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Wondering Why Your Gas Mileage Seems to Improve During the Summer?

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One of the nice little bonuses of the summer, in addition to the longer days and warm temperatures, is the fact that your gas mileage gets a little boost. While this might seem like a misconception, it’s actually been proven. …

How to Dispose of Grill Charcoal

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It’s looking like this is going to be a hot, hot summer, which, to us, means plenty of opportunities for barbecuing! At Peninsula, we’re pretty much evenly split between preferring to grill with gas or charcoal, but we will say …

Choosing an Air Conditioning System

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Choosing the perfect air conditioning system for your home is no easy task—between sizing the system, choosing the right balance of cost vs efficiency, etc., there are a lot of decisions to make when installing a new cooling system. At …

What to Do if Your Basement Floods

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If you left your hose connected to an outdoor faucet over the winter, you may be in for a nasty surprise now that the weather is warm! With the hose connected, water can’t drain out of the pipes properly and …

Control Your Thermostat from Anywhere with the Honeywell Wi-Fi REDLINK Thermostat!

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Summer is finally here, and that means long days at the pool, vacations, and of course, lots and lots of air conditioning! Controlling your thermostat is a must this season if you want to keep your energy bills down, but …

Going on Vacation This Summer? Make Sure Your Thermostat is Set Properly!

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Summer travel season is finally here! If you’re planning on going away and leaving your home empty for a few days, it’s important that you know what to do with your thermostat to make sure your home stays in good …

Using Heat Pumps in the Summer

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Heat pumps are among the most efficient heating systems you can install to keep your home warm in the winter. But did you know you can use them to keep your home cool during the summer as well? During the …

Spring Plumbing Tips

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Okay—for the last time, we can say that spring is finally here (knock on wood)! In light of that, we thought we’d give out some of our best spring plumbing tips that can keep your plumbing system running efficiently and …

Clean Condenser Coils = Lower Cooling Costs

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Your air conditioner condenser coil is located inside the outdoor unit of your air conditioner (called the compressor), and is partly responsible for pulling the heat out of your home. Without getting too complex, liquid refrigerant that cycles through your …

Is Your Air Conditioner Small Enough?

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Are you thinking of buying or installing a new air conditioner this year? The most important thing to consider, even more than the energy efficiency, is how big your unit is—or in some cases, how small it is! Some people …


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