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What’s inside the (Big) box?

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Hey, Folks. Money’s tight, you guys, I get it. And when money’s tight, we all look for great deals. That’s a smart thing to do with pretty much everything (more…)

 — Dave

In Dave You Trust

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Hi, there. We hear a lot about contractors who take advantage of customers. It’s something, unfortunately, we’ve got to live with in our industry (a lot of industries, sadly), so (more…)

 — Dave

Damn those scams

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Hi, Folks. I know I sound like a broken record every time I talk about some of my more shady competitors offering “free” financing on their products (more…)

 — Dave

Are pleats just for pants?

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Hey, Folks. There’s a decent chance that you’re using a pleated filter for your HVAC system. The 1” fiberglass filter shave been the standardfor a long while, and they’re still good workhorses. But is one better than the other? (more…)

 — Dave

Tanks a lot

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Hi, Folks. I get a lot of people asking about the advantages of tankless hot water heaters versus standard ones. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy says (more…)

 — Dave

This won’t hurt a bit

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Hi, Folks. Hope summer’s been going swimmingly. Pun intended. The heat’s been brutal, and we’ve been ridiculously busy, which why I want to remind you that choosing an HVAC company is like choosing a doctor. But that advice is also vice versa (more…)

 — Dave

Summer doesn’t have to be a bummer

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Hey, Folks. Got your sweaters unpacked? Maybe by January, right? I want to catch up with you about a few summer maintenance things that’ll keep you from calling me. Not that I’d mind if you did, but you’ll likely need the extra cash to go into your Ameren bill. (more…)

 — Dave

Throwing Heat.

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Things on the Cards’ mound might be okay, but it’s another brutal summer in Mound City. The next few weeks are going to be intense – in some ways, probably the most oppressive heat we’ve seen for a long time. And for your workhorse AC, that could mean trouble. (more…)

 — Dave

Happy Spring Everybody

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Happy spring everybody. Or winter. They’re pretty much one and the same it seems. Ahh, global warming.

I wanted to kick off things this month with a pretty cool announcement: Our very first video tip (yep, finally got around to it) is up on our site and YouTube. (more…)

 — Dave

Gift buying for your HVAC

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(Or “How to avoid Ho…Ho…Noooooo!”)

“It’s beginning to look a lot like…” relatives. Those wacky out-of-towners who trudge through your house, stay too long, and eat you out of house, home, garage, storage shed, dog house, etc. (more…)

 — Dave