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Your Home Stays Safe with a Generator

May 15th, 2017

whole-house-generatorWe get our share of heavy storms in this area, and that can often mean losing power in your home for extended periods: hours, maybe even days. This can happen at any time, but rural parts of the region are especially vulnerable, since it can be some time before power companies get out to fix downed electrical lines.

The best way to keep your home’s electricity running is to install a generator on your property. It can be used in the event the power goes out to run vital appliances and ensure that you don’t need to leave your home in the event of a crisis. Now is a great time to have one installed, with warmer temperatures here and thunderstorms becoming increasingly common. The right service can help you select the proper unit.

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Security Cameras Help Keep Your Home Safe

May 1st, 2017

family-playing-soccerEvery home is a castle, and as a homeowner, you have a right and a duty to keep your family as safe as possible. A good security system can help with that immeasurably, including the installation of security cameras both inside and outside your house. A trained security expert can help with this, setting up cameras that benefit your particular needs the most and ensuring that they’re always running as expected.

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How Do UV Air Purifiers Help Your Home?

April 17th, 2017

Spring is in the air, and with it comes a host of problems associated with the spring. Allergens choke the air, pollen counts increase, and the rains give rise to mold and bacteria infestation. That can spell big trouble for your household, and unfortunately, these aren’t threats you can prevent simply by locking the door and shutting the windows.

On the other hand, an  HVAC technician can install a UV air purifier in your air conditioning system. It will keep your home protected from biological contaminants and help your family enjoy a healthier and happier spring. Here’s how it all works.

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Time to Check Your Air Conditioner

April 3rd, 2017

Kansas weather is rarely predictable, but we certainly know when winter has turned to spring. Soon enough, another blazing hot summer will be upon us, and when combined with our often-stifling humidity, it can turn your home into a sauna in a very short amount of time. You need your air conditioner to work every day without fail when the mercury starts to climb, which means now is the best time to get it properly checked and serviced.

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Considerations When Installing a Flat-Screen TV

March 20th, 2017

Families_and_Comfort_o_FAMILY_TV_facebook-meFlat-screen TVs have revolutionized home entertainment over the last few years: eliminating the need for giant, bulky box TVs and providing movie-theater conditions right in your own home. Advances in the field have made flat-screen TVs easier to afford than ever, and anyone who wants to kick back and watch their favorite movie, binge on a beloved TV show, or just cheer for the Jayhawks as they make another NCAA tournament appearance would do well to add one to their home.

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Outdoor Lighting Can Improve Your Life

March 6th, 2017

Outdoor_Lighting_dreamstime_xl_13904595-meWinters don’t come any wilder than they do in Kansas, but with spring on its way, now is a great opportunity to schedule any home improvement projects you might have been putting off. With improving weather, you’ll have the time to handle them the right way, and depending on the project, it can make a great improvement to your home just in time for the summer.

Consider the uses of outdoor lighting in Lenexa, KS, for example. Few things are nicer than going out into your yard on a warm Kansas night, enjoying the stars or amenities like a barbecue grill. That depends on a quality outdoor lighting system, but with the right team on your side, you can make any repairs or improvements you need to turn your yard into a nighttime wonderland.

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Steps to Take When Your Heating System Breaks Down

February 20th, 2017

Winter Family HomeHere in the midst of winter, we need our heating systems to function as expected all the time. A sudden breakdown can be a cause for panic, since it can turn your home into an icebox within a matter of hours. This is especially the case for rural residents, who must often wait for a repair service to get there. Not to worry. Our trained team is on call 24/7 and can perform repair services on your malfunctioning heater any time, day or night. And before that happens, you can perform some troubleshooting steps yourself to ensure that a repair service is actually what you need.

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Is Professional Generator Installation Necessary?

February 6th, 2017

Generators_iStock_000024890354_XXXLargeYou may be worried about the safety and health of your family in the case of a long-term power outage to your house this winter. A loss of electrical power during a winter storm can mean serious indoor discomfort. If there are people in your home who depend on powered medical equipment, a loss of power can even be life-threatening. Many residents of Overland Park, KS use a generator as an extra level of insurance. A whole-house generator, installed by professionals, makes an even more reliable option.

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Why We Recommend You Install Whole-House Surge Protection

May 9th, 2016

You probably already have some protection in place to defend important devices in your house from a sudden voltage surge. Power strips for computers, entertainment systems, and other expensive electronic appliances are important precautions to have in place to see that these devices don’t receive damage if there’s a power surge in your home.

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Call Professionals to Improve Your Outdoor Lighting

May 2nd, 2016

There are number of excellent reasons to consider improving the outdoor lighting for your home. Better lighting increases safety (especially on stairs and walkways), discourages crime, allows you more time to enjoy outdoor recreational facilities, and enhances the appearance of your home to increase its market value.

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