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Tips To Help Fix Noises Caused By An Oversized Blower

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An air blower is one of the most important parts of an air conditioning system because it ensures that there is adequate airflow in the system. It helps ensure efficient heat exchange between the refrigerant and the air flowing over the coils, while also preventing performance-reducing complications such as coil frosting. However, the blower can only enhance an air conditioner’s performance when it is the right fit. If the blower has way less power than what the air conditioner needs, it will starve the air conditioner of air, leading to restricted airflow. Read More»

3 Things To Do To Prepare Your Wood Stove For The Winter Heating Season

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The first signs of cold weather are seeping in across the country, so it is definitely time to start thinking about preparing your home for the heating season. If you have a wood-burning stove, the approaching winter probably means you are stockpiling wood to carry you through. However, there are a few things you need to check out about your wood-burning stove to ensure it is safe and sound before you actually have to start using it for heating. Read More»

3 Things Everyone Should Know about Air Conditioning Systems

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The average person does not understand how their air conditioning system works and what they can do to ensure it performs well. Some people think that it is a matter that should be left to professionals. However, it is ideal to have a basic understanding of your cooling system, and you can certainly leave repairs and maintenance to the professionals. The following are a few things you may have misunderstood about your cooling system. Read More»

Commonly Asked Geothermal Heating Questions

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There is a great variety of heating systems that you can use for your home. Not surprisingly, many homeowners are poorly informed when it comes to some of the options that are available. More precisely, geothermal heating systems are fairly new, and you might benefit from having the following few questions about these systems addressed. How Does A Residential Geothermal Heating System Work? Many people assume that a geothermal heating system is only a valid option for homes that are near geothermal heat sources. Read More»

Common Duct Cleaning Questions Homeowners Often Need Answered

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There can be many different tasks that you might need to do over the course of owning your air conditioning system to keep it functioning as smoothly and effectively as possible. However, homeowners will often overlook the need to keep the ductwork clean. To help you better appreciate the importance of this maintenance, you should be mindful of the answers to these common questions about this part of maintaining a home’s air conditioning system. Read More»

Three Ways To Prepare A Hot Home For An HVAC Contractor

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The HVAC system going out is going to be difficult in the middle of the summer. When the HVAC goes out, you may immediately notice just how hot your house becomes, especially on the upper levels. If your HVAC goes out during a blazing hot day, you will need to get into contact with an HVAC contractor immediately. You should do your best to make the house as comfortable as possible within the next few hours while you wait for the HVAC expert. Read More»

How To Clean Both Sides Of Your Condenser Coils

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Your air conditioner is naturally going to become less efficient over the years. The condenser unit is particularly vulnerable to losing efficiency because it is located on the outside of the house. Certain components will get dirty from being outdoors, causing them to run less effectively and putting more stress on your condenser motor. This article explains how you can clean your condenser coils for a more productive AC system. Read More»

How To Install A New Blower Wheel In A Prepped Electric Furnace

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Your heating and air conditioning unit has a motorized fan that blows the heated air out of the furnace and through your house. The fan assembly contains the motor and a blower wheel that acts as the fan. If your furnace has stopped blowing out hot air and you narrowed the problem down to the blower wheel, your first step would be to remove the assembly from the furnace and pull out the old wheel. Read More»

How To Remove And Replace A Broken Pressure Switch In Your Furnace

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A pressure switch is a safety sensor inside your heating and air conditioning unit that checks to make sure the proper air pressure is present for combustion gas ventilation. If the air pressure isn’t present, the switch will keep your unit from turning on because the combustion could either fail or cause harmful gasses to release into your home. If the pressure switch breaks, the furnace will either start shutting off quickly after starting or will fail to turn on at all. Read More»

Buying an Older Mobile Home? Be Alert to These Potential Plumbing Issues

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Mobile homes are the less-expensive step into home ownership and many of the most modern mobile homes are designed to be almost as efficient as any traditional house. However, mobile homes that were built several years ago are not always up to today’s standards, and many of the older ones you find on the market could have an array of problems, especially where plumbing is concerned. To ensure you don’t invest in an older mobile home and end up with a host of plumbing problems, there are a few signs and symptoms of trouble you should be looking for while you shop. Read More»