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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»

5 Things To Ask Yourself Before Your AC Purchase And Installation

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You might already know that you want to purchase a new air conditioning unit to install in your home, but there might be some things that you have not decided yet. These are a few questions that you will probably want to ask yourself before your AC purchase and installation. 1. What Size Unit Will You Purchase? First of all, you will need to determine the appropriate size of your air conditioning system. 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»

House Not Warm Enough? 3 Problems You Could Be Having With Your Furnace

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If your home is not warm enough this could be due to many problems. In most cases it will be your furnace. The first to do is to hire a heating system contractor to come to your home to investigate your furnace. Below are three problems the contractor may find. Pilot Light The contractor will first look at the pilot light as if it is not lit then you will have no heat. Read More»

Warning Signs Of Impending Furnace Failure

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Furnace failure rarely occurs out of the blue. In many cases, a total failure only occurs after you have ignored some problems. Below are some of the telltale signs that should tell you a furnace is headed for disaster and requires quick intervention. Difficulty Starting You should diagnose your furnace if it is no longer starting as easily as it used to do. Several things can affect a furnace’s ease of starting. Read More»

Your Water Heater And Broken Dip Tubes: What You Need To Know

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A broken dip tube is one of the most common reasons why water heater repair is needed. Unfortunately, this is a part that many homeowners have never heard of and are not familiar with. Here is everything that the average homeowner needs to know about broken dip tubes.  What a Dip Tube Is In the center of a traditional hot water heater tank is a plastic pipe or tube. Housed within this tube is a part known as the dip tube. Read More»

Do You Smell Smoke From Your Furnace? It's Not Normal

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Most people know that when they turn on their furnace for the first time, a minor smoke smell is normal. However, when your furnace produces a strong smoky scent, or if you continue to experience the issue long after the initial use of the season, this is not normal. Learn about a couple of the issues that could cause this problem and how you can correct it.  Air Filter  Air filters trap allergens and other debris so that they don’t circulate through the air in a home. Read More»