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4 Reasons Why You Should Leave Your A/C System’s Refrigerant To The Pros

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A great way to save a bundle of cash on your air conditioning and HVAC maintenance is to take care of the maintenance yourself. However, some maintenance items are better left up to the pros. One such maintenance item involves checking and recharging your air conditioner’s refrigerant. So why shouldn’t you check and charge your own refrigerant? The following offers several good reasons why that could turn out to be a bad idea. The Process Requires Special Tools and Training Chances are you won’t have access to the various...

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Rental Property Management: 3 Signs of a Failing Heater to Warn Your New Tenants About

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Owning a rental property offers many rewards, but you also have to deal with the constant concern that something could go wrong. Establishing a positive relationship with your tenants begins with keeping communication open, and your tenants should know that they can call you when it seems a major repair is on the horizon. Since most HVAC problems are preventable or at least less costly when they are caught early, ask your renters to contact you as soon as they notice these three signs of a failing heater. Unexpectedly High Utility Bill It is...

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How to Detect a Natural Gas Furnace Leak

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If you have natural gas, it is important you know how to detect a leak because of the risk of explosions. Natural gas is colorless and generally non-toxic, but it still could cause health symptoms in  people. Gas makers add mercaptan to natural gas to help identify gas leaks. You still want to be certain it is a gas leak. Here are tips to find a natural gas furnace leak. Make Observations If you think there is a gas leak, open the window. Don’t smoke, make a call indoors, or turn on a switch that could spark an explosion. Send...

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Buying And Flipping A House That Has Seen Better Days? What Are Your Most Cost-Effective Heating And Cooling Options?

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If you’ve recently purchased a home at a steep discount due to its dilapidated or outdated condition, you may be overwhelmed at the remodeling and renovation prospects that await you — from selecting the counter and cabinet finishes most likely to show well and lead to a quick sale, to the heating, cooling, and plumbing choices that can provide long-lasting quality while keeping your investment costs low. Fortunately, there are several choices that can be installed quickly and inexpensively while still appealing to even the...

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Four Mistakes That Could Be Sabotaging Your Indoor Air Quality

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Most people think of pollution and allergies as things they need to worry about when they go outside. But your indoor air could be just as dangerous if you’re not taking the proper measures to keep it clean. Poor indoor air quality, which is marked by the presence of pollutants such as pet dander, mold spores, dust mites, and other irritants, can have dangerous health effects, including headaches, throat irritation, fatigue and vomiting. Long term, it can lead to heart, liver, and kidney damage, as well as an increased risk of cancer....

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6 Symptoms That Your Air Conditioner Is Overcharged With Refrigerant

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When it comes to cooling your home during a particularly nasty heat wave, it might seem like more is always better. However, this definitely isn’t true in the case of A/C refrigerant because an overcharged system runs inefficiently and runs the risks of breaking down completely or even exploding. Watch out for these six signs a technician added a little too much refrigerant during a routine refill. Call for emergency service immediately if you notice the symptoms. Inflating Energy Bills Proper annual maintenance should make your air...

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4 Things Your HVAC Tech Will Likely Check On A General Maintenance Visit

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As is true of most equipment and systems, it’s far easier and less costly to maintain your HVAC system and fix little problems along the way rather than wait for something big to go wrong and have to make expensive, last-minute repairs. By having your HVAC system looked over once per year by a trained technician, you can ensure problems are caught early. There are four key things your HVAC tech will check during a regular maintenance inspection. Your furnace’s ignition system. Many modern furnaces have electric ignition switches,...

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5 Facts You Should Know When You’re Considering Getting A Tankless Water Heater

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If your current water heater is getting old, you may be considering swapping it out for a tankless system. Tankless systems are an excellent investment because they can drastically reduce your energy spending each month. If you’re interested in getting a tankless water heater, check out these five important facts to find out if one is really the best choice for your water needs. There Are Several Options to Consider When it comes to tankless water heaters, you first need to decide if you want a point-of-use or whole house system. A...

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Troubleshooting & Fixing an Air Conditioner That Blows Hot Air

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Nothing is quite as discouraging on a hot summer day as flipping on the air conditioner and being greeted with a burst of hot air. Sometimes it happens because your air conditioner begins blowing air before it has time to cool it. This typically corrects itself in a minute or two. But, when your air conditioner spews hot air into the room with no signs of cooling, you have a more serious problem that requires your attention. Check out some common reasons air conditioners pump out hot air (instead of a frosty breeze) and learn what you can do...

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Prevent Expensive Commercial Freezer Repairs With These Tips

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It’s not every day that your commercial freezer needs an emergency repair, but such repairs can make themselves felt on your restaurant’s bottom line. The following tips can help save you money by preventing these expensive repairs from happening on a regular basis. Preventative Maintenance is the Key When it comes to commercial refrigeration, an ounce of prevention is often more affordable than a pound of cure. Waiting for a major breakdown to occur before servicing your commercial freezer is not only expensive, but it can also...

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