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Like the famous study guide, our Cliff Notes blog is the go-to resource for our customers—sharing everything you need to know about heating, cooling, and indoor air quality systems. Have a burning question you want to ask? Wonder how your plumbing works? Find it here where our experts share the top tips homeowners should know.

Get Home Remodeling Help from a Diverse, Reliable Contractor

Updating or adding on to your home is a big deal—there are lots of decisions to make about design, new features, budget, and more. But one decision is easy: choose an experienced contractor like Cliff Bergin & Associates who offers expertise in plumbing, HVAC, water conditioning, and other essential areas. Remodeling will go more smoothly

Furnaces 101: A Guide to Heating System Warning Signs

Winter is on its way in, so make sure your furnace isn’t on its way out. Get ready for the heating season by taking our test on the most common signs of furnace problems. If you answer “yes” to any question below, call a professional like the ones at Cliff Bergin & Associates for help

Leave Plumbing to the Professionals

It’s easy to take something like plumbing for granted. You control water in your home with a faucet or a flush, and never give it a second thought—until it’s not available or there’s water somewhere you don’t want it to be. When this happens, there’s no time to waste or to test your do-it-yourself skills.

Got a Stuffy Room? Get a Ductless Split System

Over 90 percent of all homes have air conditioning, but many still have certain areas that are never comfortable, especially in summer. If you have a room—whether it’s a sunroom, attic, office, or addition—that is too warm to use, now is the time to cool it down. The HVAC professionals at Cliff Bergin & Associates

Cleaner Air Made Easy

When you choose professionals like Cliff Bergin & Associates, you’ll get a heating and cooling system that makes your home feel good. And when you add a quality air purifying unit, you’ll feel better, too. In addition to managing temperature and humidity levels, new HVAC products can remove dust, allergens, bacteria, mold, and more from

Sump Pump Maintenance: Important Advice for a Cleaner, Drier Basement

The snow has melted and April showers are behind us, but summer storms can mean flooding in streets, yards, and homes. Homeowners in Milwaukee and its suburbs know that the local storm water management system can be overwhelmed by a long or sudden rain, and that a sump pump is the first line of defense

Ready, Set, Cool: Why You Need an A/C Clean & Check

Since warm weather is just around the corner, you’ll need your air conditioning soon. If you haven’t already arranged your air conditioning clean & check, be sure to schedule one. A clean, inspected system is a safe and efficient system. 37 percent more energy: Dirt and grime can force your air conditioner to work harder

The Importance of Choosing the Correct Furnace Filter

Even though some furnace filters may look the same, there are important and distinct differences among them. It is essential that homeowners are informed of what type of filter is required for their particular type of heating and cooling system. When purchasing a filter, be certain that you select one that is properly sized and

New Efficiency Standards for Lower Water Heater Energy Costs

The new efficiency standards and water heater requirements below do not mean that consumers have to replace their water heaters in 2015. Like the low-flow toilet requirements of the early 1990s, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mandate means that manufacturers cannot produce or sell lower-efficiency water heaters after April 15, 2015. Wholesalers will still