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Central Air On The Fritz? How To Stay Cool & Safe While Awaiting Repairs

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The invention of central air conditioning has made it possible for most Americans to stay cool and comfortable during even the worst heat waves. With most homes, cars, offices, and factories now cooled by some form of central air conditioning, having to go without if for a few hours or days while awaiting repairs to faulty components can be devastating. Even worse, for some people who suffer from certain illnesses or conditions, the prospect of dealing with hot temperatures during an air conditioning failure can cause severe discomfort, or even death. Read More»

Stay Warm When The Furnace Breaks Down

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A broken-down furnace is never welcome, but it can be especially problematic when it happens over a holiday and you have to wait for a furnace repair technician. Staying warm so you can still enjoy time with the family is of the utmost importance. The following tips can help you do just that. Tip #1: Insulate all openings This is no time to enjoy natural light. Instead, close the drapes to help block out the cold and conserve heat. Read More»

Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner? 3 Signs That Say Yes

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Is it time to replace your air conditioner? Although you might say no, there could be signs that say otherwise. Contrary to widespread belief, not powering on or producing cool air aren’t the only indicators of a need replacement. There are several other signs that point to the same outcome, make sure you aren’t overlooking them. Unexplained Bill Hike You haven’t lowered the temperature on the thermostat, but your energy usage seems to be soaring, resulting in higher bills. Read More»

AC Maintenance: How To Fix A Clogged Condensate Drain

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Your AC is a vital part of your home system, conditioning your indoor air to get rid of pathogens, heat, and moisture so as to create a healthy and comfy environment. Problems with your AC could lead to the buildup of mold and dust in your home, leading to allergies and other health concerns. That is why it is important to schedule AC maintenance at least twice a year so that the dust filters and air ducts can be cleaned. Read More»

3 Tips For Reducing Your Monthly Heating Bill

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Is your monthly heating bill driving you up the wall? If you are looking for ways to cut your energy costs, you can start by taking steps to make sure that your heater is running as efficiently as possible. An annual check up from a heating contractor can go a long way towards ensuring that everything is operating as it should be. Here are three more specific tips that could lead to you seeing some savings on your heating bill in the near future. Read More»

Using Trees To Boost HVAC Efficiency

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When you buy a heating/cooling system for your home, you should look for a technologically advanced system, which should provide you with excellent temperature regulation for your home. Modern manufacturers build their systems to a higher standard than was used for earlier models of furnaces and AC units. On the other hand, sometimes the best way to provide a boost in HVAC efficiency for your home is to use a timeless system. Read More»

How To Clean Your Furnace

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The furnace is a central appliance. If your unit is not functioning properly, you will be losing a lot of money through increased utility bills. With some basic furnace maintenance you can increase the efficiency of your unit and save some money in the process. This article explains some simple DIY furnace cleaning jobs. Even if you aren’t an HVAC professional, you will be able to do these jobs with tools you probably already have around the house. Read More»

Getting Rid Of Heating Oil Odors In Your Furnace

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Despite the widespread use of natural gas and propane furnaces, there are still plenty of homeowners who rely on furnaces powered by heating oil. One major downside of using heating oil is the terrible odor it can cause if there’s a small leak near the furnace. The unwanted smell of heating oil can proliferate throughout your furnace’s ductwork, potentially leaving your home with a less-than-pleasant odor. You can keep bad heating oil odors at bay by following the tips listed below: Read More»

3 Types Of HVAC Maintenance To Have Done In The Winter

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It is very important that you make sure your HVAC system is in good, working order before you turn on your heat for the cold winter months. This article will discuss 3 types of HVAC services to have done in the winter.  Check Your Blower Belts  One part of your HVAC system that you are going to need to keep in proper working order at your blower belts. These belts are responsible for powering the air through the furnace, into the air ducts, and out into your home. Read More»

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»