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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
Phone:  610-277-4060
Office:  215-643-3200
Cell:  267-481-1786
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HVAC Cleaning Boosts Energy Savings

April 1, 2015 12:45 am

In the average household, HVAC systems consume approximately 56 percent of energy in the home. Homeowners can save 11 percent or more on energy bills with proper HVAC maintenance, according to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).

When HVAC systems begin to wear, they operate less efficiently. Additionally, contaminated heating and cooling systems can be problematic for occupants, contributing to poor indoor air quality, system failure, and increased energy use.

A complete and proper cleaning will remove built-up particulate and contaminants, improving indoor air quality and maximizing system efficiency. Industry standards include a complete cleaning to include replacing the filter and cleaning the ductwork from where the air enters the return duct, through the air handler (blower, coil, and head exchange) and to the exit, where the air is released to condition the home.

Source: NADCA

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Invest Gas Savings into Your Vehicle

March 31, 2015 12:30 am

If your wallet feels a little heavier these days, it’s probably because you’ve been spending a lot less at the pump. Did you know that if you spend some of those gas savings on auto care you can save even more in the long run?

“Gas prices are lower than they have been for nearly six years and that means big savings for motorists,” says Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Add to that a proactive auto care plan and you will not only save more now, but as gas prices start to rise again, you’ll save later.”

The Car Care Council encourages motorists to put those gas savings to good use with these tips:

Motor Oil: Improve gas mileage by 1-2 percent by using the grade of motor oil recommended by the manufacturer.

Air Filters: Replacing clogged air filters on older vehicles can improve fuel economy and will improve performance and acceleration on all vehicles.

Gas Cap: Damaged, loose or missing gas caps allow gas to vaporize into the air.

Fix It: Addressing a serious maintenance problem, like a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve mileage by as much as 40 percent, according to

In addition to vehicle maintenance, modifying driving habits, such as observing the speed limit and avoiding quick stops and starts, can also increase fuel efficiency. Consolidating trips, avoiding excessive idling and removing unnecessary items from the trunk are also easy ways to lower fuel consumption.

Source: Car Care Council

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