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3 Things You Need To Know About Caring For Your AC

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It is very important that every homeowner know what they should do to care for their HVAC system. If you neglect even the simplest maintenance jobs, it could become a serious problem with your system that will result in your spending a great deal more money than what you should or need to. Here are some of the things you need to know about caring for your system. 1. Filters Are An Inexpensive Way To Keep your System Working Right Read More»

Minimizing Energy Loss Within The Home

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If you recently purchased your own home, you will soon be discovering that the amount of energy needed to heat and cool your living space can be higher than anticipated if you never had to pay for these bills on your own in the past. There are several steps you can take to prepare your home for heating and cooling in a way where you do not waste money unnecessarily. Here are some tips you can use to maximize the effectiveness of your temperature control with simple steps to keep costs from escalating. Read More»

A Few Tips For Caring For Your Home's Window Unit Air Conditioner

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A window air conditioning unit can be an excellent option for keeping the rooms in your home comfortable and cool. While homeowners are often keenly aware of the maintenance needs of a central air conditioning system, they may overlook the needs of window units. Yet, failing to adequately care for these systems can compromise their effectiveness, increase their energy usage and make them more prone to suffering mechanical failures. Care For The Filter Read More»

Three Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality

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Do your allergies seem worse than usual, or are you suffering them for the first time this year? It can be especially frustrating if they seem to only act up when you are home. Itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing or other respiratory distress when you are at home may indicate more than simple allergies – your indoor air quality could be suffering. The following are a few tips to help combat this problem. Read More»

How To Deal With Low Hot Water Pressure In Your Home

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If you have recently moved into a home and have dealt with low water pressure coming from your hot water lines, then you may want to think about investigating the issue. This is especially concerning if the problem exists with the hot water pipes alone. Keep reading to learn what you should do to investigate the problem and also what should happen if you find an issue. Look At The Piping Most water heaters are installed by professional contractors, but this is not always the case. Read More»

Furnace Won't Restart After Being Off All Summer? What Are The Possible Causes?

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If you’ve endured the last vestiges of a summer heat wave and are finally beginning to unpack the fall decor and heavier sweaters, you’re likely doing some late-summer cleaning and home maintenance. In the course of making sure your furnace is ready to power through another winter, you could be dismayed to discover that it won’t turn on – or that it runs for only a few seconds or minutes and then shuts off without providing much heat. Read More»

Two Signs of an AC Refrigerant Leak

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If you have a central air conditioner that is not working properly, then you may be able to troubleshoot the problem before you call in a professional. Sometimes, the problem may be a broken or failing part that needs to be replaced. Maintenance issues and dirty parts can cause issues too, and so can a leak in the refrigerant line. Refrigerant leaks produce some telltale signs that you can look for, like the following. Read More»

How to Troubleshoot a Malfunctioning Heating Zone

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If you have a hydronic heating system, then you have water baseboard heat. Baseboard heating is generally efficient and consistent, but you may sometimes notice that one part of your home is not as warm as the other spaces. If this has become a constant problem in your home, then one of the heating zones is not working properly. This issue can typically be fixed with a few easy troubleshooting tasks. Read More»

How to Troubleshoot an AC Blower that Isn't Working

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If you have a central air conditioning system that cools down your home, then one of the major parts of the system will sit inside your house. This is the air handler or evaporator that moves cool air into your house. Air is cooled by the evaporator coils and then blown up through the vents. A blower helps the air move, and this part may need some maintenance if you notice that only a small amount of air is coming through the vents. Read More»

Investigating AC Fan Electrical Issues

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The air conditioning unit that sits outside your home produces a great deal of heat. Heat must be expelled from the device, or the motors, pumps, seals, and other parts may overheat. Also, if heat is not removed, then the coolant may remain warm and will not cool air effectively. Heat is moved out of the unit with the help of an exhaust fan. This is the large fan that you see on top of the air conditioner. Read More»