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Backup Generator – Do You Need One?

by B.Annie on September 26, 2017

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma that struck Florida in September, 2017, eight elderly patients died when the generator failed at a nursing home in Hollywood, FL. With their health already compromised, these individuals could not withstand the heat in the 90’s and Florida’s typical humidity. A working generator would have probably saved their lives. […]

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Is Your HVAC System Ready For Winter?

by B.Annie on August 31, 2017

It’s been a mild summer and your air conditioner has been running great. Count your blessings. But now it’s time to get your HVAC system ready for a smooth transition to fall. Small Steps Towards a Healthy HVAC Let’s start with the easiest steps first. Check your air filter each month. If you are one […]

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Summer Plumbing Issues

by B.Annie on July 3, 2017

If you have been on Facebook recently, you have most likely seen a friend who is dealing with air conditioning problems.  But HVAC calls are not the only calls we receive each year.  Summer plumbing problems are a big issue for many local residents. Summer Plumbing Problems and Solutions Tree Roots Because of summer rain storms […]

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Air Conditioner Hissing? What Could Cause It?

by B.Annie on April 24, 2017

Why is my air conditioner hissing? Unusual sounds may be the first sign that something is wrong with your air conditioning unit.  If your air conditioner call us.  Unfortunately this is not a problem you can fix yourself. Hissing may be a sign of a bigger problem in your unit. The hissing  sound, also described as […]

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Thermostat Screen Blank? Let Winstar Help

by B.Annie on April 17, 2017

Why is my thermostat screen blank? Newton’s Law strikes again.  It’s the hottest day of the year, you head to the thermostat to finally turn on the air conditioning and BAM! The thermostat screen is completely blank. There are few things as frustrating as not being able to turn on your air conditioner. Don’t panic. There […]

Allergy

Allergy Season – How Your House Can Help.

by B.Annie on March 27, 2017

When allergy season approaches many of us begin to avoid the outdoors.  But did you know the culprit may be following you inside? Today we bring you allergy tips straight from the president of Winstar Homes, Talbot Watkins. “If you or any of your family members suffer from hay fever or allergic asthma, your home […]

Three Reasons Why Your Furnace Blows Cold Air

by B.Annie on March 20, 2017

Why is my furnace blowing cold air? We get these call dozens of times a day.  The truth is there are a number of reasons.  The good news it may be nothing.  It might actually be as simple as flipping a switch.  If it is we know you would rather not pay us.  So, try these […]

CFLS – How To Dispose Of Them Safely

by B.Annie on March 13, 2017

If you are like most of our customers you are currently changing your lightbulbs from CFLS to LED.  LED’s were always the better choice for lighting your home but at $20 and more per bulb they were cost prohibitive.  Now that the prices have plummeted it’s time to make the change . But wait, don’t […]

Spring Preparation For Your Plumbing System

by B.Annie on March 6, 2017

Spring plumbing preparation?  Who knew there was such a thing?When winter nears we know it’s time to turn off the outside pipes and bleed them in order to avoid leaks when temperatures plummet.  But very few people give their plumbing a thought as the temperatures rise and water usage soars.   Spring Plumbing  Preparation   […]

5 Ways To Save Money On Utility Bill

by B.Annie on February 27, 2017

Being a homeowner isn’t easy.  Between the mortgage, homeowner’s insurance and maintenance, who has the money for an increase in their utility bills?  Not us.  But that is just what we are seeing across the board with our customers.  But never fear.  There are ways to save on utility bills and still live comfortably. Thermostat […]