercial Heating and Cooling Bills

    How to Save Money on Commercial Heating and Cooling Bills

    With gas and oil prices on the rise, we know it is a priority for you, and essential to your business, to be keeping tabs on ways to save on heating and cooling bills. Heating and cooling larger commercial spaces can be pricy, but there are ways to keep your business’ energy costs down. At National, our […]

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