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Checking And Cleaning The Heat Exchanger Is An Important Part Of Furnace Maintenance

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One reason it’s important to have yearly furnace maintenance done by a licensed HVAC technician is so the heat exchanger in your furnace can be checked and cleaned. The heat exchanger is an important part because it heats the air that blows through the ducts and it also sends combustion gases out the flue. Here’s a look at how the heat exchanger works, why it’s important to maintain it, and what an HVAC technician might do during an annual service call. Read More»

Can I Install My Own Air Conditioner?

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There are some jobs that, even for the most hard-core DIY enthusiasts, can still pose a challenge. Replacing fixtures and installing a new wood floor is one thing, but putting in a brand-new air conditioner inside your house is a different beast altogether. While it’s certainly possible for you to perform your own AC installation, it is strongly recommended you let a professional do it for the reasons that are outlined below. Read More»

Three Subtle Signs You Need AC Repair

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Some air conditioning repair issues are obvious. If your air conditioning unit fails to even turn on or is not blowing out cold air, a call to your local HVAC company is a no-brainer. In other cases, your AC unit may be on the verge of failure without you even realizing it, costing you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in lost energy and major repairs. If you know what to look for though, you can recognize the signs that your AC unit is straining and in need of repair before you have a huge issue on your hands. Read More»

Maintenance Guide for AC Fins

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If you examine either the exterior or interior portion of your AC, you will likely notice a series of vents or “fins.” These fins are an important part of your air conditioner, without which it won’t properly cool your home. The following can help you understand both their purpose and how to maintain them so you can avoid expensive repairs. 1. Purpose The fins on the exterior unit are called the compressor fins. Read More»

Here's What To Expect From The Company You Hire To Install A New HVAC System In Your Home

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Are you getting ready to have a new HVAC system installed in your home? The first step is to find a company to work with that can provide you with the system and complete the installation. Here’s what you should expect from the HVAC company you decide to hire. An In-Home Consultation One important service the HVAC company you hire should provide is an in-home consultation. They can’t possibly know what kind of work will have to go into installing a new HVAC system in your home unless they come over and inspect every inch of the place. Read More»

5 Ways to Lower Your Air Conditioning Bills

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During the summer months, you likely run your air conditioner consistently throughout each day. Although your air conditioning system keeps you cool and comfortable, it can cause your energy bills to skyrocket. If you are tired of spending a fortune on your cooling bills, you can do a few things to lower them. 1. Use Ceiling Fans If you are not already utilizing your ceiling fans, it is time to start doing so. Read More»

3 Major Parts Of Your AC Condenser And Repairs They Could Need

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If you have a central air conditioner, you probably have a condenser outside and an air handler inside. It’s important to keep both parts of the HVAC clean and functional so your house stays nice and cool in the summer. Here’s a look at three parts of the condenser, some problems that might develop, and repairs that could be needed. 1. The Condenser Fan The fan in the condenser has an important role. Read More»

Debunking 4 Common Myths About Home Furnace Maintenance

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Fresh snowfalls, warm mugs of hot chocolate, and cozy socks are certainly some of the best things about winter. However, the truly best thing about winter is having a functioning furnace in your home to keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable. Unfortunately, if you’re falling for any of these furnace-maintenance myths, you could be setting your home’s heating system up for failure. Myth #1: A Pilot Light Should Be Yellow Read More»

How Air Duct Problems Can Mess Up Your Home's Heating And Cooling

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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) air ducts have two main functions — they supply fresh air to different rooms and return stale air back to the system. These functions may look simple, but they are central to your heating and cooling efficiency. Here are a few ways duct problems can interfere with your HVAC’s operations. Improper Design and Sizing The size of the air ducts determines the volume of air they can handle. Read More»

What To Consider When Servicing Your Service Your HVAC System?

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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC) are an essential part of your home. In homes that use a single HVAC system to heat and cool the home, service for this system is critical, and failures or breakdowns are often a result of not taking the time to check the system over once or twice a year.  Service Intervals The time between service calls for your HVAC unit can vary by the type of unit and the amount of use it gets. Read More»